Daily Archives: April 25, 2016


Vote for Shira as Woman of the Year

Help Shira Einstein become the 2016 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year. Every dollar raised is a vote for Shira and vote for ending cancer. “Surviving my disease came with a powerful sense of responsibility to commit my life to caring for others,” says Shira on her fundraising web page. The Oregon & SW…


Biz Ins & Outs

CBI hires Josh Kashinsky as new executive director Congregation Beth Israel has hired Josh Kashinsky as the Reform congregation’s new executive director. Josh assumes his new post May 1. Prior to joining the CBI family, Josh served as the Assistant Executive Director at the Siegel JCC in Wilmington, DE, during which time he helped complete…


Art and writing winners announced

Winners of an art and writing contest that encourages youth to evaluate history and foster an awareness of the Holocaust have been announced by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. The competition is dedicated to the memory of Sala Kryszek, a Holocaust survivor who came to Portland after World War II and…


Spring holidays in the Holy Land

Jews around the world are familiar with the fall holidays: a three-week period beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Simchat Torah. However, only in Israel is Passover the beginning of another three-week holiday period. A few days after the end of Passover, Israel observes Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), which this year is on Thursday,…


Oregon’s Israel celebrations

Dancing and cake have been big draws at past Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations in Portland. On May 11, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center once again will host a community-wide celebration of Israel’s Independence Day. Yom Ha’atzmaut festivities from 5:30 to 8:30 pm will feature Israeli food, activities and games for all ages and Israeli dancing. The…


Strengthening Oregon-Israel ties

Aliyah rates from the United States to Israel are soaring and Israelis living in the states are at an all-time high. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, 140,488 North American Jews moved to Israel from 1948 to 2013. After a surge in aliyah numbers following the Yom Kippur war in 1968, numbers decreased…

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