October Calendar


Through Nov. 8
Auto|Biography: Portraits of People with Cars at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 NW Kearney, Portland. 503-226-3600

Oct. 2
Shaba-la Shabbat in the Sukkah. Enjoy puppets, stories and songs, blessings and challah 2:30-3:30 pm at the MJCC. For ages 3-5. Free. 503-244-0111

Oct. 3-Nov. 8
“Cuba Libre” at Artists Repertory Theatre. 503-241-1278, artistsrep.org

Oct. 4
Hoshana Raba: Find services on our online calendar at orjewishlife.com/calendar

Sushi in the Sukkah. Noon at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Free. RSVP requested: info@shaarietorah.org or 503-226-6131

Women’s Night in the sukkah. 7 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland.  503-246-8831 or jgreenberg@nevehshalom.org

Everyday Holiness class begins today and meets Sundays 9:15-10:30 am through Nov. 8 (no class Oct. 11) at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Taught by Natan Meir. Free to Neveh Shalom members, $36 for nonmembers. 503-293-7309

Holocaust Memorial Tour. 1-2 pm at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, in Washington Park at the intersection of SW Washington Way & Wright Ave. ojmche.org or 503-226-3600

Oct. 5
Shemini Atzeret: Find services on our online calendar at orjewishlife.com/calendar

Oct. 6
Simchat Torah: Find services on our online calendar at orjewishlife.com/calendar

Carmiel Banasky reads from her first novel. See page 36

Oct. 7
The American Road. In conjunction with the exhibit Auto | Biography, Kenneth Helphand, Philip H. Knight Professor of landscape Architecture Emeritus, University of Oregon, will offer a lecture on “The American Road.” 7-8:30 pm at OJMCHE. $10; $5 OJMCHE members and students. 503-226-3600

Oct. 8
Retirement Party for Cedar Sinai Park CEO David Fuks. 7- 9 pm at Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Refreshments, music, dancing and fun. RSVP: 503-535-4360 or patapofft@cedarsinaipark.org

Oct. 8-11
Cultures of the Sephardic Diaspora: A Weekend of Music and Learning. Presented by PSU’s Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and World Languages & Literatures and the Sephardic Cultural Center of Portland. Free. pdx.edu/Judaic or 503-725-8449

Oct. 9-Nov. 8
“Tommy J & Sally” presented by PassinArt. See page 28

Oct. 10
Traditions: Congregation Beth Israel’s annual fundraising event. 6:30 pm at The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland. RSVP by Oct. 6: bethisrael-pdx.org or 503-222-1069

Oct. 11
Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History. See page 32

Lane County Community Celebration and Benefit. See page 60

 Oct. 12
Connecting the Legacies: Primo Levi, Holocaust Testimonies and “12 Years a Slave.” See page 33

Oct.13
“Orchestra of Exiles” opens the Israel Film Series 7 pm Tuesdays at the MJCC for three weeks. Thought-provoking films and discussion afterwards by Israeli Shaliach Shiran Halfon. One film: $5 member, $8 guest; Series pass: $12 member, $20 guest. Register at oregonjcc.org/film

Oct. 14
“In Vienna They Put You in Jail: The Max Birnbach Story. See page 61

Oct. 15-17
L-E-V in Portland. Israeli dance presented by White Bird at 8 pm at PSU’s Lincoln Hall. Whitebird.org/eveht/l-e-v

Oct. 16
Congregation Shaarie Torah & PJ Library Present: A Little Shabbat at Shaarie Torah. Singing, greeting, stories, eating and new friends. Appropriate for families with children 2 years and older. 5-6:30 pm third Friday of the month. 503-226-6131

Oct. 17
Talkback following “Tommy J & Sally.” See page 30

Taste of Art Preview Party. See page 40

Oct. 18
“Bingo for our Residents,” a fundraiser supporting the residents of Robison Jewish Health Center at Cedar Sinai Park.  6:30 pm at Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6125 SW Boundary Road, Portland. Friends of Robison hosts. $18. Reservations and payment: Mary Jane Schenk at 971-717-7165

Talkback following “Tommy J & Sally.” See page 30

Celebration of Art. See page 40

Oct. 20
Mah Jongg class begins: 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Tuesdays, Oct. 20- Nov. 17 at the MJCC. Learn to play this ancient game.  Cost: $85; member, $72. Register: oregonjcc.org/registration

Inheritance and Philanthropy: Advising the Next Generation. Presented by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisor’s Group. Panel Discusion featuring Kay Abramowitz, Rebecca DeCesaro and Richard Solomon. Noon-1:30 pm at Multnomah Athletic Club. RSVP by Oct. 14: 503-248-9328 or nates@ojcf.org

Israel Film Series: Bottle in the Gaza Sea. See Oct 13 listing

Oct. 21
“The World Was Ours.” See page 34

Oct. 22
The Car in Contemporary Israeli Cinema. 7 pm at OJMCHE. Come watch excerpts from “Metallic Blues,” “Broken Wings” and “Lost Islands” and consider what the car means for Israeli Jews during an informal discussion with Dr. Moshe Rachmuth. $10; OJMCHE members $8; students $5. 503-226-3600

Oct. 23
Musical Erev Kabbalat Shabbat 7-9 pm at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Musical celebration with Rabbi Josh Rose, Jaclyn Beck, Eric Stern, Michael Sasnow, Chaim Lev and other special guests. Oneg will follow. Free. 503-226-6131

Oct. 25
In Our Time: 50 Years of an Evolving Jewish-Catholic Relationship. 3-5 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, followed by reception at St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 1716 NW Davis, Portland. 503-222-1069

Oct. 27
Israel Film Series: Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story. See Oct 13 listing.

Happiness Talks. Learn about happiness through science, philosophy, religion and psychology with Sharon Rose, retired college educator, 2-3:15 pm at the MJCC. 503-244-0111

Nov. 2-3
“Aflame – An Album of Jewish Radicalism.” Staged reading at 7:30 pm at the Milagro Theatre. First program for this season’s Jewish Theatre Collaborative Page2Stage exploration of Davita’s Harp. Jewishtheatrecollaborative.org

Nov. 3
Jewish Book Celebration begins. See page 38

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