Israel from the Eyes of the Community – A PDX Community Art Display:
Members from the Greater Portland area submitted photos that were taken by them while in Israel. A committee selected the photos on display. During the week leading up to our annual Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration (May 8), visitors were ask to vote for your favorite photo! That evening, we will announce the winners.
This year’s winning photo was taken by Nimoi Markel.
Submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 12.
Exhibit on display April 29 – May 31
Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and PJ Library
Spring Monthly Mitzvah Projects
Each month the MJCC and PJA communities will collect items for the monthly mitzvah. Drop off items in the blue bin in the MJCC lobby. Check the display for how you can participate and donate to these worthy causes.
This project reflects 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.
May – Household Supplies for Organizations Serving Refugees
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
May 28 – June 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, CG303
Cost: $100. Members: $85.
Magevet – Yale University’s Jewish A Capella Singing Group – Performing LIVE at the MJCC!
Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 pm
Cost: $15 per adult, $10 per youth (ages 18 and under). Tickets: www.oregonjcc.org/concert
Founded in 1993, Magevet is one of the nation’s premiere Jewish a cappella singing groups. A coed ensemble comprised of undergraduate students at Yale University, Magevet is known for its sweet blend of voices, unique arrangements, and lighthearted sense of humor.
The group’s diverse repertoire spans modern Israeli pop and Renaissance choral pieces to Yiddish folk tunes and Zionist classics. The members of Magevet are equally diverse: engineers and historians, Jews and Gentiles, New Yorkers and Californians, all united by camaraderie and a love of singing.
Magevet is devoted to spreading Jewish music to the far corners of the globe, and embarks on two major tours each year, in addition to regular performances throughout the Northeast. In the past few years, their tours have brought them all over the United States and Canada, as well as to Europe, Africa, South America, and Israel.
Magevet is, incidentally, the Hebrew word for “towel.” The founding members of the group are in near-complete disagreement about what inspired them to choose such an unusual name for an a cappella group, though many of their accounts involve a sauna.
For more information on Magevet, click HERE!
Supported by the Kostiner Cultural Education Fund.
Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels welcome.
Six people needed.
March 27 – June 26
No class 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/22 due to holidays
7:00 – 8:00 pm, CG300
Cost: $100 Members + Guests
Share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, feeding and new parenting! Join the group if you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping, bottle feeding or supporting a breastfeeding parent. Group moderated by Lara Greenberg, a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Expert guest speakers will join us for two of the groups to share knowledge on hot parenting topics, including infant gum/tooth care and postpartum mood disorders. Healthy snacks and activities for older siblings provided.
May 30, June 6, 13, 27 (NO CLASS: JUNE 20)
10:00 – 11:30 am, CG305
Cost: $20 Members + Guests.
Drop-in: $6 per class
Mark Twain said it best when he said, “no one has an uninteresting life!” This workshop is an opportunity to explore your life and write your stories. Dorothy Dworkin, an experienced author, columnist and writing coach, will offer prompts and suggestions to get you started on writing your stories. She will help you organize your memoir with noncritical feedback from your fellow writers and from her years of experience facilitating the writing process. No experience necessary, only a desire to share your experiences with family, friends and fellow “memoirists.” Class size is limited to 12.
May 2 – 30
11:00 am – 12:30 pm, CG306
Register at oregonjcc.org/registration
Come study and discuss the Bible with Rabbi Isaak at Neveh Shalom.
Poker Party with Rob La Forte
Join Rob La Forte at his office for a night of Texas Hold’em, beer, wine, snacks, and fun.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Sign up in the MJCC lobby or at https://www.oregonjcc.org/about-us/brunch/party-boards