See screening of ‘A Man from Munkacs’

Yale Strom’s “A Man from Munkacs: Gypsy Klezmer” will be held Jan. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 NW Kearney, Portland. The film explores the symbiotic relationship between the Rom and Jews who lived together in the Carpathian region before and during World War II.

Prior to the Holocaust, Klezmer musicians at Jewish celebrations were frequently not Jews but Rom, some of whom spoke Yiddish fluently.This film examines how this persecuted group, the Rom, saved Jewish folk music until it could be returned to the Jews, allowing a rebirth of Jewish music in Hungary. Admission is $10 for the general public and $8 for OJM members.

Oregon Cultural Trust launches online guide

The Oregon Cultural Trust recently launched, a digital field guide of statewide activities. Now site visitors can search more than 70 listings of activities by type (arts, heritage, humanities, multi-disciplinary), by county or by supporting non-profit organization. Each activity has its own page and description, where users are encouraged to add comments.

When “Oregon Culture: A Field Guide” was introduced in October, users were asked to nominate their favorite cultural activities. The site also allows supporters to “like” nominated events.

In reviewing the nominations, the trust sought to create a diverse selection of the best and most beloved arts, heritage and humanities activities in Oregon, appropriate for children as well as adults, indoors and out, in all regions of the state. More activities and interactive tools will be added in 2013.

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