Calendar

Dec
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Celebrate Chanukah! A Festival for Kids and Families @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Neveh Shalom’s ALIYAH Jewish Learning Program for an exciting Chanukah celebration!
K-6th Grade: 9:30am-12pm: Art projects, baking, glow in the dark room and a special presentation by author Eric Kimmel.
Preschool (0-5yrs): 10-11am: Play dreidel, music and dance, art projects and Chanukah treats.
Free and open to the public. RSVP required for non-CNS members: jbezodis@nevehshalom.org
Co-sponsored by PJ Library.
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Adventures with the Mishna Berurah: A Course in Jewish Literacy @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Why do Jews do what we do? Where do our practices come from if they are not explicitly from the Torah? What are Shabbat or daily practices that might enrich our lives? The Mishnah Berurah, is the last generally accepted code of Jewish law and custom. We will explore the theory and practice of halakhah (Jewish law) for beginners to advanced students.

OJMCHE Exhibit Tours @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
OJMCHE Exhibit Tours @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
OJMCHE has exhibition tours every Wednesday at 1 pm.
Tours are free with admission and members, of course, can always visit for free. Come early or stay after and enjoy lunch in the museum’s Lefty’s Cafe!
Please join OJMCHE for weekly public tours of the newly reopened museum galleries. Tours last one hour and are lead by museum staff.
Exhibits Oct. 19, 2017-Feb. 4-2018:
I AM THIS: Art by Oregon Jewish Artists, curated by Bruce Guenther, has been organized to showcase work by four generations of artists born Jewish, associated with or living in Portland, and navigating the complexity of aesthetics and self, making and being. The exhibition provides a platform to explore the role of identity and religion in modern art, as first articulated in the writings of the mid-century American art critic Harold Rosenberg.
Munich to Portland, A Painting Saves a Family: On view in OJMCHE’s East Gallery are two paintings by German artist Otto Stein that tell a complex and mysterious story of a family’s desperate flight from Nazi Germany. One painting was left in Germany — traded for a life-saving visa to Switzerland, while the other accompanied a German Jewish family, the Engelbergs, in their eventual immigration to the United States. After an international search in 2016 the two paintings on view at OJMCHE, both haunting, dusky portraits of an unknown young woman, were brought together.
The Shroud Crowd Meeting @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Help create traditional burial clothing which will then be used by the Chevra Kavod haMet for their work. Contact Sandy Axel: sandyaxel@msn.com.

New York Jewish Pop Up Deli @ Chabad Mitzvah Deli
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy delicious authentic New York pastrami and corn beef sandwiches with latkes and donuts and Chanukah music. Come with your family and friends. Play dreidel games. Reserve a table for your Chanukah party.

Other menu items include Brisket, Matzah Ball Soup, Knishes…

Deli is open in honor of Chanukah for 3 days only! Come take advantage!

Thursday, Sunday and Monday: Dec. 14, 17 & 18 from 4:30-8pm

Menorah Lighting at Directors’ Park @ Directors' Park
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as light the menorah at Directors’ Park.

This is the 34th year that Chabad of Oregon is lighting Portland’s Public Menorah.

Songs to Warm a Winter’s Night! @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Night of Music with Ilene Safyan and Barry Lavine. Join us for a memorable evening of music that will touch your soul and soothe your heart while indulging in fine wines and scrumptious desserts. $36 per person. For tickets, please visit: tinyurl.com/nightofmusic2017

Dec
18
Mon
New York Jewish Pop Up Deli @ Chabad Mitzvah Deli
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy delicious authentic New York pastrami and corn beef sandwiches with latkes and donuts and Chanukah music. Come with your family and friends. Play dreidel games. Reserve a table for your Chanukah party.

Other menu items include Brisket, Matzah Ball Soup, Knishes…

Deli is open in honor of Chanukah for 3 days only! Come take advantage!

Thursday, Sunday and Monday: Dec. 14, 17 & 18 from 4:30-8pm

Menorah Lighting at Directors’ Park @ Directors' Park
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us as light the menorah at Directors’ Park.

This is the 34th year that Chabad of Oregon is lighting Portland’s Public Menorah.

Israeli Folk Dancing with Sue & Friends @ Leedy Grange in Cedar Mill
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Learn and enjoy Israeli folk dances every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday. Beginners class 6:30 to 7 pm.  7 to 9 pm dancing & light instruction, with a focus on classic dances. Dancing at Leedy focuses on classics created between mid-1950s to about 2000, with a sprinkling of modern dances. $6/$10 couples. FREE for first timers. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. 

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