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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

 

 

 

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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.

 

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
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.

Oct
7
Sun
JGSO: Jewish Life in Poland @ Congregation Ahavath Achim
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon invites you, your family and friends to its upcoming program “Jewish Life in Poland” by Avraham Groll.

Description: Part 1 (10th-15th centuries) will explore patterns of Jewish migration to Poland between the 10th-15th centuries. We will discuss when and why the major shifts happened, where the Jews settled and their involvement in the Poland’s development. This presentation is designed for beginners, and is not a workshop. Maps, pictures, and documents will be displayed. Handouts with further information and a bibliography will also be distributed.

Part 2 (16th-18th centuries) will explore patterns of Jewish migration to Poland between the 16th-18th centuries. We will discuss the “Golden Age of Polish Jewry,” the reaction to Shabtai Tzvi, and how the Jewish experience in Poland helped set the stage, in part, for the eventual rise of the Hasidic movement. This presentation is designed for beginners, and is not a workshop. Maps, pictures, and documents will be displayed. Handouts

Bio: Avraham Groll, the Director of JewishGen.org, is passionate about connecting people with their Jewish roots, and helping them experience what it means to be part of the Jewish people. Avraham holds an MBA from Montclair State University, an MA in Judaic Studies from Touro College, and a BS in Business Administration from Ramapo college, and spent two years studying at Yeshiva Ohr Yeruslahayim in Israel. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of Jewish genealogical and historical topics.

Oct
8
Mon
Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 8 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose

Mussar is an approach to self-awareness and personal development that is grounded in deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual practices that guide us toward greater control over our thinking and behaviors.

Monday, September 17

Monday, October 8

Monday, November 12

Monday, December 10

2:30 – 3:25 pm. Free and open to the community.

In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

Oct
9
Tue
Get Fit Israeli Dance @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Oct 9 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Get Fit Israeli Dance with Dorice Horenstein

Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 (no class Nov. 20)

Weekly beginning and intermediate level Israeli dance class helps you get in shape, learn new moves, and listen to fun, Israeli music.

$90 for 9 weeks or $12/week drop-in. Contact JoAnn at: jbezodis@nevehshalom.org

  • 9:15 am: Beginning Level—learn Israeli dance steps for novice dancers, lower impact workout.
  • 10:15 am: Intermediate Level—for those familiar with basic Israeli dance and ready for higher impact workout.

 

Mah Jongg for Beginners @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!

Registration Information: CG101, oregonjcc.org/registration

Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.

Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players

Take your game to the next level!

Registration Information: CG102, oregonjcc.org/registration

Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM: @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ELECTION 2018: 

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM:
JO ANN HARDESTY VERSUS LORETTA SMITH

Open to the public. No fees or registration. Presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Jewish Community Relations Council and the
Mittleman Jewish Community Center.

Election 2018: City Council Candidate Forum @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm

Election 2018: City Council Candidate Forum

Featuring Jo Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith, the top two candidates from the May primary, are vying for the open seat on the Portland City Council being vacated by Dan Saltzman.

Free and open to the community.

In partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Jewish Community Relations Council, and MJCC.

For advertising information, please contact advertise@ojlife.com.