Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seeking Perfection?

My artwork has generally been very precise, usually symetrical, with an emphasis on perfection. I am very picky about the quality of stitch, thread tension, color palette, bead quality, etc., and I tear out stitches any time I'm not satisfied.

So it was a big leap out of my comfort zone when I took on "free-form sculptural" beadwork. I love it, it's fascinating, it's exciting to do. But I still take a perfectionist approach, and tear out sections I'm not satisfied with. Is this an insistence on quality, or just anal-retentiveness?

How do you approach your art? Is it precise, or is it more casual? Can it be both? Talk to me!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Announcing Jewish Arts Month 2010 !

More is better.

More than a month full of exciting Jewish Arts, all over P-town! Theatre, music, dance, visual arts, storytelling, and more! Exhibits, performances, classes, discussions, and more!

It's more than March 2010. There's so much happening, it wouldn't all fit into one month! So it's February, March, and April! Keep checking back often for more details. Soon there will be a separate website with all the information.

Jewish Arts Month is a joint production of Mittleman Jewish Community Center and ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

More! More! More!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Studio Time

I just listened to a podcast about promoting your artwork. One thing discussed was dedication to consistent studio time. Are you an artists? Do you consider yourself a professional or a hobby artists? How much time do you spend in your studio creating art?


Channukah Card

HAPPY CHANNUKAH from Sharon Segal, and all the members of ORA!

Here's wishing you a season of light and gladness to warm the winter days and nights.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hannukah in "the Couve"

ORA made some new friends today. Four of us participated as vendors at Vancouver Chabad's Hannukah party. We (Diane, Eddy, Esther & Rosana) brought our wares to the Hilton Hotel in downtown Vancouver, and joined the Chabad group after their menorah-lighting outside. Inside, it was warm and friendly, with lovely people, terrific live music, latkes and sufganiot.

Did we sell a lot? Nope. But did we have fun? Yup. And we all sold something, so it was okay. Meanwhile, we gained some new exposure, both for ORA and for the Vancouver Chabad group. It was one of those adventures on our journey, and we're glad for all of those!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Hannukah

Happy Hannukah to one and all!

It's about freedom, but it's also about sticking to your beliefs, even when it's hard.

Wishing everyone strength to meet that challenge...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Memories Revisited in Salem

Recently some of our members parcipated in a Holiday Gift Sale at Temple Beth Sholom in Salem. This was the old stomping grounds of our painter, Sharon Segal.

Sharon writes:

Many of my old friends are still involved in the Temple. They came by to visit and it was so good to rekindle old friendships. Many people were very impressed with my art, because they didn't know that I was an artist. When I lived in Salem, I had just had a new baby and any extra time, I was working in our store.

There were 16 artists in the show. Many were craft people and a few sold Judaica. All in all, the show was not especially lucrative, but the experience, for me, was excellent.

Sharon Segal

Monday, November 23, 2009

Giving Thanks

We have so much to be thankful for! Loving parents, wonderful children, supportive spouses, beloved pets, God-given talents. Food, shelter, friends, education, communication. Freedom, liberty, congregation, community. Living in a time and place of plenty and unprecedented opportunity.

What are YOU thankful for? Click "comment" and share with us!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! May this year's holiday remind us of our good fortune, and galvanize our resolve to help share it with others.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tables, Chairs, and More

Tonight was the kick-off for the 2010 "Chair Affair" to benefit Community Warehouse of Portland. Last year we posted the wonderful contributions of some of our member artists to this worthy cause. This year some of our artists are participating again. So far, Eddy Shuldman, Robin Esterkin, and Esther Liberman are planning to create works of art for the fundraising auction.

Generally, each artist chooses a used chair and re-makes it into something cool and artistic. Then the chairs are sold at a gala auction, with all proceeds going to Portland Community Warehouse, a wonderful organization which provides household items to needy families. The Chair Affair generates a significant chunk of their annual operating expenses.

This year, artists are being asked to "think outside the chair," and expand to other household items as well, such as tables, mirrors, magazine racks, etc. The kickoff was fun, with lots of artists and supporters present at the new location of the Community Warehouse on NE MLK.

The actual auction is scheduled for April 8, 2010. We'll keep you posted on the progress of our ORA members and their chairs, etc. Meanwhile, check out the amazing creations from previous years' Chair Affairs at the Community Warehouse website, and think about what household items you might be ready to donate to this worthy organization.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We Have Arrived

You know you've arrived when the press does a story about you, without you sending them a press release! So here we are, with a story about our recent Celebration of Art in the most recent issue of The Jewish Review. We even got a color picture! It's a nice story, and it mentions quite a few of the artists who participated in our Art Show.

Take a look:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wow! What a wonderful day! Beautiful art, talented artists, supportive guests, a magical event manager, and wonderful volunteers. Sunday's Celebration of Art at MJCC was a success all around, and we are so grateful to everyone who helped make it happen.

Take a look at the pictures! And check back soon... we'll be posting more very soon.

I'm still exhausted.... but happy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Waiting

Nervous, excited, mystified, suspenseful. Certain I've forgotten something important. Waiting for the big Show on Sunday. No more meetings, no more printing, no more phone calls. It's all personal now. See you all on Sunday.

Celebration of Art!
October 25, 2009
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Schnitzer Manor Rocks!

Eddy Shuldman writes:

Residents at Rose Schnitzer Manor are remarkable for so many reasons. Today, this community of seniors hosted an art show.
Evidence of talent was apparent everywhere I looked. From needlework and beading to painting, photography , and sculpture.
The faces of the artists sparkled with pride and joy as they witnessed our appreciation.
It is with great pleasure and pride that ORA will play host to many of these artists at our upcoming show. We regret that space limits the number of pieces that can be displayed.
Kol HaKavod, RSM artists! You have brought beauty into this world and we are so fortunate that you are so willing to share it with us!

Sculpture "The Woman" by Elaine Kaufman

Monday, October 19, 2009

Schnitzer Art Exhibit Returns

Last year i wrote about the wonderful art show we attended at Rose Schnitzer Manor, featuring art by residents and employees there. It was beautiful and inspiring. So I'm glad to hear that they're doing another show this year. If you can possibly make it, take an hour or so and go enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009
2 pm - 4 pm

Rose Schnitzer Manor
6125 SW Boundary St
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 535-4300

And don't forget, some of the residents of Rose Schnitzer Manor will have work on display at ORA's upcoming Celebration of Art on Sunday, October 25th at MJCC. These artists are happening!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Todah Rabbah!!

Our sincere thanks to Maimonides Jewish Day School and Jewish Federation of Greater Portland for letting us place our banners on their properties, advertising our upcoming sale.

This sort of generosity allows us to feel like we are a welcome partner within the greater Jewish Portland Community.

Todah Rabbah!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Whew! That's Done!

Yay! I am finished with the programme brochure for our Celebration of Art Show, and it is in the printer's hands. Now, it's no secret that the production of this brochure has been a frustrating process for me. But I must say that as i was finishing it up, it really hit me what an accomplishment this is, and how far we have come in 3 1/2 years! This is our fourth annual show and sale, with quite a few exhibit events in between. We have incredible juried guest artists, and we're in the beautiful ballroom of MJCC, and people are starting to KNOW who we are! And some even paid money to have ads in our brochure! Wow, this is impressive! And (now that I can take a moment to breathe) I'm proud to be part of it.

Celebration of Art!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
10:30 - 4:00 pm

Mittleman Jewish Comm. Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who Are Those Guys????

Who are those suspicious looking guys? You'll find out at Celebration of Art next Sunday! Hint: Eddy is putting together an incredible Power Point slide show, which will be running during the art show. We got a peek at a partial version last night, and it's truly celebratory. You will love it! And of course, admission is FREE!

Celebration of Art!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
MJCC Ballroom

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leslie Scores a GOAAAAALLL!!!

Leslie Elder's painting, "Go for the Goal" was recently juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon's Fall show, on exhibit this month in McMinnville. There were 80 watercolor paintings juried into the show. Out of the 80 paintings, 20 were chosen to receive awards. Leslie's painting received an award and will be one of 20 award-winning paintings from the show to tour the state of Oregon in the coming year, exhibiting in various galleries aroung the state.

Leslie is excited to have her painting touring the state, and we are incredibly proud of her. The paintings are all for sale. For more info, check out Come see the exhibit: it's at the IMAX theater in McMinnville this month, and at Currents Gallery in November. It's a beautiful exhibit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Celebration's Almost Here!

Celebration of ART 2009 will take place on Sunday, October 25th, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm at Mittleman JCC.

For more details, listing of artists, and pretty pictures, check out our website:

Come visit with the artists, and see everyone's beautiful work!
Admission is free, of course.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

OJM is on the Move!

One of our favorite organizations is the Oregon Jewish Museum. They hosted our very first exhibit, and we definitely consider them Family. So we're very happy to hear that OJM has found a new home, and hopes to move in by mid-December.

Having searched long and hard for a suitable property, OJM will make its new home at 1953 NW Kearney Street. Already recognized locally and nationally as a leader in Jewish museum programming, OJM will now be able to expand its exhibits, programs and services to more fully meet the needs of the Oregon community which it serves. The new gallery space will allow for larger and multiple concurrent exhibitions. An expanded volunteer program will provide a variety of museum services and new volunteer opportunities in hospitality, tours/docents, research and multimedia. The new building will also provide a safekeeping solution for the museum's collections and artifacts, as well as a screening room, and convenient parking.

In a collaborative venture, the Oregon Jewish Museum will sublet a small portion of the space to the
Oregon Holocaust Resource Center. "Being housed under the same roof will provide a community benefit and allow both organizations to become stronger...." says Museum Director Judith Margles.

To follow progress of OJM's move, watch for the new "On the Move" section at soon. Hatzlacha!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Now She's Published!

The work of Sabina Wohlfeiler, our wonderful painter, will be featured in a publication called "Artists of Willamette Heights," to be published in October. Stay tuned for more information about where to buy it.

Mazal Tov, Sabina! We're so proud of you!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sneak Preview

I got a sneak peak this evening at some of the things Rosana has been working on...... squeeeeeeeeaaaaalllllll !!!!! Very cool! I can barely wait until our Celebration of Art on October 25th to see what everyone else is coming up with! The excitement is starting to build.....

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A Treat for The Eyes, and the Spirit

Four members of our group made it to Sabina's opening last night at the Portland Japanese Garden, and it was well worth our time! What a beautiful exhibit! Both the artwork and the setting were just wonderful. The atmosphere was celebrative, but serene. Everything was beautifully exhibited, with gorgeous Ikebana flower arrangements gracefully placed among the displays.

Of course, I'm being completely impartial when I say that Sabina's work was the best (sly grin)! But seriously, we were so thrilled to see completely new work from Sabina, as well as some of our all-time favorites. And some of the other artists blew us away too! It makes me even more excited in anticipation of our own show coming up in October!

My advice: stop reading this blog, get up and go to the Japanese Garden.... NOW!!! You won't regret it.

September 12-20 the exhibit in the Garden Pavilion is free with admission to the Garden.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205-5886
(503) 223-1321


Friday, September 11, 2009


Tonight is the reception at the Portland Japanese Garden for the opening of their new exhibit, "Translations: Art Inspired by the Portland Japanese Garden."

Sabina's watercolor work is being featured, and Eddy and I are going to attend. It should be fun, rubbing elbows in the art world. I'll report on the whole thing here.

Meantime, plan to attend this beautiful exhibit. It's there until September 20th.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205-5886
(503) 223-1321

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Gary and I saw the famous play "Wicked" while vacationing in Seattle. Wow! It was incredible!

Having heard the ads when the show was in Portland, I thought it was just a campy play, but it is actually much more. It's a GREAT story, cleverly tying in the plot of the original classic, while turning it on its head. The songs are wonderful, especially the inspiring "Defying Gravity." The characters are so much fun! And the visual impact of the whole thing is incredible. The sets, the dances, the WARDROBE!! (Fabric addicts will think they've died and gone to heaven.)

The physical acting by the key characters is priceless. It's a clever ploy, using memorable postures from the 1939 movie characters to lend instant recognition, even while presenting a completely different scenario. (If you walked in with no idea what the show was, and saw the characters acting silently behind a cloth curtain, you would know from their postures exactly who they were.) And as Elphaba's transformation matures, and she finally lets out that famous cackling "evil laugh," it brings the house down!

If you have a chance, go see this show! It's such a wonderful, thought-provoking production. I'm also impressed with the company's dedication to green concerns (they point out that they are "the greenest show on Broadway.") It's playing at The Paramount in Seattle through October 4th, and is also running in Nashville right now. Then it moves on to other parts of the country. It's worth the effort!

Wicked: A New Musical

Tour schedule

A Greener Lifestyle

Monday, August 31, 2009

Cloth & Creativity

More from Laurie Fendel:

It's Sunday evening, the end of August. We have 8 weeks until our show.
I'm designing 3 more shapes for my vases, and decided to make a list of all of the challenges and new skills I'm experimenting with:

1. fabric collage
2. sewing curves
3. designing different shapes
4. stenciling and painting Hebrew words incorporated into the design

It's very invigorating this world of creativity, "ah see ah" ( the Hebrew).
And our critique group shared new pieces and ideas this last week.
It's totally amazing what the human mind can create. The possibilities are infinite.
Laurie Fendel

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Art in the Garden

Sabina Wohlfeiler writes:

On Friday, September 11, 2009, the Portland Japanese Garden will open an exhibit and sale called "Translations: Art Inspired by the Portland Japanese Garden." Twelve artists, including myself, will be represented by paintings with a garden and/or Asian aesthetic. Flowers by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana will compliment the display in the Garden Pavilion.

An opening reception will be held Friday from 7-9 pm, and the exhibit will be on display through September 20th.

The Japanese Garden is a beautiful place which continues to inspire and nourish my creative spirit with every visit. I hope it will do the same for you! Please come to the reception if you are able.


Reservations are requested for the reception.
RSVP to or (503) 542-0280

September 12-20 the exhibit is free with admission to the Garden.

Portland Japanese Garden
611 SW Kingston Ave
Portland, OR 97205-5886
(503) 223-1321

Monday, August 24, 2009

Working and Dreaming

Laura Joy Fendel writes:

I've completed 3 new pieces, ready for review and critique tomorrow night. Very excited about my collaged fabric, and 3-dimension on top of 3-dimension. Working on a series of vessels that are not conventional shapes, and stenciled Hebrew letters... from Kabbalah.

Formulating the design, color, meshing those with the shape of the vase, along with the sewing technique is challenging me tonight. Sometimes the process happens with serendipity, sometimes with struggle. Actually, I'd like a chocolate break. Would that give me Ruach, and Ahseeyah? Yes, I think so.

I've joined the Columbia FiberArts Guild, attended a fabulous meeting, and I'm looking forward to another in two weeks, along with a two day class with a national quilter. I have found several new books that speak to my kind of creative process, and also advance my skill level.

I dream of an organized permanent studio, dedicated only to my fiber passion, and not sharing with a small guest room/office.

Dreaming of a trip to Europe with other fabric junkies, seeing the sites, living with local families, and rejoicing in discovering treasure troves of unique fabrics. Sharing the glee with other passionate, fun loving women. It will come in due time. What does European chocolate taste like... in Europe???

Laura Joy
August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hands and Hearts

Links in a chain
Each supporting the other
Hands and Hearts
Holding, helping, healing
One link leads to the next
Never-ending, always moving forward
Attracting new links
Growing longer, stronger every day
Women's strength, women's love
The hand of God winds through it all

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fear of Drawing

Okay, I did it. Gulp. I signed up for a class at PCC called "So You Think You Can't Draw." Yes indeed, I do think I can't draw! Nothing in the last 54 years has shown any evidence to the contrary. But Eddy and I promised we'd give it a try, so here goes....

Hmmm... I found these pencils online which might help ease the pain... might have to buy some... you know, just to be prepared!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Cost of Online Piracy

Ever been tempted to copy that beautiful painting you saw online?
Can't resist that "free download" of a quilting pattern?
Please stop and think about the true cost of the theft you're considering.

Famed beadwork artist-designer-teacher Jeannette Cook blogs today about online piracy:


Friday, July 31, 2009

A Joy to Behold

We're in the Jewish Review again! Our very own Laura Joy Fendel is featured in this week's edition of the Portland Jewish paper. A lovely article, written by ORA member Julie Hockley, highlights Laura Joy and her magnificent fabric artworks.

Laura, an accomplished teacher and published author, is now enjoying a second career as an interior designer and fiber artist. Her works are alive with vibrance and creativity.

You can read the article online, or check out page 15 of the actual paper to read about Laura Joy, and see her smiling face!

Of course Laura's beautiful and unique fabric vases, mosaics, and more will be featured in our Celebration of Art on Sunday, October 25th at Mittleman JCC. Come and experience the Joy!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Review the Review

Check out this week's Jewish Review for a great article about our very own Rosana Berdichevsky! It's a nice piece about Rosana's journey through life and art, and the quest to hold on to your artistic longings despite the challenges of life. Sabina Wohlfeiler did a lovely job writing this one.

We hope to have a number of our artists featured in the Review during the coming months, leading up to our Celebration of Art on October 25th. It's great to get this support from our local Jewish paper!

Celebration of Art!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
at Mittleman JCC
free admission

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Match Made in... Norway!

Somehow I never did post this, but it's never too late to share good news! Eddy Shuldman's magnificent Torah Breastplate has found a permanent home... in Oslo, Norway!

Early this year, Rabbi Leila Berner came to town. Among other things, she was raising funds to purchase a Torah to be sent to Oslo, Norway where a small Jewish community had been making due without a Torah of their own.

The purchased Torah is actually a "rescued" Torah that was repaired by a Sofer in Maryland! A number of Torahs were hidden away during the holocaust to protect them from the Nazis. Several of these Torahs have been discovered and lovingly repaired.

Rabbi Leila saw Eddy's Sh'mot-themed Torah adornment and asked to purchase it as an accompaniment to the Oslo Torah.

Eddy says: "This is an honor beyond words. My father was a holocasut survivor and he spoke occasionally of his efforts to hide a Torah. In Pirke Avot we read: 'You are not required to complete the task but you are also not free to withdraw from it.' My father understood that. He couldn't complete the rescue of his Torah but he did teach me Torah."

For more details about this wonderful 'shiddach' and the fused-glass breastplate itself, go to Eddy's blog at and click on "older posts."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Plein Air Painting

Leslie Elder writes:

This Summer I have been enjoying getting outside doing a bit of plein air painting. Plein air means fresh air (or something like that) in French. It started with a workshop with oil painter Aimee Erickson (Multnomah Art Center) doing plein air oil painting for 3 days in Multnomah Village.

I used my portable french easel and set up in the village to paint with oil for the first time. About ten artists scattered across the village to record the scene, much to the delight (or amusement, in some cases) of passersby. Oil paint is great to use for plein air painting because it is slow to dry. Although I am mainly a watercolor painter, I was eager to try out my oils in this setting. Watercolors dry so quickly out in the open air, they are more of a challenge to use outside, especially in warm weather.

It's hard to go back into my studio with the weather continuing to be so fine. Yesterday, I went with my Watercolor Society of Oregon critique group to paint up in the Columbia Gorge. They didn't seem to mind that I painted with oils.

One of my favorite painters, Eric Wiegardt, said at a workshop once, that painting plein air is a good way to fill up your creative well. If you paint from photos too much, after awhile your 'well' can become dry because you have to work to create excitement in your your painting. When you paint from life, the excitement flows naturally from your subject matter.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Sabina Wohlfeiler writes:

Every third Thursday of the month, RACC (Regional Arts & Culture Council) hosts ART SPARK, a gathering described as “a monthly mingling of artists of all sort to meet, discuss, blather, applaud and plot the growth of arts in Portland”. Last night I decided to check it out, and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of folks representing the rich Portland art scene. Imagine a no-host cocktail/garden party with myriad possibilities for connections in the arts. I met a new graduate looking for work teaching art, a juror for the Scholastic Art Awards, a “for hire” cartoonist, gallery owners, grant recipients, a marketing and communication consultant, painters, sculptors, and an art counselor who will help you “explore your unique aesthetic”.... two entertaining hours well spent networking in the arts. July’s ART SPARK will be held on the rooftop of the Hotel Deluxe. See you there!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

When I'm in the middle of a project, I'm happy. I can always pick it up and start working where I left off. But when I'm trying to figure out the logistics of my next project, I'm sort of frustrated. I long to be working with the needle, but I'm not at that point yet. And for some reason, I can't rush the planning stage. Sometimes it comes easily; this time it isn't! Sometimes I just pick up the needle and hold it, to feel that reassuring familiarity. Maybe I'll go play with my beads.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DO Something!!

A recent discussion about finding one's lost 'Mojo' led to the suggestion: DO something! Go to the beach, visit an antique store, do some gardening. You know... take time from your output to get some input.

So, how about some suggestions? What do YOU do when you need to recharge the creative juices?

I love going to the beach, or to Multnomah Falls, and just experiencing the colors, smells & sounds. How about you? Click on "comments" to share your ideas.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Art Jury

There are so many good artists out there! And it's not such an easy task to judge who's ready to be in an art show. That's why we seek art professionals to serve on the independent jury for our CELEBRATION OF ART show and sale.

Yesterday our jury evaluated this year's submissions, and they included some wonderful offerings. After lengthy analysis, they made their selections, and all applicants will be notified of the results very soon.

It's hard to judge, and it's also hard to put yourself out there for the judges. Kudos to everyone who submitted art this year. Whether you are selected or not, you're on an exciting journey which will bring good things. Chazak!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Call For Artists!

We are pleased to announce that our 4th annual pre-holiday sale, A Celebration of Art! will be held at the MJCC on Sunday, October 25, 2009.

This year we will be accepting up to 10 new guest artists. ORA has invited an impartial jury panel to review submissions for these guest spots. The jury date is set for Sunday, May 3rd. If you are interested, please click below for an application, and pertinent information. We apologize for the short notice, but are confident that the work you have already created will be representative of the art you hope to sell at our CELEBRATION.

Click here for the application and information about the jury process, as a Word document. Please print the application to fill it out, and submit to ORA as instructed in the info sheet.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sow's Ear Becomes Silk Purse

It's time for the annual Chair Affair! This fabulous event encourages artistic creativity while raising critically needed money for the Community Warehouse.

Once again, our own Eddy Shuldman is participating, taking on the challenge of transforming an eyesore into eye candy! Pictured here is the original chair that Eddy used. If you want to see what she has done with it, the project will be on display, along with numerous others, TOMORROW evening as a First Thursday event at:
ANKA Gallery
325 NW 6th
Portland, 97209
Thursday, April 2, 2009
6-9 pm

Eddy will be there most of the time...and so will some of her students who created 2 projects for this very special cause. Additional chairs will also be on display at PH Reed Company on NW 11th/GLISAN.

The chairs will be on display at these two locations for a couple of weeks.

The transformed chairs will be sold at a gala AUCTION on April 23rd from 6-8:30 at Staver Locomotive. Ticket info can be picked up tomorrow at first Thursday, you can contact the Community Warehouse at 503.224.5721

Community Warehouse does an amazing job of providing household furnishings for the needy in our community. Given the state of our economy is is now more important than ever to support our neighbors who are facing challenges.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Jewish Art Week was a Success!

Thank-you to everyone who came to see our exhibit at MJCC last week, celebrating Jewish Art Week. We received a lot of positive feedback, and really appreciate everyone who took the time to visit and to respond!

Next year: Jewish Art MONTH???

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Celebrate Jewish Art Week with us!!

Starting Monday, it's Jewish Art Week!
ORA - Northwest Jewish Artists will be joining in the celebration with a week-long exhibit in the lobby of Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Come see some beautiful and thought-provoking art by our own local group of Jewish artists! Take your time, and enjoy. Admission is free, and no sales will be conducted.

March 16 - 20, 2009
6 am - 9 pm
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219

You can even grab something Kosher to eat at Cafe at the J. Check here for their hours.