Articles by Deborah Moon


Kidney donor needed

PHOTO: Cindy Meyer (center) with her daughters, Angie, 38, and Alicia, 32.   Vancouver, WA, resident Cindy Meyer needs a kidney and she faces long odds. Cindy has 99% antibodies, which means that the antibodies in her blood would react to and reject the kidney from 99% of the U.S. population. That means Cindy needs as…


Business Ins & Outs July II 2018

Michael Jeser Leaves Portland to head San Diego Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Michael Jeser has been named president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego. Michael has served JFGP as director of financial resource development for the past 2½ years. Michael concluded his work at JFGP on July 27. “Michael has…


Shopping for homebound

PHOTOS: Shopping for seniors: above, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, left, and Oregon Department of Justice Communications Director Kristina Edmunson joined Store to Door volunteers for a grocery shopping trip for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Below, Rosenblum also brought along DOJ tips to help vulnerable Oregonians stay out of the clutches of scammers….


Federation annual meeting unveils PDX Israel 2020

PHOTO: From left, Kathy Davis-Weiner, Michael Weiner and Tony and Priscilla Kostiner unveil plans for a community trip to Israel that the four are co-chairing for the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Centennial year in 2020.Photo by One Click Studio   Plans for the PDX→Israel 2020 community trip were announced at the Jewish Federation of…


Try a date syrup cocktail at Ray

A July 5 article in the online publication The Nosher reports the rising popularity of an ancient sweetener from Israel. A Portland chef is already in the know. “Whether you call it date syrup, date honey, or silan, this Israeli ingredient has been popping up in restaurants all over North America,” writes Emily Paster in…


Biz Ins & Outs July 2018

OJCF promotes three staffers The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has promoted three of its professional team members in recognition of their work on behalf of the organization. Chris Vitron has been promoted to chief financial officer. He joined the OJCF team in late 2013. Vitron’s responsibilities include oversight for general and fund accounting, budget management,…


Artists show “Beautiful Lives Lost”

IMAGE: Erick Silva, a young security guard who saved seven lives before he was shot. Collage by Bonnie Meltzer   “The Beautiful Lives Lost Portrait Project” honors the 58 Las Vegas shooting victims who were invisible to the perpetrator but who we clearly see, recognize, remember and honor as victims of senseless violence.  The portraits…


New citizens sworn in at OJMCHE

PHOTOS: New U.S. citizens, family and friends celebrate after a naturalization ceremony held at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. Photos by Paige Stoyer of The Immigrant Story The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education was the perfect setting for somber and joyous celebration on June 20 as the U.S….


Creating a place to heal

A suicide letter moved activist, midwife and poet Marva Zohar to found a nonprofit to create a healing place for women. “When the seventh friend committed suicide, she left a letter … (blaming) ‘those who did not create a place for me to heal,’” says Marva. “The next day I got the paperwork to start…

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