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ALIVE INSIDE fundraiser a huge success!!!

 

thank youSam for blogWe want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Sam Ellenby! His 8th grade Capstone Project at Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) brought in over $1,300 and equipment for Cedar Sinai Park’s Music & Memory program!

Sam has always had an immense passion for music and a strong belief in the effects it can have on a person’s life. “After seeing this movie, Alive Inside, I was instantly moved by the idea of the massive potential for this form of therapy and wanted to take action in my community,” Ellenby stated. “I am putting on this benefit in hopes of spreading the word to the community, as well as being able to gather donations for the Music & Memory program at Robison. I hope to help show the world how transformative a pair of headphones and an iPod can be for people living with dementia.”

Sam’s event was a huge success!

Thank you so much! Great job, Sam! Thanks also to everyone who took the time to come and support Sam and this program. We thank you for your time, financial and equipment donations.

About the film   ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.   An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

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Keiko Twiss on the Koto

Thursday, June 18, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

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The Koto is a traditional Japanese wooden instrument that is over five feet tall and has 13 strings. The performer must place small bridges underneath each of the 13 strings to tune for each musical piece. Keiko Twiss’s programs include a variety of music, as well as audience interaction about the Koto and its history.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.

Beyond Little Boxes

beyond Little BoxesSunday, June 14, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Beyond Little Boxes

Beyond Little Boxes is a string trio made up of guitar, bass, and mandolin. The group celebrates the songs of Malvina Reynolds with a renewed resonance for the 21st century. Portland folk legend Mary Rose delivers a masterful performance of depth and dimension that encapsulates her life-long commitment to the humanity of our existence and struggle of social and political injustice.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.

You are invited to a showing of the film, “Alive Inside”

A showing of the film

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A benefit for the Music and Memory Program at the Robison Jewish Health Center

 Sunday, June 7, 2015

4 – 6 pm

Hollywood Theatre

4122 NE Sandy Boulevard

Admission: Adults $8, Students and Seniors $5 (Tickets available here)

This fundraiser is part of Sam Ellenby’s 8th grade Capstone Project. A student at Portland Jewish Academy (PJA), Sam has always had an immense passion for music and a strong belief in the effects it can have on a person’s life. “After seeing this movie, Alive Inside, I was instantly moved by the idea of the massive potential for this form of therapy and wanted to take action in my community,” Ellenby stated. “I am putting on this benefit in hopes of spreading the word to the community, as well as being able to gather donations for the Music & Memory program at Robison. I hope to help show the world how transformative a pair of headphones and an iPod can be for people living with dementia.”

Donations of new or used iPods or shuffles will be used in the Robison Music and Memory program.  MM logo

*This is a fundraiser for the Music & Memory Program at the Robison Jewish Health Center. Please bring any new or used iPods, iPhones, or headphones. Other donations accepted in the form of cash, check, or iTunes gift cards.   All donations are tax-deductible.      

About the film   ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of Sam for blogindividuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.   An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

Thank you Sam!!!

 

Jewish Community Orchestra

Wednesday, June 3, 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Jewish Community Orchestra

The mission of the Jewish Community Orchestra is to provide enjoyable music to the Jewish and surrounding communities of the Portland Metro area.  As amateur musicians, their goal is to further the growth of local artists by presenting concerts that attract, educate and entertain all audiences.

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To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.

In Sequins Vocal Quartet

Thursday, May 28, 6:45pm – 7:45pm

In Sequins Vocal Quartet

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In Sequins is the newest quartet from the Pride of Portland and Northwest Harmony Choruses in the Portland/ Vancouver area.  Teri Perante Brenkle (tenor), Camille Lunt (lead), Nancy Kurth (baritone) and  Von Roberts (bass) are four experienced singers who came together to add sparkle and color to any event.  They love to perform and their mutli-faceted personalities and talents blend together to decorate any venue with a wide variety of color and sound.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email deborah@cedarsinaipark.org.