October 2017 Calendar


Oct. 1-29

“Caught,” theatrical performance and art exhibit. See page 42

Oct. 1-31

Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Reading Glasses for Street Books. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. 503-535-3555

Kids Calendar. See page 59

Oct. 1

Sukkah Decorating Party and Waffle Bar. 10 am at Congregation Shaarie Torah for a fun morning of decorating the Sukkah and making your own waffles! Perfect for young families. Free.
503-226-6131

Community Sukkah building at 11 am at the MJCC. 503-535-3555

Oct. 2-Dec. 31

Fall Art Exhibit at MJCC: Jews of Africa – A Photographic Journey through Ancient and Awakening Communities. Jewish photographic documentarian Jono David showcases 59 images from his 4-year project documenting Jewish life, culture and history in 30 African countries and territories. 503-535-3555

Oct. 3

Israeli film series. 7 pm at MJCC in partnership with Institute for Judaic Studies. Films TBA ranging from drama to comedy to suspense. A discussion will follow each film. Per film: $8, $5/members; series: $20, $12/member. oregonjcc.org/film

Oct. 4

South Portland Walking Tour begins at 6 pm at the Neighborhood House, 3030 SW Second Ave. Tours focus on Jewish immigrant history as participants tour Old South Portland by walking through streets while hearing stories about the century old neighborhood. Free for members with RSVP, $5 general. ojmche.org/events/tours-10-04-2017-south-portland-walking-tour

Oct. 5-15

You in Midair: A Mother’s Show about the Ultimate Loss. See page 39

Oct. 7

Rock The Sukkah Benefit Concert. 7 pm at Congregation Shaarie Torah. An incredible night under the stars with a full band of musicians leading a sukkah sing-a-long. The Ma’asim Tovim Committee is encouraging donations to NECHAMA in support of their hurricane relief work. Free. 503-226-6131

Oct. 8

S’mores in the Sukkah. 4-6 pm at Congregation Shaarie Torah. For families and adults. Join us for soup, salad and s’mores in our sukkah. Free. 503-226-6131

Oct. 10

Pizza in the Sukkah. 5:30-7 at the MJCC. Join friends for an evening of great food, schmoozing, singing and storytelling. $15/family. Register by Oct. 4: oregonjcc.org/sukkah

Oct. 17-Nov. 19

Jewish Book Month events at various locations. See page 63

Oct. 18

Short film screening and music composition workshop with David Spear, 2017 Artist-in-Residence for PSU’s Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. 4:30-6 pm at 225 Lincoln Hall, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park Ave., Portland. After two short silent films, Spear will demonstrate how to tell stories of war and peace or conduct a ballet of robots with music and sound. Free. RSVPs requested: judaicst@pdx.edu

Oct. 19

Brown bag lunch with curated conversation. Noon at OJMCHE. OJMCHE Director Judy Margles leads a lunchtime conversation on a range of topics that grapple with some of the complex issues of our time. Bring lunch or purchase in Lefty’s Café. Free. 503-226-3600

Meditations of the Heart: Join Sarah Rohr from 7:30-8:30 at Neveh Shalom as she guides you through physical movements and practices to explore, compliment and exalt your heartfelt prayers. Repeats Thursdays. $10 sliding scale, a portion of the proceeds will benefit ALIYAH. sarah.e.rohr36@gmail.com

Oct. 19-Feb. 4

“I AM THIS: Art by Oregon Jewish Artists.” See page 41

Edward Hershey will read from his new book The Scorekeeper. See page 43

Oct. 20

Year’s final North Coast Shabbat. 8 pm at the Bob Chisholm Center, 1225 Ave A, Seaside. Led by Eddy Shuldman. Bev Eastern, 503-244-7060

Oct. 26

Women’s Philanthropy welcomes producer, Nancy Spielberg at IMPACT. See page 62

Oct. 28

Taste of Art Preview Party and Sale. See page 62

Oct. 29

Celebration of Art Sale. See page 40

Film Series: The Many Funny Faces of the Jewish People. 2 pm at OJMCHE. At War with the Army (1950) starring Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. The Many Funny Faces of the Jewish People film series, curated by Ygal Kaufman, looks at the genre of Jewish comedy in film. Historical introduction by Ygal Kaufman. $6/members, $9/general. ojmche.org/events/film-2017-10-29-the-many-funny-faces-of-the-jewish-people

Oct. 30

Oregon Jewish Voices. 7:30 pm at OJMCHE. This annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish poets and writers. This year’s featured writers are Shaindel Beers, Tracy Manaster, Claudia F. Savage, Willa Schneberg, and Jamie Yourdon. Oregon Jewish Voices is organized by Willa Schneberg. $8/members, $10/ public. ojmche.org/events/special-events-2017-10-30-oregon-jewish-voices

Nov. 2

Stampfer Award Dinner. See page 62

Nov. 5

Super Sunday, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Community Phone-a-thon. Calls for donations that will help change lives and strengthen our entire community at home, in Israel and wherever Jews are in need around the globe. Children’s activities will be available throughout the day! Two volunteer slots: 9 to 11 am and 11:30 to 1:30 pm at the MJCC. 503-245-6219

Nov. 5, 12, 19

A three-part story workshop for Holocaust survivors, their descendants and friends is set for three Sunday afternoons in November. 1-4 pm, at TaborSpace, 5411 SE Belmont, Portland. Register: storybuilding.brownpapertickets.com. Info: dawn_robbins@comcast.net

Nov. 9

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen. See page 61

 

Calendar abbreviations:
MJCC, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland
OJMCHE, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St, Portland

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