Calendar

Sep
1
Sat
Monthly Mitzvah Project @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Monthly Mitzvah Project

Throughout the month of September, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Back-to-School Items for Schoolhouse Supplies.

Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC Lobby.

Sep
15
Sat
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography @ Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University
Sep 15 – Dec 20 all-day
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography @ Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University | Salem | Oregon | United States

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem presents “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” through Dec. 20 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.

Drawn from one of the legendary contemporary print collections in the United States, “Witness” explores issues of race, identity and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography. The exhibition has been organized by Portland art historian and scholar Elizabeth Bilyeu and explores four thematic sections: Stories and Histories, Pressures of Pop Culture, Challenging Expectations of Place and Unconventional Portraits. The exhibition features 82 prints by 40 nationally and internationally recognized artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Lalla Essaydi, Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, Nicola Lopez, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooka), Roger Shimomura, Kara Walker and Marie Watt (Seneca).

LeRonn Brooks, an assistant professor of African and African American Studies at Lehman College of the City University of New York, will deliver an illustrated lecture on the theme of social justice in modern and contemporary art on September 29 at 5 p.m., Admission to this series of lectures is complementary and they will be held in the Paulus Lecture Hall at the Willamette University College of Law located at 245 Winter St. SE, Salem, Oregon.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University

Public contact: 503-370-6855 | museum-art@willamette.edu

Exhibition website: willamette.edu/go/witness

 

IMAGE: Roger Shimomura (American, b. 1939), “Nisei Trilogy: The Camps,” 2015, ed. 4/50, lithograph, 18 1/2 x 27 inches, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, 2015. 794b. Photo: Strode Photographic LLC

 

 

 

HEAD: Salem museum presents social justice print/photo exhibit

 

 

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem presents “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” through Dec. 20 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.

 

Sep
28
Fri
Fourth Fridays with Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Rabbi Eve (age 0-6) @ Contact Rabbi Eve for location
Sep 28 @ 5:15 pm

Welcome Shabbat with Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Rabbi Eve Posen with music and stories.  Potluck dinner to follow.  Contact Rabbi Eve Posen for location: eposen@nevehshalom.org

Co-sponsored by PJ Library.

North Coast Shabbat Group @ Seaside Senior Center
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
The first services of the North Coast Shabbat Group will be held on Friday, April 27 at the Senior Center in Seaside at 1225 Avenue A.  Services begin at 8:00p.m., followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
Leonard and Elayne Shapiro will be the leaders.
Services are open to all and usually  held  on the last Friday of each month from April to October. Volunteers lead the services each month. Following are the leaders for 2018:
 April 27  Leonard and Elayne Shapiro
May 25  Avrel Nudelman
June 29  Neil Weinstein
July 27  Eddy Shuldman
Aug. 31  Jeff Freedman
Sept 28  Jemi Kostiner/Jennifer Felberg
Oct. 19  Rabbi David Kosak
For more information, call Bev Eastern–503-244 7060.
Sep
29
Sat
Social Justice Lecture @ Paulus Lecture Hall at the Willamette University College of Law
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm

LeRonn Brooks, an assistant professor of African and African American Studies at Lehman College of the City University of New York, will deliver an illustrated lecture on the theme of social justice in modern and contemporary art on Sept. 29 at 5 pm. Admission  is complementary.

The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibit “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.” The exhibit is up Sept. 15 through Dec. 20 in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery and the Maribeth Collins Lobby of the The Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem.

Drawn from one of the legendary contemporary print collections in the United States, “Witness” explores issues of race, identity and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography. The exhibition has been organized by Portland art historian and scholar Elizabeth Bilyeu and explores four thematic sections: Stories and Histories, Pressures of Pop Culture, Challenging Expectations of Place and Unconventional Portraits. The exhibition features 82 prints by 40 nationally and internationally recognized artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Lalla Essaydi, Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, Nicola Lopez, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooka), Roger Shimomura, Kara Walker and Marie Watt (Seneca).

 

Oct
1
Mon
Monthly Mitzvah Project @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day

Each month, the MJCC and PJA communities collect items for different area organizations in Portland.

In October, the MJCC/PJA will collect Thanksgiving foods for Jewish Family and Child Service. Items may be dropped off in the blue bin in the MJCC Lobby near the Member Services Desk.

The Torah tells us, “When we eat and drink in celebration, we are obligated to feed the stranger, the orphan and the widow.”

Jewish Family & Child Service invites the community to  help people who are facing adversity feel more connected to their community. Continuing a 17-year tradition, JFCS will once again brighten the holiday season for needy individuals, families, Holocaust survivors and other seniors through the Thanksgiving Food Box Drive.

 

 

Oct
3
Wed
Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Israeli Dancing

Join us for a fun Israeli folk dance class. All levels are welcome. Six people needed to run class.

Wednesdays
September 26 – December 12
NO CLASS on October 10 or November 21

Cost: $100 Members + Guests. Drop-in Fee: $15 per class.

Register: CG 100: oregonjcc.org/registration

Oct
4
Thu
Introduction to Judaism Course @ various local synagogues
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 18-week course is taught by members of The Oregon Board of Rabbis, representing a variety of Jewish affiliations. A carefully constructed curriculum includes Jewish history, life cycle events, holidays, ritual and daily practice, theology, study of Torah and contemporary Jewish America. While not a conversion class, most OBR members consider it a prerequisite for students beginning study for conversion. Classes 7-9 pm, Thursdays, at rotating Portland area synagogues.

Oct
5
Fri
Brown Bag Lunch: Eli’s Town @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join photographer Elliot Burg as we discusses his photographs on view in the East Gallery (starting Oct 4). In early 2017, photographer Elliot Burg decided to seek out and capture images of the place in Eastern Europe where his Jewish grandfather and namesake Eli (pronounced “Ellie”) had come from. The exhibition is the story of that journey.

OJMCHE kicks off a series of informal lunchtime conversations with scholars, museum professionals, historians, and others. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.

Oct
6
Sat
Fruit Geode book launch/performance @ Mother Foucault’s Bookshop
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Alicia Jo Rabin’s second poetry book, forthcoming from Augury Books, an imprint of Brooklyn Arts Press, in October 2018.

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