Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

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Colleges and Adult

COLLEGES   THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY University Center Building, Ste. 465 1881 SW 5th Ave. PO Box 751 – JST Portland, OR 503-725-8449 pdx.edu/Judaic   THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Gantt Gurley, Director Susan Campbell Hall, Rm 311 5273…

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Education Profiles

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” —Albert Einstein   PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR pjaproud.org | 503-244-0126 PJA students from 6 months through 8th grade thrive in an academically excellent environment that honors the whole child as it nurtures and inspires…

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Kids and Teens

FAMILIES   PJ LIBRARY PORTLAND Rachel Nelson, Director of Educational Initiatives 6680 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 503-892-7415 rachelr@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/pjlibrary PJ (Pajama) Library, a Jewish Federation program, supports families raising Jewish children through the gift of high-quality Jewish children’s books and music, along with resources, events and programs. ALL Jewish families – dual heritage, single…

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Life Cycle

Mohels A mohel is the person who performs the circumcision in the brit milah ceremony for a male child on the eighth day after his birth. For more information, contact your local congregation.   STATEWIDE   Rabbi Tzvi Fischer, Oregon Bris Center, oregonbris.com, rtf@portlandkollel.org or 503-757-0606. A seventh-generation Mohel, performs ceremonies throughout the Pacific Northwest….

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DEATH AND MOURNING

When a Jewish person dies, there are clear directions as to how things should proceed with regard to the body, the burial, the funeral and mourning. The concept of honoring the dead is reflected in all Jewish burial customs. Burial takes place as soon as possible, sometimes within 24 hours after death, or as soon…

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THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

A series of rituals guide Jewish families and individuals through each stage of life. With the exception of the rituals surrounding death, each of the following stages is often accompanied by festive celebrations. Even the rituals surrounding death bring the community together to remember and honor the deceased and to support their family. The following…

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Congregations

“Isn’t everyone a part of everyone else?” ~Budd Schulberg Almost from the moment Jews arrived in Oregon, they have sought to meet the spiritual needs of the community. The first Jewish New Year services in the Oregon Territory were held in 1856 in the gold-rush boomtown of Jacksonville in  southern Oregon, where German-Jewish immigrants had…

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Jewish Community Organizations

GIFT (Giving It Forward Together) 9604 NE 126th Ave. Vancouver, WA 360-597-3942 giftclarkcounty.com   HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION Women’s Zionist Organization of America hadassah.org/pnw   HADASSAH, PORTLAND CHAPTER Diana Lindemann 503-312-2530 pnwregion@hadassah.org   HADASSAH, SHALOM CHAPTER (Vancouver and SW Washington) Maxine Silverman, Membership Vice-President 360-566-8188 msilverman15@comcast.net   JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK 9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste….

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The First Jewish Organization

The first Oregon Jews, who came from Germany in the mid-1850s, often lived in other places in America before finding their way out West. Many of them were merchants who helped build a strong Jewish community – founding synagogues, schools, social and charitable organizations and welcoming waves of other immigrants, refugees and survivors who would…

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