Daily Archives: November 23, 2016


Barbur Vista offers seniors kosher kitchen

Observant seniors who want to stay in Portland or move to town to be near relatives have a new option for senior living. In November, Peaks & Valleys opened Barbur Vista Residential Care in Southwest Portland, providing a kosher kitchen certified by Oregon Kosher for up to 16 residents. The facility features 12 bedrooms with…


Great Moments in Hanukkah History

For more than 2,000 years the Jewish people have kept the lights of Hanukkah shining brightly, shepherding the story of the miracle of the oil through the generations. Innumerable Hanukkah celebrations and myriad innovations in how we celebrate have graced the intervening years. I’ll admit that it takes some chutzpah to try and distill two…


2016 Hanukkah gift guide

Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland 503-244-0111 oregonjcc.org Join the MJCC between Dec. 20 and Jan. 31 to receive No Enrollment Fee and (3) Free one-hour personal training or nutritional therapy sessions. Guide Dogs for the Blind 32901 SE Kelso Road Boring, OR 503-668-2100 guidedogs.com The Litter of Love catalog is a…


Gift Picks

There are lots of traditional gifts to give your loved ones during Hanukkah. But there are also some unusual ones to consider. I spent some time searching the internet for some ideas. I hope you enjoy my top picks for an especially unique Hanukkah this year. 1) The 2017 Nice Jewish Guys Calendar features an…


Books make great gifts

I remember years ago one of my sons telling his brother that the secret of reading was to “be in the book.” It was a comment I wholeheartedly believe. Books have the power to transport us to different worlds, to help us understand others’ struggles, to inspire us to explore. For all of those reasons,…

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