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



Young Families Tot Shabbat @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Aug 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

You are invited to Congregation Neveh Shalom to join other young families for a special Saturday morning Tot Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun.

Tiferet Shabbat @ Congregation Shaarie Torah
Aug 19 @ 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.

Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

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

Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Aug 19 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

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!

Ezra Weiss at Montavilla Jazz Festival @ Montavilla Jazz Festival
Aug 20 @ 3:10 pm – 4:10 pm
Ezra Weiss Sextet performs at Montavilla Jazz Festival 3:10 pm
Composer/pianist Ezra Weiss has led bands in many of the country’s greatest clubs including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Coca in NYC, the TripleDoor in Seattle, and Catalina’s in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelors in Jazz Composition from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Masters in Jazz Piano from Queens College. His recordings include The Five A.M. Strut, Persephone, Get Happy, The Shirley Horn Suite, and Our Path To This Moment. He lives with his wife and son in Portland, where he teaches at Portland State University.
OJMCHE Exhibit Tours @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Aug 23 @ 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. Guest Curator Bruce Guenther will be leading a special tour on August 16th focusing on Grisha Bruskin ALEFBET: The Alphabet of Memory.
Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels are welcome. Six people needed to run class.

Register code: CG401


Young Families Messy Art at CNS @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Aug 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join the fun and get messy! Ages 0-5, must be accompanied by an adult.

Meditations of the Heart with Sarah Rohr @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Sarah Rohr on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 at Neveh Shalom as she guides you through physical movements and practices to explore, compliment and exalt your heartfelt prayers. For both beginners and students with experience. $10 sliding scale, a portion of the proceeds will benefit ALIYAH. More info:

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