Articles by Deborah Moon


Chanukah essay contest announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School is sponsoring a Chanukah essay contest for third/fourth-graders and fifth/sixth-graders. Essays of about 150 words should reflect on “What Freedom Means to Me.” There will be one winner selected from each of the two age groups. Winners will receive an autographed book by award-winning author Eric Kimmel, who has endorsed the…


Teens making a difference eligible for $36,000

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are seeking nominations of exceptional Jewish teens leading meaningful community service and social change initiatives. Now entering its 12th year, the national award annually recognizes up to 15 Jewish teens with $36,000 each towards their project or education. Up to five teens from California and 10 from across the…


Ari Shapiro considers all things

Journalist and singer brings understanding home to Portland Ari Shapiro has traveled the world as a journalist with NPR and a guest singer with Pink Martini. Now he wants to share the world he’s experienced with the city where he grew up – Portland. “Between songs I talk about places I’ve been, people I’ve met…


Buy art, do good

Alix Greenberg has been an artist and an active member of her synagogue for as long as she can remember. When someone offered to pay for her artwork for the first time a few years ago, she felt she could accept money only if she also gave back to the community that has given her…

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