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

June

Monthly Mitzvah Project - The Pongo Fund and Dove Lewis

During the month of June, the MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting pet food and gently used towels for The Pongo Fund and Dove Lewis Animal Hospital. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC Lobby.

Portland Jewish Film Festival - June 10-24

The 26th 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 10 - 24
All films held at the Portland Art Museum – Whitsell Auditorium
Click here for more information

Sponsored by the MJCC

Israel@70: Celebration Through Dance! - June 23

Israel@70: Celebration Through Dance!

Celebrate 70 years of Israeli dance with special guest from L.A., Ms. Lior Haykeen. There will be dance instruction for young children, families, teens, and adults, and an Israeli-style dinner buffet! Register for the entire program for a discount, or register for a program individually.

*Please note: All dinner reservations must be made by Tuesday, June 19 at 5:00 pm.
Dance session registrations may be made after Tuesday, June 19.

Saturday, June 23
3:30 - 11:00 pm
Register here.


Sponsored by the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, and Portland Israeli Folk Dance Fund.

Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Lior Ben-Hur + Sol Tevel - June 24

Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring Lior Ben-Hur and Sol Tevel
Join our community for our 2nd annual concert series. Born in Jerusalem with Greek and Iraqi roots, Lior Ben-Hur has traveled to over a dozen countries where he spent time learning, performing, and sharing experiences with musicians and artists around the globe. Along with his 8-piece band, Lior Ben-Hur continues to focus on his passion for Reggae music while incorporating Jewish melodies.

Sunday, June 24
5:30 pm
Cost: $10. Series Pass: $25.
Tickets: oregonjcc.org/concert

Mah Jongg Beginners + Intermediate - June 26 - July 24

Mah Jongg Beginners
Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday Mornings
Dates: June 26 - July 24
10:30 am- 12:30 pm, CG400
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.
First class held in the Beit Midrash, then in the Cafe at the J.

Mah Jongg Intermediate
Take your game to the next level. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday Afternoons
Dates: June 26 - July 24
1:30 - 3:30 pm, CG401
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.
Cafe at the J

Jewish Heritage Night with the Portland Thorns - June 27

Join all of your friends from the JFGP, the MJCC, and the rest of our community! The Portland Thorns host the Sky Blue at Providence Park.

Wednesday, June 27
7:30 pm
Tickets at: Jewishpdx.thornsfc.com

Use password JEWISHPDX to purchase discounted tickets, which include a custom t-shirt!

Cost: $18.

July

Art Gallery Exhibit: Boris Uan-zo-li - July 5 - Sept. 7

Boris Uan-Zo-li’s artwork reflects his fascinating life, big, bold, varied and colorful. His work is abstract, but his figures are identifiable like the portraits of Woody Allen and personal hero Bob Dylan. Boris was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1938. During the Soviet times, Boris participated in four exhibitions and at one of the exhibitions in the USSR his paintings were withdrawn from the gallery by the Soviet bureaucrat because they did not fit the communist vision. After the fall of communism, Boris’s paintings were exhibited in a number of places, including the Central House of the Artists, one of the most prestigious Russian exhibitions.

Exhibit on display July 5 - September 7

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose - July 9

Mussar is an approach of self-awareness and personal development that is grounded in deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual practices that guide us toward greater control over our thinking and behaviors.

Monday, July 9
2:30 - 3:25 pm
Free and open to the community.
In the Ballroom
In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

Israeli Dancing

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

Wednesdays
Dates: TBA
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG402
Cost: $100 Members + Guests.
Drop-in: $15 per class
Register: oregonjcc.org/registration
In the Dance Studio

Shaba-lah Family Shabbat BBQ - July 13

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 13
3:30 pm
Free and open to the community.

Claire Phillips, Oregon’s Legendary Actress and Spy - July 18

Author/historian, Sig Unander will highlight the life of Claire Phillips Snyder, the only Oregon woman to ever receive the Medal of Freedom. Claire, a native of Portland, was a stage actress whose espionage and humanitarian work as a guerilla leader during World War II brought her fame and international recognition. Learn about her connection with the Mittleman family. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

Wednesday, July 18
7:00 pm
Cost: $5 for guest, Free for Members
Register: oregonjcc.org/clairephillips

Young Adults - Walking Tour of Jewish PDX - July 19

Take a walking tour of South Portland through old Jewish neighborhoods.

Thursday, July 19
5:30 pm Happy Hour
6:30 pm Tour Begins
Meets at Lair Hill Bistro
2823 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97201
In partnership with OJMCHE, JFGP

Outdoor Summer Concert Series featuring Moshav - July 26

Internationally acclaimed American/Israeli rock group Moshav began when childhood friends Yehuda and Duvid made music together on Moshav Mevo Modiin, a cooperative community of farmers in Israel. They are often regarded as one of the first groups to combine Jewish Music and a rock sound.

Thursday, July 26
7:00 pm
Cost: $10. Series Pass: $25.
Register: oregonjcc.org/concert

August

Mah Jongg Beginners + Intermediate

Mah Jongg Beginners
Learn to play this ancient game. It will give your mind a workout!
Tuesday Mornings
Dates: TBA
10:30 am - 12:30 pm, CG403
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.
First class held in Ballroom B, then in the Cafe at the J.

Mah Jongg Intermediate
Take your game to the next level with other intermediate players.
Tuesday Afternoons
Dates: TBA
1:00 - 3:00 pm, CG404
Cost: $100. Member Cost: $85.
In the Cafe at the J

Nosh and Drash with Rabbi Eve Posen - Aug. 9

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

August Topic: Lab Grown Meat
Thursday, August 9
3:00 - 4:00 pm
In the Cafe at the J
Free and open to the community.

Mussar with Rabbi Joshua Rose

Mussar is an approach of self-awareness and personal development that is grounded in deep reflection on Jewish texts and on spiritual practices that guide us toward greater control over our thinking and behaviors.

Date: TBA
2:30 - 3:25 pm
Free and open to the community.
In the Ballroom
In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

50’s+ Walking Tour of Jewish PDX - Aug. 15

Take a walking tour of South Portland through old Jewish neighborhoods.
Wednesday, August 15
5:30 pm Happy Hour
6:30 pm Tour Begins
Meets at Lair Hill Bistro
2823 SW 1st Ave., Portland, OR 97201
In partnership with OJMCHE, JFGP

Outdoor Summer Concert Series – Local Musicians Day - Aug. 19

Featuring Eric Stern, Michelle Alany and the Mystics, and 3 Leg Torso. Enjoy crafts and activities for families.

Sunday, August 19
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $10. Series Pass: $25.
Purchase tickets at: www.oregonjcc.org/concert

Jewish Heritage Night at the Hillsboro Hops - Aug. 21

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!

Tuesday, August 21
7:05 pm
Ron Tonkin Field
4460 NE Century Boulevard
Hillsboro, OR 97214
Cost: $15 (plus applicable fees). Parking is $5 per car at the door (please remember to bring cash before you head to the ballpark).

Tickets can be purchased at: groupmatics.events/event/Jewishcommunity2

In partnership with JFGP

Banner photo by Rob Pro Photo.