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Jewish Events Willamette-valley is your source to Jewish related events in and around Eugene, Oregon, and the Willamette valley. Here is your chance to discover a bit of your heritage that you didn’t know existed, in a fun and relaxed and joyous way. Stand up and be proud of being Jewish. And also discover a little bit of what that means, so when somebody asks, you can say more than, “I light candles and we read from a scroll on Saturday mornings something I don’t understand. But the chanting is fun.”We are inclusive and so when we serve food at events, it will be kosher. Here are some pictures of one of our recent events: Tu b'Av: BBQ & Music Jam        July 28,2013
Some events are free. Some we will charge, but only so the costs of the event will not be coming out of our pockets. We, at Jewish Events Willamette-valley, are not rich. If you would like to contribute, we would be very grateful.

 

The Eugene Jewish Film Festival (update April 16):

The Bijou has been very generous in hosting us for free for almost 2 years.  Unfortunately, they are not able to continue to do so.  As a result, we are looking for a new venue or for funds to continue the festival.  Unless we find funding or a new venue, or last showing is in May.  If you can help us via a donation (we are a 501(c)3) or by helping us find a new venue, please contact us.  Thank you.

We are back at the Bijou metro, 43 West Broadway in downtown Eugene.  We often sell out at this venue so we recommend buying tickets early.  Here is the link.  Tickets are $5 and a donation jar will be available for those who wish to support JEW (that’s us!).

Our next movie is Sunday April 19, 3pm.

Eugene Jewish Film Festival movie flyerThis month is a very full month from the perspective of world events over the last 70 years.  In the coming weeks, we observe a memorial day for the holocaust, a memorial day for those who died in terrorist acts, and in helping to protect the state of Israel, and we celebrate Israel’s independence day!

Our movies this month reflect these themes.  The first is called Exodus 1947 and is a documentary about the boat of the same name that tried to bring Jewish refugies from Europe to Palestine only to be blocked by the British navy.

The second movie is called My Brother’s Keeper and it is about all the Gentiles who came to Israel to help her fight for her independence.

As always a discussion follows the movie.  We hope to see you there.

We are looking for a volunteer to help us with the film festival.  Please call Shmuel at 541-514-2571 if you are interested.