January 2017 Calendar

Through Jan. 31

Multnomah Historical Society Display at Multnomah Arts Center. See page 36

Jan 2

Israeli Folk Dancing at Leedy Grange. Learn easy and intermediate level dances led by Sue Wendel. 6:30-7: beginners class; 7-8: easy dances; 8-9 intermediate dances. Leedy Grange, 835 NW Saltzman Road, Portland. Repeats Jan 16 and 30. On Jan 16 we will celebrate our 2nd anniversary with special guest dance leader Allison Victor!! Recall she danced with us last year for our 1st anniversary. We are excited to have her back to teach! $6/$10 couples; first time free. pifdnews@gmail.com

Jan. 3

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

Jan. 8

Fitness Palooza: Learn about MJCC’s broad range of fitness programs and try out a class! Hilary will give a free talk on nutrition, and Eve will showcase our newest offering, “Alexander Technique!” Our personal training staff will be on-hand to answer questions and to offer free IGNITE sessions. Sunday, 11 am-1 pm at the MJCC. Free to members and guests. 503-244-0111

Jan. 11

Judaism and Resistance When the Law of the Land is Unjust, What Should Jews Do? 7 pm at the Lucky Lab, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. Join Rabbi Ariel Stone of Congregation Shir Tikvah and Rabbi Tzvi Fischer of the Portland Kollel to learn, consider and discuss the Jewish roots of civil resistance to social injustice. Cash bar, free snacks. 503-473-8227

Jan. 12

Portland Jewish Academy Open House. 10 am at PJA, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. PJA’s unique curriculum, integrating Jewish learning and values with S.T.E.A.M., provides the foundation for success in high school, college, and life. 503-244-0126

Jan 16

Second Anniversary of Israeli Folk Dancing at Leedy Grange. 6:30-7: beginners class; 7-8: easy dances; 8-9 intermediate dances. Leedy Grange, 835 NW Saltzman Road, Portland. Celebrate our anniversary with special guest dance leader Allison Victor, who danced at the 1st anniversary. $6/$10 couples; first time free. pifdnews@gmail.com

Jan. 18

Places of Remembrance. This timely, participatory discussion begins at 6:30 pm at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St., Portland. Free. ojmche.org or 503-226-3600

Jan. 22

Discover the Arts & Culture of Israel. Meet Congregation Shaarie Torah’s teachers, staff, students and clergy 9:30 am-12:30 pm. (Repeats Jan. 29). To participate in painting and cooking class, registration is required by Jan. 15. Shaarietorah.org

Carl Preschool Open House. Explore this cooperative Jewish preschool at Congregation Shaarie Torah 10 am-noon. 503-226-6131 or thecarlschool.com

Jan. 23-March 17

PJA/MJCC Book Collection Drive: Please donate used books to the Mittleman Jewish Community Center front desk.  6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. No encyclopedias please. PJA/MJCC Used Book Sale runs March 26-28. To schedule a pickup, email pjabooksale@gmail.com

Jan. 25

Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Risks and Rewards. Noon-1:30 pm, Multnomah Athletic Club. Joint the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Group for a dynamic panel discussion addressing what volunteers need to know to protect themselves when serving on a nonprofit board. Free. RSVP by Jan. 19: 503-248-9328 or nates@ojcf.org

Jan. 26

Democratic Values after Trump: A Frank View. Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank presents the 12th Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Memorial Lecture. See page 63

Feb. 7

Sephardic Film Festival: The Long Way Home. This Academy Award-winning documentary examines the critical post-World War II period from 1945 to 1948 and the plight refugees.

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

For information call David 503-892-6634 or jewishfilmportland.org

Feb. 7-March 5

Artists Repertory Theatre & Geezer Gallery present “Marjorie Prime” on the Alder Stage and “It’s About Time” in the Morrison lobby. See page 34

Feb. 10

AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen. See page 63

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