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Senior Resources

ELDER CARE ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4403 nancy.heckler@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org Adult Day Services offers family caregivers convenient, flexible respite along with the comfort of knowing their loved one will be spending the day in a stimulating, nurturing and fun environment. Group activities are adjusted to the needs,…

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Kids Calendar Nov 2017

Nov. 8 Community Shabbat Connect: The Carl Preschool is partnering with PJ Library for this special event focused on Shabbat. 9:30-11 am, at Carl Preschool, Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th, Portland. For preschoolers with a parent, grandparent or other caregiver; siblings welcome. Start off like a typical Carl Preschool morning with singing and stories…

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November Calendar 2017

Through Dec. 31 Fall Art Exhibit at MJCC: Jews of Africa – A Photographic Journey through Ancient and Awakening Communities. Jewish photographic documentarian Jono David showcases 59 images from his 4-year project documenting Jewish life, culture and history in 30 African countries and territories. 503-535-3555 Through Feb. 4, 2018 OJMCHE Presents two new exhibits: “I…

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Israel’s L-E-V returns to White Bird Uncaged

Israel’s acclaimed dance company L-E-V returns to White Bird Uncaged with Sharon Eyal’s riveting “OCD Love,” Nov. 16-18 (see details below). Six powerful dancers perform work inspired by complexities of love and obsessive-compulsive disorder. L-E-V first performed with White Bird two years ago, where they left a lasting impression with two boldly sensual works, “Sara…

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ORA shines light on art for 11th year

PHOTO: Visitors at last year’s Celebration of Art browse at artists’ booths in the MJCC. Art will tickle all your senses at the 11th annual Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center the last weekend in October. Admission is free to both events. ORA Northwest Jewish Artists returns to the MJCC for their…

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Biz Ins & Outs

Martin Baicker new CEO at CSP Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty was president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He began his new post Sept. 25. He and his family relocated from Massachusetts. “He has extensive experience in…

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Young Adults: New staff at Hillels and Tivnu

Oregon Hillel welcomes Israel engagement fellow By Josh Kornblum Loren Murphy was born in a small town in Vermont, growing up in the community with a small Jewish populatin. After his family moved to Tempe, AZ, Loren attended Arizona State University and embraced Judaism more seriously than he had. Traveling to Israel on ASU Hillel’s…

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Jewish Museum goes local for second exhibit

Caption: Landscape (View of Portland, OR), c.1928, by Mark Rothko. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.   Following its inaugural exhibit featuring an international artist, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education looks closer to home for the second exhibit in its new main exhibit hall. “I…

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“Caught” combines performance,visual art and news

Artists Repertory Theatre presents “Caught,” a show centered around Chinese dissident artist Lin Bo that combines visual art installations and live theater. “Caught” is presented in partnership with The Chújú Gallery/SF and The Geezer Gallery, and features dozens of collaborators including playwright Christopher Chen. The production runs Oct. 1 through Oct. 29 on Artists Rep’s…

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