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…


This year, Jewish Arts Month kicks off with kids

Welcome to Jewish Arts Month, the annual exhibit of paintings, fiber, beadwork, metals, glass, ceramics and more co-sponsored by ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. This year’s show takes place in the MJCC lobby from Sunday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 31, and includes rotating displays, an offbeat film screening and…


Feb. 12 is jury day for young artists

“We’re saying, ‘ORA welcomes you and wants you to use your passion,’ ” says past-president Eddy Shuldman about the middle-school art exhibit that kicks off Jewish Arts Month this year. The exhibit is open to young artists of all abilities in grades five through eight; it runs from Feb. 26 through March 4 in the MJCC…


JAM Exhibitors

PHOTO: Diane Russell will be one of the featured artists at the Jewish Arts Month show at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Feb. 26-March 4 Juried student art show March 5-10 Sharon Segal Diane Fredgant Pearl Shapiro Diane Moeglein Diane Russell Ros Kane March 12-17 David Katz Wendy Russell Brauna Ritchie Esther Liberman Joyce Shields…

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