Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

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Winners: Noa Cohen & Mendel Mishulovin

 Riverdale senior Noa Cohen receives prestigious scholarship Noa Cohen, Riverdale High School senior and Jewish Student Union president, has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship. Each year, the University of Oregon selects five incoming freshmen from Oregon to receive its most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship, the Stamps Scholarship. This year, Noa is among this elite…

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Kids and Teens Too Events in May 2017

May 5, 18, 19 & 31 and June 1 MJCC VACATION DAY CAMPS: Need something for your kids to do during school breaks? Keep them busy and having fun at the MJCC with sports, swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, games and more! Ages 3-11. Half-day: 8 am-1 pm, $30; members $25. Full-day: 8 am-5:30 pm,…

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Humanistic Judaism leader comes to Portland

Paul Golin, executive director of the Society for Humanistic Judaism, will be in Portland May 5-7 speaking on the future of liberal Judaism, intermarriage and separation of church and state (see box). He will participate in three presentations while visiting Portland’s Congregation Kol Shalom. Paul says that the Saturday afternoon panel discussion promoting a secular…

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Wisdom of Mothers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pirkei Imahot, the Wisdom of Mothers, the Voices of Women is available to share with mothers and those who love them. Co-authored by Rabbi Eve Posen and Jewish educator Lois Shenker, the book grew from the pair’s one-on-one study project. Pirkei Imahot explores women’s voices, insights, experiences and –…

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Panelists decry climate of hate

More than 200 people turned out for an April 4 town hall meeting on dealing with the increase in hate crimes. The gathering was held at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, one of more than 100 JCCs and other Jewish organizations that received bomb threats, all of which were hoaxes. Though an American-Israeli teen was…

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Previews

Young adults invited to PDX Community Hackathon The PDX Community Hackathon invites Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s for a free weekend of networking and community teamwork. The weekend kicks off with a festive and fun camp-style Shabbat dinner. 6-8:30 pm May 19 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. The main program will be…

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May 2017 Calendar

May 1-31 Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA collect canned fruit for Shavuot for the Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Drop off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby. 503-244-0111 May 1 Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrate Israel’s 69th year of independence! Israeli music and dancing, arts and crafts, explore Israel in a unique way, hear…

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