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Carol Danish Honored at OJCF’s Annual Meeting

Photos by Naim Hasan Photography By Gail Mandel   More than 120 people joined the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation for its annual meeting and reception on June 21 to honor Carol Danish, OJCF’s 2018 Legacy Society Honoree. The meeting was held at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for the first time….

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Federation annual meeting unveils PDX Israel 2020

PHOTO: From left, Kathy Davis-Weiner, Michael Weiner and Tony and Priscilla Kostiner unveil plans for a community trip to Israel that the four are co-chairing for the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Centennial year in 2020.Photo by One Click Studio   Plans for the PDX→Israel 2020 community trip were announced at the Jewish Federation of…

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Local Jewish chef to be featured at Feast Portland

PHOTO: Diners enjoy the Secret Supper at last year’s Feast Portland. Photo by JessicaFiorillo Jewish Chef Sarah Schneider will be featured at two events during Feast Portland this year. While Sarah has participated in previous incarnations of Feast Portland with restaurants like Renata, she is thrilled to be a featured chef this year. “I’m really…

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Try a date syrup cocktail at Ray

A July 5 article in the online publication The Nosher reports the rising popularity of an ancient sweetener from Israel. A Portland chef is already in the know. “Whether you call it date syrup, date honey, or silan, this Israeli ingredient has been popping up in restaurants all over North America,” writes Emily Paster in…

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Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste

When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor. Grapes of all colors – red, green and black…

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Versatile summer fruit: Watermelon

As I look around, I see everyone with their Hydro Flasks in hand, keeping themselves hydrated. I know that before I leave the house in the summer, I have so many bottles of beverages on my passenger seat that it starts beeping thinking someone is sitting there! It’s no joking matter keeping yourself hydrated and…

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Marc’s Remarks: July 4th History

I hope everyone enjoyed the July 4th holiday. Being a slow week, I thought I would share some history about special Jewish connections to July 4. In 1975 the U.S. Post Office memorialized Haym Salomon with a stamp that included, for only the second time ever, a message on the back: “Businessman and broker Haym…

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