Tagged Oregon Jewish Museum

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Jewish Museum and Holocaust Center Merge

Announcing the new Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education On July 1, 2014, the Oregon Jewish Museum (OJM) and Oregon Holocaust Resource Center (OHRC) merged to become the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. As a unified organization programs, exhibits, films, lectures, and concerts will continue to cover a wide range…

EDGAR LAZARUS II

Edgar Lazarus II, whose ancestors were among the early Sephardic arrivals in the United States, made important contributions to Portland life as an architect and in the city’s sports community. According to a biography by Edward H. Teague, head of the University of Oregon’s Architecture & Allied Arts Library, Lazarus said that his family, longtime…

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Championing Community

When the MJCC “celebrates champions and honors everyday athletes” at its annual dinner next month, it will be celebrating both its history and its important role in Jewish community life. Founded in 1914 as the B’nai B’rith Building and now known as the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, the “J” – its shortest moniker – has…

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Women Strength

OJM exhibit of female cartoonists runs gamut of experience. The royal blue walls of the Oregon Jewish Museum make a striking setting for “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women,” a traveling exhibition of 18 Jewish female cartoonists from four countries. This poignant, witty collection is co-curated by journalist Michael Kaminer and artist Sarah Lightman….

Oregon Jewish Museum: In the Game

Harry Glickman – one of the founders of the Portland Trail Blazers, the team’s president from 1987-94 and now president emeritus– is one of many local athletes and sports promoters featured in the Oregon Jewish Museum’s blockbuster summer exhibit In the Game: Oregon Jews/Oregon Sports. The exhibit closes on Sept. 30. A new exhibit by…

Let's Have a Ball

Sports fans and museum lovers alike will have a lot to celebrate May 6 when the Oregon Jewish Museum’s annual gala provides a tantalizing taste of the museum’s summer sports exhibit. “Let’s Have a Ball!” will be a distinct departure from the museum’s previous galas, which have featured art auctions. The event promises to be…

Social Playground

Heeb Remixed, the first event of Oregon Jewish Museum’s Six: Social Playground series, attracted more than 100 young adults for a music-filled night at Holocene Feb. 2. By spotlighting Jewish talent and Portland culture, OJM hopes to attract the hard-to-reach demographic of 20- and 30-something Jews in Portland with its Six: Social Playground series. The…