Talks

Our museum auditorium seats 55 and though we make every effort to accommodate walk-ins, sometimes we are unable to seat everyone.  

For paid programs it is strongly advised to order tickets early online. Some free programs require an RSVP and some are available on a first-come, first-served basis without an RSVP. Check with the event page for current information.

Doors open to the public a half hour before a program begins.


How the Jews of America Saved Some of the Jews of Europe During the Shoah: The Story of the JDC

Tuesday, June 7, 7:00pm
At Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
Free to the Public

What did the Jews of America really do to help the Jews of Europe during the Shoah? The story of how a leading American Jewish organization, the Joint Distribution Committee, acting on behalf of the American Jewish community, saved thousands and thousands of European Jews from the rise of Hitler through the Shoah and beyond. more »

Chasing Portraits

Tuesday, September 6, 7:30pm
Location: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland

Elizabeth Rynecki, author of 'Chasing Portraits, A Great Granddaughter’s Quest for her Lost Art Legacy' will have a conversation with Judith Margles, OJMCHE Director at Powell's Bookstore.
Rynecki's book is a memoir of one woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II. more »