Calendar

Jun
11
Sun
ALEFBET: Tapestries of Grisha Bruskin @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm

ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory

OJMCHE’s inaugural exhibit in the main gallery features a visually stunning collection of works by Russian Jewish artist Grisha Bruskin, who is featured in Russia’s pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. Bruskin’s “The ALEFBET: the Alphabet of Memory” features large-scale tapestries draping the walls of the main gallery accompanied by the artist’s preparatory drawings and related gouache paintings, all referencing Kabbalistic and Talmudic teaching, biblical narratives and Russian folklore.

June 11-Oct. 1, 2017
Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-5 pm
Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 pm

Grand Opening: June 11, noon-4 pm. Free

 

 

Cooking for Outside In @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us in the Neveh Shalom kitchen to prepare meals for 60 homeless teens. Questions? Call Chris Blair at 503-675-1328 or email Cathy Blair at cathyblair55@yahoo.com

OJMCHE Grand Opening @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

OJMCHE’s inaugural exhibit in the main gallery features a visually stunning collection of works by Russian Jewish artist Grisha Bruskin, who is featured in Russia’s pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. Bruskin’s “The ALEFBET: the Alphabet of Memory” features large-scale tapestries draping the walls of the main gallery accompanied by the artist’s preparatory drawings and related gouache paintings, all referencing Kabbalistic and Talmudic teaching, biblical narratives and Russian folklore.

The inaugural exhibit in the smaller gallery in the lobby is “Herman Brookman, Visualizing the Sacred,” featuring drawings by the architect of Temple Beth Israel. The Brookman exhibit is in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition “Quest for Beauty: the Architecture, Landscapes and Collections of John Yeon.” Brookman was an early mentor to Yeon.

Also debuting at the grand opening are the museum’s three core exhibits – “Discrimination and Resistance: An Oregon Primer,” “Oregon Jewish Stories” and “The Holocaust: An Oregon Perspective.”

 

Jewish Community Orchestra Season Finale @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm

For more than 40 years, the Jewish Community Orchestra has combined standard classical fare with works by Jewish composers, or works relating to Jewish themes and historical events. As amateur musicians, the JCO’s goal is to further the growth of local artists by presenting concerts that attract, educate and entertain the audience. All JCO concerts are Sunday afternoons at the MJCC.

Verdi – Nabucco Overture

Delibes – Sylvia Ballet Suite

Avshalomov – Elegy for strings

American Prize Winner in Composition

Dvorak – American Suite

Children under 6 free. Tickets at the door.

In partnership with the MJCC.

Jewish Community Orchestra Season Finale @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Verdi – Nabucco Overture

Delibes – Sylvia Ballet Suite

Avshalomov – Elegy for strings

American Prize Winner in Composition

Dvorak – American Suite

$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students.

Children under 6 free. Tickets at the door.

In partnership with the MJCC.

Portland Jewish Film Festival @ Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets and passes are available online at nwfilm.org.
The 25th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival, featuring 18 films, is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the Institute for Judaic Studies.

See the full schedule here: http://orjewishlife.com/25th-portland-jewish-film-festival-june-11-25-2017/

The festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture, identity and film-making, but the films, and the stories they tell, resonate beyond their settings and speak to universal experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.

Jun
12
Mon
Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 12 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mussar is an approach of self-awareness, self-understanding and personal development that is grounded in both deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual practices that guide us toward greater control over our thinking and behaviors. Join Rabbi Rose for a monthly discussion.

Free and open to the community.

In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

Nani: A Musical Journey into the Ancient Roots of Israeli Music @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join Congregation Neveh Shalom and Israel360 for a special musical journey into the ancient roots of Israeli music by international musical artist, Nani.

About Nani:

Nani’s hypnotizing vocals breathe new life into the ancient Ladino language, bringing together Middle Eastern musical blends with all-time favorite Hebrew songs & Jazz standards. Nani is often compared to the most powerful women in music, including Liz Wright and Mercedes Sosa. Her previous releases include “Love Migration,” charting the top 20 iTunes bestselling albums in 2015. Some of her accolades include but are not limited to being featured on the most prestigious jazz and world music festivals.

About Israel360:

Israel360 is a pilot project of The Kindness Commons™ and is housed at Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, Oregon.

Israel360 is a series of regularly occurring programs that will consider many aspects of Israel–modern and ancient–from diverse viewpoints and approaches. Some sessions will have a cultural, political or military focus, while other events will examine Israeli history, sociology or the peace process.

In today’s world, any mention of Israel can be contentious, because people arrive at events with pre-formed opinions. To help us grow past this, and to model the Jewish values of shmirat halashon (thoughtful speech), derekh eretz (civility) and makhlokhet l’shem shamayim (directed dialogue), all programs will be facilitated.

At each event, attendees will be reminded of a set of guidelines for participation. The goal is to ensure that dialogue and discussion are respectful and that questions and comments spring from a sense of curiosity rather than a desire to prove a position or score a rhetorical point.

Jun
13
Tue
Mah Jongg Beginners @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!

Mah Jongg Intermediate @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!

Registration code: CG 403

Register: oregonjcc.org/registration

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