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Mommy and Me with a Jewish twist! 10:00 am
Mommy and Me with a Jewish twist! @ Chabad Center for Jewish Life
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a play date with Moms and Tots (0-3 yrs.) Music – Movement – Stories – Crafts – and more! While the babies play, moms can relax, sip a cup of coffee or...
Improv Comedy Club for 3rd-5th Graders 3:45 pm
Improv Comedy Club for 3rd-5th Graders @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Dec 1 @ 3:45 pm
Learn the basics of Improv Theater! Students will learn short-form games that teach the skills of listening and responding, working together as a group to create a story on the spot, and building self-confidence. The...
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Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders 10:00 am
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet in the MAIN service (Stampfer Chapel or Main Sanctuary) for the beginning of the Torah service, and then come out with your friends for a fun and active lesson on the Torah portion (parsha)...
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade 10:15 am
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 3 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Join other families for prayer, singing, conversation and fun followed by an indoor picnic style lunch.
Kid’s Night Out December 5:00 pm
Kid’s Night Out December @ B'nai B'rith Camp
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5-9PM ON SELECT SATURDAYS: Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 8 Come hang out with your BB Camp friends on a Saturday night and give your parents the night off! We will...
The Lost Boys of Portlandia 5:30 pm
The Lost Boys of Portlandia @ Smith Hall, Portland State University
Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come see Lost Boys of Portlandia, a film created by Outside the Frame founder Nili Yosha, who was the subject of Oregon Jewish Life’s October 2016 cover story. This local documentary addresses housing insecurity, youth and...
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Jewish Voices: Readings 7:00 pm
Jewish Voices: Readings @ Literary Arts
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
Tin House authors Harriet Fasenfest, Cari Luna, Jon Raymond, Robin Romm and Stewart Holbrook Literary Legacy Award recipient Carla Perry, along with Willa Schneberg, will present in the Annual Reading of Oregon Jewish Writers sponsored...
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Mommy & Me – With a Jewish Twist 9:15 am
Mommy & Me – With a Jewish Twist @ Upper Westside Play Gym
Dec 6 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Join for a chic playdate for moms & tots with music & movement, stories & crafts ages 0-3 years old. Free of charge and open to all! or for more information: www.PortlandJewishPreschool.com or Contact Mimi...
Sephardic Film Fest: Double feature 8:22 pm
Sephardic Film Fest: Double feature @ CONGREGATION AHAVATH ACHIM
Dec 6 @ 8:22 pm
1913: Seeds of Conflict and Arab & Jew Return to the Promised Land are this month’s films in the 10th Annual Sephardic Winter Film Series presented by Congregation Ahavath Achim, in cooperation with the Sephardic...
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Mommy and Me with a Jewish twist! 10:00 am
Mommy and Me with a Jewish twist! @ Chabad Center for Jewish Life
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a play date with Moms and Tots (0-3 yrs.) Music – Movement – Stories – Crafts – and more! While the babies play, moms can relax, sip a cup of coffee or...
Improv Comedy Club for 3rd-5th Graders 3:45 pm
Improv Comedy Club for 3rd-5th Graders @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Dec 8 @ 3:45 pm
Learn the basics of Improv Theater! Students will learn short-form games that teach the skills of listening and responding, working together as a group to create a story on the spot, and building self-confidence. The...
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Shabbaton of Jewish Mindfulness with Rabbi Jeff Roth 7:30 pm
Shabbaton of Jewish Mindfulness with Rabbi Jeff Roth @ P'nai Or of Portland
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30-9 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat service Saturday 9:30-10 am: Silent meditation Saturday 10 am-12:30 pm: Shabbat morning service Saturday 12:30-2 pm: Kiddush & potluck lunch Saturday 2-5 pm: Workshop/practice session with Rabbi Jeff Roth Rabbi...
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Shabbat Storytime 9:45 am
Shabbat Storytime @ Congregation Shir Tikvah
Dec 10 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of this month for our Shabbat gathering of toddlers and their caregivers. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts that celebrate holidays and Jewish values. Stay afterwards for bagels and coffee with Rabbi...
Women’s Torah Study 12:30 pm
Women’s Torah Study @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 10 @ 12:30 pm
An uplifting hour of study on Shabbat! Delve into biblical and midrashic text, with a group of other women to find meaning from our traditions that relate to our lives. All levels of experience welcome....
PJ Havdalah with Rabbi Eve Posen 5:15 pm
PJ Havdalah with Rabbi Eve Posen @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 10 @ 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Young families, come hang out in your jammies (adults too) for a special PJ Havdalah with Rabbi Posen. Join friends for dinner, Havdalah, crafts, and a milk and cookie storytime. $5 per person. Sponsored by...
Screening of “A Third Way” 7:00 pm
Screening of “A Third Way” @ Havurah Shir Hadash
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Saturday, December 10 at 7 PM, the Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom present a screening of “A Third Way,” a gripping story about the power of building intercultural and interfaith trust on a...
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Music to Light the Night with Ilene Safyan 7:00 pm
Music to Light the Night with Ilene Safyan @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Please join us for a very special evening of great music, fine wines, and delicious desserts for a beautiful end to your weekend. You will be treated to the musical gifts of Ilene Safyan, award...
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Mommy & Me – With a Jewish Twist 9:15 am
Mommy & Me – With a Jewish Twist @ Upper Westside Play Gym
Dec 13 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Join for a chic playdate for moms & tots with music & movement, stories & crafts ages 0-3 years old. Free of charge and open to all! or for more information: www.PortlandJewishPreschool.com or Contact Mimi...
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Judaism and Resistance 7:00 pm
Judaism and Resistance @ Lucky Lab
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
When the Law of the Land is Unjust, What Should Jews Do? Join Rabbi Ariel Stone of Congregation Shir Tikvah and Rabbi Tzvi Fischer of the Portland Kollel to learn, consider and discuss the Jewish...
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Mommy and Me with a Jewish twist! 10:00 am
Mommy and Me with a Jewish twist! @ Chabad Center for Jewish Life
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for a play date with Moms and Tots (0-3 yrs.) Music – Movement – Stories – Crafts – and more! While the babies play, moms can relax, sip a cup of coffee or...
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Tiferet Shabbat 9:15 am
Tiferet Shabbat @ Congregation Shaarie Torah
Dec 17 @ 9:15 am – 12:15 pm
Please join Congregation Shaarie Torah for a special Shabbat morning service. At this service, we will include new melodies, explore the service with some reflections on the prayers themselves, and chant according to the Triennial cycle...
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders 10:00 am
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet in the MAIN service (Stampfer Chapel or Main Sanctuary) for the beginning of the Torah service, and then come out with your friends for a fun and active lesson on the Torah portion (parsha)...
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade 10:15 am
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 17 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Join other families for prayer, singing, conversation and fun followed by an indoor picnic style lunch.
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Jewish Holiday Culinary Experience 1:30 pm
Jewish Holiday Culinary Experience
Dec 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
What do you want Chagim to mean for YOUR child? Enjoy a family bonding cooking experience – prepare delicious recipes, plan and discuss the Chag with your child. The Jewish Holiday Culinary Experience is an innovative program...
Hanukkah Donuts & Dancing 2:00 pm
Hanukkah Donuts & Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Make decorations for your home, take part in Israeli dancing, and eat some delicious sufganiot (jelly donuts) at this family-friendly Chanukah celebration
OJMCHE: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin 2:00 pm
OJMCHE: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin @ Portland Center Stage
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
It’s time for Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s annual theater fundraising event. We know that tickets for Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will be going fast. A special Behind the Scenes Conversation...
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Mommy & Me – With a Jewish Twist 9:15 am
Mommy & Me – With a Jewish Twist @ Upper Westside Play Gym
Dec 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
Join for a chic playdate for moms & tots with music & movement, stories & crafts ages 0-3 years old. Free of charge and open to all! or for more information: www.PortlandJewishPreschool.com or Contact Mimi...
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Latke Ball 8:30 pm
Latke Ball @ Doug Fir Lounge
Dec 24 @ 8:30 pm
DEC. 24 Latke Ball: Live DJ, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and photo booth for those in their 20s and 30s. 8:30 pm – Midnight at the Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St, Portland. ...
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Chinese Food, Movies and Kugel 11:00 am
Chinese Food, Movies and Kugel @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Join our entire community for this yearly tradition! Enjoy a Chinese inspired lunch, vote on your favorite kugel recipes and watch a family-friendly film. If you think you’re the kugel expert, then bring in your...
P’nai Or Chanukah Party with Michelle Alany & the Mystics 4:00 pm
P’nai Or Chanukah Party with Michelle Alany & the Mystics @ P'nai Or of Portland
Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
P’nai Or Chanukah Party with Special Guests: Michelle Alany and the Mystics playing klezmer, sephardic and original music on vocals, violin, clarinet, bass, and guitar. Fun for All! * Candle-lighting with traditional, yiddish, sephardic, and...
Putting Soul Into the Season, Solo Blues Concert with Lazer Lloyd 7:30 pm
Putting Soul Into the Season, Solo Blues Concert with Lazer Lloyd @ Havurah Shir Hadash
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Putting Soul into the Season, Solo Blues Concert with Lazer Lloyd On Sunday, December 25 at 7:30 PM Temple Emek Shalom and the Havurah Synagogue join in presenting a solo blues concert with Lazer Lloyd,...
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Neveh Shalom’s Ugly Hanukkah Sweater Party! 6:00 pm
Neveh Shalom’s Ugly Hanukkah Sweater Party! @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm
Come one, come all and join us for the CNS annual Chanukah party. There will be a fish/dairy dinner with latkes, music by the Koleinu Choir, prizes for the ugliest sweater, a donut bar and...
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Light Up the Night Hanukkah Open House 4:30 pm
Light Up the Night Hanukkah Open House @ Congregation Shir Tikvah
Dec 28 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Light Up the Night Hanukkah Open House @ Congregation Shir Tikvah
Wednesday, December 28th 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm Candlelighting @ 5:30 Jazz Happy Hour starting at 6:30 pm L’Chaverim will be on hand to provide some festive sounds! Our doors will be open for the...
Blazers Jewish Heritage Night 7:00 pm
Blazers Jewish Heritage Night
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm
Chanukah Jewish Heritage Night Portland Trailblazers V Sacremento Kings Fifth Night of Chanukah, December 28th 2016  Chabad of Oregon and the Portland Trailblazers are once again partnering together for Chanukah Jewish Heritage Night, Portland’s largest...
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Chanukah Celebration for All Ages 6:30 pm
Chanukah Celebration for All Ages @ Havurah Shalom
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Havurah’s Chanukah Celebration offers fun for all ages. A potluck oneg of plate-free desserts at 6:30 pm will be followed by candle lighting, storytelling, and singing led by Beth Hamon, Aaron Pearlman and other Havurah...
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Erev New Year’s Eve at Noon 11:00 am
Erev New Year’s Eve at Noon @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Dec 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for this fun family event as we ring in the New Year! Arts and crafts, games, bouncy house, dancing, snacks, pool float, and our annual countdown to 2017 at noon with the balloon...
Celebrating Hanukkah & Shabbat with Music! 7:00 pm
Celebrating Hanukkah & Shabbat with Music! @ Havurah Shir Hadash
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hanukkah and Shabbat Musical Celebration at the Havurah, Friday, December 30th On Friday, December 30th, the 7th night of Hanukkah, join Rabbi David Zaslow, spiritual leader of the Havurah, Cyrise Beatty Schachter, Devorah Zaslow and...
Coming Together in Dark Times 7:00 pm
Coming Together in Dark Times @ Havurah Shalom
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We invite you to join us on Friday, Dec. 30, to welcome Shabbat, spread the light of the Chanukah candles, and share our feelings, fears, and hopes for the difficult times we are facing as...
The 7th Night, a Musical Hanukkah/Shabbat Celebration 7:00 pm
The 7th Night, a Musical Hanukkah/Shabbat Celebration @ Havurah Shir Hadash
Dec 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hanukkah and Shabbat Musical Celebration at the Havurah, Friday, December 30th   On Friday, December 30th, the 7th night of Hanukkah, join Rabbi David Zaslow, spiritual leader of the Havurah, Cyrise Beatty Schachter, Devorah Zaslow...
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