Daily Archives: October 26, 2016

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Lee Weinstein Reclaims his Heritage

Lee Weinstein, 57, has followed a long path to reclaim his Jewish, liberal, entrepreneurial heritage. He served on the staff of a congressman and a governor, developed the first AIDS nutrition news source in the nation and spent 15 years on Nike’s communication team. Then he quit the corporate world to launch his own boutique…

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Inspired by Sherlock

Alexander Millkey, the co-founder of Northwest Forensic Institute, LLC, was obsessed with Sherlock Holmes books as a kid. Maybe that is a clue into his chosen career as a forensic psychologist. He grew up in Atlanta, where he was raised “loosely Jewish” by his Jewish mother and non-practicing Catholic father. His mother’s family has lived…

Nominations for teen awards due

Nominate the 2017 Harry Glickman Scholar Athlete of the Year Applications must be submitted by midnight, Nov. 30, 2016. The Oregon Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center are seeking applications for a male and a female high school student as its Harry Glickman Scholar Athletes of the Year. Any Jewish…

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Biz Ins & Outs

The Forward picks Ilene Safyan song On Sept. 26 Portland musician Ilene Safyan was named to the final playlist of the Forward’s second Soundtrack of Our Spirit. The soundtrack is a reader-inspired digital project to find the best new voices in Jewish music. After tallying thousands of votes from readers and consulting with celebrity judges…

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Israeli Cuisine finds many homes in Portland

The fresh vegetables and intriguing flavors of Israeli cuisine are cropping up all over Portland. While food carts like Wolf & Bear’s introduced us to ingredients such as amba as early as 2009, the Israeli food trend has really taken off in the past few years. Feast Portland, our renowned annual food festival, regularly flies…

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Book launch draws enthusiastic crowd

The long-anticipated sequel to The Jews of Oregon: 1850-1950 received a rave review by the man who was the driving force in its creation. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer was speaking to a crowd that had begun arriving nearly an hour before the launch party for The Jewish Oregon Story 1950-2010 was slated to begin. “We are…

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The Commissar on film and in print Nov. 20

One of the most important films of the Soviet era and a new companion piece about the film will share the spotlight at the Northwest Film Center this month. Filmed in 1966 and ’67, but kept from release for 20 years, “The Commissar” will be screened in Portland at 4 pm, Nov. 20, at NWFC’s…

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