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.

Ongoing Events

Chai Baby/PJ Library Indoor Playground

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.

Our 2017-2018 Chai Baby season is over! Please join us again in September 2018.

Please mark your calendar for our 2018-2019 dates, held on the second Wednesdays each month:

September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12

Book Club - Second Tuesdays

Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 pm in the Dance Studio.
June - My Antonia by Willa Cather
July - Street of Eternal Happiness by Rob Schmitz
August - Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Drop-in: Israeli Dancing

Drop-in to an introductory class in Israeli folk dancing for $15.
Classes run every Wednesday evening, April 25 - June 27 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Hebrew for Lunch - Tuesdays

Join Sylvia Frankel for a discussion in Hebrew. Purchase lunch or just
enjoy the conversation. Some conversational Hebrew required.
Tuesdays, 12:15 pm at Cafe at the J.

Mah Jongg - Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays

Open games in the Cafe at the J. Bring your friends and play.
Sundays, 12:00 pm
Mondays, 11:00 am
Tuesdays, 12:00 pm

Knit Together: A Crafting Community - Tuesdays

Calling all knitters. Bring your projects and chat while enjoying
your pastime.
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Cafe at the J.

Shabbat in a Box

Jewish young adults can connect and create meaningful experiences through a communal Shabbat meal. Volunteer hosts are provided with a box of items they’ll need to host a Shabbat dinner. Hosts invite any number of friends to join him/her for the meal.

To become a host, please contact Len Steinberg at
Funded in part by the Holzman Family Foundation.

Rose City Music Academy

Rose City Music Academy will resume in the fall of 2018. There will be no lessons over the summer.

For information call: 503.308.TUNE (8863) or email:

Dad's Night Out

Come have a drink with a Rabbi! This community-wide group is open to all Jewish dads and dads raising Jewish kids. Meet in a local pub and take part in a relaxed conversation with topics relevant to parenting. Open to parents of all ages. No cost, donation suggested.

Contact: for rotating location.

Sponsored by Congregation Neveh Shalom, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Shaarie Torah, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, and Mothers Circle with generous support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland (JFGP).

Mothers Circle

Mothers Circle is taking a break for the 2017-2018 program year. If you are interested in joining this program in Fall 2018, contact Rabbi Eve Posen at

One Box: Year-Round Mitzvah Project!

One Box Now is an Oregon Benefit Corporation committed to forward thinking sustainable practices, community support, and transparent business protocols. It generates revenue through the use of clothing donations, otherwise destined for national reuse corporations or landfill, donating 25% of revenue to supporting local non-profits.

One Box Now accepts all textiles and clothing donations. Bring yours to the MJCC today!