Monthly Mitzvah Project @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Throughout the month of October, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Reading Glasses for Street Books. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby.

Mah Jongg @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!

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Registration code:  CG 100

Israel Film Series: I Had a Dream @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

The MJCC presents four Israeli films Tuesday nights in October! A discussion will follow each film.

I Had a Dream: The extraordinary life story of Yona Bugale who worked ceaselessly as a teacher and community leader, promoting connections with the State of Israel and with Jewish organizations, in order to prevent the possible destruction of Ethiopian Jewry. Based on rare archival material, the film aims to preserve not only Bugale’s story, but also to give expression to the complexity of the Ethiopian immigration to Israel.

One of four films in the MJCC’s Israel FIlm Series.

Per film: $8. Member Cost: $5

Film Series Pass: $20, Member Cost: $12


In partnership with Institute for Judaic Studies

Tiny Talkers – Baby Sign Language Classes @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Sign, Sing & Play (ages 9 months-approximately 2.5)

EACH class offers a chance to learn and discover for you and your child and also includes numerous strategy tips, ideas and specific demonstrations of how to teach certain signs- especially abstract ones which are more challenging to teach without proper guidance.

Registration code: CG103

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Tiny Talkers – Baby Sign Language Classes @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 18 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Music, Movement & Signing for preschoolers (ages 2-5)

Little movers and shakers ages 2-5 and their caregivers will sing, dance, hear stories and learn some sign language in this lively interactive class.

Cost: $15/family

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Registration code: CG104

Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 18 @ 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.

10 week class

No class on 11/22

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Registration code: CG 101

Author Talk: Edward Hershey @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

In his memoir, “The Scorekeeper” Portlander and retired journalist Edward Hershey reflects on Jewish-American Culture in the 1950s and 60s when his New York neighborhood was “as Jewish as Ivory soap — 99 and 44/100s pure.”
Thursday, October 11; 6:00 pm

Cost: $5


Meditations of the Heart with Sarah Rohr @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Oct 19 @ 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:

Young Families Tot Shabbat @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Oct 20 @ 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.

North Coast Shabbat @ Bob Chisholm Center
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
The first service for the North Coast Shabbat group will be held on Friday, March31 at 8:00 pm at the Bob Chisholm Center in Seaside.
Services are usually held on the last Friday of the month, from March thru October.
2017 dates and leaders:
April 28  Kim Schneiderman
May 26  Jemi Mansfield and Jennifer Felberg
June 30  Avrel Nudelman
July 28  Neil Weinstein
Aug. 25 Avrel Nudelman
Sept. 15  Jack Falk
Oct. 20  Eddy Shuldman

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