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Apr
9
Mon
Not What You Think: The Role of the Holocaust in the Establishment of Israel – The 2018 Lorry I. Lokey Lecture @ 238 Smith Memorial Student Union
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Not What You Think: The Role of the Holocaust in the Establishment of Israel - The 2018 Lorry I. Lokey Lecture @ 238 Smith Memorial Student Union | Portland | Oregon | United States

What: A public lecture by Dr. Aviva Halamish, Open University of Israel
When: Monday, April 9, 6:30pm
Where: 238 Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU 238)
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Contact: Stacey Johnston | judaicst@pdx.edu| 503-725-8449

Please join us for the 2018 Lorry I. Lokey Lecture featuring Dr. Aviva Halamish of the Open University of Israel titled, “Not What You Think: The Role of the Holocaust in the Establishment of Israel”

Contemplate and confront the widely accepted assumption that the Holocaust had a decisive influence on the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

Explore questions like: Is there a link between the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel? Who promotes this claim? What really happened and how did the Holocaust impact the process of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine?

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lorry I. Lokey. Cosponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and the Middle East Studies Center.

Oct
10
Wed
Israel Film Series @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm

Israel Film Series

Calling all filmgoers! Join us for an array of Israeli films focusing on the topic of homelessness. A discussion with Q&A will follow each film, please see film details for specifics. Films to be announced soon!

Lost Boys of Portlandia
Wednesday, October 10
7:00 pm

Meet local Israeli filmmaker, Nili Yosha and Executive Director for Outside the Frame. In a riff on Peter Pan, homeless youth of Portland debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story.

Diplomat
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 pm

The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home to 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside world.

 

Zrubavel
Tuesday, October 30
7:00 pm

The personal dramas of the immigrant Zrubavel family and the universal intergenerational cultural struggles that come with assimilation are depicted in this first feature film made by Ethiopian Israelis.

Purchase tickets at oregonjcc.org/film

In partnership with the Institute for Judaic Studies

Oct
16
Tue
Israel Film Series @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm

Israel Film Series

Calling all filmgoers! Join us for an array of Israeli films focusing on the topic of homelessness. A discussion with Q&A will follow each film, please see film details for specifics. Films to be announced soon!

Lost Boys of Portlandia
Wednesday, October 10
7:00 pm

Meet local Israeli filmmaker, Nili Yosha and Executive Director for Outside the Frame. In a riff on Peter Pan, homeless youth of Portland debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story.

Diplomat
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 pm

The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home to 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside world.

 

Zrubavel
Tuesday, October 30
7:00 pm

The personal dramas of the immigrant Zrubavel family and the universal intergenerational cultural struggles that come with assimilation are depicted in this first feature film made by Ethiopian Israelis.

Purchase tickets at oregonjcc.org/film

In partnership with the Institute for Judaic Studies

Oct
30
Tue
Israel Film Series @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Israel Film Series

Calling all filmgoers! Join us for an array of Israeli films focusing on the topic of homelessness. A discussion with Q&A will follow each film, please see film details for specifics. Films to be announced soon!

Lost Boys of Portlandia
Wednesday, October 10
7:00 pm

Meet local Israeli filmmaker, Nili Yosha and Executive Director for Outside the Frame. In a riff on Peter Pan, homeless youth of Portland debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story.

Diplomat
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 pm

The Hotel Diplomat in Jerusalem was once a five-star hotel. For nearly 20 years it is home to 600 immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Never having integrated into Israeli society, its residents have created their own little island, secluded from the outside world.

 

Zrubavel
Tuesday, October 30
7:00 pm

The personal dramas of the immigrant Zrubavel family and the universal intergenerational cultural struggles that come with assimilation are depicted in this first feature film made by Ethiopian Israelis.

Purchase tickets at oregonjcc.org/film

In partnership with the Institute for Judaic Studies

Mar
17
Sun
PIFF: Redemption @ Cinema 21
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

Directed by Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Israel 2018 104 mins. In Hebrew with English subtitles

Madmoni and Yacov’s deeply emotional spiritual journey highlights the necessity of family and friends, even if that means painfully coming to grips with one’s past transgressions. Single father Menachem (Moshe Folkenflick), whose daughter Geula (Emily Granin) is diagnosed with cancer, must find a way to pay for costly treatments despite eking out a simple existence without much cash flow. Enter Menachem’s former, marginally popular band, for which he was lead singer. In an effort to raise funds, the band gets back together and rekindles their old fire. But, as the recently-religious Menachem finds out, redemption is not so easily earned in this uplifting yet realistic tale of the bonds that connect us all. Winner, Best Actor, 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival; winner, Audience Award, 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Filmography: The Barbecue People (2003), Melanoma My Love (2006), Restoration (2011), A Place in Heaven (2013)

Sponsored by the Institute for Judaic Studies

Mar
21
Thu
PIFF: Redemption @ Cinema 21
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Directed by Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Israel 2018 104 mins. In Hebrew with English subtitles

Madmoni and Yacov’s deeply emotional spiritual journey highlights the necessity of family and friends, even if that means painfully coming to grips with one’s past transgressions. Single father Menachem (Moshe Folkenflick), whose daughter Geula (Emily Granin) is diagnosed with cancer, must find a way to pay for costly treatments despite eking out a simple existence without much cash flow. Enter Menachem’s former, marginally popular band, for which he was lead singer. In an effort to raise funds, the band gets back together and rekindles their old fire. But, as the recently-religious Menachem finds out, redemption is not so easily earned in this uplifting yet realistic tale of the bonds that connect us all. Winner, Best Actor, 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Festival; winner, Audience Award, 2018 Jerusalem Film Festival.

Filmography: The Barbecue People (2003), Melanoma My Love (2006), Restoration (2011), A Place in Heaven (2013)

Sponsored by the Institute for Judaic Studies

Apr
12
Fri
Call for Photo Submissions – Israel from the Eyes of the Community @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Apr 12 all-day

Yom Ha’Atzmaut: Call for Photo Submissions!

Israel from the Eyes of the Community: A PDX Community Art Display at our Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration

Send us your best photo that you took in Israel. Approved submissions (no lewd photos, or photos that include illegal paraphernalia) will be on display in the MJCC Art Gallery from April 29 – May 31, 2019.

Community members will vote on their favorite photo from April 29 – May 8. Winners will be announced at 8:00 pm at the Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration on May 8.

Email a high resolution digital copy of the photo, and include a note about where and when it was taken. Files no larger than 10MB per submission. Deadline is April 12, 2019. One submission per person. Email submissions to lsteinberg@oregonjcc.org.

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and PJ Library

Apr
29
Mon
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 lsteinberg@oregonjcc.org by April 12.

Exhibit on display April 29 – May 31

Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and PJ Library

Nov
24
Sun
Brunch with Speakers: Doctors Charles and Leslie Elder @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Nov 24 @ 9:40 am – 10:30 am

Brunch with Speakers: Doctors Charles and Leslie Elder

Sunday, November 24, 9:40-11:30am

Please join the Men’s club for their popular brunch speaker series with Doctors Charles and Leslie Elder will be discussing their new book, Picture of Health.

$5 suggested. Free for Men’s Club members.

Please note: Programs are subject to change; please contact the office for more information: 503.246.8831 or visit the website at: www.nevehshalom.org.

Dec
8
Sun
Film Club: Fig Tree @ Congregation Neveh Shalom
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Film Club: Fig Tree

Sunday, December 8, 4:00-7:00pm

Join the Feldstein Library Film Club for a special screening of the film Fig Tree.

About the film: During the Ethiopian civil war, a Jewish teenager hatches a scheme to keep her Christian boyfriend from being drafted, as she and her family prepare to flee the country and go to Israel.

Please note: Programs are subject to change; please contact the office for more information: 503.246.8831 or visit the website at: www.nevehshalom.org.

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