Daily Archives: December 1, 2012

Family values guide multi-generational giving

In recognition of the unprecedented transfer of inherited wealth and responsibility for philanthropic funds, the Jewish Federations of North America picked 22 communities, including Portland, for a program to train professionals to engage the next generation of donors. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland selected Associate Executive Vice President Laurie Rogoway to participate in the…

Simply Generous

Julie Diamond often thinks of people she’s never met, shares reminiscences about them and reflects on King Solomon’s observations that “charity saves from death.” The people – Rebecca and Sada Tarshis, Art Krichevsky and Chuck Karsun among them – left most of their money to charity, aiding a host of institutions and causes close to…

Federation Fashion Fun

After two weeks of twice the average rainfall at the end of October, early November’s balmy weather inspired some women at the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland to have a little fun with fashion. In a city known for individual style, three of the women showcased diverse tastes that reflected their individual outlooks. Israeli shlicha…

Hanukkah a treat for adults and children too

It’s hard to believe, but Hanukkah is upon us once again. As Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally might say, “I haven’t even finished eating all my Halloween candy!” My kids can barely contain their excitement. “Daddy, how many more days until Hanukkah?” is the constant refrain around the house these days. Hanukkah in Oregon is…

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Traditions: “December dilemma”

Oregon Jewish Life asked three Oregon rabbis, “How can Jewish or interfaith families turn their “December dilemma” into a positive, meaningful experience for children?” Rabbi Benjamin Barnett Beit Am Jewish Community Corvallis The phrase “December dilemma” itself reflects the heart of the challenge here. It suggests a contest: Hanukkah versus Christmas. Instead, when we engage…

ROOTS: Both the edible and ancestral variety

Just in time for winter comes this delectable collection of root vegetable recipes from Portland cookbook author Diane Morgan. The award-winning writer has assembled a comprehensive guide to these hearty vegetables that nourish our bodies and souls. Inspired by the cooking of her Jewish grandparents, she forges connections between her heritage and the cuisines of…

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