Calendar

Sep
1
Sat
Monthly Mitzvah Project @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

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.

Sep
13
Thu
Brown Bag Lunch Conversation with Professor Steven Wasserstrom @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Introduction to Judaism Course @ various local synagogues
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Spilt Milk at Lake Theater @ Lake Theater & Cafe
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Spilt Milk at Lake Theater @ Lake Theater & Cafe
Now that O’Connor’s in Multnomah Village has closed, Betsy Kauffman and Joanie Quinn are moving their Spilt Milk comedy show (minimum age 18) to the Lake Theater & Café in Lake Oswego.
Betsy was featured in Oregon Jewish Life in November 2015.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us,” says Betsy. ” O’Connor’s was a sweet venue, but this past year, we were busting out at the seams there. We had a fun last O’Connor’s show in May  where we gave out some ‘Not our last show!’ commemorative coffee mugs.  We had capacity for about 50 people.  Now, we’ll have room for 90.  We will be at the Lake Theater the second Thursday of the month, starting on Sept. 13.”

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.

Sep
14
Fri
BB Camp High Holiday Family Camp @ B'nai B'rith Camp
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

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 bcharlton@bbcamp.org

 

REGISTER AT BBCAMP.ORG/FAMILYCAMP

NEW DATE: Shabbat Under the Evergreens with JNFuture PDX @ Cathedral Park
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

Sep
15
Sat
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography @ Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University
Sep 15 – Dec 20 all-day
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography @ Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University | Salem | Oregon | United States

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem presents “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” through Dec. 20 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.

Drawn from one of the legendary contemporary print collections in the United States, “Witness” explores issues of race, identity and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography. The exhibition has been organized by Portland art historian and scholar Elizabeth Bilyeu and explores four thematic sections: Stories and Histories, Pressures of Pop Culture, Challenging Expectations of Place and Unconventional Portraits. The exhibition features 82 prints by 40 nationally and internationally recognized artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Lalla Essaydi, Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, Nicola Lopez, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooka), Roger Shimomura, Kara Walker and Marie Watt (Seneca).

LeRonn Brooks, an assistant professor of African and African American Studies at Lehman College of the City University of New York, will deliver an illustrated lecture on the theme of social justice in modern and contemporary art on September 29 at 5 p.m., Admission to this series of lectures is complementary and they will be held in the Paulus Lecture Hall at the Willamette University College of Law located at 245 Winter St. SE, Salem, Oregon.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University

Public contact: 503-370-6855 | museum-art@willamette.edu

Exhibition website: willamette.edu/go/witness

 

IMAGE: Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939), “Nisei Trilogy: The Camps,” 2015, ed. 4/50, lithograph, 18 1/2 x 27 inches, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, 2015. 794b. Photo: Strode Photographic LLC

 

 

 

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The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem presents “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” through Dec. 20 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.

 

Tiferet Shabbat @ Congregation Shaarie Torah
Sep 15 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Please join Congregation Shaarie Torah for a special Shabbat morning service. At this service, we will include new melodies, explore the service with some reflections on the prayers themselves, and chant according to the Triennial cycle of Torah readings.  It will be a mix of the beautiful and familiar traditional Shabbat morning service and new ideas and energy.  This service meets in the Chapel downstairs on the third Saturday of the month.

Classic Car Show @ SpringRidge at Charbonneau
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Going back in time to the good ol’ days of drive-ins and cruisin’, SpringRidge at Charbonneau welcomes classic car enthusiasts from all around to stroll the community’s grounds to see a spectacular display of classic cars at their Classic Car Cruise-In. The annual event features a deejay spinning hits from the 50’s and yesteryear, encouraging residents and guests to show off their dancing skills. A delicious hot dog lunch is also planned along with refreshing beverages. Relive the fun of yesteryear during this complimentary event that involves the whole Charbonneau community!

Reservations are required. Please call 503-925-4143 or email RSVP@SpringRidgeSeniorLiving.com.

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