September 2016 Calendar

Through Sept. 25
Every Minute Counts – Photographs by Katherine Joseph will be the final exhibit in the current space of Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 1953 NW Kearney, Portland. Born in the Ukraine, Katherine immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century with her family, eventually moving to New York City to pursue a passion for photography. 503-226-3600,

Sept. 2
Shabbat on the Plaza and BYO Picnic. 6-7 pm on the lawn at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders. Dessert provided. Free. 503-222-1069

Sept. 4
Back to Shul at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Enjoy music, food and fun. 11 am-1 pm at this BBQ on the plaza. Free. RSVP: or 503-246-8831

Summer’s final first Sunday tour of Oregon Holocaust Memorial. While the memorial is open during all park hours, on first summer Sundays, OJMCHE docents give tours at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial, SW Washington Way and Wright Avenue, Portland. Free. 503-226-3600

Sept. 5
Roots and Rafters Celebration: Come celebrate MJCC’s successful Roots & Rafters Campaign, which allowed for critical improvements to the Schnitzer Family Campus. 10 am-1 pm at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland. Community party with food, music, games and activities for the whole family (includes Big Truck Day). Free. 503-535-3617,

Sept. 6
Trevor,a new comedy about the nature of humanity, opens at Artist Repertory Theatre.

Chasing Portraits book conversation. See page 71

Sept. 7
Jewish identity on campus. See page 66

Sept. 8
The Evolution of Jewish Law: Nosh and Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen, 1-2 pm at Cafe at the J, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Free. 503-535-3617,

Sept. 9
Shabbat and Food Carts on the Plaza. 6-7 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. Free. 503-222-1069

Sept. 10-Oct. 16
Little Shop of Horrors at Portland Center Stage.

Sept. 11
Synagogue on the Frontier. Tour Congregation Beth Israel’s historic campus with architectural historian and CBI congregant Henry Kunowski. Noon at CBI, 1972 NW Flanders, Portland. 503-222-1069

Beit Haverim Religious School open house. 2:30 pm at 1111 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego. 503-568-1241,

Walk to end Alzheimer’s. See page 54

Sept. 15
Portland Hadassah hosts Barbara Goldstein, deputy director of the Hadassah office in Israel at a Wine & Dessert Reception 7- 9 pm at Hotel DeLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave., Portland. $36. Contact Diana Lindemann 503-312-2530 or register online:

Taste of Giving Happy Hour for Young Adults. See page 48

Sept. 17
Sole Support 1k and 5k walks to support the essential programs serving residents facing Parkinson’s disease presented by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Noon at Rose Quarter in Portland. Free.

Sept. 18
Hadassah! Research in Service to Humanity. Sunday brunch 10:30 am-1:30 pm at Hotel DeLux, 729 SW 15th Ave., Portland. Put your imagination, your dreams, enthusiasm and organizational skills to work for Portland Hadassah. Free. 503-312-2530, 503-657-3928

“All You Need is Love” as we celebrate Congregation Beth Israel with music of The Beatles. Come Together for an evening of fun, inspiration and entertainment. 5-10 pm. $150. RSVP: 503-222-1069

Sept. 20
Secrets of the Greatest Generation book talk. See page 71

Sept. 20-23
Fourth World Parkinsons Congress. See page 10

Sept. 23
North Coast Shabbat services led by Priscilla Kostiner followed by an oneg Shabbat. 8 pm at Bob Chisholm Center, 1225 Ave. A, Seaside. Free. 503-244-7060

Sept. 24
Several congregations hold Selichot services in the evening to begin spiritual preparations for the New Year. For times and locations, visit

The Spirit of Youth Concert features a musical interpretation of The Diary of Anne Frank. Presented by Portland Chamber Orchestra. 7:30 at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Repeats 3 pm Sept. 25 at Agnes Flanagen Chapel, L&C College, Portland. 503-571-3250,

Sept. 25
Yom Limmud: A Day of Learning. High Holy Days prep sessions from various rabbinic points of view. 1-4 pm at the MJCC. Presented by Oregon Board of Rabbis and Portland Area Jewish Educators.

Play Bingo! Help Friends of Robison to support our residents. 6:30-8:30 pm in Zidell Hall at Rose Schnitzer Manor. $18. RSVP by Sept. 19:

Sept. 27
Book Launch Party: The Jewish Oregon Story. See page 71

Sept. 29
Israeli Film Series. Three weeks of Israeli film ranging from drama to comedy and even a teen screen! A discussion will follow each film.

7-9:30 pm Thursdays at Mittleman Jewish Community Center In partnership with Institute for Judaic Studies. Continues Oct. 6-13.Film: $8; member/$5; Series: $20, member/$12. 503-244-0111 or

Sept. 30
Shaba-Lah Shabbat: MJCC kicks off the High Holiday season with a free family celebration filled with stories, singing, and apples and honey. 503-244-0111,

High Holidays begin at sunset the day before the first day
See service locations and times online at

Oct. 3-4
Rosh Hashanah

Oct. 8
Shabbat Shuva

Oct. 12
Yom Kippur

Oct. 17-24

Oct. 24-25
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah

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