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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Previews

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…

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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…

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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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