September Calendar

Through Nov. 8
Auto|Biography, an OJMCHE exhibition that explores the social phenomenon of Jews and their cars. Regular exhibition gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 10:30 am-4 pm, Friday 10:30 am-3 pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon-4 pm. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, and free for members and children under 12 accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Sept. 2
Free “Taste of” classes 7-9 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Hope & Healing taught by Rabbi Eve Posen; Siddur Basics followed by Trope: Learn to Leyn, both taught by Deb Freedberg. The full courses begin in October. 503-293-7309

Sept. 3
“Strangers in the Land: Security, Hospitality and Immigration.” See page 71.
Talmud Class at Congregation Shaarie Torah 7:30 pm Thursdays. Free. 503-226-6131

Sept. 6
Join trained docents to tour Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland’s Washington Park. 1-2 pm. 503-226-3600

Sept. 8-Oct. 31
Demark October 1943. See page 71.

Sept. 8-Oct. 4
“The Understudy” at Artists Repertory Theatre. See page 16

Sept. 10-Nov. 1
On Transience: Photographs of Friderike Heuer at OJMCHE. The transient nature of the immigrant experience, in place and emotion, inspired Friderike Heuer to photograph objects in transition. Opening Reception: Sept. 9, 5:30-7 pm. 503-226-3600.

Sept. 10
Book Talk: “Jewish Resistance against the Nazis,” by Patrick Henry, Editor. 7-9 at Oregon Historical Society. Free. Presented by OJMCHE in partnership with the Oregon Historical Society and the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

Sept. 11
Ashland launches PJ Library Connection Adventures with a Tot Shabbat at Pioneer Hall in Ashland. All families with kids 6 months to 8 years are invited for blessings, song, storytelling and a light meal. Free. RSVP: or 541-488-7716

Sept. 13
Erev Rosh Hashanah. Visit for service times and locations.

Sept. 14-15
Rosh Hashanah. Visit for service times and locations.

Sept. 17-20
Feast Portland. See page 54.

Sept. 18
A Little Shabbat at Shaarie Torah presented by Congregation Shaarie Torah & PJ Library. 5-6:30 pm at Shaarie Torah third Friday each month. Join Rabbi Josh Rose and Dorice Horenstein for a lively Shabbat full of singing, greeting, stories, eating and new friends. Free. 503-226-6131

Sept. 20
2015 Oseran Family Lecture: “The Future of Terrorism and the Impact of the Iran Accord” by author and New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright. 4:30 pm at Congregation Beth Israel Sanctuary, 1972 NW Flanders St. 503-222-1069

Lecture by Holocaust Survivors Eva and Les Aigner about how discrimination affects innocent human lives. 2-4 pm at The George R. White Library Lobby, Concordia University campus. Catered and free. 503-226-3600

Annual memorial service at Beit Haverim’s section of Pioneer Cemetery. 10-11 am at Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, 17401 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego. 503-568-1241

Neveh Shalom Tashlich Bike Ride. Bike down Springwater Willamette trail to Sellwood Riverfront Park. In the tradition of tashlich, cast off previous years missteps for a fresh start. Several options: gather at 12:45 pm and bike with a group from NE, SE or meet at OMSI at 1:15 pm to bike the Springwater Corridor trail. Wear a bike helmet and bring a water bottle. Free. or

Sept. 22
Kol Nidre (Erev Yom Kippur). Visit for service times and locations.

Sept. 23
Yom Kippur. Visit for service times and locations.

Sept. 25
This month’s North Coast Shabbat Group services led by Cantor Deborah Bletstein at 8 pm at the Bob Chisholm Senior Center, 1225 Avenue A in Seaside. Bev Eastern, 503-244-7060

Sept. 25-27
ReJewvenation Women’s Retreat. See page 71.

Sept. 27
Erev Sukkot

Oregon Holocaust Memorial Volunteer Clean-up in Washington Park. 10 am-noon. Supervised by the Portland Parks & Recreation Dept. and by OJMCHE staff. This is a great way to get ready Sukkot by collecting the perfect sechach roof material for the top of your sukkah. RSVP: 503-226-3600

Sept. 28
30s -40s Happy Hour. 5:30 pm at the Neveh Shalom Sukkah. Meet other professionals for an afterwork beverage.

Sept. 28-Oct. 4
Sukkot. Visit for information about Sukkot gatherings.
Sept. 29

Sundae Cycle: Sukkot Ice Cream event.
See page 11

Oct. 4
Join trained docents to tour Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland’s Washington Park. 1-2 pm. 503-226-3600

Oct. 5-6
Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. Visit for service times and locations.

Oct. 7
“The American Road.” In conjunction with the exhibit Auto|Biography, OJMCHE guest curator Kenneth Helphand will give a lecture on how the car has shaped the American landscape. Call 503-226-3600 for time.

Oct. 8
Retirement Party for Cedar Sinai Park CEO David Fuks. 7- 9 pm at Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Refreshments, music, dancing and fun. RSVP: 503-535-4360 or

Oct. 8-11
Cultures of the Sephardic Diaspora: A Weekend of Music and Learning. Presented by PSU’s Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies and World Languages & Literatures and the Sephardic Cultural Center of Portland. Free. or 503-725-8449

Oct. 10
Traditions: Congregation Beth Israel’s annual fundraising event. 6:30 pm at The Benson Hotel, Portland. RSVP by Oct. 6: or 503-222-1069

MJCC is the Mittleman Jewish Community Center at 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. 503-244-0111,

OJMCHE is the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education at 1953 NW Kearney, Portland. 503-226-3600,

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