November Calendar

Through Nov. 8
Tommy J & Sally, a two-character play exploring racial tensions. 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3 pm Sundays. Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, 5340 N Interstae, Portland. Tickets $25. or 503-235-8079

Cuba Libre. At Artists Repertory

Through November
Jewish Book Celebration. See page 51

OJMCHE events. See page 65

Nov. 2
Willa Schneberg will be readings with editor Carolyn L. Wright and Oregon contributors Barbara Drake, Barbara LaMorticella and Penelope Scambly Schott from the anthology Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace. 7 pm at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland.

Nov. 2-3
“Aflame – An Album of Jewish Radicalism.” Staged reading at 7:30 pm at the Milagro Theatre. First program for this season’s Jewish Theatre Collaborative Page2Stage exploration of Davita’s Harp.

Nov. 3
Jewish Voices. See page 64

Jewish Meditation Circle. Noon-1 pm every Tuesday. We’ll start with a brief teaching and/or song, and then sit together in silence. We’ll end with brief optional hevruta (Jewish study) sharing. Led by Deborah Eisenbach-Budner and community members. 503-248-4662, ext. 5

Nov. 4
Portland Jewish Academy Open House. Interested families invited to see our school and our students in action. 10 am tours in early childhood, lower and middle school. Details, call Director of Admission Inge Hoogerhuis, 503-244-0126

Nov. 5
Readings from Raising Lilly Ledbetter. (see details under Nov. 2 listing). 7 pm at Mother’s Foucault’s Bookshop, 523 SE Morrison, Portland.

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

Nov 8
Jewish Community Orchestra performs at the MJCC at 3 pm. One of the pieces to be performed is “Trois Poemes Juifs” by Jewish composer Earnest Bloch. 503-244-0111

In honor of Jewish Book Month, come celebrate Books and Bagels in our beautiful PJA library. For ages 3 to 8. Sponsored by MJCC, PJ Library, PJA. 12:30-2pm at PJA, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.,Portland. Free. 503-244-0111

Caring for People with Dementia. 1:30-3 pm at Rose Schnitzer Manor. RSVP: 503-535-4004 or

Nov. 13
FILM: What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy. Begins today at Living Room Theaters, 341 SW 10th, Portland. 971-222-2010

Nov. 14
William Shatner in a Benefit for the Future. See page 14

A New Spiritual Voice Through Music with Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the “Kirtan Rabbi.” Havurah Shir Hadash, 185 N Mountain, Ashland. 541-535-3562 or email us at

Nov. 15
Riverdale High School open house at 9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland. 503-262-4847 or

Workshop: Deepening Your Experience of Kirtan with Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the “Kirtan Rabbi.” 10 am-1 pm at Temple Emek Shalom, 1800 E Main, Ashland. 541-535-3562 or email us at

Nov. 16
Gabriel Kahane and Brooklyin Rider concert. See page 54

Nov. 18
Spilt Milk comedy show. See page 49

Nov. 19
Shalom Sensations for Babies introduces you and your baby to a world of rich and varied sensory experiences. 2:15-3:15 pm at Maayan Torah Day School, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland. Limited space available.

Nov. 20
“Rosenwald” opens in Portland on at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave. Julius Rosenwald never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century. For showtimes, visit

A Little Shabbat presented by Congregation Shaarie Torah and  PJ Library. Appropriate for families with children in preschool, 2 years and older. 5-6:30 pm third Friday of the Month. 503-226-6131

Nov. 22
Thanksgiving Food Boxes: Assembly and delivery. To volunteer, donate or learn more, contact Carrie Kaufman at Jewish Family and Child Service, 503-226-7079, ext. 118 or

Nov 30
A Night with Shoshana Bean – The Institute for Judaic Studies and Congregation Neveh Shalom announce the second of the “Fruit of the Vine” series, highlighting accomplished talent and scholars who were brought up in our very community. 7 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Broadway acclaimed singer, actress and songwriter Shoshanah Bean, best known for playing Elphaba in the musical Wicked, will be speaking about her career path. 503-246-8831

Dec. 1
GivingTuesday. Jewish Federation of Greater Portland hosts a phone-a-thon at the MJCC and a volunteer activity at the Oregon Food Bank. See page 24

Dec. 6
Mitzvah Menorah adopt-a-family. To volunteer, donate or learn more, contact Carrie Kaufman at Jewish Family and Child Service, 503-226-7079, ext. 118 or

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