Articles by Deborah Moon


BUSINESS 2018-2019

AUTO MERCEDES-BENZ OF BEAVERTON/ MERCEDES-BENZ OF PORTLAND Andrew Plummer, Dealer Operator 9275 SW Canyon Road, Portland 1605 SW Naito Pkwy., Portland Beaverton: 971-340-4589 Portland: 877-683-1342 Ride in style sporting your own luxurious Mercedes-Benz. At our dealerships, not only will you be treated with first-class service, you will also find the area’s largest…


The power of the shofar awakens us

PHOTO: Glenn Coblens blows a shofar. Photo by Ken Klein The shofar is arguably the most powerful musical instrument in the world. Its mighty blast brought the walls of Jericho tumbling down. The long blast of the shofar accompanied Moses as he ascended Mount Sinai to receive the Torah. Mentioned often in the Torah and…


Arts & Entertainment Directory 2018-19

BONHAMS Sheryl Acheson Portland 971-727-7797 or 503-312-6023 One of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Bonhams’ Portland regional office provides local access to the exceptional resources of our extensive global network. Whether building a collection or consigning property to our global auctions, we offer key benefits including complimentary…



As part of our celebration of the arts, Oregon Jewish Life asked arts professionals, educators, supporters and youth to share their ideas about how the arts enrich our community. SUSANNAH MARS Artists Rep Resident Artist “The arts allow artists to share their personal expressions of stories – stories of the past, the present and the…


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…

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