Articles by Deborah Moon


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From England to Portland via adventure

PHOTO: Sabina Shalom in her apartment at Rose Schnitzer Manor displays photos of the leaders she met while touring the world on her marriage sabbatical – India Prime Minister Indira Ghandi, the King of Tonga and the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia. On the shelf is the lifetime achievement award she received from the National…

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Minimize injuries from falls

PHOTO: Tara Atkinson leads a chair exercise class in one of the Greenhouses at the Harold Schnitzer Center for Living on Cedar Sinai Park Campus. At the  Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Tara leads a full range of classes from yoga sculpt to gentle yoga.   Practice makes perfect. But when you practice how to fall,…

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Author explores fortuitous happenings of life

PHOTO: Leon Gildin still uses the IBM Selectric typewriter he brought home when he closed his law firm in 1996 after practicing for more than 40 years. Author Leon Gildin, 89, enjoys discussing his new book, The Polski Trilogy, which begins with his award-winning fictionalized account of the real Hotel Polski, where many survivors of…

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Directory of Senior Services & Living May 2018

SENIOR PRODUCTS & SERVICES ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK 6125 SW Boundary St. • Portland, OR 97221 503-535-4403 • cedarsinaipark.org Adult Day Services at CSP follows the social model program to provide socialization, support services and recreation to elders in a structured, supervised program. Daily programs allow your loved one to enjoy music,…

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PJA eighth-graders experience Israel

PHOTO: Portland Jewish Academy eighth-graders on top of Masada during their class trip to Israel in March. Portland Jewish Academy began taking its eighth-graders to Israel when the day school expanded to eighth grade for the 1997/98 school year. Since then, except for three years during and after the Second Intifada, members of all of…

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Learn to weave the Aleph Bet

Weaving and photo by Linda Hendrickson In May Congregation Shir Tikvah and Jersey Girl Handwovens will offer a two-part class, “Tablet Weaving the Aleph Bet.” The class will be taught by Linda Hendrickson, a Portland-based master in ply splitting and tablet weaving. Participants will learn to weave the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet, using an ancient…

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Yom Ha’atzmaut in Portland

PHOTO: A montage of photos from the “Israel from the Eyes of the Community: A Community Art Display” in the MJCC Gallery. Oregonians are invited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the modern state of Israel beginning at 5 pm, April 18. Make your way through Israel and join PJ Library partner organizations as they…

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Birth of a Movement

Roz Rothstein and StandWithUs help others speak up for Israel   Dismayed by the lack of organized support for Israelis in the face of the Second Intifada, three Californians refused to be bystanders. “We did not have a grand plan, we began to meet the immediate need of a voice to support the Israeli people,”…

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StandWithUs changes conversation in Northwest

PHOTO: This year StandWithUs combined its Israel in Focus student conference with a community conference on Combating BDS. The joint conference in Los Angeles drew many participants from the Pacific Northwest. From left are Roland Roth, SWU Northwest managing director; Noa Raman, SWU Northwest campus director; Shayla Norris-York, Portland State University; Roz Rothstein, SWU co-founder…

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