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Arts + Culture Events

April

Monthly Mitzvah

During the month of April, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting art supplies for Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP). Items can be dropped off in the blue pin located in the MJCC lobby.

Israeli Dancing - April 19 - June 28

Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels are welcome. Six people needed to run class.

Wednesdays
April 19 - June 28
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG300
Cost: $100 Members + Guest.
No Class May 31
Register at www.oregonjcc.org/registration

Yom HaZikaron - April 30

Honoring those that have given their lives for the State of Israel.

Sunday, April 30
8:00 pm
Free and open to the community.

May

Monthly Mitzvah

During the month of May, the MJCC and PJA communities will collecting Canned Fruit for Shavuot for Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby.

Yom Ha'Atzmaut - May 1

Come out and celebrate Israel’s 69th year of Independence!

Monday, May 1
5:00 - 8:30 pm at the MJCC
Event is free!
Israeli Buffet: $5

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Youth Activities: Crafts, bounce house, climbing Masada, henna art, face painting, visit Israeli cities with fun activities, teen Krav Maga demo, opportunity to hear from teens who have traveled to Israel, and more!

Adult Activities:
Israeli cafe with Israeli food and drinks and market of Israeli products for purchase!

7:00 - 8:30 pm
Rocking Israeli dance party in the ballroom with DJ Max, Israeli dancers, and more!

In partnership with PJ Library and JFGP

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen - May 11

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that will draw on our experiences. May’s Topic: Pirkei Avot/Imahot: Wisdom for our Time.
Thursday, May 11
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Cafe at the J
Free and open to the community.

Art Gallery Opening - May 16

Tuesday, May 16
7:00 pm
Featuring the work of Fred Harwin, Director of the Center for Ocular Prosthetics, LLC in Portland, Oregon.

With his unique medical background and artistic skill, Fred creates highly detailed custom ocular prosthetics (artificial eyes) for young and old alike. He devotes the time necessary to assure the highest quality result with concern for comfort and realism.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Additional support comes from the Kostiner Cultural Education Fund for the MJCC.

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose - May 22

Did you know Judaism has its own guided path toward spiritual development and self-understanding? It is called Mussar, and it is an approach of self-awareness, self-understanding and personal development that is grounded in both deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual practices that guide us toward greater control over our thinking and behaviors. Join Rabbi Rose for a monthly discussion in the Cafe at the J.
Mondays
May 22, June 12
2:30 - 3:25 pm
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

Butterfly Project Install Ceremony - May 23

Whether you were able to join us at Good Deeds Day/J-Serve or not, we invite you to be a part of this incredible installation ceremony. We will hear from Holocaust Survivors and teens involved in the project. A short program and tour of the installation will also take place.
Tuesday, May 23
6:30 pm
at the MJCC
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by: Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland Area Jewish Educators, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, and Oregon Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

The Butterfly Project (Zikaron V’Tikvah ~ Hebrew for Remembrance and Hope) was co-founded in 2006 by educator Jan Landau and artist Cheryl Rattner Price. Jan and Cheryl started this as an initiative at San Diego Jewish Academy to take Holocaust education out of the textbook and bring it to life in a way that inspires students to make the world a better place. The project draws on inspiration from The Diary of Anne Frank, the poem The Butterfly written during the Holocaust, and the documentary film Paper Clips.

Shavout Cheesecake Bake Off - May 30

Enter your best Cheesecake recipe in this fun food lovers contest for Shavuot! Vote for your favorite. Non-Kosher entries are accepted.
Tuesday, May 30
Recipes due: Friday, May 26 to
Len Steinberg
lsteinberg@oregonjcc.org
Entries Due: 5:00 pm day of event
Tasting/Judging: 5:15 - 6:15 pm, Winner announced immediately and recipe shared with community.

June

Borders Define and Divide Us - June 7

Richard Chess, Director for the Center for Jewish Studies at UNC Asheville, will read from his new book, Love Nailed to the Doorpost. Poets whose work will be explored include: Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai, American-Jewish poet Jacquelyn Osherow, American-Israeli Jewish poet Peter Cole, and Palestinian-Israeli poet Taha Muhammad Ali. Participate in a short workshop on Jewish life - texts, history, liturgy, and culture. Write your own poem and prose exploring the borders that Jews encounter. Richard’s new book will be available for purchase and signing after
the workshop.
Wednesday, June 7
6:30 pm
Cost: $5
To register visit:
oregonjcc.org/richardchess

Jewish Community Orchestra - June 11

JCO's Season Finale
Verdi – Nabucco Overture
Delibes – Sylvia Ballet Suite
Avshalomov – Elegy for strings
American Prize Winner in Composition
Dvorak – American Suite
Sunday, June 11
3:00 pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors,
$5 students.
Children under 6 free.
Tickets at the door.
In partnership with the MJCC

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose - June 12

Mussar is an approach of self-awareness, self-understanding and personal development that is grounded in both deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual practices that guide us toward greater control over our thinking and behaviors. Join Rabbi Rose for a monthly discussion.
Monday, June 12
2:30 - 3:25 pm in the Cafe
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

Jewish Pride Greater PDX - June 18

Join the MJCC and several other Jewish organizations as we march together at Portland PRIDE. Details to follow!
Sunday, June 18

MJCC Day Camp Kick-off Party! - June 28

Summer Day Camp party!
Thursday, June 22
4:00 pm

Jewish Night at Portland Thorns - June 28

Join us for a fun night of Portland Thorns soccer with all of your friends from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and the rest of our community! The Portland Thorns host the FC Kansas City at Providence Park.
Wednesday, June 28
7:00 pm
Use password JEWISHPDX to purchase discounted tickets which includes a custom t-shirt!

Summer Concert Series - Begins in June

Our New Summer Concert Series
Begins in June!
Watch for announcements on musicians and summer dates! All concerts will be held on Sundays outside on the lawn.
Sponsored by JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation. Additional support provided by the Holzman Foundation and the Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Charitable Supporting Foundation.




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Open to Everyone!

Your Membership Includes:

78 FREE adult group ex. + aquatics classes

Free towel usage

Fitness + cardio center

25-yard pool + 92-94° warm pool

Discounts on arts + culture events

Drop-in sports and more!


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