February Calendar

Through Feb 28

Three exhibits continue at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 NW Kearney, Portland. Pointing the Way: The Art of the Torah Pointer; Surviving Remnents; and Florence Saltzman: Painter + Printmaker. 503-226-3600 or ojmche.

Feb 1
PJ Library Hillsboro Story Hour. Every Monday. 10-10:45 am at Yo Zone, 18033 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton. Free 503-892-7415

Proverbs with Rabbi Ficher. Weekly 7:30pm at Portland Kollel, 6688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland. 503-245-5420

Feb 2
The Year of Living Biblically, a book talk. 7pm at MJCC. Hear about the book in preparation for visit by the author, A.J. Jacobs, Feb.21 at the J’s Friends of the Center Bunch. 503-244-0111 or oregonjcc.org

Feb 3
Delicate Regard – An artist talk with Anika Smulovitz. See page 65

The Dreyfus Affair. Rabbi Daniel Isaak shares his memoirabilia and leads a seminar discussion of the Dreyfus Affair, a fascinating anti-semitic incident form the 1800s France that raises questions relevant to today. 7-9 pm, at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. 503-222-1069

Feb, 4
11th Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture featuring Shawn Landres on American Jewish Politics. 7pm in 75 Lincoln Hall, Portland State University, 1620 SW Park, Ave., Portland. Free. 503-725-5048 or judaicst@pdx.edu

Talmud Class 7:30pm at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Repeats every Thursday. Free. 503-226-6131

Indoor Playground with Chai Baby and PJ Library. 10am – noon of the first Thursday of month at MJCC, 6651 AWJ Capitl Hwy., Portland. Playing running, kosher snacks, storytelling and prize drawings! For parents/caregivers and their children up to 5 years old. Free. 503-535-3539

Feb. 5
PJ Story Hour Yad b’Yad. 9:30-10:15 am, at Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6125 SW Boundary St. Join PJ Library as we bring back Yad b’Yad with Kim Schneiderman! Intergenerational singing and stories at Cedar Sinai Park every Friday. 503-892-7415

PJ Library Southeast Weekly story hour. 10-10:45 am at Seahorses, 4029 SE Hawthorne, Portland. Weekly (every Friday) story hour for young families with music and PJ Library books! Free. 503-892-7415

Feb. 6
Tot Shabbat. An engaging and interactive Shabbat program for preschool kids. 10:45 am at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. For ages 2 to 6 and parents are invited to stay. Free 503-226-6131

Feb. 9
The Sephardic Winter Film Fest continues with “Jerusalem: Center of the World.” 7 pm at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland. 503-892-6634 or jewishfilmportland.org

Feb. 9-March 6
“Mothers & Sons” at Artists Repertory Theatre. Artistsrep.org

Feb. 10
Davita’s World: The Draw of Jewish Learning. 12:30 pm at the MJCC. A Taste of yeshiva: Experience the style of learning that execited and nourished the heroine of “Davita’s Harp.” Part of the Jewish Theatre Collaborative’s Page2Stage “Davita’s Harp” season. 503-512-0582

Feb. 11
OJCF Professional Advisors Group hosts lunch meeting to share important information about how we can serve and protect our elders effectively Noon- 1:30 pm at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Moderated by David Fuks, former CEO Cedar Sinai Park. Speakers: David Molko, Jewish Family and Child Services; Tim Nay, founding president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and Lesley Sacks, social worker with Hospice Care of the Northwest. 503-248-9328 or ojcf.org

PJ Library Weekly story hour in Lake Oswego. Join us for a weekly story hour for young families with PJ Library stories, crafts and music! 9:30-10:15 am at Realty Trust Group, 600 A Avenue, Lake Oswego. Every Thursday. 503-892-7415

Mega Challah Bake. 7-9:30 pm at the MJCC. Hosted by Chabad of Oregon. 503-977-9947

Love as a spiritual revolution. See page 64

Feb 15
Presidents Day Reptile Show and Story Time. Come visit Mr. Lizard and his Mobile Zoo and bring your parents and siblings too! Plus, enjoy snacks and stories with PJ Library. Parents join the fun, schmooze, sip tea and coffee, and nosh. $6 per child, $24 family max. Programs for ages 2-4 and 5-11. 10 am-noon at Kesser Israel, 6698 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. 503-222-1239 or jodi@kesserisrael.org

Israeli Folk Dancing at Leedy Grange. 7-9 pm every third Monday at 835 NW Saltzman Road, Beaverton. $6. 503-313-4552

Feb. 17
OJCF Life & Legacy Celebration. See page 58

Feb. 19
PJ Story Hour Yad b’Yad. 9:30-10:15 am, at Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6125 SW Boundary St. Join PJ Library as we bring back Yad b’Yad with Kim Schneiderman! Intergenerational singing and stories at Cedar Sinai Park. 503-892-7415

Feb. 21
Friends of the Center Brunch featuring A.J. Jacobs. See page 37

Feb. 25
Dad’s Night Out. Dad’s Night is an open and welcoming group of dads (of all ages!)  who get together for a drink, some nosh and interesting relaxed discussion led by a local rabbi. $5 suggested donation, open to all Jewish dads and dads who are raising Jewish kids. Come have a drink with the rabbi! For location:  jgreenberg@nevehshalom.org

Feb. 26
B’kol Echad: A Musical Shabbat at Shaarie Torah. 7 pm at Shaarie Torah as we welcome Shabbat together. Spirited singing, prayers in Hebrew and English, raucous noise and peaceful silence – everything you need to open the gates of Shabbat.  Every 4th Friday of the month.
503-226-6131

Feb. 27
Cowgirl Ball supporting Forward Stride therapeutic riding program. 5:30 pm at the MJCC. See page 49

Feb. 28
Mah Jongg Tournament. 11 am at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Please join us for a fun-filled day of Mah Jongg and friendship. Experienced and new players welcome (no teaching).  11 am-noon: Brunch and explanation of rules; noon-4 pm: tournament and prizes. Hosted by Neveh Shalom Sisterhood. Register by Feb. 21 at nevehshalom.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/MajJongg2016.pdf.  503-929-1680

March 2
Conversos presented by Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, co-founder of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies. 7-9 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders. Portland. At the end of the 15th century, the Inquisition forced the Jews in Spain to leave or convert to Catholicism. Many of those who converted, or “conversos,” continued to practice their faith illegally and in secret. Many immigrated to Spanish American colonies where enforcement by the Inquisition was less stringent than in Spain. During periods of persecution by the Mexican Inquisition, crypto-Jews migrated to isolated frontier areas, including northern New Spain, which later became New Mexico. 503-222-1069

March 3
Indoor Playground with Chai Baby and PJ Library. 10 am-noon of first Thursday of month at MJCC, 6651 AWJ Capitol Hwy., Portland. Playing, running, kosher snacks, storytelling and prize drawings! For parents/caregivers and their children up to 5 years old. Free.  503-535-3539

Jewish Author Series presents Laura Dave.
See page 37

“Dare I Call You Cousin” exhibit opens.
See page 54

March 4-6
Weekend in Quest. See page 64

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