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Previews for April 2017

Trio of Shabbaton Events with Rabbi Shefa Gold Three Oregon congregations are hosting a Shabbaton with Rabbi Shefa Gold March 24-25. Rabbi Gold is the author of Torah Journeys and The Magic of Hebrew Chant. Rabbi Gold composes and performs spiritual music, has produced several recordings, and her liturgies are published in many prayer books….

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March 2017 Calendar

Through March 31 Jewish Art Month at the MJCC. Different artists exhibiting each week. oregonjcc.org March 1 Portland Hadassah presents author Letty Cottin Pogrebin speaking on How To Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. 7 pm at MJCC. Fundraising for Hadassah Marlene Greenebaum Breast Cancer Institute. $36. 503-312-2530, Hadassah.org/events/pdxhbc “The Lost Boys of…

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Spend the Night with Billy Crystal

WHAT Billy Crystal will “tell stories, show film clips and talk about my life and career and the world as I see it.” WHEN 7:30 pm, March 3 WHERE Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland TICKETS $65-125 at plus VIP packages available online: portland5.com/arlene-schnitzer-concert-hall

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Biz Ins & Outs

Steven Wilker of Tonkon Torp LLP Honored as First Amendment Lawyer of the Year Steven Wilker of Tonkon Torp LLP was honored by The Best Lawyers in America as First Amendment Lawyer of the Year in Portland for his work defending civil liberties and requiring public records disclosures to improve government transparency and oversight.  Only…

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Feb. 12 is jury day for young artists

“We’re saying, ‘ORA welcomes you and wants you to use your passion,’ ” says past-president Eddy Shuldman about the middle-school art exhibit that kicks off Jewish Arts Month this year. The exhibit is open to young artists of all abilities in grades five through eight; it runs from Feb. 26 through March 4 in the MJCC…

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JAM Exhibitors

PHOTO: Diane Russell will be one of the featured artists at the Jewish Arts Month show at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Feb. 26-March 4 Juried student art show March 5-10 Sharon Segal Diane Fredgant Pearl Shapiro Diane Moeglein Diane Russell Ros Kane March 12-17 David Katz Wendy Russell Brauna Ritchie Esther Liberman Joyce Shields…

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Community comes together to support seniors March 4

While the entertainers will be dueling, supporters will come together to show their “Love, Honor, Respect” for the residents of Cedar Sinai Park. The March 4 benefit for the CSP residents will include hosted cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Entertainment for the evening is The Dueling Pianos of Jim Fischer and Kevin Guitron. The evening’s…

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Kosher treats for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LI (51) is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston. Abeles & Heymann and Koshermoms.com have gotten together to bring you some original winning recipes for Super Bowl Sunday and all year long. You can substitute regular Abeles & Heymann hot dogs with uncured, no nitrates/nitrites added, or their low…

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Cs, Fs & Rs for Engaged Couples

By Laura Kosak Cultivating a deep, joyful, enduring marriage involves more than sharing closet space. When planning your wedding, be sure your timeline includes the opportunity to focus energy and attention on your marriage. The marriage will last thousands of times longer than the wedding. I encourage couples to mind their Cs, Fs and Rs….

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Wedding Scenes

For nearly two decades, fifth graders at Congregation Neveh Shalom have had front row seats for a full Jewish wedding ceremony as part of their life cycle class. Each year a Neveh Shalom couple has volunteered to recreate a full wedding so the students can participate in the day, from the signing of the ketubah…

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