Biz Ins and Outs

JFCS taps Kathleen Sullivan as interim executive director Dr. Kathleen M. Sullivan became the interim executive director of Jewish Family & Child Service on May 6, following the departure of Carrie Hoops, who left May 5 to lead William Temple House. JFCS is a subsidiary of Cedar Sinai Park that provides social services to improve…


Zidell family envisions a neighborhood

As the last barge built by the Zidell Companies is launched from the barge house in June, the Zidell family turns their full attention to developing the family’s 33 acres on Portland’s South Waterfront into a mixed-use development with a sense of community and green space. “Because we are a small family and own the…


25th Portland Jewish Film Festival JUNE 11-25, 2017

GENERAL ADMISSION: $10 STUDENTS AND SENIORS: $9 PATRON PASS: $125 Complete schedule, tickets, and passes are available online at nwfilm.org. location: Northwest Film Center—Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue Welcome to the 25th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the Institute for Judaic Studies….


The magic of Roy Dahan’s music

“Do you know how many new songs I have at this moment, waiting in the drawer to be recorded? Zero,” says Israeli singer-songwriter Roy Dahan, 37. “I believe that if you write a song, it is meant to be heard.” Roy recently released his third album titled “Through the Woods,” five years after the release…


Summer fun in Israel

The school year in Israel runs from Sept. 1 through June 30. Israeli kids especially look forward to hahofesh ha-gadol (“the big vacation,” as summer break is universally called here), because they go to school six days a week. So during the school year they seldom get a chance to sleep over at a friend’s…


NW Nosh: Israel inspires Ray

For many years, Chef Jenn Louis has been known for her handmade pasta and flavorful New American cuisine. But a recent trip to Israel left her so spellbound that she did a culinary 180. Jenn explains, “There’s this one restaurant I went to just outside of the Old City in Jerusalem. We sat down, and…

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