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Arts + Culture Events

March

Monthly Mitzvah Project

During the month of March, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting towels for Purim which benefits Community Warehouse. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby.

JAM Art Show + Sale

March is Jewish Arts Month! Enjoy a rotating exhibit in the MJCC lobby. Members of ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists will answer questions, accept commissions, and sell their art. A portion of the proceeds benefit the MJCC!

Israeli Dancing - Wed. through March 22

Do you know the difference between a Hora and a Debka? Join us for a fun and introductory class in the basics of Israeli folk dancing! All levels are welcome. (min.: 6) Instructor: Allison Victor
Wednesdays through Mar. 22
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Drop-in $15 per class.

Needle Felt Owls Workshop - Mar. 23

Learn to create adorable little owl friends using barbed needles to tangle and compact natural wool fibers.
Thursday, Mar. 23
6:30 pm, CG203C
Cost: $20.
No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided.

Used Book Sale - Mar. 26 - 28

Proceeds to benefit the Portland Jewish Academy Library and the MJCC family facilities.

Sunday, March 26
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, March 27
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 28
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

$1 for children’s books | $2 for all other books
Bargain Tuesday: Everything $1!
Credit cards accepted with $10 minimum.

Improv 2.0 - March 30 - June 1

Improv 2.0 - For 3rd – 5th graders
Students will work with an experienced improviser to hone their skills of listening and responding, working together as a group to create a story on the spot, and building self-confidence. The class will work towards a demo that showcases their favorite improv games, and shows off their next-level comedy chops!

Thursdays, March 30 - June 1
3:45 - 4:45 pm at the MJCC

Cost: $105 per student
No class April 13
Register: oregonjcc.org/improv
In partnership with PJA and NW Children’s Theater & School

April

Good Deeds Day/J-Serve - April 2

Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of community volunteering that takes place on a Sunday with millions of participants around the world doing good together. Also with a special volunteer opportunity just for 6-12th graders: J-Serve! All projects take place at the MJCC.

Sunday, April 2
Projects are available all day and are family friendly!
Pre-registration required at jewishportland.org/gooddeedsday.

Town Hall Meeting - April 4

A community conversation and panel discussion focusing on the spiritual, emotional, and political response to the issues
facing the Jewish Community.
Hosted by: Mittleman Jewish Community Center and Portland Jewish Academy

Free and open to the community.

Tuesday, April 4
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6652 SW Capitol Highway

Panel Members Include:
- Nick Fish, Portland City Commissioner
- Steve Goldman, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Branch, FBI

- Officer Brian Hubbard, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Portland Bureau of Police
- Rabbi David Kosak, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Neveh Shalom
- David Molko, Counselor at Jewish Family & Child Service
- Brian Plinski, Office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
- Douglass Ruth, Counselor at Jewish Family & Child Service
- Professor Steven M. Wasserstrom, Moe and Izetta Tonkon Professor of Judaic Studies and Humanities, Reed College
- Grace Stratton, Office of Senator Ron Wyden
- Billy J. Williams, United States Attorney for the District of Oregon

Joan Nathan and Andrew Fortgang - April 13

Join us for an opportunity to hear from world renowned Jewish cookbook author, Joan Nathan with Portland local Andrew Fortgang, owner and chef of Le Pigeon. They will discuss Jewish food through history and tie it to Passover. In partnership with JFGP, JBC and Broadway Books

Joan Nathan and Andrew Fortgang
Thursday, April 13
7:00 pm at the MJCC
An Evening About Food

Tickets: Cost: $8. Member Cost: $5.
Register: oregonjcc.org/authorseries

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.

Jewish Community Orchestra - April 9

Linda Appert, Soloist
Weber - Overture to Euryanthe
Mozart - Ach ich liebte from Il Seraglio
Naftel - Aubade Pastorale for strings
J. Strauss - Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus
Herbert - Italian Street Song from Naughty Marietta
Grieg - Symphonic Dances

Sunday, April 9
3:00 pm
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students.
Children under 6 free.
Tickets at the door.
In partnership with the MJCC.

Nosh and Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen - April 13

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that will draw on our experiences.

April’s Topic: Passover: The Meaning of Four.
Thursday, April 13
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Cafe at the J
Free and open to the community.

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

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose - April 24

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, April 24, May 22, June 12
2:30 - 3:25 pm
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

Mah Jongg - April 25 - May 23

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!

Tuesdays
April 25 - May 23
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, CG 301
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85
Register: 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 pin located in the MJCC lobby.

Yom Ha'Atzmaut - May 1

Come out and celebrate Israel’s 69th year of Independence! Join in Israeli music, dance, crafts, food, and more! In partnership with JFGP and PJ Library
Monday, May 1
5:00 - 8:30 pm at the MJCC
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.

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

Yom Yerushalayim - May 24

Join as we celebrate Jerusalem Day! Crafts and activities for all ages.
Wednesday, May 24
6:00 pm
Free and open to the community.

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

Portland PRIDE Parade - June 17

Join the MJCC and several other Jewish organizations as we march together at Portland PRIDE. Details to follow!
Saturday, June 17

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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