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Education Profiles 2018-19

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY  6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland pjaproud.org • 503-244-0126 At PJA, students from 6 months through 8th grade thrive in an academically excellent environment that honors the whole child. PJA nurtures and inspires positive Jewish engagement, respect and responsibility for the world. Our Jewish values are the guiding principles of our school: study,…

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Kids & Teens 2018

The Jewish people have treasured books and learning for millennia. Even our central prayer, the Shema, includes the instruction: “Take these words which I command you this day and teach them faithfully to your children.” The Jews of Oregon have taken this task to heart. For almost as long as Jews have been in Oregon,…

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College & Adult

COLLEGES   THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Natan M. Meir, Academic Director University Center Bldg., Ste. 465 1881 SW 5th Ave. PO Box 751 – JST Portland, OR 97207 503-725-8449 judaicst@pdx.edu pdx.edu/Judaic The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies fosters academic achievement, leadership skills and civic engagement…

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School Bus Safety 101

For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – with a bus ride. While the school bus is the safest way to travel to and from school, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation , it’s important for parents to teach their children how to stay safe…

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Actively Senior 2018-2019

ELDER CARE   ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK Nancy Heckler, Director 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4403 nancy.heckler@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org Adult Day Services offers family caregivers convenient, flexible respite along with the comfort of knowing their loved one will be spending the day in a stimulating, nurturing and fun environment. Group activities are…

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Food 2018-2019

Portland has become a culinary destination, and in recent years the state’s kosher options have expanded too. The rules regarding what foods are proper to eat originate in the Bible. The Israelites were given a long list of forbidden foods, including animals that didn’t both chew their cud and have split hooves, rodents, birds of…

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Israel 2018-2019

Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary as a modern state on April 19, 2018. Yom Ha’Atzmaut not only marks the dream of restoring Jewish independence in our ancestral homeland, it also celebrates all the great achievements of the last 70 years. Over the past seven decades, Israel has given the world amazing advances from agriculture to…

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BUSINESS 2018-2019

AUTO MERCEDES-BENZ OF BEAVERTON/ MERCEDES-BENZ OF PORTLAND Andrew Plummer, Dealer Operator 9275 SW Canyon Road, Portland 1605 SW Naito Pkwy., Portland Beaverton: 971-340-4589 Portland: 877-683-1342 APlummer@lithia.com mercedesbenzbeaverton.com mercedesbenzportland.com Ride in style sporting your own luxurious Mercedes-Benz. At our dealerships, not only will you be treated with first-class service, you will also find the area’s largest…

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The power of the shofar awakens us

PHOTO: Glenn Coblens blows a shofar. Photo by Ken Klein The shofar is arguably the most powerful musical instrument in the world. Its mighty blast brought the walls of Jericho tumbling down. The long blast of the shofar accompanied Moses as he ascended Mount Sinai to receive the Torah. Mentioned often in the Torah and…

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