January 2018 Calendar


Through Jan. 17

Drop off books for the PJA/MJCC Book Sale at the Member Services Desk at MJCC. 503-244- 0111

Through Feb. 4

OJMCHE Presents two new exhibits: “I AM THIS: Art by Oregon Jewish Artists” & “Munich to Portland, A Painting Saves a Family.” Guided tours 1-2 pm, Sundays and Wednesdays. ojmche.org

Jan. 3

Giving Care and Caring for Ourselves: A Series on Rituals & Resources for End of Life. 6:30-8 pm tonight and Feb. 7 in Zidell Chapel at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Explore Jewish end-of-life traditions that provide spiritual, logistical and ethical frameworks for walking through the process of grief. jbezodis@ nevehshalom.org

Jan. 5

Bunco Party fundraiser for Shalva. See page 56

Kabbalat Shabbat with Ilene Safyan. 6:15 pm tonight and Feb. 2, at Congregation Neveh Shalom. 503-246-8831

Jan. 7

Fitness Palooza at the MJCC. Try out classes 11 am-1 pm. 503-244-0111 or oregonjcc.org Pirkei Imahot Book Talk. 6:30 pm. Study Rabbi Posen and Lois Shenker’s book (second in series of four talks) For location, RSVP: tinyurl.com/ PirkeiImahotBookClub2017

Jan. 8

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose. 2:30-3:25 at MJCC. Self-awareness and personal development grounded in deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual. Free. 503-535- 3555

Jan. 9

Sephardic Film Series: THE LAST JEWS OF BAGHDAD. 7 pm at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland. The story of more than 160,000 Iraqi Jews and their persecution, torture and escape from Iraq between the years of 1940 and 2003. Followed by dessert and talk by producer Carol Basri. Free. 503-750-0888

Jan. 10

Israel360 Presents: Bridging Identities: On Being LGBTQ, Jewish and Pro-Israel. 7 pm in the Stampfer Chapel of Congreagation Neveh Shalom. Explore the progress of the LGBTQ community in Israel featuring Arthur Slepian, the founder and president of A Wider Bridge, a pro-Israel organization that works to deepen the connections between the LGBT communities of Israel and North America. Free. nevehshalom. org/israel360

Jan. 11

Kesser Israel Open House. See page 58

Nosh & Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen. 3 pm at MJCC. Topic: Jewish Texts and When Does Life Begin. Free. 503-244-0111

Jan. 12

MLK Shabbat Service. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, from Alabama, speaks on the civil rights movement at 6 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders T., Portland. Free. 503-222- 1069

Jan. 17

Engage, Enrich, Enliven, Enjoy! with Ruth Tenzer Feldman. Series begins today and continues 6:30-8:30pm Wednesdays through Feb. 21 at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Child’s play for adults interested in exploring ways to cultivate creativity, broaden their perspective, foster mental flexibility and reduce stress. CNS members $36, non-members, $54. RSVP by Jan. 12 to mvidrio@nevehshalom.org.

Author Talk with Nicole Krauss. 4:15pm, Room 102 at Neveh Shalom

Jan. 17

Watch a live stream of New York Times bestselling author Nicole Krauss in conversation about her newest novel, Forest Dark, at the Jewish Theological Society. kgoldhammer@ nevehshalom.org

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Magellanica, a five-part adventure to the ends of the earth by Oregon playwright E.M. Lewis. At Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison. Artistsrep.org or 503-241-1278

Jan. 21

Rachel’s Well Community Mikvah Grand Opening. 2 pm tours; 3 pm ribbon cutting; 4 pm A Conversation about Mikvah panel discussion; all at the mikvah, 6655 SW Capitol Hwy. RSVP for tours to mikvah@jewishportland.org

Your Genes, Your Health. See page 40

Spin Class fundraiser for Shalva. See page 56

Jan. 22

IJS Annual Meeting featuring Joshua Safran. See page 10

Jan. 24

PDX Business Breakfast. See page 63

Jan. 25-Feb. 11

2.5 Minute Ride: A complex, funny, searching play about 74-year-old Holocaust survivor’s trip to an Amusement Park presented by Profile Theatre. Profiletheatre.org or 503-242-0080.

Jan. 28-30

PJA/MJCC Used Book Sale at the MJCC. 503-244-0111

Jan. 30

Sparks of the Tradition: An Evening of Jewish Storytelling. 7 pm in Stampfer Chapel, at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Storytelling class culuminates with nine talented tellers sharing stories. Reception with light refreshments. RSVP requested: brohr@nevehshalom.org.

Feb. 1

Mega Challah Bake. See page 63

Walk In The Shoes Of A Dyslexic: A simulation. 6:30-8 pm at Park Academy, 1915 South Shore Blvd., Lake Oswego. RSVP: 503-594-8776 or kbarton@parkacademy.org

Feb. 8

Nosh & Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen. 3 pm at MJCC. Topic: How to be a Friend. Free. 503-244-0111

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