Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

Food

From farmers markets to restaurants, Portland has become a culinary destination. The state’s kosher options have expanded too. Although kosher laws have their origin in the Bible, with modern food production concerns, kosher is considered the gold standard by many consumers looking to verify the safety and purity of the food they eat. Our food…

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Seniors

This may be the golden era for aging. With people living longer, seniors want more choices for living active, fulfilling lives. Abundant opportunities for stimulating educational and social programs are available, along with a wide variety of in-home, independent and assisted living options. The increase in in-home care providers and ways to increase accessibility and…

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College & Adult

Recognizing that learning is a lifelong process, adults start or return to universities at any age to further their career goals. Many adults also enjoy less rigorous adult education programs to expand their understanding and knowledge about the religion, culture and language of the Jewish people. Social and networking groups are another way to learn…

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School/Education Profiles

Congregation Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders St. 503-222-2037 www.bethisrael-pdx.org Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious School creates an environment where students in kindergarten through 12th grade learn to be comfortable being Jewish. Younger students (K-5th grade) experience Judaism through their senses; music, art, cooking and stories expose them to the richness of Jewish culture. Intermediate students search…

Kids & Teens

Known as the People of the Book, Jews have long valued education – both formal and informal, religious and secular. Our Kids & Teens section covers all of these traditional elements. Schools for all ages address formal education, while camps and youth groups offer the equally-important opportunities for socializing and community involvement. Kids & Teens:…

Holiday Guide

A Guide to Jewish Holidays Note: Jewish holidays start at sundown the day before the first day of the holiday. Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 25-26, 2014) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is celebrated each year on the first day of Tishrei, early in the fall. The day is a special time of rejoicing as we…

Business Services

Auction: Bonhams By appointment only: Sheryl Acheson Sheryl.acheson@bonhams.com 503-312-6023 www.bonhams.com/oregon International Auctioneers and Appraisers Auto: Mercedes-Benz of Wilsonville Sale Executives: Perry Thompson Gil Fuchs Brent Mesher 25035 SW Parkway Ave. Wilsonville, OR 97070 503-454-5000 www.mercedesbenzwilsonville.com Financial: First Republic Bank Private Wealth Management Rebecca DeCesaro, Managing Director, Barbara Palmer 947 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205 503-471-4906…

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Israel

Even a partial list of Israeli inventions and innovations is mind boggling. In chemistry Israel has won three Nobel Prizes in recent years. Israel creations include: in optics, the world’s smallest video camera as well as the PillCam for nonintrusive digestive tract procedures; in biotech, the nanowire, thinner than human hair; in computing, the USB…

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