Boris Uan-Zo-li’s artwork reflects his fascinating life, big, bold, varied and colorful. His work is abstract, but his figures are identifiable like the portraits of Woody Allen and personal hero Bob Dylan. Boris was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1938. During the Soviet times, Boris participated in four exhibitions and at one of the exhibitions in the USSR his paintings were withdrawn from the gallery by the Soviet bureaucrat because they did not fit the communist vision. After the fall of communism, Boris’s paintings were exhibited in a number of places, including the Central House of the Artists, one of the most prestigious Russian exhibitions.
Monthly Mitzvah Project
Throughout the month of September, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Back-to-School Items for Schoolhouse Supplies.
Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC Lobby.
Two Worlds: A Rock & Soul Selichot Experience
Saturday, September 1
8:00pm: Wine & Cheese | 8:30pm: Selichot Service
Our Selichot experience this year brings two worlds of music together. Building on last year’s service, Rabbi Kosak and Cantor Bitton will capture the best part of tradition with beloved High Holiday melodies, and also offer up themes of Selichot through traditional melodies and contemporary rock and pop music. Prepare for the High Holidays in a moving, meaningful way through music connecting us to the ways we are striving, forgiving, and seeking. Free and open to all.
If you are not able to make the service, you can listen in by visiting: https://nevehshalom.org/audio-streaming.
Please join OJMCHE for free public tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.
While the Oregon Holocaust Memorial is open during all park hours, on the first summer Sundays of July 1, Aug, 5, and Sept, 2, knowledgeable OJMCHE docents will be on hand to give tours of the Memorial from 1 to 2pm. Many docents are Holocaust survivors and family members with personal stories to share.
The Memorial was dedicated in 2004 and, as the stewards, OJMCHE works to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, pay homage to those who lost their lives and provide hope that future generations will learn to honor the rights of all people. Each year hundreds of school children tour the Memorial with OJMCHE docents. To schedule a tour for your school or organization call 503-226-3600.
The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is located in Washington Park at the intersection of SW Washington Way & Wright Avenue.
Fun for the whole family!
Come out to see and explore all different kinds of cool vehicles! There will also be food stations, crafts, live music and more.
Free and open to the community.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Registration Information: CG403, oregonjcc.org/registration
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.
First class on Aug. 14 will be held in Ballroom B, then in the Cafe at the J. No class on September 11.
Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players
Take your game to the next level with other intermediate players.
Registration Information: CG404, oregonjcc.org/registration
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.
In the Cafe at the J. No class on September 11.
Five members of the Rose Schnitzer Manor writing class, Older But Wiser, have spent a year learning the art of storytelling. Each will present a 5-7 minute original true story about themselves. These stories are embedded with both humor and wisdom.
Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels are welcome. Six people needed to run class. The class starts July 11 and continues every Wednesday through Sept. 12.
Cost: $100 Members + Guests.
Drop-in: $15 per class
Registration information: CG402, oregonjcc.org/registration
In the Dance Studio