December 2016 Calendar

Through Dec. 30

Hershey Felder is Irving Berlin at Portland Center Stage. Experience the remarkable story of “America’s Composer.” Felder takes us from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side – and ultimately throughout America and the world. 503-445-3700, pcs.org

Through Jan. 1

Exhibit: Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. See page 42

Dec. 4

Super Sunday: Jewish Federation of Greater Portland phone-athon. Volunteer to make calls or answer the call and make a donation. Either way you’ll change lives and strengthen the community. Jewishportland.org/supersunday or 503-245-6219

Celebrating 10 years of Chabad Hillsboro: Chabad of Hillsboro dedicates the first Torah in Hillsboro and dedicates the expansion at its new building. Ceremony begins at 3 pm at Brookwood Elementary School, 3960 SE Cedar St., Hillsboro, then march with the Torah to the Chabad Jewish Center. RSVP required: Chabadh.com

Dec. 5

Jewish Voices is OJMCHE’s annual event with readings by prominent Jewish poets and writers who share their work. 7 pm at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington, Portland. Led by Willa Schneberg, writers include Tin House authors Harriet Fasenfest, Cari Luna, Jon Raymond, Robin Romm; and Stewart Holbrook Literary Legacy Award recipient Carla Perry; and Willa Schneberg. Luna, Raymond and Schneberg are past Oregon Book Award winners. Free. 503-226-3600

Dec. 6

Sephardic Winter Film Series: Double feature. 1913: Seeds of Conflict and Arab & Jew Return to the Promised Land. Films with Sephardic content screen at 7 pm the first Tuesday of each month through April 2017. Films, dessert and discussions at Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, are free (donations accepted). David: 503-892-6634, jewishfilmportland.org

Dec. 7

Come tour Portland Jewish Academy LIVE! 10 am at PJA, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. A fully accredited community Jewish day school offering early childhood care, preschool, Kindergarten-8th grade, and after-school care. 503-244-0126, ihoogerhuis@pjaproud.org

Dec. 8

Nosh and Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen. 1-2 pm at the MJCC. Coming and Going – Parshat Vayetze. 503-244-0111

Dec. 11

Portland Jewish Academy Auction. 4:30 pm at Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Silent auction begins at 4:30 pm; Dinner and live auction begins at 6:30 pm. 503-244-0126, pjaproud.org/auction

Music to Light the Night with Ilene Safyan. 7 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Great music, fine wines and delicious desserts. Ilene Safyan, award winning singer and composer, accompanied by pianist Barry Lavine. $36. 503-246-8831

Dec. 14

PDX MOTs Happy Hour for singles and couples 30s-40s. 6:30-8 pm, White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave., Portland. RSVP: PDX MOTS on Facebook

Dec. 15

Psoy Korolenko concert. See page 44

Dec. 18

OJMCHE’s annual theatre fundraising event: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. See page 63

Adopt-A-Family Gift wrapping party. See page 58

Jan. 3, 2017

Sephardic Film Festival: Among The Righteous. Films with Sephardic content screen at 7 pm the first Tuesday of each month through April 2017. Films, dessert and discussions at Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, are free (donations accepted). David: 503-892-6634, jewishfilmportland.org

For additional event listings, see our Hanukkah roundup on page 26 and our JKids & Teens Calendar on page 61.

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