Monthly Mitzvah Project @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Monthly Mitzvah Project

Throughout the month of September, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Back-to-School Items for Schoolhouse Supplies.

Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC Lobby.

Chai Baby + PJ Library Indoor Playground @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chai Baby + PJ Library Indoor Playground

For parents/caregivers and their children up to 5 years old. Play. Meet friends. Run. Have a Kosher snack. Sing + listen to stories. Have a blast!

Second Wednesday of each month
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

Free and open to the community.

In partnership with PJ Library, Chai Baby, Portland Jewish Academy

R.B. Kitaj, A Jew, Etc., Etc. Exhibition Tour with Bruce Guenther @ Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a special tour of R.B. Kitaj, A Jew Etc., Etc. with Bruce Guenther, Adjunct Curator for Special Exhibitions.

Free with admission; free for members!

PJ Library: Learn about the High Holy Days @ Garden Home Library
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Join PJ Library at the Garden Home Library as we learn about the High Holy Days with a craft and stories!
(in the same parking lot as Thriftway)

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.

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen @ Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that draw on our experiences.

Thursday, September 13
Topic: Rosh Hashanah Learning

Thursday, October 11
Topic: Noah and the Flood:  Then and Now

Thursday, November 8
Topic: The Torah of Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 13
Topic: Texts of Inspiration

Free and open to the community.

In partnership with Congregation Neveh Shalom

Introduction to Judaism Course @ various local synagogues
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 18-week course is taught by members of The Oregon Board of Rabbis, representing a variety of Jewish affiliations. A carefully constructed curriculum includes Jewish history, life cycle events, holidays, ritual and daily practice, theology, study of Torah and contemporary Jewish America. While not a conversion class, most OBR members consider it a prerequisite for students beginning study for conversion. Classes 7-9 pm, Thursdays, at rotating Portland area synagogues.

Spilt Milk at Lake Theater @ Lake Theater & Cafe
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Spilt Milk at Lake Theater @ Lake Theater & Cafe
Now that O’Connor’s in Multnomah Village has closed, Betsy Kauffman and Joanie Quinn are moving their Spilt Milk comedy show (minimum age 18) to the Lake Theater & Café in Lake Oswego.
Betsy was featured in Oregon Jewish Life in November 2015.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us,” says Betsy. ” O’Connor’s was a sweet venue, but this past year, we were busting out at the seams there. We had a fun last O’Connor’s show in May  where we gave out some ‘Not our last show!’ commemorative coffee mugs.  We had capacity for about 50 people.  Now, we’ll have room for 90.  We will be at the Lake Theater the second Thursday of the month, starting on Sept. 13.”

Doors open at 5:30 pm, show starts at 7. Come early to eat, come to drink, come to soak in the view from the lakeside deck … and come to laugh ’til you cry!
Lake Theater’s beer and wine lists represent the best in the industry, and are curated with care; and their cocktails feature seasonal ingredients mixed with never-bottom-shelf spirits.  And the pizzas!  New York style! Food and drink can be enjoyed in the theater.
The theater features cabaret-style seating on the main floor and traditional velvet seating in the balcony. We can bring the show to almost 100 people at a time!
Designed by celebrated local architect Richard Sundeleaf, the Lake Theater first opened its doors in 1940, charging 25¢ for admission.

BB Camp High Holiday Family Camp @ B'nai B'rith Camp
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

High Holiday Family Camp
September 14-16, 2018

Bring in the Jewish New Year at B’nai B’rith Camp on the Oregon coast with your family.

Activities include a fun-filled High Holiday and Shabbat celebration, arts & crafts, athletics, canoeing, swimming and much more.

Price includes 6 meals, 2 nights’ stay and great activities.

In partnership with Congregation Beth Israel and PJ Library.

Adults: $125, Kids ages 3 and older: $100, Kids 2 and under: Free.

For more info, contact Ben at



NEW DATE: Shabbat Under the Evergreens with JNFuture PDX @ Cathedral Park
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Bring a dish, bring a blanket, bring a Frisbee, bring your dog to this very informal potluck Shabbat in Cathedral Park in the St. Johns neighborhood in Portland. We will socialize and have fun in the park and do a very brief Shabbat ceremony at ~8:30 followed by a brief discussion of JNF’s trips and projects in Israel and the JNF’s National Conference, which is coming up in October.

For advertising information, please contact