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New faces in Moishe House and beyond

Portland Moishe House has gained two new residents and a new contingent of young adults to help create Jewish community for their peers. Portland Moishe House is one of 89 Moishe Houses in 21 countries designed to help young, innovative Jews create their vision of an ideal Jewish communal space. House residents plan and host…

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Embark on Jewish journey with passport

Think it’s too expensive for young adults to do Jewish in Portland? Think again. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, in collaboration with area synagogues and agencies, has created the Passport to Jewish Portland. The program creates a subsidized gateway/entry point for young adults to affiliate within the community. For a total cost of $360…

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CSP’s affordable Housing with Services

National attention is focused on the Housing with Services model that Cedar Sinai Park conceived in 2012 to support seniors in its four downtown affordable housing buildings. The Housing with Services LLC that grew out of that impulse now assists seniors and people with disabilities living in 11 Portland affordable housing buildings. Nine housing, health…

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Walking to end Alzheimer’s

Portlander Bill Cohen is a grand champion fundraiser dedicated to ending the disease that stole his mother’s memory, creativity and, ultimately, her life. Sheila Cohen Springer, z”l, was an artist, teacher and printmaker all her life. When Hurricane Katrina struck, she lost both her house in Biloxi, MS, and her health. “The trauma tipped her…

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Downsizing to functional beauty

When Michael Weiner and Kathy Davis-Weiner decided to downsize from a 4,300-square-foot Lake Oswego home to a 1,972-square-foot urban condo, they had an unusual quandary. It wasn’t that they wouldn’t have room when their children visited with their families. “We have occasional visits from our four kids and two grandkids, who live in four different…

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Fall planting brings spring flowers

Shorten the winter season with the help of spring-flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color and fragrance each year. Look for new and unique ways to incorporate bulbs into your landscape. Create a seasonal water feature with a river of blue scillas and grape hyacinths meandering…

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