Articles by Deborah Moon


Wise Aging comes to Portland

In June, Jewish Family & Child Service will launch the Wise Aging program, based on the book Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit. “Wise Aging is unlike any other program or self-help book,” says JFCS Senior Outreach Clinician David Molko, who completed the training program and led a pilot group in Portland. “This…


Learn “How to Not Tip Over”

PHOTOS: Alexander Technique teacher Eve Bernfeld works with students. Photo by Andrea Leoncavallo   Seniors can explore their balance this month in a workshop that is both informative and playful – aspects reflected in the class title, “How to Not Tip Over.” “Humans are amazing balancing bipeds, but as we get older the balancing act…


Biz Ins & Outs April 2019

OJCF to honor Schnitzer family The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has selected Arlene Schnitzer, Jordan Schnitzer and the blessed memory of Harold Schnitzer as the foundation’s 2019 Legacy Society honorees. The Schnitzers will be honored at OJCF’s Annual Meeting and Reception to be held on June 3 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. “The impact…


Let all who are hungry come & eat

PHOTO: Volunteers pack bags of corn at the Oregon Food Bank at the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Doing Tuesday mitzvah project. In addition to the Jewish Federation, Portland Jewish Academy and Havurah Shalom have recently sent groups to volunteer with Oregon Food Bank.     At the dawn of the new millennium, Oregon topped…



Volunteers are needed April 14 to pack and deliver Passover food boxes to families and individuals in need. The Maot Chittim Project – literally “Money for Wheat” – ensures that area families have the food they need to truly celebrate Passover. This year the Maot Chittim Project will deliver about 125 kosher-for-Passover food boxes to…


Young leader repairs world

PHOTO: AmericCorps Team Leader Amy Singer in Grants Pass.   At just 23 years old, Amy Singer is one of the younger team leaders for AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps. She has led her team as they mentored and interacted with 435 students in Sacramento. They removed invasive species and planted 5,000 trees and native…

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