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Arts + Culture Events


Monthly Mitzvah Project

During the month of February, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting lunch and snack items for the Portland Backpack Lunch program. Four categories of food are needed; protein, fruit cups, breakfast, and snacks (please no instant noodle cups). Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby.

Israeli Dancing - 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
Jan. 4 - Mar. 22
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG201
Cost: $110 Members + Guests.
Drop-in $15 per class.


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!

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick - Mar. 1

Join us for an evening with author Letty Cottin Pogrebin as she discusses her book and gives advice about friendship and illness – infused with sensitivity, warmth, and believe it or not, humor.
Wednesday, Mar. 1
7:00 pm
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Sponsored by Hadassah, JFGP, MJCC.

Friends of the Center Brunch - Mar. 5

Mittleman Jewish Community Center’s Friend of the Center Brunch with Special Guest, Yosef Abramowitz.

Yosef Abramowitz, named by CNN as one of the six top global “Green Pioneers,” by PV Tech as “one of the most inspiring solar CEOs” worldwide, is an American-Israeli human rights activist, educator, and entrepreneur is recognized as one of the pioneers of the solar energy industry in both Israel and East Africa.

Sunday, March 5, 2017
10:00 am at MJCC
Purchase tickets at

Also honoring new inductees to the Oregon Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and presenting the Harry Glickman Scholar Athlete Awards.

Author Series - Mar. 7, 14 , 21 + Apr. 13

Join us for this new and thought-provoking program, bringing an exceptional line-up of authors and special events to our community.
All events begin at 7:00 pm at the MJCC.

Tuesday, March 7 – Janis Cooke Newman
A Master Plan for Rescue

Tuesday, March 14 – Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

Tuesday, March 21 – Local Author Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 13 - Joan Nathan and Andrew Fortgang

Individual event tickets: Cost: $8. Member Cost: $5.
Series pass: Cost: $25. Member Cost: $16.

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen - Mar. 9

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that draw on our experiences. Topic: Purim Torah
Thursday, Mar. 9
1:00 - 2:00 pm
at Cafe at the J
Free and open to the community.

Hamantaschen Bake Off/Purim Contest - Mar. 9

Two competitions, one day! Enter your best Hamantaschen recipe AND come dressed in your best costume in this fun contest for Purim. Vote for your favorite in each. Non-Kosher entries are accepted. Purim storytime too!
Thursday, Mar. 9
Entries Due: 6:15 pm day of event
Tasting/Judging: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Purim Carnival - Mar. 12

Come take part in this fun and family-friendly event. Games, costumes, prizes and more!
Sunday, Mar. 12
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Free and open to the community.
Co-sponsored by Portland Kollel.

Remembering Nechama Leibowitz - Mar. 15

Remembering Nechama Leibowitz (z”l): An Evening of Text and Conversation with guest educator Nehama Stampfer Glogower

This evening will be devoted to text study using Nechama Leibowitz’s world renowned methodology. Nehama Stampfer Glogower, Torah scholar and life long student of Leibowitz, will lead the evening’s study of a select text on the theme of Passover. No previous experience necessary. Men and women from across the community are warmly welcome.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $5
Presented by Women's Day of Jewish Learning.

Discussion: Why Should We Buy Art - Mar. 16

Come to a lively panel discussion with artists about the joys, benefits, and risks of collecting art. More details to follow!
Thursday, Mar. 16
6:30 pm

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

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