Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is one of the hottest Klezmer bands I have ever experienced!

SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD you can catch them in a very unique concert. 

3pm...The band will rev up their unique sound...You will start tapping your foot, then clap your         
            hands and before you know it you will find yourself on the dance floor!

4pm...Guest artists and audience members are invited to bring their instruments out and JAM with the band!!!!!!!

THE FIRST 50  TICKETS PURCHASED will be rewarded with priority seating. Call the MJCC @ 503.244.0111 and get your name on the list. Tickets are selling fast!  

                  BRING ON THE KLEZMER!

A portion of the cd sales proceeds will be donated to a Japan relief fund!

 Klezmocracy at MJCC
 Jack Falk and Ed Kraus jam with Klezmocracy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


look to the right of this post and you will see JAM 2011 PIX
CLICK ON  it......!

Shelley Jordon @ OJM!- WOW!

Click on the image to get a larger version!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I can't think of a better venue for this event.
Come on down to Hair of the Dog....home of remarkable beer and fantastic food.
Bring your poetry and sign up to read or just come to listen.
We're asking for a modest $3 cover charge.

This should be awesome!
See you there! Wednesday March 30, 6-8pm
61 SE Yamhill Street
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 232-6585

Monday, March 28, 2011


Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Well-Being: The Life of Lillian Wald
Jewish Theatre Collaborative
Date: Tuesday March 29, 2011
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Mittleman Jewish Community Center 
              6651 SW Capitol Hwy
              Portland, Oregon

Tickets:  $12 Adults
             $ 8 Seniors/Students

Premier performance of a two-person play based on the biography of Lillian Wald, a Jewish social reformer in the realm of urban poverty and pioneer of Public Health. Wald used her ingenuity and social creativity to find solutions to profound social malaises at the turn of the 20th century. 
Presented by Jewish Theatre Collaborative, as part of Women's Heritage Month.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Family Dynamics with Ruth NemzoffBrandeis Resident Scholar

Date: Monday, March 28, 2011

Time: 7 - 9 pm

Location: Mittleman Jewish Community Center 
              6651 SW Capitol Hwy
              Portland, Oregon
Author Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center.
She will be speaking about her recent book,

Don't Bite Your Tongue: How to
 Foster Rewarding Relationships with Your Adult Children.

Admission is free.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Sorry, I misposted.....

Sunday at OJM the wonderfully funny yet poignant film will screen at 1pm. This is a wonderful educational opportunity for everyone middle school aged and up.

Gain insight about the middle school years, hear local middle schoolers talk about it afterwards!

The film is free.
We are asking for a $5 donation to cover custodial costs.

The Oregon Jewish Museum only seat 50 people....

see you there!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

HEY, HEY, It's Esther Blueberger

This is a wonderful film! A coming of age story perfect for middle and high schoolers as well as adults.

We're showing it at OJM Sunday March 27th at 2pm. The film is free! We are asking for a $5 donation to pay custodians to clean the auditorium. 

This is an educational experience for all! Five middle schoolers have previewed the film and talked about their experiences with cliques, parents, bar & bat mitzvahs, friendships and more! They will lead a talk-back after the film. Their insights are amazing!

I think adults and kids will appreciate this opportunity to talk about growing up. It's a wonderful learning opportunity for  everyone!

Come join us! You will be glad you did!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

OpEn MiKe @ Hair of the Dog!!!! 3/30/11

                Want to read your work ? You can reserve a spot in the line up....or just come listen !
                                              ALL AGES WELCOME!
                     TO RESERVE A SPOT WRITE TO

Monday, March 14, 2011

The week of March 14th

All Week Long: Art work in the lobby of the MJCC...Free admission during regular business hours!

Monday Night:  Part of JAM and Part of The Portland Pride Reading Series: Visiting Mr. Green
Location: The Sanctuary @ Sandy Plaza
                 1785 NE Sandy Blvd.

                 Portland, OR

One of the most produced plays in the world! 86 year old widower, Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together develops into a gripping and poignant drama, as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

Starring Benjamin Farmer & George Fosgate.

Shemaya Blauer
Touch Drawing Demonstration 
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Mittleman Jewish Community Center
              6651 SW Capitol Hwy
              Portland, Oregon

Art Spark featuring ORA
Regional Arts & Crafts Council

Date:  Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time:  5 - 7 pm

Location:  Urban Farmer Restaurant
(inside The Nines Hotel)
               525 SW Morrison St
               Portland, OR  97204

Thursday, March 10, 2011

POWFEST is Underway

Portland Oregon Women's FIlm Festival is happening NOW!!!!!!....through Sunday!

On Saturday afternoon two Jewish-themed documentaries will be featured:

"Return" and "Surviving"  @ Hollywwod Theater
A panel discussion will follow this!

For more info go to:

This is a remarkable festival and one not to be missed! JAM is most proud to be associated with this set of events.....see you there!

Monday, March 7, 2011


@ the MJCC: week 1  ART IN THE LOBBY. Free admission. See the fabulous work of Fabric artist -Laurie Fendel, Painter- Sharon Segal, and Paintographer- Ellen Shefi.

If you see something you like feel free to grab an artist's card and call them!

Israeli Art ExhibitFrom Jerusalem's Safrai Gallery

Dates:  March 10 - 13, 2011

Location:  Congregation Beth Israel
                   1972 NW Flanders
                    Portland, OR  97219
Call for info:  503.222.1069

Over 600 works by Israeli artists from the Safrai Gallery in Jerusalem will be on display for four days. Check Beth Israel website for details.


Portland Women's Film FestivalDocumentary Showcase:  ",Return."   and  ".Surviving."

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: 3 pm

Location: Hollywood Theater
                 4122  NE Sandy Blvd.
                 Portland, OR  97214

Admission:  $7
RETURN is a first person account adapted from Dr. Fred Sondermann’s memoirs of his trip back to Germany 30 years after the Holocaust. The film walks the viewer through the experience, contemplating victimization, the nature of blame, the appropriate issuance of forgiveness, and the determination to move forward unburdened by ghosts of the past. (32 minutes)

SURVIVING is an intimate portrait of the relationship between the filmmaker and her adoptive mother a Holocaust survivor, as the filmmaker attempts to come to terms with the legacy that she has inherited. (43 minutes)

A Panel Discussion will follow these screenings!

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Arts Through Jewish Eyes- Wonderful!!!!

Sara Harwin, artist and David Fuks , m.c.

SIMPLY wonderful! Last night's program was at times hilarious and other times serious and enlightening. We were treated to insights into the lives of talented souls who call themselves artists, musicians, writers, and propagandists!

Go to our Photos page to see snapshots of last night's panel.

And go to our calendar link above to see what's coming next!

Hint: MJCC art show goes up Sunday morning, March 6th  and remains on display through Friday. Repeat again for the next several artists and new displays each week!