Jewish Book Month
One Book, One Community - Nemesis
Read together as a community. Join other Portlanders during Jewish Book Month
in reading Philip Roth’s Nemesis. Then, participate in meaningful
conversation, enjoy entertainment and celebrate Jewish Book Month as a community.
Nemesis is a work of fiction set in the summer of 1944 that tells of a polio epidemic and its effects on a closely knit Newark community and its children.
Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:00 pm
Sample "The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home" Cookbook
Portland food writer Michael Zusman will delight you with his bagel essay while you enjoy noshes from recipes straight out of his book. Books available for purchase.
Presented by the MJCC
Friday, November 1 - 6:00 pm
Resilience: challenging illness and moving to a place of hope
Presented by: Congregation Beth Israel
Location: Congregation Beth Israel
Sunday, November 3 - 2:45 pm
Bagels and Book discussion led by Rabbi Berg.
Presented by: Beit Haverim
Location: United Church of Christ (Lake Oswego)
Monday, Nov. 4, 7:00-8:30 pm
Chapter One Performance: A Pigeon and a Boy by Meir Shalev
Chapter One: a JTC Page2Stage Performance
In partnership with Hadassah and Jewish Theatre Collaborative
Wednesday, November 6 - 7:15 pm
Finding Meaning in Suffering: A discussion using Melton curriculum with Erica Goldman
Presented by: The Florence Melton Adult Mini School
Location: Congregation Shaarie Torah
Tuesday, November 12 - 6:30 pm
Pageturners book review.
Presented by: Hillsdale Branch of Multnomah County Library, Kesser Israel
Book and Kosher refreshments provided
Location: Hillsdale Library
Wednesday, November 13 - 7:00 pm
American Masters documentary on Philip Roth
Presented by: MJCC, Institute for Judaic Studies
Sunday, Nov. 17 12:00-1:00 pm
Books and Bagels
in partnership with PJ Library & PJA. Enjoy a bagel nosh, art projects and story time.
Monday, November 18 - 7:00 pm
Book Review: Pestilence and Piety
Presented by: Havurah Shalom
Location: Havurah Shalom
Tuesday, November 19 - 7:00 pm
Philip Roth and the intersection between medicine and literature.
Presented by: OJM, Institute for Judaic Studies
Location: Oregon Jewish Museum
Tuesday, November 19 - 6:45 pm
Pageturners book talk. Book provided.
Presented by: Midland Branch of Multnomah Public Library
Location: Midland Branch Library
Wednesday, November 20 - 7:30 pm
Themes of Phillip Roth’s Nemesis: A Panel Discussion on coping with life’s circumstances.
Presented by: Congregation Neveh Shalom
Location: Congregation Neveh Shalom
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:15 pm
Presented by: Women’s Philanthropy Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
IMPACT featuring Iris Krasnow, author of Secret Lives of Wives