Nov. 1

Celebrate Jewish Book Month with Lois Leveen, author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser (HarperCollins), a new novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy. Cosponsored by Shalom Chapter Hadassah, Vancouver, WA. 7-8 pm at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Road, Vancouver. 360-571-9696

Lawyers, Tyranny and the Rule of Law – or – “The first thing we do, is kill all the lawyers,” by federal defense attorney Steven Wax. 6 pm at Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave., Portland. Free.

Nov. 2

Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat and potluck on the Eastside with Congregation Neveh Shalom’s Eastside Community: Mizrach. 6:15 pm at Western Seminary, Chapel Sanctuary, 5511 SE Hawthorne, Portland. or

Nov. 3

The SHOC Foundation Teal Ribbon Boutique features quaint home decor and vintage novelty items. Open Saturdays Nov. 3-Dec. 22 from 10 am to 3 pm. 18575 Portland Ave., Gladstone. Sales benefit ovarian cancer research. Call Geri at

Nov. 4

Writing the Jewish Mother: A Writing Workshop with Willa Schneberg. 2 pm at OJM. $50, sliding scale. All proceeds benefit OJM.

Nov. 4-Dec. 2

One Book, One Community events in honor of Jewish Book Month range from Nov. 4 Skype interview with author Ariel Sabar and Nov. 5 staged reading of chapter one of My Father’s Paradise to a Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Shabbaton with the subject of book, Dr. Yona Sabar. For information on these and other Jewish Book Month events, see page 50

Nov. 7

Fiscal Cliffs and Crystal Balls: Post-Election Tax Strategies for Estate Planning and Charitable Giving. Presented by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisors Group. Noon at Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland. RSVP by Nov. 2 to 503-248-9328

Nov. 8

Beth Hamon presents: “Worlds Collide!” Acoustic Jewish Folk, 7-9 pm, at Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd Ave. in Portland). Funds to help Beth get to the 2013 Shalshelet Jewish Music Festival in Miami, where her song “City of Love/Ahavat Olam” qualified as a finalist. Food to Oregon Food Bank. Admisson: $10, adults; $5, under 12; free,
babes-in-arms; plus one can of food.

Nov. 9

Opening night of local playwright’s new play Ephemory. See page 46

Nov. 11

Eugene-based folk harpist and multi-instrumentalist David Helfand and violist Justin Lader perform at 2 pm at OJM. Travel to the far corners of the Jewish world on a journey with Celtic harp, mandocello, guitar and viola. $10, general; $5 members. 503-226-3600

Jewish Community Orchestra Concert. 3 pm at MJCC. Tickets available at the door. $10 adults,
$8 seniors, children under 6 free. $5 students.,

Nov. 13

First film in free Sephardic Winter Film Festival. See page 69

Reading The Jewish Mother: A reading with members of the “Writing the Jewish Mother” workshop at 7 pm at OJM. $5, general;
members free. 503-226-3600

Nov. 16-17

Rose Schnitzer Manor Scholar-in-Residence Prof. Natan Meir will deliver a D’var Torah after Shabbat dinner Friday and two presentations Saturday. 1:30 pm: People of the Poorhouse: Tales of the Destitute, Orphaned and Mad in Jewish Eastern Europe; 3 pm: Hebrew and Yiddish Documents from Eastern Europe: Voices from the Archive. Cost: $18 includes Shabbat dinner. RSVP by Nov. 2 to Kathy Tipsord at 503-535-4394 or

Nov. 17

The Abayudaya Jews of Uganda: A Benefit Talk and Music Performance. See page 69

Nov. 18

Concert by Jewish Rocker Rick Recht and Super Sunday Community Action Day. See pages 48-49

Eugene’s Temple Beth Israel joins some 300 congregations worldwide to celebrate “Global Day of Jewish Learning” organized by the Aleph Society and Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. 9 am-1 pm at TBI, 1175 East 29th Ave., Eugene. 541-485-7218

Dec. 2

Eugene’s Temple Beth Israel invites artists, crafters, DIY-ers, and authors wishing to sell at TBI’s Hanukkah Craft Bazaar/Sisterhood Sunday Café
to contact Executive Director Nina Korican at or 541-485-7218

First sessions of Matan program in which mothers and daughters study “Jewish Women Throughout the Ages,” in preparation for the girl’s bat mitzvah. 6-8 pm, Sundays (10 sessions Dec. 2 to Feb. 24) at the Portland Kollel (6688 SW Capitol Hwy). $250 for mother and daughter; Register online at

Dec. 4

Dare I Call You Cousin, preview of a work-in-progress about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Poetry by Frances Payne Adler. Photographs by Michal Fattal. Videos by Yossi Yacov. 7 pm at OJM. Free.

Dec. 5

An evening with filmmaker Ken Klein to preview his “Wandering in the Woods: A Portlander’s Search for Jewish Identity.” 7 pm at The Sky Lounge, Asa Flats + Loft, 1200 NW Marshall St., Portland. Film excerpt, refreshments. $18/person, portion of proceeds benefit Jewish Family and Child Service. RSVP by Nov. 20 to Gloria Hammer: or 503-244-0757


Through Jan. 21, 2013

Chagall for Children at the Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Road. Marc Chagall’s vivid artwork combined with unique, playful, hands-on activities. 503- 223-6500

Through Nov. 16

Lawyers Without Rights: The Fate of Jewish Lawyers in Germany after 1933 presented by Zeitgeist Northwest in partnership with the Oregon State Bar International Law Section.

A traveling documentary exhibit by the German Federal Bar and the German Jurists Association. Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Ave., Portland.

Through Nov. 25

Willa Schneberg: The Books of Esther. Willa utilizes ceramic sculpture, photographs, audio clips and personal objects to reveal how memory, language, Jewish identity, work, disability and aging shape a life. OJM. 503-226-3600

Through Feb. 17, 2013

Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women. A groundbreaking exhibition of 29 pieces that provides the first in-depth look at Jewish women’s autobiographical comics. Traveling exhibition conceived by Zachary Paul Levine and Yeshiva University Museum. OJM, 503-226-3600

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