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Liz Rabiner Lippoff

Peter Wigmore is your basic, normal Oregonian-by-choice, as so many of us are. We came here for a girl/job/vacation and we just stayed. But for Peter, “normal” is a complicated concept. Peter’s mother was an Auschwitz survivor who settled in Prague, met her husband and then emigrated to Australia. Peter was born there in 1950,…

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It takes a planet to serve our elders

PHOTO: Cedar Sinai Park CEO Martin Baicker and Howard Klink, the director of CSP’s  Housing with Services program, at the LeadingAge conference. Thousands of people standing and cheering and clapping, music blaring, strobe lights flashing … Lady Gaga concert? Timbers game? Ticker tape parade? Nope. It was the annual conference of LeadingAge, the national umbrella…

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From Chicken Soup to Sommelier

Last fall, our dear friends Joel and Mia stayed with us a few days en route from their home in Vancouver, B.C., to their winter digs in Arizona. Even with all that time in the car, they wanted us to join them for a side trip to her cousin Larry’s new vineyard just south of…

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PEARLS of Wisdom

When Polina Munblit takes potential residents on tours through the newly refurbished Rose Schnitzer Manor, Cedar Sinai Park’s assisted living facility in Portland, she explains their options and answers their questions. She later welcomes the new residents as they move in, helps them get settled and introduces them around. She is not, however, a social…

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Biz Ins & Outs

Martin Baicker new CEO at CSP Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty was president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He began his new post Sept. 25. He and his family relocated from Massachusetts. “He has extensive experience in…

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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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CSP hires Martin Baicker as CEO

Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty is currently president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He will begin his new post after he and his family relocate from Massachusetts; CSP estimates a start date of Oct. 1. “He has…

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ANNUAL MEETING: Cedar Sinai Park 2017

Photos: TOP: Interim CEO David Fuks welcomes attendees to the Cedar Sinai Park Annual Meeting on June 6. BOTTOM: Before the meeting, visitors (including Jordan Schnitzer, far right, and family) toured one of four new households of the Harold Schnitzer Center for Living.   For additional photos from the annual meeting and tours of the Green…

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Biz Ins and Outs

David Fuks returns to Cedar Sinai Park as interim CEO David Fuks has been hired as the CSP interim CEO following the April departure of former CEO Sandra Simon. David had served as CSP CEO for 18 years before he retired Sept. 8, 2015. The search for a permanent CEO has begun. CSP will also…

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