Daily Archives: May 27, 2015

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23rd Annual Portland Jewish Film Festival

Films ranging from touching comedies to thought-provoking documentaries will entertain and enlighten thousands during the 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival June 14-28. The festival is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented by the Institute for Judaic Studies, with an opening night reception presented by Oregon Jewish Life magazine (http://orjewishlife.com/oregon-jewish-life-presents-film-festival-opening-reception/). Rabbi Joshua Stampfer and…

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Channeling Letterman

My Own Top 10 This past Wednesday night was David Letterman’s final late night show. Beyond his wit and humor, and along with wonderful and talented celebrity/musical/pet guests, were his daily Top 10 lists. According to reports, the first Top 10 list aired on September 18, 1985 (see below), a far cry from what they…

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Israeli artists recording in English

WEB EXCLUSIVE BY TAL PERI Twenty years ago if you were an Israeli artist who wanted to write and record in English while living and performing in Israel, you had a problem. Radio DJs were skeptical, to say the least, and without airplay you were limited to the small clubs circuit, playing for an audience…

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Making Business a Force for Good

Metropolitan Group wins international award for social and environmental impact. Taking to heart the socially conscious values of his religion, college and state, 26 years ago Eric Friedenwald-Fishman decided to create a business with that same ethos. He definitely succeeded. In April Eric’s Metropolitan Group was named “Best for the World,” an award recognizing the…

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BIZ Ins & Outs

BB Camp accepts JCamp180 challenge B’nai B’rith Camp is taking part in JCamp180’s Sustain Your Match challenge campaign, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The campaign runs through Dec. 31, 2017. Over the next three years, BB Camp is eligible to receive a portion of each new gift made by first-time donors in matching…

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