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Monthly Mitzvah Project
Monthly Mitzvah Project @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 1 – May 31 all-day
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.
Yom Ha’atzmaut 5:00 pm
Yom Ha’atzmaut @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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
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Mah Jongg 10:30 am
Mah Jongg @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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
PLAY: The Mitzvah Project 7:00 pm
PLAY: The Mitzvah Project @ Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
PLAY: The Mitzvah Project @ Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
“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...
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Sculpt Yoga 8:00 am
Sculpt Yoga @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 8:55 am
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...
Toxicity to Positivity: Communicating with Challenging People 6:00 pm
Toxicity to Positivity: Communicating with Challenging People @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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,...
Anti-Israel BDS Movement & the College Campus 7:00 pm
Anti-Israel BDS Movement & the College Campus @ Stampfer Chapel, Neveh Shalom
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
FEATURING DR. KENNETH WALTZER Executive Director of the Academic Engagement Network   The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is duplicitous and deceptive, devoting itself to demonizing Israel and seeking to contribute to ending its existence....
Israeli Dancing 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 3 @ 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: oregonjcc.org/registration; CG300
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Guided Visualization: Meet Your Future Self 6:00 pm
Guided Visualization: Meet Your Future Self @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Spend a relaxing 90 minutes as Christine guides you through a short visualization during which you will meet your “future self.” Come away with a strong sense of connection to your ideal self, and a...
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Spring Family Camp
Spring Family Camp @ B'nai B'rith Camp
May 5 – May 7 all-day
SHABBAT , CELEBRATION, CANOEING, CLIMBING TOWER, ARTS & CRAFTS, ARCHERY, SPORTS, ROPES COURSE, MUSIC, GA-GA … AND MORE! Enjoy a weekend of non-stop family activities and laughs at B BCamp the Oregon Coast! COST: ADULTS...
Young Families Tot Shabbat 10:15 am
Young Families Tot Shabbat @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 5 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
You are invited to Congregation Neveh Shalom to join other young families for a special Saturday morning Tot Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun.
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Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade 10:15 am
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Join other families for prayer, singing, conversation and fun followed by an indoor picnic style lunch.
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders 10:15 am
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
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)...
Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years) 10:15 am
Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years) @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 6 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Join other young families for singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch, and Shabbat fun. Held every 1st and 3rd Saturday in Zidell Chapel.
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Neveh Shalom Men’s Club Annual Meeting & Talk: Retirement Financial Planning 9:30 am
Neveh Shalom Men’s Club Annual Meeting & Talk: Retirement Financial Planning @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Following the annual meeting, financial planner and former Oregonian financial reporter Brent Hunsberger will give a talk on retirement planning.
Mindful Movement with Alexander Technique 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement with Alexander Technique @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
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:...
Hadassah Heart Health 2:30 pm
Hadassah Heart Health @ private home
May 7 @ 2:30 pm
Sunday, May 7th , at the home of Dena Ross, 230pm Portland Cardiologist will discuss women’s Health. Chocolate and red wine.  Are they really good for us? Come indulge and learn about the wonders of...
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“Pirkei Imahot” Book Launch 7:30 pm
“Pirkei Imahot” Book Launch @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us as Rabbi Eve Posen and Lois Sussman Shenker launch their new book Pirkei Imahot: The Wisdom of Mothers, The Voices of Women — a product of two years of one-on-one study together. They will...
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Mah Jongg 10:30 am
Mah Jongg @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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
Wondering Jews: Tea at Two Speaker Series with Katie Cantrell (Factory Farming Awareness Coalition) 2:00 pm
Wondering Jews: Tea at Two Speaker Series with Katie Cantrell (Factory Farming Awareness Coalition) @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for the next installment of the Wondering Jews: Tea at Two series with guest speaker Katie Cantrell from the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition. Katie will explore the practices of factory farming from a Jewish...
Healthy Kitchen Power Hour 6:00 pm
Healthy Kitchen Power Hour @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gain information and tools to help you embrace healthful eating without feeling overwhelmed or deprived. End the stress of preparing home cooked meals by learning how to effectively plan in a way that saves money...
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Sculpt Yoga 8:00 am
Sculpt Yoga @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 8:55 am
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...
Reimagining Exodus – Six-Session Class with Rabbi David Zaslow 5:00 pm
Reimagining Exodus – Six-Session Class with Rabbi David Zaslow @ Havurah Shir Hadash
May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Rabbi David Zaslow will teach a six-session class based on his newly published book “Reimagining Exodus; A Freedom Story.” The biblical Exodus is the most influential liberation and freedom story ever told. It has served...
Israeli Dancing 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 10 @ 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: oregonjcc.org/registration; CG300
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Nosh and Drash 1:00 pm
Nosh and Drash @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that will draw on our experiences. May’s Topic: Pirkei Avot/Imahot: Wisdom for our time Located in the Cafe at the J Free and open to the...
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Mindful Movement with Alexander Technique 1:00 pm
Mindful Movement with Alexander Technique @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
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:...
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Play: BLUE-EYED BLACK BOY 7:00 pm
Play: BLUE-EYED BLACK BOY @ Congregation Beth Israel, Blumauer Auditorium
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
triangle productions! presents a reading from its Outreach program THE BROWN PAPER BAG SERIES Four one-act plays, chosen out of several dozen “anti-lynching” plays written between 1916 and 1934, are being presented through spring of...
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Mah Jongg 10:30 am
Mah Jongg @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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
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Sculpt Yoga 8:00 am
Sculpt Yoga @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:55 am
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...
Digestive Health 6:00 pm
Digestive Health @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Digestion plays a huge role in maintaining good health. Learn what probiotics are, which probiotics are most effective, and how they can impact other health conditions. Instructor: Hilary Conway, Nutritional Therapist Register: oregonjcc.org/registration Code: FIT303
American Jews Today: Confronting a changing and challenging climate 7:00 pm
American Jews Today: Confronting a changing and challenging climate @ MJCC
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
DR. STEVEN WINDMUELLER Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion  Hear from Dr. Windmueller who is an author in the field of Jewish political studies, having written...
Israeli Dancing 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 17 @ 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: oregonjcc.org/registration; CG300
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Farewell Party for Cantor Deborah Bletstein 7:00 pm
Farewell Party for Cantor Deborah Bletstein @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate Cantor Bletstein’s seven years of service at Congregation Neveh Shalom! Homemade desserts and wine will be served. We are looking for bakers! If interested in providing baked goods for the event, please contact dmeltzer@nevehshalom.org...
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Young Families Tot Shabbat 10:15 am
Young Families Tot Shabbat @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 19 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
You are invited to Congregation Neveh Shalom to join other young families for a special Saturday morning Tot Shabbat with singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun.
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Tiferet Shabbat 9:15 am
Tiferet Shabbat @ Congregation Shaarie Torah
May 20 @ 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...
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade 10:15 am
Kiddush Club for K-2nd Grade @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 20 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Join other families for prayer, singing, conversation and fun followed by an indoor picnic style lunch.
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders 10:15 am
Torah Troop for 3rd-5th Graders @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 20 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
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)...
Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years) 10:15 am
Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years) @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 20 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Join other young families for singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch, and Shabbat fun. Held every 1st and 3rd Saturday in Zidell Chapel.
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Back-to-Nature Day and Lag B’Omer Celebration 9:30 am
Back-to-Nature Day and Lag B’Omer Celebration @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Join us for a bonfire, art projects, music & dance, rustic pita making, active games, an Israeli shuk and – of course – goats! All are welcome (kids ages 0-12 and parents). FREE. No RSVP...
We Refuse to Be Enemies: An Evening of Music, Conversation and Friendship 4:00 pm
We Refuse to Be Enemies: An Evening of Music, Conversation and Friendship @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Top presenters from the three Abrahamic faiths will discuss friendship, dialogue, and pluralism in their respective traditions.
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Mah Jongg 10:30 am
Mah Jongg @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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
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Sculpt Yoga 8:00 am
Sculpt Yoga @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:55 am
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...
Reimagining Exodus – Six-Session Class with Rabbi David Zaslow 5:00 pm
Reimagining Exodus – Six-Session Class with Rabbi David Zaslow @ Havurah Shir Hadash
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Rabbi David Zaslow will teach a six-session class based on his newly published book “Reimagining Exodus; A Freedom Story.” The biblical Exodus is the most influential liberation and freedom story ever told. It has served...
Yom Yerushalayim 6:00 pm
Yom Yerushalayim @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
Join as we celebrate Jerusalem Day! Free
Cogan Lecture: “The Ten Commandments in the Limelight” 7:00 pm
Cogan Lecture: “The Ten Commandments in the Limelight” @ Smith Memoiral Student Union, PSU
May 24 @ 7:00 pm
10th Annual Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Lecture, “The Ten Commandments in the Limelight” with Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit. The Ten Commandments are just about everywhere in modern America: in houses of worship and private homes,...
Israeli Dancing 7:00 pm
Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 24 @ 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: oregonjcc.org/registration; CG300
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Israel360: Diverse Perspectives on Israel Explored in an Atmosphere of Respect 7:00 pm
Israel360: Diverse Perspectives on Israel Explored in an Atmosphere of Respect @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us for this ongoing series about Israel. The topic for May is “Sharing Life Stories: Bridging Our Perspectives on Israel.” The discussion will be facilitated by Israeli Elad Vazana. Elad is in Portland...
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Fourth Fridays with Rabbi Eve 5:15 pm
Fourth Fridays with Rabbi Eve @ Contact for location
May 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Rabbi Eve Posen welcomes Shabbat with music and stories. Potluck dinner to follow. Co-sponsored by PJ Library. Please contact Rabbi Eve for location: eposen@nevehshalom.org
North Coast Shabbat 8:00 pm
North Coast Shabbat @ Bob Chisholm Center
May 26 @ 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. Services are usually held on the last Friday of the...
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Women’s Torah Study at Neveh Shalom 12:30 pm
Women’s Torah Study at Neveh Shalom @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Delve into biblical and midrashic text to finding meaning from Jewish traditions that relate to our modern lives. Taught by Mel Berwin.
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CNS Sisterhood Sunday / Rosh Chodesh 12:30 pm
CNS Sisterhood Sunday / Rosh Chodesh @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
May 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Emrace Rosh Chodesh – a woman’ sacred time. Join Karen Sharp, herbalist and student of spiritual thought, as we find ways to bring the spiritual themes of each Jewish month into our lives by using our senses...
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Shavout Cheesecake Bake Off 5:15 pm
Shavout Cheesecake Bake Off @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 30 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Enter your best Cheesecake recipe in this fun food lovers contest for Shavuot! Vote for your favorite! Non-Kosher entries are accepted. Recipes due: Friday, May 26h to Len Steinberg at lsteinberg@oregonjcc.org Entries Due: 2:00 PM...
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Sculpt Yoga 8:00 am
Sculpt Yoga @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:55 am
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...
CNS Young Family Shavuot Program 5:00 pm
CNS Young Family Shavuot Program @ Congregation Neveh Shalom (Birnbach Hall)
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an evening of Shavuot fun with Morah Leah Conley. There will be singing, stories, and other activities to help open our hearts and accept in the Torah. $5/child. Free for adults. Please...
Reimagining Exodus – Six-Session Class with Rabbi David Zaslow 5:00 pm
Reimagining Exodus – Six-Session Class with Rabbi David Zaslow @ Havurah Shir Hadash
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Rabbi David Zaslow will teach a six-session class based on his newly published book “Reimagining Exodus; A Freedom Story.” The biblical Exodus is the most influential liberation and freedom story ever told. It has served...

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