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 first 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.
Chai Baby will return on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

2019-2020 dates held on the First Wednesday of each month: 
December 4, 2019
January 8, 2020 (note: second Wednesday due to holiday)
February 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020
May 6, 2020
June 3, 2020

In partnership with PJ Library, Chai Baby, Portland Jewish Academy

Book Club - Second Tuesdays

Calling all book lovers! Come to the J and discuss literature throughout the year. 
Second Tuesday of each month 12:00 pm
In the Dance Studio

November 12: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
December 10: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie
January 14: Fair Play by Tove Jansson
February 11: Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
March 10: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
April 14: On All Other Nights by Dara Horn
May 11: The Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
June 9: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
July 14: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
August 11: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Drop-in: Israeli Dancing

Drop-in to an introductory class in Israeli folk dancing for $15 in the Dance Studio.

Summer class dates: July 17 - September 18
7:00 - 8:00 pm, CG402
Cost: $100 Members + Guests.
Drop-in Fee: $15 per class.
Register here.

Gates of Light with Rabbi Joshua Rose - Mondays

Gates of Light: A New-Old Approach to Torah and Kabbalah
Jewish mysticism helps us understand the Torah, the world, and ourselves. Delve into the core teachings of the majestic Kabbalistic tradition. Red bracelets aren’t going to do it - dig deep into the texts and into ourselves. Join Rabbi Joshua Rose for a look into the book Sha’arei Orah - Gates of Light.
Monday, December 9
Monday, January 13
Monday, February 3
Monday, March 16
2:30 - 3:25 pm
Free and open to the community.
In partnership with Congregation Shaarie Torah

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, 12:30 pm
Mondays, 12:30 pm
Tuesdays, 12:30 pm

Mother's Circle - Saturdays and Sundays

Mothers Circle
A free program for non-Jewish mothers in Jewish families, or moms who have chosen Judaism as an adult, looking to increase their understanding of Jewish values and traditions. For information, contact

Saturday, December 7 at TBD 
Sunday, December 15 at MJCC, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Sunday, January 12 at MJCC, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Saturday, January 18 at Neveh Shalom, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday, February 9 at MJCC, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Friday, February 21 at Shaarie Torah, time TBD Sunday, March 15 at MJCC, 10:00 - 11:30 am
In partnership with Congregation Neveh Shalom

Nosh + Drash with Eve Posen - Thursdays

A monthly discussion covering a wide range of topics that draw on our experiences. 
Thursdays: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm New Time!

Thursday, September 12
Topic: Returning Lost Items - What the Torah Teaches about finders-keepers

Thursday, October 10
Topic: Preparing for Sukkot - Who will you invite to your sukkah?

Thursday, November 14
Topic: Giving Thanks

Thursday, December 12
Topic: Finding Light - Chanukah learning

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

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.

Rose City Music Academy

Take music lessons with professional and experienced teaching faculty. We offer violin, piano, guitar and voice for ages 5 through adult. Periodically, group lessons may also be available. Please visit RCMA’s website, email, or call for more information.,, 503.308.8863.