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June 2017 Calendar

Early June “The Wedding Plan,” a romantic comedy by award-winning Israeli director Rama Burshtein plays at Living Room Theater. 971-222-2010 June 3 “Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany.” See page 63 June 4 Song of Miriam Awards Brunch will honor 20 women volunteers. 10 am to 12:15 pm at the MJCC, 503-246-4367 or…

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Humanistic Judaism leader comes to Portland

Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, will be in Portland May 5-7 speaking on the future of liberal Judaism, intermarriage and separation of church and state (see box). He will participate in three presentations while visiting Portland’s Congregation Kol Shalom. Paul says that the Saturday afternoon panel discussion promoting a secular…

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Wisdom of Mothers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pirkei Imahot, the Wisdom of Mothers, the Voices of Women is available to share with mothers and those who love them. Co-authored by Rabbi Eve Posen and Jewish educator Lois Shenker, the book grew from the pair’s one-on-one study project. Pirkei Imahot explores women’s voices, insights, experiences and –…

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Panelists decry climate of hate

More than 200 people turned out for an April 4 town hall meeting on dealing with the increase in hate crimes. The gathering was held at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, one of more than 100 JCCs and other Jewish organizations that received bomb threats, all of which were hoaxes. Though an American-Israeli teen was…

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Previews

Young adults invited to PDX Community Hackathon The PDX Community Hackathon invites Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s for a free weekend of networking and community teamwork. The weekend kicks off with a festive and fun camp-style Shabbat dinner. 6-8:30 pm May 19 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. The main program will be…

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May 2017 Calendar

May 1-31 Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA collect canned fruit for Shavuot for the Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Drop off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby. 503-244-0111 May 1 Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrate Israel’s 69th year of independence! Israeli music and dancing, arts and crafts, explore Israel in a unique way, hear…

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After 30 years, Rabbi Joey Wolf retires

When Rabbi Joey Wolf moved to Portland in the late 1980s, Portland’s synagogues were known as “The Big Three” – Beth Israel (Reform), Neveh Shalom (Conservative) and Shaarie Torah (traditional). But there was an emerging fourth, Havurah Shalom, which hired Rabbi Joey in 1987. Over the last 30 years, Rabbi Joey has shepherded HS through…

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Rabbi Joey Wolf’s Retirement Celebrations

All events, except retirement dinner, will be at Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave., Portland. April 15, 4:45 pm: Havdallah with Shabbat school, middle school and high school families April 20, 6-9:30 pm: Retirement Dinner and Celebration, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, $54, registration required at havurahshalom.org/RabbiJoey April 21, 7:30 pm: Shabbat Evening Service and Oneg…

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Julie Diamond joins fly-in for 100 Years of Giving

On Feb. 16, more than 200 nonprofit leaders from across the nation representing a diverse group of charities gathered on Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers and their staffs to protect charitable giving in America as part of the Charitable Giving Coalition’s “100 Years of Giving Fly-in.” Julie Diamond, executive director of the Oregon Jewish Community…

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