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Pro-peace, pro-Israel book personalizes J St.

Jeremy Ben-Ami, president of J Street—a nonprofit, liberal “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying organization—spoke to a capacity crowd of about 150 people at the First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, Oct. 23.  read more »

New offices help agency meet growing needs

Jewish Family and Child Service has moved into comfortable new office space that has more offices, more parking and beautiful views of the city it serves—all at a lower cost than their previous offices a block away.  read more »

Lane County's Community Celebration and 2012 Campaign Kickoff

The Jewish Federation of Lane County held a “Community Celebration and 2012 Campaign Kickoff” on Oct. 23  read more »

Hundreds get Taste of Temple and local chefs’ varied cuisines

Free childcare and a plentiful variety of food, wine and beer drew an enthusiastic crowd of 300+ to savor a Taste of Temple Oct. 30.  read more »

PSU honors Stampfer

Noting that normally an honorary degree bestows honor upon both the recipient and the university, Portland State University President Wim Wiewel said, “Rabbi (Joshua) Stampfer does not need more honors… He is honoring us by allowing us to bring him in … and draw from his vitality.”  read more »

Nun, Rabbi discuss burning bush, then turn to repair of world

Sister Helen Prejean, author of the best-selling death row chronicle “Dead Man Walking,” returned to Temple Beth Israel in Eugene on Oct. 17 for her second visit in slightly less than a year.  read more »

Nonprofits thank community for Hand to Hand donations

This year’s Hand to Hand event to collect donations for 13 local nonprofits drew rave reviews from donors and recipient agencies.  read more »

AEPi fraternity takes form at PSU

AEPi founding members, Jason Charme as chapter president and Adam Foster as vice president lead the newest fraternity at Portland State University into their first pledge season.  read more »

Award-winning student peace groups hear Nobel views

An heir of the man who established the Nobel Peace Prize shared some of his views on peace Oct. 25 before an audience of middle school students at the St. Cecilia School in Beaverton.  read more »

Vote by Nov. 10 to help Oregon Hero

Three Oregonians have been nominated for this year’s Jewish Community Hero Award—and one has a very good chance to make the top 10 and continue on for a chance to win a $25,000 grant for her foundation and the opportunity to meet President Obama to discuss her issue.  read more »

Six-week course explores Jewish myths, mysteries

Do Jews believe in Satan? Can a woman be married against her will?  read more »

Congregation creates logo to convey vision

Congregation Shaarie Torah has unveiled its new logo.  read more »

Rose stirs Occupy rally

Among the 11 invited speakers who addressed the This Land Is Our Land rally in support of Occupy Portland Oct. 28 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, an event that featured Portland’s internationally acclaimed cocktail band Pink Martini with vocalist Storm Large, there were two politicians, three Christian preachers, one imam, two community activists, a labor leader and two rabbis.  read more »

Eat, drink, be merry, do good at ‘Jewlandia’ Nov. 12

On Nov. 12, Portlanders will be treated to “Jewlandia,” a night of music and comedy featuring nationally known Jewish comedian Gary Gulman along with home-grown comedian Ian Karmel and local band Klezmocracy.  read more »

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