The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.
Cultural and Social events are at the heart of the MJCC. Whether you're joining us for a concert with your kids, tasting Kugel or listening in on a lecture, the MJCC has it all. Of course, we're always open to suggestions. Let us know!
The Bar Mitzvah and the Beast
Date: Sunday - June 24, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: at the MJCC
One Family’s Cross-Country Ride of Passage by Bike Enjoy an evening with author, Matt Biers-Ariel from Davis, California as he recounts his light-hearted and hilarious memoir of an ordinary family’s extraordinary journey. Amateur bike rider, father of three, and everyday public school teacher Matt Biers-Ariel never dreamed of riding a bike across the United States. But when his hard-to-impress teenage son, Yonah, refused to have a Bar Mitzvah, something had to be done to celebrate this rite of passage.
The Bar Mitzvah and The Beast is a funny, thoughtful memoir of one ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey by bicycle, and an enlightening, warm exploration of the bond between a spiritual, nature-loving father and his ambivalent, computer game-loving son.
Sunday, June 24 5:00 pm- time change Free RSVP requested. Call 503.244.0111. Books will be available for purchase