Calendar

Aug
9
Sun
Sunset Dinner at Grizzly Peak Winery, Benefit for the Havurah Synagogue
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Havurah invites the community to a Sunset Dinner at Grizzly Peak Winery in Ashland; The Best of Both Worlds, on Thursday, August 27 at 6:00 PM with light jazz by the Paul Schmeling Trio. Ashland Gourmet will provide appetizers from the Middle Eastern kitchen with delights such as tabouli, hummus, baba ganoush and more, followed by an entrée from the Spanish Sephardic tradition of Chicken Marbella and dessert of fresh fruit and baklava. The all inclusive price per person, which includes the wonderful wines of Grizzly Peak, is $60, and tables of eight can be reserved for $440. All reservations must be made in advance no later than August 19 by calling 541-488-7716. The event is a benefit for the Havurah.

Nov
29
Tue
Women’s Tallit Making Program @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Wrap yourself in “herstory!” Ever thought about making your own Tallit? Come learn more about them, and make one yourself! Sisterhood is hosting a Women’s Tallit program, where you can learn about the history of women’s use of a talllit, as well as the basics of making your own. If you have a Tallit you wear, or have made, please bring to share! We will re-convene at a later date and plan to tie our “tzitzit” together. For more information contact Dana at otrbanana@frontier.com.

Sep
13
Thu
Brown Bag Lunch Conversation with Professor Steven Wasserstrom @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A Conversation with Professor Steven Wasserstrom, Moe & Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities, Reed College about Holocaust denial and the limits of free speech.

The OJMCHE series of informal lunchtime conversations with scholars, museum professionals, historians, and others. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.

Oct
5
Fri
Brown Bag Lunch: Eli’s Town @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join photographer Elliot Burg as we discusses his photographs on view in the East Gallery (starting Oct 4). In early 2017, photographer Elliot Burg decided to seek out and capture images of the place in Eastern Europe where his Jewish grandfather and namesake Eli (pronounced “Ellie”) had come from. The exhibition is the story of that journey.

OJMCHE kicks off a series of informal lunchtime conversations with scholars, museum professionals, historians, and others. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.

Oct
18
Thu
PDX Business Breakfast Series: Blockchain and Bitcoin… the Future? @ Portland State University
Oct 18 @ 7:15 am – 9:15 am

PDX Business Breakfast Series: Blockchain and Bitcoin… the Future?

Join us for a discussion of blockchain, its business applications, and whether it is the next “big thing.”

PSU – Native American Student & Community Center

7:15 – 8:00 am: Networking + Breakfast
8:00 – 9:15 am: Program

FEATURING:

Dr. Joe Kiniry of Galois and Free & Fair

Rob La Forte of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services

Jeff Mazer of moovel North America

Moderator: Joey Fishman of Ritholtz Wealth Management

For more details and to register: oregonjcc.org/pdxbiz

Nov
8
Thu
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion with Rosalyn Kliot @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This month featuring Speaker’s Bureau member Rosalyn Kliot, who will share her story, from origins in Vilna and Lodz, to life in Oregon today. This event is part of the 2018 Portland Jewish Book Month series on David Fishman’s The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis.

The OJMCHE series of informal lunchtime conversations. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.

Dec
4
Tue
Brown Bag Lunch: Ghetto Gardens @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The OJMCHE series of informal lunchtime conversations. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.

Join Kenneth Helphand, Philip H. Knight Professor of Landscape Architecture Emeritus University of Oregon, for a talk on Ghetto Gardens in conjunction with our current exhibition. The Last Journey of the Jews of Lodz offers an extraordinary rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross.

It seems improbable, but gardens were made in the ghettos of Lodz, Warsaw, Kovno and more. Based on research in Poland, Israel and the US this illustrated talk speaks about the creation and meaning of these gardens based on the first person accounts of their creators and witnesses. The talk is based on material in Helphand’s award winning book Defiant Gardens: Making Gardens in Wartime. The OJMCHE Brown Bag lunch is a series of informal lunchtime conversations. Bring a lunch or buy a brown bag lunch in Lefty’s Cafe and join us in the museum’s auditorium for a lively give and take as we share and explore ideas, experience, and expertise.

 

Apr
28
Sun
Good Deeds Month – J-Serve Project
Apr 28 all-day

Sunday, April 28: J-Serve Project

J-SERVE Project: Houseless Community in PDX
At Agape Village
Time to be determined. J-Serve is a teen initiative supported by BBYO open to 6th – 8th graders.

Registration opens April 1.

SAVE THE DATE. Check back for more details for this project, as well as other opportunities to participate in Good Deeds Month: HERE

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