Daily Archives: March 22, 2019

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Let all who are hungry come & eat

PHOTO: Volunteers pack bags of corn at the Oregon Food Bank at the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Doing Tuesday mitzvah project. In addition to the Jewish Federation, Portland Jewish Academy and Havurah Shalom have recently sent groups to volunteer with Oregon Food Bank.     At the dawn of the new millennium, Oregon topped…

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Why do Jews feed the hungry?

Rabbi Daniel Isaak at the Oregon Food Bank. PHOTOS BY CAROL ISAAK   By Rabbi Daniel Isaak   The mitzvah of practicing hospitality in Jewish thought derives from earliest Jewish memory. In Genesis we read that when strangers pass by, though recuperating from surgery, our forefather Abraham urgently welcomed them to his tent, offering water…

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PASSOVER FOOD BOX VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed April 14 to pack and deliver Passover food boxes to families and individuals in need. The Maot Chittim Project – literally “Money for Wheat” – ensures that area families have the food they need to truly celebrate Passover. This year the Maot Chittim Project will deliver about 125 kosher-for-Passover food boxes to…

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Weekend explores Passover, Freedom and the Wisdom of Not Knowing

The Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom will co-host a dynamic weekend of pre-Passover learning, prayer, music and community featuring Estelle Frankel, MFT, April 5-7. Estelle is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism. Ordained as a spiritual director by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Estelle has taught Jewish studies in Israel and…

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Crossing Over returns as interfaith experience

This year’s performance of “Crossing Over – A Musical Haggadah” will be an interfaith experience with the celebration of Passover and crossing the Red Sea offering a new vision of rebirth and renewal. Crossing Over, composed by Michael Allen Harrison with book and lyrics by Rabbi Alan Berg, debuted at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center…

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Young leader repairs world

PHOTO: AmericCorps Team Leader Amy Singer in Grants Pass.   At just 23 years old, Amy Singer is one of the younger team leaders for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. She has led her team as they mentored and interacted with 435 students in Sacramento. They removed invasive species and planted 5,000 trees and native…

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