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"A Night in Shanghai" Presentation by author, Nicole Mones
Tuesday, November 3
7:00-8:30 pm
Mirabella Tower, 3550 SW Bond Ave. Portland
A multi-media presentation describing the jazz age in Shanghai as well as the story of Ho Feng-Shan, who saved thousands of Jews trying to escape Austria.
Congregation Beth Israel + Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Pageturners' Author Visit: Nicole Mones

Wednesday, November 4
6:30-7:45 pm
Hillsdale Library, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd., Portland
Read "Night in Shanghai" and join the Pageturners to meet the author.
Hillsdale Library Pageturners

"Night in Shanghai" with Nicole Mones
Thursday, November 5
6:30-8:00 pm
Shute Park Library (Community Room), 775 SE Tenth Ave. Hillsboro 97123
Esteemed author, Nicole Mones, brings to light the Holocaust in China with an exciting, educational multimedia presentation.
Hillsboro Community Senior Center and Hillsboro Public Library

Frank's Song
Film About Frank Wesley, Local Survivor and Jazz Musician
Thursday, November 12, 7 ;00 pm
OJMCHE: 1953 NW Kearney St., Portland
Franks' Song is a journey of memory through music as it tells the incredible story of Frank Wesley, a Portland resident who was born in 1918 in Germany and is a Holocaust survivor, an American WWII veteran, psychology professor, author, father, and life long jazz fan.
General Public: $10; OJMCHE Members: $8; Students: $5
Oregon Jewish Museum + Center for Holocaust Education

Discussion of "Davita's Harp"
Sunday, November 15
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Women's tea and discussion of "Davita's Harp"
Kesser Israel 6698 SW Capitol Highway, Portland
Women's tea and discussion of" Davita's Harp"
Kesser Israel + Ahavath Achim

"The Port of Last Resort: Zuflucht in Shanghai" - A Film and Discussion
Tuesday, November 17
7:00 pm
OJMCHE: 1953 NW Kearney Ave., Portland
Screening of "The Port of Last Resort" - "the little-known story of the Jewish refugees in Shanghai presented through the recollections of four former refugees" followed by an intimate conversation around experiences in Shanghai, focused on local survivors.
Cost: $10 general public, $8 OJMCHE, IJS and Havurah Shalom members, $5 for students
OJMCHE + Institute for Judaic Studies + Havurah Shalom

Jazz in Shanghai

Thursday, December 3
2:00-3:30 pm
MJCC: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR
Larry Nobori and his jazz group will play the pre-World War swing music of the 1930s. He will discuss the music in relation to "A Night in Shanghai."
Cost: $5. Register at
Mittleman Jewish Community Center + Congregation Neveh Shalom


"Davita's Harp" Book Chat
Monday, January 25
PJA Chapel: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland

Jewish Theater Collaborative + Mittleman Jewish Community Center

"Eight Hundred Grapes" Presentation by author, Laura Dave

Thursday, March 3
7:00 pm
MJCC: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR
This is a heartbreaking, funny, and deeply evocative novel about love, marriage, family, and wine.
Mittleman Jewish Community Center

"Thresholds" Presentation by author, Sherre Hirsch
Tuesday, March 8
7:00 pm
MJCC: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR
Explore how to thrive through life’s transitions to live a fearlessly and regret-free-life.
Mittleman Jewish Community Center

"Shelter Us: A Novel"
Presentation by author, Laura Nicole Diamond 
Tuesday, March 15
7:00 pm
MJCC: 6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR
This title is taken from the Hashkiveinu prayer and suggests that Judaism’s power is not in providing firm answers, but rather in guiding us how to act while we are alive.
Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Book Talk at Neveh - "Davita's Harp"
Tuesday, March 15
7:00 pm
Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland
Meet others and connect over good literature with facilitated, in-depth discussion with a friendly, open group as we discuss "Davita’s Harp."
Neveh Shalom

"Davita's Harp" (Play based on book by Chaim Potok)
World Premiere Production
March 19-April 9
For times and fees, go to
Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., Portland
World premiere production of a coming of age story set in 1930's New York City, about how we learn and use faith.
The Jewish Theater Collaborative

Special Post-Play discussion for teens/adults
Wednesday, March 30, Following the 7:30 pm performance
Milagro Theatre, 525 SE Stark St., Portland
Special performance of JTC's "Davita's Harp" for older children and their families.
Havurah Shalom + The Jewish Theater Collaborative

Coming in March:

War Correspondents - How they affect the world's view of combat
Details TBD
Hear from a war correspondent about what they do. Mr. Morrison has been both a unilateral and an embed journalist and has been under fire. Details to follow.
















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Mittleman Jewish Community Center
Schnitzer Family Campus
6651 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219

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