March Calendar

March 2
Conversos: A presentation by Rabbi Joshua Stampfer, Co-founder of the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies. 7-9 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. 503-222-1069

March 3
Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group. Open to the whole community, the support group will provide emotional and educational support for caregivers and care partners of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 6:30-8:30 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, Portland. 503-222-1069

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

PJ Library Weekly story hour in Lake Oswego. Every Thursday. 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 Avenue A, Lake Oswego. 503-892-7415

MJCC Author’s Series presents Kimberly Marlow Hartnett. See page 64

March 3-13
Dare I Call You Cousin – an exhibition of photos, poems, and videos compassionate to the struggle of both Israelis and Palestinians – opens with  reception and poetry reading 6-9 pm March 3 at Havurah Shalom, 825  NW 18th Ave., Portland. Exhibit open (some days with other events) 2-5 pm, March 6; 7-9 pm, March 8; 7-9 pm, March 10; and 2-5 pm March 13. 503-248-4662

March 4
Yad b’Yad Intergenerational singing and stories. Every Friday. Join PJ Library as we bring back Yad b’Yad with Kim Schneiderman! 9:30-10:15 am at Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6125 SW Boundary St., Portland. 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

Inspirational dinner with Kesser Israel’s scholar-in-residence Rabbi Simch Willig at the MJCC. Includes delicious Shabbat Dinner by Century Catering, words of Torah from Rabbi Willig, a children’s program, and more!

Jews Next Dor Shabbat service at Moishe House. Congregation Beth Israel’s group for 20 and 30-somethings holds monthly Shabbat services 7:30-9 pm led by board member Sarah Philips and Rabbi Joseph, with a d’varscussion led by Lauren Shapiro. Co-sponsored by Moishe House. Tracy Alifanz, 503-222-1069

March 5
Tot Shabbat and Preschool Open House. 9 am-noon at Congregation Beth Israel. Musical Tot Shabbat with Kim Schneiderman and clergy followed by a family oneg and games in our preschool classrooms. 503-222-1069

March 6
Join PJ Library for a free weekly story hour for young families with music, crafts and PJ Library Stories! Every Sunday 9:30-10:15 am at New Seasons Market, 3445 N Williams Ave., Portland. 503-892-7415

Timbers season opener. See page 22

Igudesman and Joo: Big Nightmare Music See page 23

March 7
PJ Library Hillsboro Story Hour. Every Monday.  10-10:45 am at Yo Zone, 18033 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton. Free. 503-892-7415

March 8
The Sephardic Winter Film Fest continues with “Nicky’s Family.” 7 pm at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland. 503-892-6634 or

MJCC Author’s Series presents Jessica Fechtor. See page 64

March 10
Nosh and Drash on Purim. Monthly discussion led by Rabbi Eve Posen at 10-11 am at Cafe at the J, MJCC. Free. 503-244-0111

March 12
Torah Yoga for Preschoolers. 10:30 am-noon second Saturday of month at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Co-sponsored by PJ Library. 503-226-6131

Carl Preschool’s 13th annual auction features fabulous games, prizes and bidding to benefit Shaarie Torah’s Carl Preschool.  7-10 pm at The Enso Building, 1400 NW Marshall St.,Portland. 503-226-6131

March 13
Opening reception for Ruth Gruber Photojournalist. (Exhibit continues through June 13). See page 56

MJCC Day Camp Fair. 1-3 pm at MJCC. Learn about MJCC Summer Day Camp programs, register and meet camp staff. 503-244-0111

Women’s Day of Jewish Learning. See page 60

March 14
Jewish College Night. See page 48

March 15
MJCC Author’s Series presents Laura Nicole Diamond. See page 64

March 17
The One-Eyed WAtchman: Viewing war through the camera lens. See page 64

March 18
DEADLINE for Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition. The annual competition for middle and high school students encourages youth to evaluate history, foster an awareness of the Holocaust, and broaden their minds in the areas of art, history, civics, sociology and literature. For the competition, students are presented with a prompt that becomes their cue to create a piece of writing or a work of art.

A Little Shabbat. A lively Shabbat full of singing, greeting, stories, eating and new friends appropriate for families with children in preschool, 2 years and older. Free. 5-6:30 pm third Friday of the month at Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Cosponsored by PJ Library. 503-226-6131

March 19-April 9
Davita’s Harp world premiere presented by Jewish Theatre Collaborative at Milagro Theatre. See page 64

March 21
Israeli Folk Dancing at Leedy Grange. 7-9 pm every third Monday at 835 NW Saltzman Road, Beaverton. $6. 503-313-4552

March 24
PURIM! See page 64-65 for Purimshpiels, carnivals and hamantaschen options in the week leading up to this festive holiday.

April 1-3
Family Shabbaton: A Weekend of Discovery. Join guest lecturer Rabbi Yaakov Salomon for “Discovery” – a series of lectures on Judaism and the Jewish people. The Portland Kollel presents this weekend of classes, discussion at the Sheraton Portland Airport. Topics include Faith & Knowledge, The 7 Wonders of Jewish History and The Science of Torah.

April 2
It’s Magic. Cedar Sinai Park Gala. See page 52

April 3
EUGENE: Temple Beth Israel Dream Auction – Spring Soirée! 4:30 pm at TBI,1175 East 29th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403. 541-485-7218

The Mutant Diaries. See page 26

April 3-5
PJA/MJCC Used Book Sale:  6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland.

April 7
Intergroup Community Seder. See page 64

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