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



EXHIBIT: This Is Where I Live @ Blue Sky Gallery
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 12:11 pm

Exhibition Theme:
This Is Where I Live is a collective photographic portrait of Israel and the West Bank as seen by the people who call this region home. From 2010–2013, photographer Wendy Ewald worked with a total of 14 different communities, providing point-and-shoot digital cameras and mentoring participants as they visually documented their lives. The final exhibition includes 400 images, all of which are testaments to the vitality and variety of the region’s cultural landscape as well as the multifaceted nature of Jewish identity.
Open TuesdaySunday, Noon-5 pm.
In the Pearl District, on 8th between Couch & Davis.

Pianist of Willesden Lane @ The Armory
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

Portland Center Stage at The Armory features The Pianist of Willesden Lane in a return engagement after sold out crowds during is 2016 run in Portland.

This true story of a young musician separated from her family when she was sent from Vienna to London on the Kindertransport is surprisingly uplifting.

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
adapted and directed by Hershey Felder

Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most stunning music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival. Pianist is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music.

Mah Jongg Beginners @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Mah Jongg Intermediate @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Registration code: CG 403


Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 28 @ 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. Every Wednesday from April 19 to June 28.

Note: No class May 31

Register:; CG300

Jewish Heritage Night with the Portland Thorns @ Providence Park
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a fun night of Portland Thorns soccer with all your friends from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the MJCC, and the rest of our community! The Portland Thorns host FC Kansas City at Providence Park.

Cost: $15 plus service fees

Zelda’s Garden Dedication @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jun 29 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on Thursday, June 29 as we honor Zelda Springer, who swam in the Warm Water Pool at the MJCC for over 50 years. Through a significant contribution from a group of Zelda’s friends, the neglected garden near the entrance of the Warm Water Pool is in the process of transformation, growth, and improvement. At the dedication, we will view three boulders that represent Zelda’s perseverance, continuity and endurance.

North Coast Shabbat @ Bob Chisholm Center
Jun 30 @ 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.  Leaders will be Leonard and Elayne Shapiro.
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
Tefilla Lab Shabbat Services at Neveh Shalom @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

During Tefilla Lab services, we will introduce the community to different melodies, niggunim and other innovations. The goal is to provide a space for experimentation where we can try out what prayer forms might deepen our kehilla’s experiences. Our hope is that some of these experiments will yield results that we can incorporate more regularly into Neveh Shalom’s communal Shabbat spirituality. We hope you will join us!

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