202-524-1532 ext. 15
HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION
Peg Elefant, President
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.
HADASSAH, PORTLAND CHAPTER
HADASSAH, SHALOM CHAPTER
(Vancouver and SW Washington)
Maxine Silverman, Membership Vice-President
JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK
9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste. 2340
JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL
Bob Horenstein, Director
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
With representation from a cross-section of the local Jewish community, the JCRC develops consensus positions concerning matters of importance to the Jewish residents of Greater Portland and Southwest Washington, including social justice, civil rights and church-state issues, as well as the US-Israel relationship. The JCRC is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the planning and coordinating body for the national organized Jewish community in public affairs advocacy.
JEWISH EVENTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY
2531 Chula Vista Blvd.
JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE
Carrie Hoops, Executive Director
Les Soltesz, Chair
Sandra Simon, President
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301
Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition, JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families and children in the Jewish and general communities. We partner in the community to help our most vulnerable residents, including seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals and families lacking basic necessities. JFCS offers compassionate wraparound services to address the whole person to foster mental, emotional and financial well-being so they can thrive.
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF LANE COUNTY
PO Box 5924
JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PORTLAND
Marc Blattner, President and CEO
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Since 1920, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has been your means of connecting with your community, discovering new ways to do good and giving back to those who came before you. By supporting a broad network of organizations and through innovative programming and initiatives, we are able to meet the ongoing needs of people at home, in Israel and around the world for today and for future generations.
JEWISH FREE LOAN OF GREATER PORTLAND
6680 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Loans available for up to $2,000 for life’s “ups and downs,” such as camp or school tuition, Israel experience, car repair, medical expense, housing assistance, etc. Applicants must identify as Jewish, be 18 years or older, have a co-signer, and have lived in the greater Portland or SW Washington area for at least 6 months. Visit webpage for complete list of guidelines and application.
JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF OREGON
PO Box 19736
JEWISH WOMEN’S ROUND TABLE
MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER
10495 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA
MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Steve Albert, Executive Director
Elliott Saunders, Membership + Guest Services Manager
Beth Germain, CFO
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
The MJCC has been a vital part of the greater Portland community for over 100 years. We provide a gathering place for the Jewish community while warmly embracing people of all faiths. We offer a variety of recreational programming for all ages, wonderful fitness facilities, a 25-yard lap pool, a warm water therapy pool, a flexible space for your next meeting or event, and of course, much loved community celebrations and social and cultural events.
OREGON BOARD OF RABBIS
7550 NE Irving Ave.
OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Julie Diamond, Executive Director
Gail Mandel, Legacy Development & Marketing Manager
Tara Siegman, Donor Relations & Grants Manager
1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210
OJCF is dedicated to creating, promoting and facilitating a culture of giving while serving as guardian of permanent funds, safeguarding regional Jewish communal life. OJCF promotes strategic philanthropy offering charitable individuals philanthropic tools including donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, planned gifts and trusts. In partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, OJCF directs the LIFE & LEGACY initiative in Oregon to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments and strengthen Jewish organizations for future generations.
OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
2016: 1953 NW Kearney St.
2017: 724 NW Davis St.
(See full listing: Arts & Culture section)
General Community Organizations
ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON
Matt Getchell, Solar Programs
Susan Jowaiszas, Commercial and Industrial Programs
Tom Beverly, Residential Programs
421 SW Oak, Ste. 300
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power. Our services, cash incentives and energy solutions have helped participating customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save over $1.7 billion on energy bills since 2002, through investments in efficient and renewable power at more than half a million homes and business throughout Oregon.
Dunetchka Otero-Serrano, Executive Director
Rena Satre Meloy, Communications Director
Jessica Thompson, Volunteer Coordinator
3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Community Warehouse is the only full-service, nonprofit furniture bank in the greater Portland area that collects and redistributes donated household goods and furnishings to neighbors in need. Through partnerships with over 200 social service agencies, families receive beds, a kitchen table and chairs, dressers, living room furniture, linens and items for cooking. These basic yet essential comforts of home help people improve their stability, quality of life and self-sufficiency.
(Listing courtesy of Fournier Group.)
OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Max Williams, President and CEO
Johanna Thoeresz, Chief Development Officer
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 100
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families and businesses to create charitable funds to support the causes they care about. Through these funds, in 2015 OCF awarded nearly $100 million in grants and scholarships.
OREGON JEWISH LIFE
Bob Philip and Cindy Saltzman, Publishers
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
ORJewishLife.com is the online arm of Oregon Jewish Life magazine. The website features engaging content that celebrates the vitality, diversity, challenges and accomplishments of our community. In addition to feature stories and columns, we provide a resource for local organizations to share their news. Jewish organizations in Oregon and SW Washington are invited to post their events and programs on our online calendar, creating an up-to-date resource for the community. Advertising options are available on the website and in our free weekly e-newsletter.