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
HANS COPER—LESS MEANS MORE features the sculptural work of Hans Coper (1920-1981), a radical Jewish artist of the mid-twentieth century who was at the vanguard of British studio ceramics, pushing the boundaries of clay and forms of abstraction in his work. Guest curated by Sandra Percival, founding Director and Curator of Zena Zezza, the exhibition presents nearly 50 works by Coper including his Spade, Thistle, Ovoid and Cycladic forms drawn from an extensive collection of his work in England’s York Art Gallery, a rarely seen Portland collection, and a cluster of works from collectors and California institutions. Coper left Germany for England as a Jewish refugee in early 1939. The exhibition also includes works by celebrated ceramicist Lucie Rie, also a Jewish refugee, along with a small selection of related contemporary and modern artworks. Coper was described as “gentle, yet shattering” and Less Means More opens a conversation into the complexities and contradictions embedded in his life and work.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
May 28 – June 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, CG303
Cost: $100. Members: $85.
Piano Concert with David Rothman
Join us for an evening with concert pianist, David Rothman, as he performs works of classical music featuring Beethoven and Schumann.
Tuesday, June 25
Cost: $10. Member: $5.
|RESTORING CSP’S TORAHS: GET AN UP-CLOSE VIEW OF THIS SACRED ACTIVITY
Join us for an enlightening once-in-a-lifetime experience made possible through the generosity of Marcy Tonkin. Beginning at 1 pm, a Torah Scribe brought to town by Congregation Beth Israel will restore Cedar Sinai Park Torahs in need of repair and lecture on the topic. You’re invited to stay for our “happy hour” reception at Marcy’s Bar, 4 pm in our Goodman Lounge.
As part of Congregation Beth Israel’s 160th Anniversary Celebration, Beth Israel’s Torah scrolls will be restored as needed by an expert sofer or Torah scribe CBI is bringing to town through the company Sofer on Site. The sofer will also repair CSP’s scrolls.
Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels welcome.
Six people needed.
March 27 – June 26
No class 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22 due to holidays
7:00 – 8:00 pm, CG300
Cost: $100 Members + Guests
Share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, feeding and new parenting! Join the group if you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping, bottle feeding or supporting a breastfeeding parent. Group moderated by Lara Greenberg, a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Expert guest speakers will join us for two of the groups to share knowledge on hot parenting topics, including infant gum/tooth care and postpartum mood disorders. Healthy snacks and activities for older siblings provided.
May 30, June 6, 13, 27 (NO CLASS: JUNE 20)
10:00 – 11:30 am, CG305
Cost: $20 Members + Guests.
Drop-in: $6 per class
Come study and discuss the Bible with Rabbi Isaak at Neveh Shalom.
Welcome Shabbat with Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Rabbi Eve Posen with music and stories. Potluck dinner to follow. Contact Rabbi Eve Posen for location: email@example.com
Co-sponsored by PJ Library.