HANS COPER—LESS MEANS MORE features the sculptural work of Hans Coper (1920-1981), a radical Jewish artist of the mid-twentieth century who was at the vanguard of British studio ceramics, pushing the boundaries of clay and forms of abstraction in his work. Guest curated by Sandra Percival, founding Director and Curator of Zena Zezza, the exhibition presents nearly 50 works by Coper including his Spade, Thistle, Ovoid and Cycladic forms drawn from an extensive collection of his work in England’s York Art Gallery, a rarely seen Portland collection, and a cluster of works from collectors and California institutions. Coper left Germany for England as a Jewish refugee in early 1939. The exhibition also includes works by celebrated ceramicist Lucie Rie, also a Jewish refugee, along with a small selection of related contemporary and modern artworks. Coper was described as “gentle, yet shattering” and Less Means More opens a conversation into the complexities and contradictions embedded in his life and work.
Betty LaDuke: EARLY WORK: curated by Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions, features works created in the 1960s by one of Oregon’s most internationally recognized artists, Betty LaDuke, recipient of the Governors Art Award 1993. Centered in her identity as a first generation Jewish American, the early graphic works are based on memories of the vibrant street life of the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and stories from the Jewish bible. The works form a foundation for understanding the evolution of her long career as a narrative, image-based artist driven by deep social and political engagement.
Come study and discuss the Bible with Rabbi Isaak at Neveh Shalom.
50s+ Walking Tour of Jewish PDX
Take a walking tour of South Portland through old Jewish neighborhoods.
5:30 pm Happy Hour
6:30 pm Tour Begins
Meet at Lair Hill Bistro.
Cost: $7 per person (includes first drink and appetizers). Register at: oregonjcc.org/50swalkingtour
Co-sponsored by the MJCC, JFGP, and OJMCHE.
Welcome Shabbat with Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Rabbi Eve Posen with music and stories. Potluck dinner to follow. Contact Rabbi Eve Posen for location: email@example.com
Co-sponsored by PJ Library.
Friday, Aug 23, 5:30-8:30 pm at the picnic tables off SW Vermont St in Gabriel Park for our third “Shabbat in the Park” of the summer led by Rabbi Hannah and Hazzan Baruch. We’ll start with a potluck picnic (vegetarian/fish) at 5:30, and the service itself will start around 6:30. Having a Shabbat service once a month during the summer has become a beloved tradition at P’nai Or. There will be picnic tables and benches, but please bring a camp chair for your comfort if you wish.
Join Congregation Neveh Shalom for their weekly Shabbat outdoors on the plaza! From now through September, every Friday night at 6:15 pm, you can enjoy our beautiful Portland summer evenings singing, praying and schmoozing outside on our upper plaza!
If the weather doesn’t allow us to be outside, we will meet in the Stampfer Chapel.
Please join OJMCHE for free public tours of the Oregon Holocaust Memorial.
While the Oregon Holocaust Memorial is open during all park hours, on the following summer Sundays of July 28, Aug 25, and Sept 22, knowledgeable OJMCHE docents will be on hand to give tours of the Memorial from 1-2pm. Many docents are Holocaust survivors and family members with personal stories to share.
The Memorial was dedicated in 2004 and, as the stewards, OJMCHE works to teach the lessons of the Holocaust, pay homage to those who lost their lives and provide hope that future generations will learn to honor the rights of all people. Each year hundreds of school children tour the Memorial with OJMCHE docents. To schedule a tour for your school or organization click call 503-226-3600.
The Oregon Holocaust Memorial is located in Washington Park at the intersection of SW Washington Way & Wright Avenue.
Join us at Cook Park in Tigard for a BBQ, a ballgame and a fun for the whole family. Kesser Israel’s annual BBQ is this August!
Bring your friends, your kids, and your favorite outdoor activities! Mark your calendars, you don’t want to miss this.