Daily Archives: December 1, 2013

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Lisa Lieberman’s jazz passion pays off

Lisa Lieberman turned to jazz one short year ago. A singer since her high school choir days in San Diego, she’d grown up with folk music and soft rock. Despite the newness, Lisa won the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Amateur Vocalist Contest on Oct. 15. She’s delighted and looks forward to years of learning, jamming…

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106 Keys makes a splash in classical music scene

A dynamic duo is taking Portland’s classical music scene by storm. Called 106 Keys, the group is the brainchild of pianist/composer Beth Karp and flutist Amalia Blumberg. Since moving to Portland from the East Coast, the accomplished musicians have been performing a wide-ranging repertoire that features the works of Jewish composers. The duo’s creative programs…

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Rabbinic Reflections

Rabbi Daniel Isaak reflects on one concept in the Torah that has impacted the world “And God created the human in His image, In the image of God He created him, Male and female He created them.” (Genesis 1:27, Alter translation) All human beings, regardless of race, nationality or religious heritage, are of equal value…

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Malkas: Living Loving Diamonds

David and Ronnie Malka opened Malka Diamonds & Jewelry about four years ago on Southwest Third Avenue, across the street from Tel Aviv Diamonds, which David’s father, Yossi Malka, has owned for 32 years. I spent an afternoon talking to the three about the family and the diamond business. What you will find is that…

Free Public Service Resources for Home Buyers and Home Owners

The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, a nonprofit trade association for Realtors, provides two public service resources for the home-buying and home-selling public. HOWNW.com is a stand-alone website that covers the home buying and home-ownership experience, including the ABCs of home ownership, home-buying programs and much more. PMAR.org/green was developed by PMAR’s Sustainable Practices Committee…

Why Choose a Realtor?

Buying or selling a home can be one of the most stressful and expensive undertakings many people experience in their lifetimes. It’s like tiptoeing through a minefield. So proceed with caution, know the warning signs and find an experienced guide who knows where the dangers lie and can lead you safely through them. You’ll deal…

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A Tenacious Visionary: Ted Gilbert

Relying on the vision, tenacity and collaborative skills he used to launch projects for affordable home ownership, rentals and an artist community, real estate developer Ted Gilbert is focused on bringing a regional bicycle park to Portland’s most “park deficient” region. Gateway Green will be a 38-acre park featuring bicycle paths and trails, picnic areas…

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Northwest Nosh: Holiday Brunches

Family is still in town, and you’ve cooked up a storm for Hanukkah – who has time to make breakfast? Fortunately, Portland abounds with a variety of morning meals from stick to-your-ribs scrambles to dim sum. Delight your kids with a make-your-own pancakes outing or impress your elders with a breakfast fit for Julia Child….

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