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Hadassah Surgeons Save 28-Week-Old Fetus

For the first time in Israel, an interdisciplinary team of Hadassah Medical Organization doctors performed an aortic balloon valvuoplasty in utero, a risky and delicate procedure, to save the life of a 28-week old fetus with a severe heart defect. The operation, which took place at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, widened the fetus’…

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Diamond sisters spend summer aiding Planned Parenthood

  PHOTO: Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), second from left, poses with three Planned Parenthood summer interns at in Washingtion, D.C., including Melissa Diamond of Portland (second from right).   Two Portland sisters are spending their summer on opposite sides of the country, but both are serving internships with Planned Parenthood. Melissa Diamond, the daughter…

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Opal 28 hosts Portlandia and Weddings

Photo: “Portlandia” co-creator and co-star Carrie Brownstein with Opal 28 owner Margot Feves.   Opal 28 had an exciting June with recognition of its very Portland vibe from two distinctly different media realms. On June 30 the cast and crew of IFC hit show Portlandia stopped by to film an episode. Also last month, Oregon…

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Experience Kim Schneiderman’s music

This summer, Portlanders have two ways to experience the music of teacher, storyteller and musician Kim Schneiderman, who has spent the past 15 years singing, creating and making music with young families. Kim recently released a new album, “Walk Around the Block.” Additionally she will perform in concert at 5 pm, July 16, on the…

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Free meals for hungry kids

Portland’s Jewish Family and Child Service is helping spread the word about free breakfast and lunch opportunities for school-age children in need of food. Across America, millions of children rely on school meals. But in the summer, those meals disappear. If you have or know of a school-age student in need of breakfast and/or lunch…

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OJCF 2017 Annual Meeting

OJCF Honors Harold Pollin and Introduces Endowment Book of Life PHOTO: All the people who signed OJCF’s new Endowment Book of Life stand in front of the installation at the MJCC. Second from right is OJCF’s 2017 Legacy Society honoree Harold Pollin. Photo by Naim Hasan Photography By Gail Mandel On June 21, more than…

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Libby Weiss awarded Bonei Zion Prize

(PHOTO, from left) Nefesh B’Nefesh Co-Founder and Executive Director Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Vivian Grossman (sponsor of the Young Leadership prize), Captain Libby Weiss, Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi, Nefesh B’Nefesh Co-Founder and Chairman Tony Gelbart at the June 26 Bonei Zion Prize presentation at Israel’s Knesset. Portland native Libby Weiss received the 2017 Sylvan…

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