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.

Arts + Culture Events


Mah Jongg for Beginners - May 28 - June 25

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday mornings
May 28 - June 25
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, CG303
Cost: $100. Members: $85.


Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players - May 28 - June 25

Take your game to the next level. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday afternoons
May 28 - June 25
1:30 - 3:30 pm, CG304
Cost: $100. Members: $85.


Magevet, Jewish A Cappella - May 28

Tuesday, May 28
7:00 pm

at the MJCC
Adult cost: $15.
Youth (ages 18 and under) cost: $10. Register here.

Founded in 1993, Magevet is one of the nation’s premiere Jewish a cappella singing groups. A coed ensemble comprised of undergraduate students at Yale University, Magevet is known for its sweet blend of voices, unique arrangements, and lighthearted sense of humor. The group’s diverse repertoire spans modern Israeli pop and Renaissance choral pieces to Yiddish folk tunes and Zionist classics. The members of Magevet are equally diverse: engineers and historians, Jews and Gentiles, New Yorkers and Californians, all united by camaraderie and a love of singing.

Magevet is devoted to spreading Jewish music to the far corners of the globe, and embarks on two major tours each year, in addition to regular performances throughout the Northeast. In the past few years, our tours have brought us all over the United States and Canada, as well as to Europe, Africa, South America, and Israel Magevet is, incidentally, the Hebrew word for “towel.” Our founding members are in near-complete disagreement about what inspired them to choose such an unusual name for an a cappella group, though many of their accounts involve a sauna.

Supported by the Kostiner Cultural Education Fund.

Infant Feeding + Parenting Group - May 30, June 6, 13, 27

Share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, feeding and new parenting! Join the group if you are breastfeeding, formula feeding, pumping, bottle feeding, or supporting a breastfeeding parent. Group moderated by Lara Greenberg, a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Expert guest speakers will join us for two of the groups to share knowledge on hot parenting topics, including infant gum/tooth care and postpartum mood disorders. Healthy snacks and activities for older siblings provided.
May 30, June 6, 13, 27
10:00 - 11:30 am, CG305
Cost: $20 Members + Guests.
Drop-in: $6 per class


Art Gallery Exhibit: A PDX Art Display - Through May 31

Art Gallery Exhibit: A PDX Art Display
Members from the Greater Portland area submitted photos that were taken by them while in Israel. A committee selected the photos on display. During the week leading up to our annual Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration (May 8), you can vote for your favorite photo! That evening, we will announce the winners. Submissions to by April 15.
Exhibit on display April 29 - May 31
Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

Israeli Dancing - Through July 3

Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels welcome.
Six people needed.
Through July 3
No class 5/1, 5/8, 5/22, and 6/5.
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG300
Drop-in: $15 per class


Poker Party with Rob La Forte - May 30

Join Rob La Forte at his office for a night of Texas Hold’em, beer, wine, snacks, and fun.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
7:00 pm

Cost: $50/person



Song of Miriam Brunch - June 2

Annual awards brunch celebrating and honoring women volunteers in the Jewish community. The MJCC will be honoring Andrea Sanchez, Past Board Co-President, at the event.
Sunday, June 2
10:00 am

Sponsored by Jewish Women’s Round Table

2019 Call for Artists - June 2

Calling all Jewish artists in the Pacific Northwest! ORA is seeking art and fine craft in all media for the 13th Annual Celebration of Art 2019 on November 2 and 3, 2019. All original work, nothing mass produced.
Sunday, June 2
11:00 - 11:30 am

Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Jury fee: $25 (jury fee can be applied to membership of $50)
For more details.
In partnership with ORA

Jewish Community Orchestra Young Artist Showcase Part 2 - June 2

JCO provides enjoyable music to the Jewish and surrounding communities of the Portland Metro area.
Meyerbeer - Struensee Overture
Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, op. 21 mvmt. 1
Darah Watts, violin
Barber - Violin Concerto, op. 14 mvmt. I
Paul Lee, soloist
Dvořák - Cello Concerto in b minor mvmt. III
Hailey Kang, soloist
Borodin - Symphony No. 2 in b minor
Sunday, June 2
3:00 pm

Tickets available at the door
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students.
Children under 6 free.

Chai Baby/PJ Library Indoor Playground - June 12

Join us on the second Wednesdays of every month from September to June for Chai Baby Indoor Playground, with kosher snacks, storytelling, friends and fun! Click here to visit our Indoor Playground page.

For parents/caregivers and their children up to five years old.

Please mark your calendar for our 2019 dates, held on the second Wednesdays each month, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the MJCC Sportsplex. Free and open to the community.
Final Chai Baby of the season: June 12

Nosh + Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen - June 13

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that draw on our experiences.
Thursday, June 13, Topic: How Do We Receive Torah?
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Free and open to the community.
In partnership with Congregation Neveh Shalom

Portland PRIDE Parade - June 16

Join the MJCC and the entire Jewish community as we march together at the Portland Pride Parade for the 3rd annual year. Keep an eye out for events happening all weekend long (
Sunday, June 16
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Portland

Portland Jewish Film Festival - June 16

The 27th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the Institute for Judaic Studies. While the Festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture, identity, and filmmaking, the hope is that these films, and the stories they tell, resonate beyond their settings and speak to universal experiences and issues that confront our common humanity.
June 16 - June 30
All films held at the Portland Art Museum – Whitsell Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the MJCC

PDX Business Salon - June 19

If You Build It ... Bringing Major League Baseball to Portland
Hear from Nathan Nayman of Portland Diamond Project, and Tom Goldman, NPR's Sports Correspondent.
Wednesday, June 19
5:30 - 7:30 pm

White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209
Details and registration at

Piano Concert with David Rothman - June 25

Join us for an evening with concert pianist, David Rothman as he performs works of classical music featuring Beethoven and Schumann.
Tuesday, June 25
7:00 pm
Cost: $10. Member: $5.


Mah Jongg for Beginners - July 16

Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday  Mornings,
July 16 - August 20

10:30 am - 12:30 pm, CG400
Cost: $110. Member Cost: $90.

Mah Jongg for Intermediate Players - July 16

Take your game to the next level.
Tuesday Afternoons
July 16 - August 20
1:30 - 3:30 pm, CG401

Cost: $110. Member Cost: $90.

Israeli Dancing - July 17

Join us for a fun, introductory Israeli dance class. All levels are welcome. Six people needed to run class.
Wednesdays, July 17 - September 18
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG402

Cost: $100 Members + Guests.
Drop-in Fee: $15 per class.

Young Adults Walking Tour of Jewish PDX - July 17

Take a walking tour of South Portland through old Jewish neighborhoods. For 20s, 30s, and 40s.
Wednesday, July 17
Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
Tour begins at 6:30 pm
Meet at Lair Hill Bistro

2823 SW 1st Ave
Cost: $7 includes first drink and appetizers.
Register at:
In partnership with OJMCHE and JFGP

Shaba-lah Family Shabbat BBQ - July 19

Bring your family or join your child at camp for a special Shabbat. Enjoy a Shabbat set to the theme of camp this week with stories, songs, and more.
Friday, July 19
3:30 pm

Cost: MJCC Camp Families: $10.
Community Members: $15 per family.
Register at:



Art + Spirit Workshop: Entering into the Shiviti - August 1

Through the traditional Jewish art form known as the Shiviti, we will study, contemplate, and enter into artistic expression. Please bring the medium of your choice—visual and expressive arts, songwriting and composing, sculpture, glass, fabric arts, and more. A half-hour talk on the history, mystical practice, and examples of traditional and contemporary forms will be followed by Q&A, Shiviti gazing, time to create your own Shiviti art work, and debriefing. Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram is an artist, educator, author, and spiritual guide honored by the Covenant Foundation and National Jewish Book Council for her innovative programs, books, and resources. Her new book release is Wisdom from Reb Zalman: Embracing the Jewish Spirit (Reclaiming Judaism Press).
Thursday, August 1
6:30 pm

Cost: $18.
In partnership with ORA

Jewish Heritage Night at the Hillsboro Hops - August 19

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center for Heritage Night at the Hillsboro Hops game against the Eugene Emeralds!
Monday, August 19
7:05 pm

Ron Tonkin Field
4460 NW 229th Ave, Hillsboro
Ticket info coming soon!
In partnership with JFGP

50s+ Walking Tour of Jewish PDX - August 22

Take a walking tour of South Portland through old Jewish neighborhoods.
Thursday, August 22
Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
Tour begins at 6:30 pm
Meets at Lair Hill Bistro

2823 SW 1st Ave
Cost: $7 includes first drink and appetizers.
Register at:
In partnership with OJMCHE, JFGP

Banner photo by Rob Pro Photo.