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Road trip safety

According to AAA, almost 100 million Americans will go on a family vacation this year. Over half of these people are planning on taking a road trip, meaning more than 50 million families will be hitting the road. AAA roadside data shows that vehicles 10 years and older are twice as likely to end up…

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S’more Fun This Summer

PHOTO: Cub Scout Pack 739 enjoys the outdoors. Portland Jewish Cub Scouts Pack 739 invites kids and their families to spend more time outdoors with S’more Fun This Summer. These three special summer evenings are open to kids entering kindergarten through fifth grade and their families. Bring a picnic dinner along and the Cub Scout…

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Israel plans to aid students of Ethiopian descent

PHOTO:  Israel introduces plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. Photo by  Shlomi Amsalem   Israel’s Council for Higher Education recently approved a $40.4 million (145 million NIS) multiyear plan to encourage academic excellence and leadership among students of Ethiopian descent. The program sprang from Israel’s 2015 Government Policy for…

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Sensational Salads Enhance Plant-Forward Nutrition

Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family. Focusing your plate on more of the good stuff – vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based proteins, lean animal proteins and fish – can help you cut back on the not-so-good stuff, including refined carbohydrates,…

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Meeting community security needs

PHOTO: Regional Security Director Gene Moss talks with leaders of Jewish organizations and congregations during an introductory gathering.   In his new role as regional security director, Gene Moss held a community safety meeting with about two dozen leaders of Jewish organizations and congregations. The June 11 gathering met in the Jewish Federation of Greater…

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Want to live in Portland’s Moishe House?

Photo: Portland’s Moishe House holds Passover Seders, Shabbat dinners, and an assortment of recreational, social and educational opportunities for young adults. They are looking for a new housemate to join them in planning the events.   Portland’s Moishe House is seeking a dynamic young adult, between the ages of 22-30, who is excited about living…

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