Used Book Collection @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Jan 14 – Mar 15 all-day


Support the MJCC and PJA communities by donating books for our annual Used Book Sale.

Book Collection Drive: January 14 – March 15. Donate your used books to the MJCC. Drop off at the front desk. Need a pickup? Email to schedule pickup. No encyclopedias, please.

The Book Sale will be at the MJCC March 31 – April 2
Free and open to the community.


Monthly Mitzvah Project: Lunch and Snacks @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Monthly Mitzvah Project – February

Each month, the MJCC and PJA communities will collect items for the monthly mitzvah. These projects reflect the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities to give back to our community.

Please drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC Lobby.

February – Lunch + snack items for Portland Backpack

Chai Baby + PJ Library Indoor Playground @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chai Baby + PJ Library Indoor Playground

Join us on the second Wednesdays of every month from September to June for Chai Baby Indoor Playground, with kosher snacks, storytelling, friends and fun!

For parents/caregivers and their children up to five years old.

Please mark your calendar for our 2019 dates, held on the second Wednesdays each month:
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12

Free and open to the community.

In partnership with PJ Library, Chai Baby, and Portland Jewish Academy.

Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Israeli Dancing

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

Wednesday Evenings,
Dec. 26 – Feb. 27

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

Registration information: CG105,

Socrates Café @ Kol Shalom
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

New Socrates Café, a lively discussion group (no politics please). 10:30 am-noon the second Thursday of the month at Congregation Kol Shalom.  Topic for first session is ” The Effect of Mixed Marriage on Society/ families/Humanistic Judaism.”

Live-Stream Rabbi Stampfer’s Class: “What’s So Good About the Good Book?” @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are able to join Rabbi Stampfer’s fall 2018-19 emeritus class online through Congregation Neveh Shalom’s live-stream service. The class is using the book, Introduction to the Bible by Christina Hayes of Yale University. Hayes will be at the class in person Jan. 17 to add extra insight. To view live online on Thursdays at 11 am or watch past classes, please click here:

*Please note that registration for the class is closed, and we are not able to accept more in-person students.

Yad b’Yad @ Rose Schnitzer Manor, CSP
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Seniors and young families enjoy an inter-generational celebration of stories and songs each Thursday.

Join Kim Schneiderman for this weekly inter-generational story hour for young families with music, PJ Library books, and the residents of Cedar Sinai Park.

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that draw on our experiences.

Thursday, January 10
Topic: Parshat Bo – What does it Mean to Walk into Freedom?

Thursday, February 14
Topic: Different Learners, Different Temperaments: A Rabbinic Perspective on Recognizing our Strengths and Weaknesses

Thursday, March 14
Topic: TBA

Free and open to the community.

In partnership with Congregation Neveh Shalom

Bible Class with Rabbi Isaak @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Feb 14 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Come study and discuss the Bible with Rabbi Isaak at Neveh Shalom.

Intro to Judaism: Winter/Spring Term @ Various synagogues
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Judaism: Winter/Spring Term @ Various synagogues | Portland | Oregon | United States


Winter/Spring 2019 Session begins January 17. This 18-week course is taught by members of The Oregon Board of Rabbis, representing a variety of Jewish affiliation. 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, course fee $360 includes class materials. Register online or contact JoAnn Bezodis, Class Facilitator, at 971-248-5465, or by email at Website:




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