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



EXHIBIT: This Is Where I Live @ Blue Sky Gallery
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 12:11 pm

Exhibition Theme:
This Is Where I Live is a collective photographic portrait of Israel and the West Bank as seen by the people who call this region home. From 2010–2013, photographer Wendy Ewald worked with a total of 14 different communities, providing point-and-shoot digital cameras and mentoring participants as they visually documented their lives. The final exhibition includes 400 images, all of which are testaments to the vitality and variety of the region’s cultural landscape as well as the multifaceted nature of Jewish identity.
Open TuesdaySunday, Noon-5 pm.
In the Pearl District, on 8th between Couch & Davis.

Tefilla Lab Shabbat Services at Neveh Shalom @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

During Tefilla Lab services, we will introduce the community to different melodies, niggunim and other innovations. The goal is to provide a space for experimentation where we can try out what prayer forms might deepen our kehilla’s experiences. Our hope is that some of these experiments will yield results that we can incorporate more regularly into Neveh Shalom’s communal Shabbat spirituality. We hope you will join us!

Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet in the MAIN service (Stampfer Chapel or Main Sanctuary) for the beginning of the Torah service, and then come out with your friends for a fun and active lesson on the Torah portion (parsha) of the week. Return to the service to help lead Adon Olam, and join the community for lunch!

Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jul 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Join other families for prayer, singing, conversation and fun followed by an indoor picnic style lunch.

Mah Jongg Beginners @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jul 4 @ 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
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Registration code: CG 403


Kabbalat Shabbat with Ilene Safyan @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jul 7 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Bring your spirit and your voice together for this special Kabbalat Shabbat. Accompanied by Ilene Safyan on guitar, this service is one of beautiful music, filled with singing and participation. New melodies are intermixed with congregational favorites. It’s a wonderful way to welcome Shabbat.

Tot Shabbat @ Congregation Beth Israel
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am

Dance and sing, listen to a story from the Beth Israel clergy and enjoy a lovely morning together. After the service, we will share an Oneg and work on a craft project. This is a wonderful time to meet new families with young children and connect with friends!

Saturday, July 8 at 9:00 AM 
Polin Chapel

Women’s Torah Study at Neveh Shalom @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jul 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Delve into biblical and midrashic text to finding meaning from Jewish traditions that relate to our modern lives. Taught by Mel Berwin.

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