The Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Hillsboro resident Alter Wiener during its spring commencement May 23. read more »
Eastside Jewish Community of Portland announced that it has adopted the Hebrew name Eastside Kehila. read more »
Are we required to redeem captives? What if a required prisoner exchange endangers Israel? How do we—and Israel—balance a moral imperative against communal costs? read more »
This month we’ll continue our search for great-grandfather’s ancestral town. We’ll focus on naturalization records. read more »
On Aug. 2, the Portland Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and the Sunshine Pantry will collaborate on a community service event to create back-to-school packages for area students. read more »
Congregation Kol Ami welcomed a second Torah at a special Saturday morning service read more »
Balak, the king of Moab, enjoins Balaam to stand on a height and curse “the people coming out of Egypt.” read more »
It was November 1987 when Charles R. Schiffman first came to work as the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s executive vice president.
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With the coming school year, Portland’s Florence Melton Adult Mini-School will meet in three regions in the greater metro area in Reform, Conservative and traditional synagogues.
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On Sunday, June 14, the Chabad Jewish Center in Vancouver, Wash., welcomed its new Torah. Led by Rabbi Shmulik and Tzivie Greenberg, 130 members of the community—young and old—celebrated. read more »
The Oregon Department of Human Services Seniors and People with Disabilities Client Care Monitoring Unit recognized Rose Schnitzer Manor this year for innovation in workforce recruitment and retention.
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A 22-year era in Portland Jewish communal life will come to end when Charles R. Schiffman steps down as the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s executive vice president. read more »
When the world-wide Jewish community gathers to remember the Holocaust and the 6 million Jews who perished, the common refrain heard in all the sects and languages is we will never forget; and yet, there are more than 100,000 survivors of the Holocaust in the United States, many of whom live at or below the poverty level. read more »
A few months after her daughter donated 20 percent of her bat mitzvah money to The Blue Card to support Holocaust survivors, Michelle Hersh suddenly decided she wanted to run her eighth marathon to support the same cause. read more »