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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 - 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
Location: 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
Location: MJCC

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
Location: MJCC

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.
Location: MJCC

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
Location: MJCC

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