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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.


Jewish Book Month

One Book, One Community
In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist
Read together as a community. Join other Portlanders during Jewish Book Month in reading Ruchama King Feuerman’s In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist. Then, participate in meaningful conversation, enjoy entertainment and celebrate Jewish Book Month as a community. 

MJCC Events
Community Events

MJCC Events

All events are at MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

MJCC Book Club Around the World in Three Books
Read 3 books from different cultures. Led by Suellen Lacey, Literature educator and avid reader.
Book 1: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Books 2 and 3 TBA.
Thurs. Oct. 30, 7:00-8:00 pm
Free and no RSVP required.

Page2Stage Prologue Performance
Based on the book, The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander.
Encounter the author and context through this performance.
Mon. Nov. 3, 7:30 pm
$10 (G: $15) at the door

David Laskin Presentation
In collaboration with Jewish Geneological Society & JBM Author will talk about his book The Family.
Sun. Nov. 9, 1:00 pm

Books & Bagels (Family Friendly)
Presented by MJCC, PJA, and PJ Library Bagels and crafts, followed by Hershel of Ostropol performed by JTC.
Sun. Nov. 16, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
$5 child 3+, $10 adult, $20 family.
Pay at the door or register by clicking here.

I Dig Archeology

Portland’s Jewish Book Month selection, In The Courtyard of The Kabbalist, is the inspiration behind this presentation from a local archeologist on how discoveries are analyzed.
Thurs. Nov. 6, 7:00-8:00 pm

Top 10 in the Last 10
Panel discussion on the top 10 Jewish books.
Tues. Nov. 18, 7:00-8:00 pm
Free and no RSVP required.


Community Events
All events free unless otherwise indicated

One Book One Community Schedule of Events

Book discussion

Presented by Congregation Beth Israel 
Sun. Nov. 2, 9:00 am 
Location: Congregation Beth Israel

Book discussion
Presented by Neveh Shalom 
Sun. Nov. 2, 10:45 am 
Location: Neveh Shalom

I Dig Archeology
Presented by MJCC
Thurs. Nov. 6, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: MJCC

Book discussion
Hillsdale Library Pageturners 
Tues. Nov. 11, 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Hillsdale Library

Prof. Kosansky: The Perception of Rabbis as Saints
Presented by OJMCHE/Institute for Jewish Studies 
Wed. Nov. 12, 7:00 pm 
Oren Kosansky, Lewis and Clark, talks about North African Jewry and their beliefs.
Location: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
$8 members, $10 non members, $5 students 

Women‘s Role in Judaism
Presented by Kesser Israel
Sun. Nov. 16, 11:00 am  
Refreshments will be served.
Location: Kesser Israel

Introduction to Kabbalah
Presented by Beit Haverim and Shir Tikvah 
Sun. Nov. 16, 2:00 pm
Introduction to Kabbalah by Rabbi Stone followed by a book discussion. 
Location: MJCC

Book discussion
Presented by Havurah Shalom
Thurs. Nov. 20, 7:00 pm 
Location: Havurah Shalom

Author Ruchama King Feuerman
Presented by Congregation Beth Israel/Jewish Federation  
Sun. Nov. 23, 10:00 am  
The author will discuss Seeking and Finding, which will include her years in Israel and the story behind the book. Location: Congregation Beth Israel


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