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.

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Ongoing Events

Chai Baby - Second Wednesdays

Join us on the second Wednesdays of every month from September 2017 to June 2018 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.

Remaining 2018 dates:
April 11, May 9, June 13

Book Club - Second Tuesdays

Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00 pm in the Dance Studio.
April - Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins
May - Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
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, January 10 - March 21 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
Next session: April 25 - June 27

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, 12:30 pm
Tuesdays, 1:00 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.

Jewish Arts Month

Enjoy a wonderful variety of art in the MJCC Lobby that changes weekly, February 25 - March 30, 2018. All art available for purchase!
In partnership with ORA, Northwest Jewish Artists.

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

Learn to play an instrument with Rose City Music. Recitals three times per year. Small group beginning lessons $150 for 10 wks. Weekly group classes free with private lesson enrollment.
Ages: violin: 4+ guitar: 5+ piano: 6+
Voice included.
Open to adults.
Register: 503.308.TUNE (8863) or

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