Calendar

Apr
29
Mon
Israel From the Eyes of the Community – A PDX Community Art Display @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Apr 29 – May 31 all-day

First place Israel photo by Niomi Markel

Israel from the Eyes of the Community – A PDX Community Art Display:

Members from the Greater Portland area submitted photos that were taken by them while in Israel. A committee selected the photos on display. During the week leading up to our annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration (May 8), visitors were ask to vote for your favorite photo! That evening, we will announce the winners.

This year’s winning photo was taken by Nimoi Markel.

Submissions to lsteinberg@oregonjcc.org by April 12.

Exhibit on display April 29 – May 31

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and PJ Library

May
1
Wed
Monthly Mitzvah Project: Household Supplies @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 1 – May 31 all-day

Spring Monthly Mitzvah Projects

Each month the MJCC and PJA communities will collect items for the monthly mitzvah. Drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC lobby. Check the display for how you can participate and donate to these worthy causes.

This project reflects the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities to give back to our community.

Please drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC Lobby.
May – Household Supplies for Organizations Serving Refugees

May
31
Fri
North Coast Shabbat @ Senior Center
May 31 @ 8:00 pm
The first services of the North Coast Shabbat Group will be held on Friday, March 29 at the Senior Center in Seaside at 1225 Avenue A.  Services begin at 8 pm, followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
Jack Falk will be the leader of the March service.
Services are open to all and usually  held  on the last Friday of each month from April to October. Volunteers lead the services each month.
Service leaders for the rest of this year’s gatherings are:

May 31 Rabbi Josh Rose of Congregation Shaarie Torah

June 28 Sarah Glass

July 26 Neil Weinstein

Aug. 30 Avrel Nudelman

Sept. 20 Jemi Mansfield and Jennifer Felberg

Oct. 18 Priscilla Kostiner

Jun
1
Sat
Monthly Mitzvah Project: Fruit for Shavuot @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

Spring Monthly Mitzvah Projects

Each month the MJCC and PJA communities will collect items for the monthly mitzvah. Drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC lobby. Check the display for how you can participate and donate to these worthy causes.

This project reflects the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities to give back to our community.

Please drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC Lobby.
June – Fruit for Shavuot for Neighborhood House Food Pantry

Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Torah Troop allows families at Congregation Neveh Shalom to move into the main sanctuary while still enjoying youth-oriented activity. At 10:00am, families meet in the main service. After the beginning Torah service, youth join their friends for a lesson on the Torah portion (parsha) of the week with adult leaders, and come back to help lead the Adon Olam at the end of the service. As always, we end with our community for lunch!

Kiddush Club for K-2nd Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jun 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Continue the fun and warmth of Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Tot Shabbat with Kiddush Club. We sing, dance, hear a Torah story and more! 1st Shabbat of the month with Rabbi Eve Posen, 3rd Shabbat of the month with Gershon Liberman. Both followed by Kiddush lunch.

Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years) @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jun 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Experience the joy of Shabbat! A fun and engaging service for families with kids 5 and under. Join Congregation Neveh Shalom’s early childhood educators: Levia, Amy and their good friend Shabbos Mouse for our liveliest Shabbat service. Enjoy singing, dancing, storytelling and more! Stay for a kiddush lunch and become a part of our young family community.

EXHIBIT OPENING: JUDAIC ART by SHARON SEGAL @ Cogan Chapel, Robison Health and Rehabilition Center
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shalom! We welcome you to a reception, special viewing and informal art talk with Portland artist Sharon Segal. Appropriate for synagogue spaces,  her imaginative and symbolic Judaic-themed paintings will be on exhibit in our CSP’s Cogan Chapel in the Robison building. An active member of ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists, Sharon works primarily in acrylic paints and mixed media. She is equally well-known for her series of whimsical Hanukah cards. 

 

 

Jun
2
Sun
Song of Miriam awards brunch @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center,
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:15 pm

The Jewish Women’s Round Table will hold its 27th Annual Song of Miriam awards brunch on June 2, 2019. The Song of Miriam Awards honor women who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Jewish community of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Seventeen organizations chose outstanding women to be honored for their volunteer activities and dedication to promotion of Jewish life and values.

This annual event is sponsored by the JWRT, whose mission is to strengthen the Jewish community by honoring the excellent work of women volunteers and bringing the community together to celebrate Jewish life.

The 2019 honorees are: Nancy Becker of Havurah Shalom; Tehila Derfler of Congregation Kesser Israel; Carmella Ettinger of Jewish Federation of Greater Portland; Karen Hyatt of Kol Shalom; Kim Kent of Beit Haverim; Evie Lerner of Temple Beth Tikvah-Bend; Emma Lugo of Congregation Shir Tikvah; Susan Milstein of Beth Israel Sisterhood; Gila Orniston of P’nai Or; Sarah Orzech of Beit Am-Corvallis; Cheryl Richards of Congregation Kol Ami-Vancouver, WA; Marissa Richardson of Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez of Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley of Shaarie Torah Sisterhood; Abbey Vanderbeek of Temple Beth Sholom-Salem; Linda Veltman of Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education; and Jennifer Zeidman of Portland Jewish Academy.

For more information about JWRT, the history of the Song of Miriam awards, a list of past honorees and the JWRT Board, go to jwrt.org.

The reservations form is available at jwrt.org. For reservations postmarked by May 24, the cost of the brunch is $25; after May 24, the cost is $32. The charge for children 12 and under is $10, and $36 for patrons. These amounts include a donation to Mazon. Make your check payable to the Jewish Women’s Round Table (JWRT), list the name(s) and type of reservation (patron or guest), and mail to Jerrie Roth, 1231 SW Texas St., Portland, OR 97219. For questions, call Jerrie Roth at 503-246-4367.

ORA 2019 Call for Artists @ Neveh Shalom
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Jurying for Pacific Northwest Jewish artists in original art and fine crafts in all media. Both ORA members and guest artists juried in may participate in the 13th Annual Celebration of Art (Nov. 2 & 3, 2019). ORA members (a $50 fee) may also participate in sales and exhibits throughout the year.  For detailed jury information and application, go to https://ora908.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/2019-ora-jury-application-for-website.pdf or northwestjewishartists.org and click on “About ORA” to find the jury application.  The $25 jurying fee may be applied to ORA membership.

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