Friday, September 28, 2012



OCTOBER 21 2012   10:30-4:30
MJCC  6651 SW Capitol Hwy- Portland, OR

Art work above painted by founding member Sabina Wohfeiler

Over 20 artists will be on hand to guide you through their worlds of art!

Many of your favorite artists are returning and we'll also have a number of new members and guest artists!

The J Cafe will be open ....come, shop, schmooze, eat, and hear a little jazz! 

It's never too early to  purchase your Chanukah gifts!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Eleven residents of Rose Schnitzer have written 5minute 1-act plays during an intensive playwriting workshop with Matt Zrebski.

These plays will be be featured in a public reading on Sunday May 6th, 2012 at Congregation Neveh Shalom  2900 SW Peaceful Lane.  Admission is free and the public is invited!

The readings will begin at 2pm and a brief talk-back will follow at 3pm.

Our writers include:
Ruth Henning, Evy Hirsch, Martha Pommerantz, Fran Stone, Diane Budner, Barbara Dubin, Charlotte Wiener, Betty Leonard, Lilian Steinberg, Marcia WIlson, and Miriam Gerber.

Our Actors include: Paige Jones, Nathan Gale, and Debbie Lamedman

We are ever so grateful to RACC- the Regional Arts and Culture Council who awarded us a grant, funding much of this venture. The Mittleman Jewish COmmunity Center is our financial manager and has helped with publicizing the event. Neveh Shalom has offered us a beautiful and accessible venue. Thank you to our most generous sponsors!

Monday, March 12, 2012

BLUE THREAD @ OJM Sunday March 18th

A new book and new fictional novelist will appear at Oregon Jewish Museum in NW Portland this Sunday at 2pm.

Ruth Tenzer Feldman has been writing books for some time but this is her first fictional novel. The book is a piece of historical fiction that features a time-traveling heroine.

The event will include commentary from some young women readers as well as the author. 
A tallit takes on an important role in the book. To celebrate that, local silk artist Diane Fredgant will also participate in this event and display some of her most colorful tallitot.

This is a special Jewish Arts Moments event.....and it is free!

OJM is located at 1953 Northwest Kearney Street
Portland, OR(503) 226-3600

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Acting Our Age ....ROUND II

Saturday March 10th, 2pm you can hear some wonderfully creative poems and short stories written but the Older But Wiser Writing Class. WHERE? Geezer Gallery in Multnomah Village.'s free and it's fun!

on another note......
Thank you Regional Arts and Culture Council! We have a grant from them to fund another round of plays.

The writers are fantastic....! Not because they are elders in our community but because their talents help bust the myths of our society about what aging means. 

Eleven residents of Rose Schnitzer Manor gather weekly to write poetry, short stories and one-act plays!
The RACC grant allows us to bring Playwright Matt Zrebski on board to teach the residents about the secrets of good playwriting. His insights and humor make for enjoyable classes. His students are just weeks away from finishing up our one-acts. 

Stay tuned for dates and venue information. It's coming soon!

Monday, February 6, 2012


JAM in Transition

We are in a transition!

JAM is moving away from the concept of "month", since we were never able to contain ourselves within a single month anyway!

We'll still call ourselves JAM...but now it will represent 

We'll continue to focus on local artists in a variety of formats and venues....but you can look forward to the events being spread out through the entire year. We will happily promote arts events that are sponsored by various agencies in town and try to fill the gaps where we can!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Amazing Theater! January 30th!!!!!

Have Arab Coffee with a Jew in the New York City of the Middle East.  It’s 1928 and Baghdad is one quarter Jewish.


A production of the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, cosponsored by the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, the Middle East Studies Center at PSU, Lewis and Clark College Student Activities, Congregation Ahavath Achim, and the Sephardic Cultural Center of Oregon.

Monday, January 30 at Food for Thought Café
Smith Memorial Student Union, Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway (basement level)
7:00 pm / $10 dollars
For information and tickets for performances visit:

Sunday, January 15, 2012


We just finished writing our evaluation for the Arts Builds Community Grant we received in 2011. Jewish Arts Month wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of this granting organization.
Our planners worked hard to document each and every event held. We took copious notes and learned a lot. We made a few mistakes but we had numerous successes. 
Stay tuned. We will soon post what is scheduled for JAM 2012~
We chose not to apply for another OAC grant this year. RACC is supporting our Playwriting for Seniors program (Acting Our Age!)
We hope the community will now contribute financially to support our JAM endeavors. In fact, we are seriously contemplating a name change.
It will still be JAM....but we are thinking that Jewish Arts Moments might be a more accurate idea. Spring will become a season of Jewish Arts Moments...more than can possibly be contained within a month!
Care to donate? Send a check written to the Mttleman Jewish Community Center with JAM written on the memo line c/o
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland 97201
See y’all soon!               

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday @ Neveh Shalom - Portland Oregon

Klezmer will rock the house Monday evening...8861 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland OR 97221
call 503.246.8831 for more information!