Monthly Mitzvah Project
Throughout the month of September, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Back-to-School Items for Schoolhouse Supplies.
Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC Lobby.
Chai Baby + PJ Library Indoor Playground
For parents/caregivers and their children up to 5 years old. Play. Meet friends. Run. Have a Kosher snack. Sing + listen to stories. Have a blast!
Second Wednesday of each month
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with PJ Library, Chai Baby, Portland Jewish Academy
Join us for a special tour of R.B. Kitaj, A Jew Etc., Etc. with Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions.
Free with admission; free for members!
(in the same parking lot as Thriftway)
A Conversation with Professor Steven Wasserstrom, Moe & Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities, Reed College about Holocaust denial and the limits of free speech.
The OJMCHE series of informal lunchtime conversations with scholars, museum professionals, historians, and others. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.
Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen
A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that draw on our experiences.
Thursday, September 13
Topic: Rosh Hashanah Learning
Thursday, October 11
Topic: Noah and the Flood: Then and Now
Thursday, November 8
Topic: The Torah of Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 13
Topic: Texts of Inspiration
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with Congregation Neveh Shalom
This 18-week course is taught by members of The Oregon Board of Rabbis, representing a variety of Jewish affiliations. A carefully constructed curriculum includes Jewish history, life cycle events, holidays, ritual and daily practice, theology, study of Torah and contemporary Jewish America. While not a conversion class, most OBR members consider it a prerequisite for students beginning study for conversion. Classes 7-9 pm, Thursdays, at rotating Portland area synagogues.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 7. Come early to eat, come to drink, come to soak in the view from the lakeside deck … and come to laugh ’til you cry!
Lake Theater’s beer and wine lists represent the best in the industry, and are curated with care; and their cocktails feature seasonal ingredients mixed with never-bottom-shelf spirits. And the pizzas! New York style! Food and drink can be enjoyed in the theater.
The theater features cabaret-style seating on the main floor and traditional velvet seating in the balcony. We can bring the show to almost 100 people at a time!
Designed by celebrated local architect Richard Sundeleaf, the Lake Theater first opened its doors in 1940, charging 25¢ for admission.
High Holiday Family Camp
September 14-16, 2018
Bring in the Jewish New Year at B’nai B’rith Camp on the Oregon coast with your family.
Activities include a fun-filled High Holiday and Shabbat celebration, arts & crafts, athletics, canoeing, swimming and much more.
Price includes 6 meals, 2 nights’ stay and great activities.
In partnership with Congregation Beth Israel and PJ Library.
Adults: $125, Kids ages 3 and older: $100, Kids 2 and under: Free.
For more info, contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring a dish, bring a blanket, bring a Frisbee, bring your dog to this very informal potluck Shabbat in Cathedral Park in the St. Johns neighborhood in Portland. We will socialize and have fun in the park and do a very brief Shabbat ceremony at ~8:30 followed by a brief discussion of JNF’s trips and projects in Israel and the JNF’s National Conference, which is coming up in October.