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Call for Artists

art/lab applications open

Call for Artists: Cohort 2022-23

applications open through midnight, september 5

Art/Lab is a 9-month creative laboratory for Portland area contemporary Jewish artists working in a variety of media. The laboratory enables a cohort of artists to explore the intersection of Judaism, creative expression and contemporary culture in order to inspire new works.  Through text study, dialogue, and art practice we want to redefine what Jewish art and culture can be. Read about the artists from our 2021-2022 inaugural cohort here

We are excited to announce the call for artists for our upcoming 2022-2023 Art/Lab cohort. Applications will open on August 1st, 2022. The application deadline is midnight, September 5th.

A Gathering on Psychedelics & Jewish Consciousness 

Judaism & the Psychedelic Renaissance

Summer gathering

Judaism & the Psychedelic Renaissance

july 10, 2022 | 10 am - 6 pm, eastside jewish commons

Portland’s only gathering exploring the intersection of psychedelics and Jewish consciousness and culture.

Can psychedelics make Judaism more meaningful? Can Jewish wisdom and practices deepen psychedelic experience? This day-long gathering will explore the confluence between psychedelic and religious experience, ancestral trauma and psychedelic therapy, Judaism’s psychedelic roots, and Oregon’s central role in the psychedelic revival. Featuring some of today’s most prominent voices on the intersection of psychedelics and Jewish thought, this will also be a place for community-building with like-minded folks. For anyone who is Jewish, Jewish-adjacent, or simply interested in exploring the relationship between psychedelics, spirituality, and personal and social transformation.

Speakers/presenters include: Rabbi Zac Kamenetz, Founder and CEO of Shefa: Jewish Psychedelic Support; Jon Dennis, activist and lawyer focusing on the psychedelic industry; Madison Margolin, journalist and co-founder of Double Blind magazine; Rabbi Josh Rose, Director of Co/Lab: Reimagine Jewish, and others.

the purim party that makes a difference

Completely Outrighteous Purim

purim fun

Completely Outrighteous Purim

march 11, 7 pm | location upon registration

Get your costume ready and prepare for a great evening. We’ll have outrageous fun while doing the righteous work. OutRighteous! Some of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Taking Ownership PDX. This awesome Portland organization helps renovate and revive Black-owned homes that have requested help, to enable Black homeowners to age in place, generate wealth and simultaneously deter predatory investors and realtors to deflect the gentrification process.

So get that costume ready, click on the link below to get your tickets, and join us (location made available at ticket purchase).


first cohort gathering


First Cohort Gathering

nov 21 | 10 am | Cohort members only

Art/Lab 2021/2022 Cohort members begin their journey with the first cohort meeting. 

jewish business networking group

launch event

Jewish Business Networking Group

Launching the Network

Nov. 17 | 11:30 AM-1PM | Leikam Brewing,
5812 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215

A small-business networking group for Jew(ish) or Jewish-adjacent professionals. A place to connect with other businesses, develop client referrals, address your challenges and build mentorship opportunities. Join us at our kick-off event for lunch on us and discussion of how this group can serve your needs!

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