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Portland teens win tikkun olam awards

PHOTO: Three Portland teens received Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards this year; from left: Britton Masback, Malcolm Asher and Solomon Olshin. Three of the 15 recipients of the 13th Annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are from Portland. Britton Masback, Malcolm Asher and Solomon Olshin are among those who will receive the prestigious $36,000 award…

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NW Dance Summer Premieres June 13-15

PHOTOS: Above, NW Dance Project Founding Artistic Director Sarah Slipper (photo by Michael Slobodian). At left, choreographer James Canfield (in hat) with NW Dance Project dancers Anthony Pucci (left) and Kody Jauron (photo by Blaine Truitt Covert). Last week the NW Dance Project hosted a preview of its “Summer Premieres,” a trio of new works…

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Remembering Anne Frank on the 90th anniversary of her birth

PHOTO: Participants in the tree planting at the United Nations in honor of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday included, from left: Sharon Douglas (CEO, Anne Frank Center), Olga Yatskevich (The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme), Kimberly Mann (Chief: Education Outreach Section, United Nations), Bob Hawkins (Vallonia Tree Nursery, Indiana Department of Natural Resources), Thiha Myint (Plant Engineering Section, United Nations), John Grassi (Plant…

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Volunteers dig archaeology, aid defense and tour Israel

PHOTOS: Above, Volunteers for Israel archaeologists at Tel Assar. At right, volunteers William Tilson (left) and Steve Plotkin (right) cleaning archeological findings at Tel Assar. Photos courtesy of Volunteers for Israel Volunteers for Israel has announced 2019 dates for its enhanced, all-inclusive volunteer service programs which are open to the general public. Americans can support…

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Bucket List Travel Destinations for 2019

Taking time to go on vacation or to just unplug from everyday life can be beneficial, and there’s certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing an ideal vacation spot. The options for experiencing an amazing vacation are so plentiful, such as exploring a cruise port, eating and drinking your way around a…

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Portland Summer Fun

Story and Photos by Teresa Bergen   As daffodils and tulips poke through their green casings, Portlanders emerge from puffy jackets and knit caps to step into the sun. There’s lots of fun to be had outside this summer. Here are a few reliable bets.   Try SUP Yoga Paddleboards aren’t just for paddling –…

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27th Portland Jewish Film Festival

The 27th Annual Portland Jewish Film Festival will be June 16-30. Founded in 1992, The Portland Jewish Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the  Institute for Judaic Studies, celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and identity while speaking to the universal experiences and issues that confront all humanity. The…

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