Daily Archives: August 26, 2015


The Cedar Sinai Park Foundation

Cedar Sinai Park has historically had a gap between what its high-quality services cost and what it is actually paid for those services by Medicare, Medicaid and others. As a result, fundraising is critical, and CSP has always done its fundraising internally. JFCS has done the same, as has Kehillah Housing on the CSP campus….


Sisterhood becomes Friends of Robison

With a new name and a new mission statement, Friends of Robison (formerly Robison Sisterhood) is poised to increase its presence on the Cedar Sinai Park campus in Southwest Portland. Friends President Michelle Gradow says the group plans to recruit more volunteers to interact with residents on campus, host at least three fundraising events a…


Thessaloniki Jews have a Rich History

When thinking of the historical hubs of Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe, most Jews invoke stories of their ancestors’ “old country” – places like Poland, Germany, Hungary and Russia. But Greece? Surprisingly, as I learned during a recent visit, Thessaloniki, Greece, the country’s second-largest city, has one of the richest and most vibrant Jewish histories…


Oboist Gabe Young at the Kennedy Center

Oregonian oboist Gabe Young performed the “Marcello Oboe Concerto” with the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Orchestra on July 25 on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Gabe, who was born and raised in Ashland, was featured in the April 2014 issue of Oregon Jewish Life (orjewishlife.com/gabe-young-named-national-youth-orchestra). He now attends the Jacobs School of Music…


Page2Stage 2015-16 season explores Davita’s Harp

Jewish Theatre Collaborative’s third Page2Stage season will bring to life a little-known story that reflects Jewish history. Previous Page2Stage seasons have featured settings in Argentina and Israel. This season brings readers and audience members to the gritty landscape of New York City during the turbulent 1920s and ’30s. In the stormy melting pot that was…


Artists Rep to feature Portland premieres, Rare Revivals and World Premiere Musical

Artists Repertory Theatre announces an ambitious and stylistically diverse 2015-16 season of eight engaging plays. These selections emphasize Artists Rep’s role as Portland’s premiere mid-size regional theater company by offering five critically acclaimed contemporary plays, alongside two magnificent mid-20th century classics and the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale musical, “Cuba Libre.” “This season’s lineup…

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