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Verses from a Cataclysm: New Translations of Boris Slutsky, Jewish Soviet Soldier Poet

  A Bilingual Reading and Discussion by Marat Grinberg and Judith Pulman   Join Marat Grinberg, Associate Professor of Russian and Humanities at Reed College, and Judith Pulman, poet and translator, for a poetry reading followed by a Q & A session, where together we can explore expressions of identity in cataclysmic times. This event is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, co-sponsored by Congregation Shir Tikvah, and will be introduced by Rabbi Ariel Stone. At The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education General Public $8; OJMCHE Members: $5; and Students: $5. Purchase tickets here or at the door. Please call ahead to (503) 459-6239 for ADA accommodation requests.

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Jewish Book Month:

One Book, One Community Join Rabbi Ariel Stone for an introduction to Kabbalah and discussion of the Jewish Book selection for 5775 Sunday, November 16,  2 pm Mittelman Jewish Community Center Each November, Portland’s Jewish community gathers to read and discuss a single Jewish Book. This year’s selection is Ruchama King Feurman’s In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist. Feurman’s novel follows Isaac Moskowitz, a former New Yorker, as he moves to Israel and encounters both love and spiritual challenges. Jonathan Kellerman called the book “a beautifully written, emotionally evocative novel enriched by fascinating characters and an unparalleled portrait of the magical city that is Jerusalem.” Join other book lovers for an event inspired by In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist. Rabbi Ariel Stone, a scholar of Jewish Mysticism, will explain some of ancient traditions of Kabbalah, and lead a discussion of Feurman’s novel. This event is co-sponsored by Congregations Shir

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This Saturday Evening, Explore the Recent Impact of Television on American Culture

“I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far.  People fear that which is different. Now they’re beginning to understand.” Vice President Joe Biden on Meet the Press The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force of Social Change Saturday, April 12 8 p.m. Wieden + Kennedy Atrium 224 NW 13th Avenue Five-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace and this season’s The Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn. Tickets available here.

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The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force for Social Change, Saturday April 12 8 pm

Get your tickets » Relationships between straight and gay friends, obsessions about beauty, unorthodox workplace practices: What makes us laugh or cry and why.     Join us for a provocative conversation about Hollywood hits and more. Five-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace and this season’s The Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn. Saturday April 12, 8 pm Wieden + Kennedy Atrium 224 NW 13th Avenue Portland, Oregon [ Map ] Tickets:   $12 General admission ⁄ $8 Members & students Bios Tracy Poust Tracy Poust discovered quickly that she was not cut out to be a waitress.  Still good came of her stint at New York City’s Symphony Cafe; it was there she met fellow waiter and soon-to-be longtime writing partner, Jon Kinnally who convinced her that writing for drag queens would somehow help her career. Their comedy group Loud Blouse, performed in

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The Sitcom Evolution: Television as a Force for Social Change, Saturday April 12 8 pm

  On Supporting Marriage for All:  “I think Will & Grace probably did more to educate the American public than almost anybody’s ever done so far.  People fear that which is different. Now they’re beginning to understand.” Vice President Joe Biden on Meet the Press Join five-time Emmy nominated Tracy Poust, lead writer behind Will & Grace, Ugly Betty and Crazy Ones, in conversation with Oregonian columnist David Sarasohn about what makes us laugh or cry and Why?  ___________________________________________________ Tickets!   Brown Paper Tickets $8 Shir Tikvah Members   &    $12 General

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