Articles by Deborah Moon


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Moishe House November Retreat filling up fast

PHOTO: 2017 Outdoor Adventure Retreat, near Boulder, CO. Moishe House is hosting a Jewish Mindfulness Intensive Retreat at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia, Nov. 10-13. Reservations are pouring in fast, so interested young adults should reserve a spot now. “The Moishe House Retreat program creates transformative experiences that put participants’ learning into practice and…

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Rosh Hashanah Feast

Photo: Savory Roast photo by Daniel Lailah; Food styling by Amit Farber. Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com.   SAVORY ROAST Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com By Brynie Greisman For years I’ve been dreaming about how to mimic the flavor and texture of meat they serve at simchas….

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CSP hires Martin Baicker as CEO

Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty is currently president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He will begin his new post after he and his family relocate from Massachusetts; CSP estimates a start date of Oct. 1. “He has…

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More Oregonians win gold at Maccabiah

PHOTO: Maccabiah Gold Medal Junior Lacrosse Team includes Oregonians Claire Rosenfeld (front row second from left, #10) and Kaisa Autumn (front row, far right, pink headband).    More Oregon teens picked up gold medals at the 20th Maccabiah Games held in Israel this July (See separate story on Maya Rayle’s wins). Portlanders Claire Rosenfeld and…

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Car Shows Offer Family Fun

PHOTO: From Cedar Mill Car Show Facebook   By Jason Mueller Before Rosh Hashana arrives in September and while the summer sun is still shining bright in the sky, car enthusiasts from all over the state will be filing into the local area to take part in some of the coolest car shows in the…

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BIZ INS & OUTS July 2017: Awards

Attorney Edie Rogoway Wins OCDLA President’s Award Attorney Edie Rogoway was named the recipient of the 2017 Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s President’s award for her pro bono work organizing volunteer attorneys and interpreters to assist people affected by President Trump’s Muslim travel-ban Executive Order. The award acknowledged Ms. Rogoway for “… standing up for…

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BIZ INS & OUTS July 2017

PHOTOS from left: Rabbi Benjamin Barnett, Mike Martynowicz and Chef Clyde Gregory Rabbi Benjamin Barnett Leads Havurah Shalom On Aug. 1 Rabbi Benjamin Barnett becomes the new rabbi of Portland’s Havurah Shalom, replacing Rabbi Joey Wolf, who retired earlier this year after leading the Reconstructionist congregation for 30 years. Rabbi Barnett previously served as rabbi…

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Diamond sisters spend summer aiding Planned Parenthood

  PHOTO: Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), second from left, poses with three Planned Parenthood summer interns at in Washingtion, D.C., including Melissa Diamond of Portland (second from right).   Two Portland sisters are spending their summer on opposite sides of the country, but both are serving internships with Planned Parenthood. Melissa Diamond, the daughter…

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Opal 28 hosts Portlandia and Weddings

Photo: “Portlandia” co-creator and co-star Carrie Brownstein with Opal 28 owner Margot Feves.   Opal 28 had an exciting June with recognition of its very Portland vibe from two distinctly different media realms. On June 30 the cast and crew of IFC hit show Portlandia stopped by to film an episode. Also last month, Oregon…

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