Shalom Ireland

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00pm | Film

Auditorium Seating is Sold Out.

20 lobby seats will be available for $5.00 at the door for walk-ins.

Followed by a special live performance of a reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses in the OJM Auditorium by actor Karl Hanover of Portland's corrib theatre.

This evening is presented also presented in collaboration with Portland's Moishe House. 

Shalom Ireland is a documentary directed by Valerie Ganley about Ireland’s remarkable, yet little known, Jewish community. The film chronicles the history of Irish Jewry while celebrating the unique culture created by blending Irish and Jewish traditions. From shopping at Erlich’s kosher butcher shop on Clanbrassil Street, in the heart of Dublin’s “Little Jerusalem,” to worshipping at Adelaide Road, the nation’s oldest synagogue, Ireland’s small, yet devout community of Irish Jews has carried on religious customs for hundreds of years.

About the Actor:

Karl Hanover has worked with many theater companies across the country, including Midlantic Theater Company, the San Francisco and Philadelphia Shakespeare Festivals, CalShakes, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Denver Center Theater Co., Berkeley Rep, Theaterworks, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.  In addition he has voiced the characters of Atlas and Fontaine for the computer games Bioshock and Bioshock 2.  He is a graduate of the MFA program at the National Theater Conservatory in Denver.

Shalom Ireland Trailer from Valerie Lapin Ganley on Vimeo.

OJM Cinema is supported by a grant from the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.

Upcoming corrib theatre Events:

February 17 - March 5 | Kells Irish Pub


A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER is the story of Kenneth McCallister, a rather ordinary middle class Protestant bureaucrat in Belfast.  Life is not easy for Kenneth, but at least there is the satisfaction of being ethnically superior to the Catholics he serves in the city dole office. Sitting in the stands during a qualifying soccer match between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in Belfast in November 1993, Kenneth finds himself repelled by his brethren’s race hatred. When the Republic side wins, he decides to risk public disgrace and ostracism and travel to the World Cup in New York with Irish (Republic) fans. In a story equal parts sad, hilarious and, according to some critics, impossibly far-fetched and improbable, Kenneth embarks on a journey not many will risk or complete.