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, The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber” with remarks by Executive Producer Patti Kenner. The documentary film was originally shown during OJMCHE’s exhibit, Ruth Gruber Photojournalist. For time / location: 503-226-3600

Feb. 7
Sephardic Film Festival: “The Long Way Home,” an Academy Award-winning documentary. Films screen at 7 pm the first Tuesday of each month at Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland. David: 503-892- 6634, jewishfilmportland.org

Feb. 7-March 5
The Art of Aging: Artists Repertory Theatre & Geezer Gallery present “Marjorie Prime,” a play on aging and memory, and “It’s About Time,” the first art exhibit by 101-year-old artist Estelle Meadoff.  1515 SW Morrison, Portland. Gallery admission free. Play tickets: artistsrep.org, 503-241-1278

Feb. 9
Nosh and Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen. 1- 2 pm at the Cafe at the J (MJCC). Topic: Be Like a Tree: Texts on Tu B’shevat (New Year of the trees). Free. 503-535-3555

Learn about River West Village, a plan for aging in place. See page 45

Feb. 10
Annual Shabbat Shira, the Shabbat of Song, presented by Temple Beth Tikvah. 7-9 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE Ninth St., Bend. An oneg will follow. Free. Diane Dober dobersbend@gmail.com, bethtikvahbend.org/calendar

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. Tickets: portland5.com, the Portland’5 Box Office, TicketsWest outlets or 800-273-1530

Feb. 18-19
Teacher training for Kidding Around Yoga at Yoga on Yamhill (124 SW Yamhill St., Portland). Adults learn to teach yoga and stress-management to children. Mention Oregon Jewish Life when you sign up and you will also receive the Yoga Yeladim program for free. info@kiddingaroundyoga.com, kiddingaroundyoga.com/yeladim/oyy/

Feb. 21
Jazz concert. See page 55

Feb. 22
50 Years After: Recollections on the Six Day War: A conversation with Rabbi Joshua Stampfer and Rabbi Emanuel Rose, moderated by Rabbi Joshua Rose. 7:30 pm at the MJCC. Co-sponsored by Neveh Shalom, Beth Israel, Shaarie Torah, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, and MJCC. ojmche.org

Feb. 23
OJCF’s Third Annual Legacy Celebration. See page 54

Feb. 24
50 Years Later: What Does Jerusalem Mean in Our Lives? Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Ilan Feldman speaking on: What does it mean for the Jewish psyche that we control The Old City, The Temple Mount, The Tomb of the Patriarchs, Rachel’s Tomb for the first time in 2,000 years? 6 pm at the MJCC. 503-222-1239

Feb. 26-March 31
Jewish Arts Month at the MJCC. See page 36

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, includes wine and refreshments. Diana Lindemann at 503-312-2530, Hadassah.org/events/pdxhbc

Screening of Outside the Frame’s documentary, “The Lost Boys of Portlandia,” and a panel discussion with youth who have experienced homelessness. 7- 8:30 pm at Havurah Shalom, 825 NW 18th Ave., Portland. Free.  Nili Yosha, 503-664-8344 nili@otfpdx.org

March 3
Spend the Night with Billy Crystal. See page 35

March 3-4
Iris Erez performs “Local (not easy)” at 7 pm both nights at the Reed College Performing Arts Center, Massee Performance Lab (PAB128). Tickets: $10 general, $5 students/seniors; free for Reed students, faculty, staff; available at the door or online: events.reed.edu

March 4
Love, Honor, Respect: Benefit for residents of Cedar Sinai Park. See page 43

March 5
Friends of the Center Brunch featuring Yossi Abramowitz. See page 10

March 7
MJCC Authors series begins with presentation by Janis Cooke Newman: A Master Plan for Rescue. 7 pm at MJCC. Repeats March 14 (Jennifer K Armstrong: Seinfeldia) and 21 (Local Author Panel Discussion). Member/$5, guest/$8; Series Pass: Member/$12; guest/$20. Register at oregonjcc.org/authorseries

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