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Tu B’Shevat: Jewish Arbor Day

The almond tree is blooming And a golden sun does shine Birds from every rooftop Announce the festive time Tu B’Shevat is here – the festival of trees! Above is the first stanza of the most well-known song for Tu B’Shevat (there are two other stanzas, both hardly known). Though the words to this song…


Previews for March 2017

PDX Jazz Presents Kerry Politzer & Idit Schner On Feb. 21 from 5 to 7 pm, pianist Kerry Politzer and saxophonist Idit Shner will perform at Portland Prime (121 SW Third Ave.) as part of the 2017 PDX Jazz Festival. The duo will play a variety of original jazz compositions as well as some Brazilian…


February 2017 Calendar

Feb. 2 Film: “The Flat.” 7- 9:30 pm at MJCC. Arnon Goldfinger’s documentary follows long-buried family secrets. Then playwright Andrea Stolowitz discusses her play Berlin Diary to explore similar themes of national history and private lives. Free. 503-535-3555 Feb. 5 Humanistic View of Death. See page 55 Feb. 6 Return engagement of “Ahead of Time,…



Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen in Portland Feb. 10 AC2 An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen. Join this duo for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at 8 pm, Feb. 10. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each…


January 2017 Calendar

Through Jan. 31 Multnomah Historical Society Display at Multnomah Arts Center. See page 36 Jan 2 Israeli Folk Dancing at Leedy Grange. Learn easy and intermediate level dances led by Sue Wendel. 6:30-7: beginners class; 7-8: easy dances; 8-9 intermediate dances. Leedy Grange, 835 NW Saltzman Road, Portland. Repeats Jan 16 and 30. On Jan…


Federation gala draws 400

Nearly 400 people turned out to hear The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg speak about this year’s historic presidential campaign at the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Gala Celebration: 2016 Election Edition with Jeffrey Goldberg on Oct. 26. Speaking before the election when polls indicated Donald Trump would lose, Goldberg urged people to not dismiss Trump’s…

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