Opal 28 hosts Portlandia and Weddings

Photo: “Portlandia” co-creator and co-star Carrie Brownstein with Opal 28 owner Margot Feves.   Opal 28 had an exciting June with recognition of its very Portland vibe from two distinctly different media realms. On June 30 the cast and crew of IFC hit show Portlandia stopped by to film an episode. Also last month, Oregon…


Experience Kim Schneiderman’s music

This summer, Portlanders have two ways to experience the music of teacher, storyteller and musician Kim Schneiderman, who has spent the past 15 years singing, creating and making music with young families. Kim recently released a new album, “Walk Around the Block.” Additionally she will perform in concert at 5 pm, July 16, on the…


OJMCHE Named Spaces (as of May 10, 2017)

1st floor Changing Exhibition Gallery: Renee & Irwin Holzman 2nd floor Gallery: Leonard & Lois Schnitzer Family Lobby: Stern Family in memory of Jerry Stern Main stairway: Jay & Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation Vestibule: Lila Goodman Gift shop: Ron Tonkin Family Café: Rosemarie F. Rosenfeld Family (Lefty’s Cafe) Smaller gallery, 1st floor: Solomon & Rosalyn…


MJCC art gallery debuts with Fred Harwin exhibit

For its premier exhibit, a new art gallery in the Portland Jewish community’s “living room” will feature the diverse works of lifelong-artist Fred Harwin. Fred is a former president of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, whose tagline is “the living room of the Jewish community.” He’s also a painter, a published medical illustrator and the…


Rising up for Human Dignity: a film and action festival

In commemoration of Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, two groups have teamed up to present an April festival featuring films and opportunities to take action. Portland State University’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project and the local advocacy group Never Again Coalition will present Rising up for Human Dignity, a film and action festival. “We want…


Beth Israel Sisterhood Crossing Over to next century

UPDATE: Because of several Spring break conflicts, Congregation Beth Israel has changed the date of the “Crossing Over” performance from March 30 to April 12. “We are all very excited with the change and our presentation will be on the third night of Passover giving the celebration deeper meaning,” says Michael Allen Harrison. Crossing Over…

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