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David Lippoff: A journalist at heart

After 35 years in broadcast journalism as a television reporter, producer, news director and station manager, David Lippoff left the industry because “it was no longer fun or rewarding” and he didn’t like the direction it was headed. A decade later he saw an opportunity to restore the heart of journalism. He now volunteers his…


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,…


Justice (education) for all

“Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.”   When Susie Marcus graduated from Grant High School and headed to Stanford in 1954, college girls, she says, could either be teachers or librarians. So she graduated in 1958,…


Jared Blank runs so others can read

(Photo by Molly Stark/Starklight Photography) Why is Lincoln High graduate Jared Blank, who was director of football operations for two Pac12 football teams, running marathon after marathon after marathon? The partial answer is because he has dyslexia. The whole answer is so much more. Jared might have seemed like your normal Portland kid if you…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Jewish Community Organizations

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

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