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I See (and Taste) Rainbows

PHOTO: Food rainbow. Photo by Efrat Lichtenstadt http://what-efrat.blogspot.co.il I see rainbows. Yes, June was Pride Month around the world. And yes, Tel Aviv Pride was a few weeks ago. And yes, the Supreme Court recently made same-sex marriage legal across the United States. But I’m not talking about those rainbows (though I’m loving those, too)….

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CSP and JFCS consolidate

(Photo of CSP CEO David Fuks by One Click Studio) At Cedar Sinai Park’s 95th annual meeting June 11, the CSP board unanimously approved the consolidation of Jewish Family & Child service with CSP, a proposal that had previously been approved unanimously by the JFCS board. The consolidation will make operations, endowment and development more…

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Eastside Jews create summer hub at Beta Mikdash

For two months, from June 19 to Aug. 23, Mikdash Portland will be renting a funky, old house in the Irvington neighborhood of Portland, transforming it from a 1900’s single-family home into a communal hub for Jewish life and experience on Portland’s eastside. Equipped with a backyard and dining room, an open kitchen and plenty of common space, this house, dubbed…

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Racial tensions in life and art collide

On June 18 joint gathering of the Intergroup Outreach Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the African-American/Jewish Dialogue Group went far beyond its original intent. Originally planned as a social gathering with an informal presentation about a special collaborative theater project, the gathering evolved into an opportunity to share feelings and prayers in…

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Burial of Sacred Texts

From left, Ken Bailey, Matthew Rolland and Rabbi Ariel Stone with the texts ready to be buried on May 31 Jewish Cemetery at Riverview.   On a sunny day at the end of May, more than 40 members and friends of Congregation Shir Tikvah gathered at the Jewish cemetery at Riverview. Following ancient tradition, they…

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