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April 2017 Calendar

April 1-30 Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA collect Art Supplies for Children’s Healing Art Project. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby. 503-244-0111 Film & Action Festival. See page 48 April 4 Sephardic Film Festival presents season’s final film: “The Ballad of the Weeping Spring.” Film, dessert and…

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Risk of being board member has sweet rewards

Panelists at a Jan. 25 program on the risks and rewards of serving on a nonprofit board spent most of the program ensuring that attendees understood how to avoid potential risks to themselves and the organizations they serve. Presented by the Professional Advisors Group of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, the lunch program drew 75…

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Purim is party time!

Grab your groggers and make some noise, because Purim arrives the evening of Saturday, March 11. This joyous, raucous festival commemorates the thwarting of a plot to kill the Jews of ancient Persia. Purim is unlike any other Jewish holiday – Jews drink to excess, don fanciful costumes and masks, put on plays and carnivals,…

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Previews for April 2017

Trio of Shabbaton Events with Rabbi Shefa Gold Three Oregon congregations are hosting a Shabbaton with Rabbi Shefa Gold March 24-25. Rabbi Gold is the author of Torah Journeys and The Magic of Hebrew Chant. Rabbi Gold composes and performs spiritual music, has produced several recordings, and her liturgies are published in many prayer books….

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March 2017 Calendar

Through March 31 Jewish Art Month at the MJCC. Different artists exhibiting each week. oregonjcc.org March 1 Portland Hadassah presents author Letty Cottin Pogrebin speaking on How To Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. 7 pm at MJCC. Fundraising for Hadassah Marlene Greenebaum Breast Cancer Institute. $36. 503-312-2530, Hadassah.org/events/pdxhbc “The Lost Boys of…

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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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