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Reconstructionist leader visiting Oregon communities

Reconstructionist communities in Portland, Bend and Ashland will welcome Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., president of Reconstructing Judaism, the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement, the week of Jan. 21. Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland and the Congregation Shalom Bayit in Bend are the two newest congregations to affiliate with Reconstructing Judaism, which includes nearly 100…

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Fashion: New Year, New You

With 2018 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to reflect on the year’s highs and lows, the good and the bad, the most sought-after and most questionable fashion trends. And like the beginning of everyone’s typical list of new year resolutions, it’s time to purge yourself of all things holding you back from being your…

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Innovation Competition to Kickstart Pro-Israel Advocacy Ideas

PHOTO: Adam and Gila Milstein, center, at the 2018 AIPAC Student Reception. The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is collecting submissions for its second Innovation Competition, which will help fund a never-been-done-before, out-of-the-box idea, initiative, project, program or event to advance pro-Israel advocacy on college campuses. This is the second year of the Milstein…

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Call for nominations: Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award

PHOTO: Laurie Rogoway and Kathy Davis-Weiner present the first Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award to Andy Gitelson of Oregon Hillel in 2015. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland established the Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award five years ago to honor our esteemed colleague and friend Laurie Rogoway, a pillar of Jewish professional leadership…

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Moishe House, Sharsheret Urge Young People to Focus on Jewish Cancer Risks

PHOTO: Pink Shabbatluck at the Moishe House in Sydney, Australia, Feb16, 2018. The world’s largest peer-led program for post-college-age Jews is teaming up with the leading organization for Jewish cancer education to get young Jews thinking about inherited risks of breast, ovarian and other cancers. Moishe House and Sharsheret are collaborating on a nation-wide effort…

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