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An Educational Evening at the Ruth J. Spear Breast Center

Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Ruth J. Spear Breast Center at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Join us for an educational evening to hear Dr. David Page, an oncologist specializing in women with breast cancer, talk about current issues in breast health including breast density and new mammography. Attendees will be provided with a mock scenario of a breast cancer diagnosis and a tour of the imaging center. For more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-504-0166. RSVPs are not necessary, but appreciated to help the Breast Center plan for our event. Click here for more information and directions to the event.

The Great Jewish Texts: An Introduction
Three-part seminar on Jewish Texts

Parts 1 & 2: October 14 & 21, 7:00 PM
Herbert & Shirley Semler Board Room
Presenter: Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana  

Rabbinic literature divides itself into three distinct yet overlapping categories: legal, fanciful, and mystical. In this three-part course, we will trace ideas and questions through the great classical Jewish books of Talmud, Midrash, and Zohar. These texts represent the practical application of our moral ideas that our ancestors have struggled with for thousands of years and which continue to be used to this day. Come explore with us! No previous knowledge of text or Hebrew required. RSVP’s requested, but not required. Call 503-222-1069.

Growing up Jewish in the Deep South

Sunday, October 18, 10 - 11 AM
Goldsmith & Spear Library

Please join us in the Goldsmith & Spear Library for this Special Sunday program. Congregants Ann and Lewis Young will give a brief presentation, share their experiences growing up in the deep south, and answer questions.

JND October Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 21, 5:30 PM
PDX Green Dragon 928 SE 9th Avenue

Fall is here at Green Dragon! This month, JND, CBI's group for 20/30 somethings, is celebrating Autumn by going to Green Dragon in Inner SE! With 55 beers on tap, you can choose a variety of local and regional brews. Plus, there will be some fall seasonal flavors, too--including pumpkin! We will meet at 5:30 PM. If you want to take advantage of their happy hour, it ends at 6:00 PM; so make sure to come before prices go up! Hope to see you there!

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