Daily Archives: July 31, 2016

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Symbols of the Holidays

Rosh Hashanah (Oct. 3-4, 2016) On Rosh Hashanah the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world, but it is also a solemn day of reflection. The blasts on the…

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Agencies and Organizations

Jewish Organizations GRAPEVINE PORTLAND Portland, OR 202-524-1532 ext.15 202-524-1532 ext. 15 HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION Peg Elefant, President pelefant@hadassah.org hadassah.org/pnw Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide…

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Lifecycles

Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life. In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries. These moments truly center us. Following are the resources that will help you celebrate and mark each stage of life. Mohels A mohel is the person…

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Kids and Teens

The Jewish people have treasured books and learning for millennia. Even our central prayer, the Shema, includes the instruction: “Take these words which I command you this day and teach them faithfully to your children.” The Jews of Oregon have taken this task to heart. For almost as long as Jews have been in Oregon,…

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Education Profiles

MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL 6612 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR maimonidesjds.org • 503-977-7850 Maimonides Jewish Day School provides the highest quality general and Judiac studies programs to educate the diverse community of Jewish children in the Portland area from kindergarten through eighth grade. “We synthesize traditional Jewish learning with progressive education theory and create an…

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College and Young 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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Seniors

ELDER CARE ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK Nancy Heckler, Director 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4403 nancy.heckler@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org This social model program provides socialization, support services and recreation in a secure, supervised setting. Group activities are adjusted to the needs, abilities, and interests of participants to encourage self-esteem and feelings of success….

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Food

From farmers’ markets to restaurants, Portland has become a culinary destination. The state’s kosher options have expanded too. The rules regarding what foods are proper to eat originate in the Bible. The Israelites were given a long list of forbidden foods, including animals that didn’t both chew their cud and have split hooves, rodents, birds…

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