During the month of April, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Art Supplies for Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). Items can be dropped off in the blue pin located in the MJCC lobby.
Join families with children ages 0 – 2nd grade for a fantastic weekend at Camp Solomon Schechter. Together we’ll celebrate Shabbat with family friendly services, activities and games. Adults will have time to relax as well.
Adults: $130 each
Kids ages 5 – 11: $85/child
Kids under 5: FREE!
Max per family: $385
Pricing includes shared cabin, Friday Dinner, three meals and two snacks on Saturday, and a Sunday brunch. Scholarships available.
Restore your posture, movement, and response to stress. The Alexander Technique improves back, neck, and knee pain, and liberates us from harmful stress patterns.
Instructor: Eve Bernfeld
Sundays, April 23 – May 14
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration Code: FIT309
Honoring those that have given their lives for the State of Israel.
Free and open to the community.
During the month of May, the MJCC and PJA communities will collecting Canned Fruit for Shavuot for Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off in the blue pin located in the MJCC lobby.
Come out and celebrate Israel’s 69th year of Independence! Join in Israeli music, dance, crafts, food and more!
In partnership with PJ Library and JFGP
Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Every Tuesday morning from April 25 to May 23.
Register: oregonjcc.org/register; CG301
“The Mitzvah Project,” a one-person play and lecture about the more than 100,000 men of Jewish heritage who fought in Hitler’s army during World War II, is coming to Portland State University.
The show is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets, contact the PSU Box Office.
The play is performed and was co-created by actor Roger Grunwald. Performed throughout the world, Grunwald’s concept for The Mitzvah Project was inspired by and is an homage to his mother, an Auschwitz survivor.
Through one soldier’s story, The Mitzvah Project reveals the history of Germany’s mischlinge – the derogatory term the Nazis used to describe those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents. Tens of thousands of these partial Jews served in the German military. Most of them were discharged in 1940, and nearly all were sent to forced labor camps – or worse.
Grunwald will follow the 25-minute play with a lecture and audience discussion covering two centuries of history about Jews in Germany.
“We are very excited that we’re are able to bring this story to the PSU and local Jewish communities through our first-ever formal partnership with Portland State,” said Rhonda Kruschen, director of Greater Portland Hillel, one of the plays sponsors. “Audience members will experience a rarely learned piece of the Holocaust — that many Jews had to fight on the side of the German armed forces.”
The production is also sponsored by the Jewish Student Union, Cultural and Historical Association for Israel and PSU Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
About Portland State University (PSU)
As Oregon’s only urban public research university, Portland State offers tremendous opportunity to 27,000 students from all backgrounds. Our mission to “Let Knowledge Serve the City” reflects our dedication to finding creative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems. Our location in the heart of Portland, one of America’s most dynamic cities, gives our students unmatched access to career connections and an internationally acclaimed culture scene. “U.S. News & World Report” ranks us among the nation’s top 10 most innovative universities.
Sculpt your body with this new class that combines powerful yoga poses with light weights, therabands and exercise balls to increase strength, tone muscles, and improve flexibility.
Instructor: Tara Atkinson
Wednesdays, April 5 – June 7
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration Code: FIT308
Learn the four main toxic communication styles that create tension in relationships. See where you are contributing to toxic situations, and how you can manage your own reactions in order to lessen, rather than fuel, toxicity. Leave with your own personal plan to move you toward healthier, more productive, interactions with “difficult people.” Come on your own or with a partner – and learn these skills together!
Led by Certified Professional Coach Christine Gilmore.
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration Code: FIT312