Israel From the Eyes of the Community – A PDX Community Art Display @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Apr 29 – May 31 all-day

First place Israel photo by Niomi Markel

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 by April 12.

Exhibit on display April 29 – May 31

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and PJ Library

Monthly Mitzvah Project: Household Supplies @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 1 – May 31 all-day

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 @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday mornings
May 28 – June 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm, CG303
Cost: $100. Members: $85.


Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players

Take your game to the next level!
Tuesday afternoons
May 28 – June 25
1:30 – 3:30 pm, CG304
Cost: $100. Members: $85.


Magevet Live! Yale University’s Jewish A Cappella @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 28 @ 7:00 pm

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:

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.

Israeli Dancing @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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


Infant Feeding + Parenting Support Group @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


Memoir Writing Workshop @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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
Cost: $50.

Register at

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

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

Poker Party with Rob La Forte
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

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
7:00 pm
Cost: $50/person

Sign up in the MJCC lobby or at

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