Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

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Israel’s Memorial Day & Independence Day

Yom Hazikaron: Commemoration honoring those who have given their lives for the State of Israel. 8 pm, April 30 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrate Israel’s 69th year of independence! Israeli music and dancing, arts and crafts, explore Israel in a unique way, hear from teens who…

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Israeli Soldiers Tour stops in Oregon

Two reserve duty Israeli soldiers were in Oregon at the end of February for the ninth StandWithUs Israeli Soldiers Tour, which brought six pair of speakers to college campuses across the country. In Oregon, Itay and Yuval (last names are withheld for security purposes) related their personal experiences serving in the IDF, spoke about their…

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Rising up for Human Dignity: a film and action festival

In commemoration of Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, two groups have teamed up to present an April festival featuring films and opportunities to take action. Portland State University’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Project and the local advocacy group Never Again Coalition will present Rising up for Human Dignity, a film and action festival. “We want…

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Poke Mon: Hawaiian fish a healthy treat

Poke, which might be considered Hawaii’s take on ceviche, has long been a staple on Hawaiian restaurant menus in Portland. Noho’s Hawaiian Café, Ohana Hawaiian Café and the Woodstock location of Ate-oh-Ate all offer different versions of this delicious dish. But until recently, there were no Portland restaurants solely devoted to poke. Now we have…

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Volunteering with seniors may just make your day

Volunteering, Robin Kirsch says, is the favorite part of her week. Once a staff worker in Adult Day Services at Cedar Sinai Park, she switched to volunteering every Tuesday and Thursday. “It’s important to have someone pay attention to the residents,” she says. “As you focus, their whole mindset changes. A lot of them are…

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Local chefs share Passover creations

To help our readers enjoy a tasty week of Passover meals, we asked some local chefs and bakers to share their Passover favorites. Following are some recipes to consider whether you want a traditional Passover dish such as matzah ball soup or a fresh idea for tantalizing your taste buds during a week without chametz….

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