Articles by Deborah Moon


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Experience Kim Schneiderman’s music

This summer, Portlanders have two ways to experience the music of teacher, storyteller and musician Kim Schneiderman, who has spent the past 15 years singing, creating and making music with young families. Kim recently released a new album, “Walk Around the Block.” Additionally she will perform in concert at 5 pm, July 16, on the…

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Free meals for hungry kids

Portland’s Jewish Family and Child Service is helping spread the word about free breakfast and lunch opportunities for school-age children in need of food. Across America, millions of children rely on school meals. But in the summer, those meals disappear. If you have or know of a school-age student in need of breakfast and/or lunch…

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Business Ins & Outs/June 2017

Gail Mandel honored for leadership legacy giving Gail Mandel was awarded the national Gail Littman Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in integrating legacy giving into the culture of the Oregon Jewish Community at the 2017 National Legacy Gathering in Springfield, MA, co-hosted by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federations of North American. In…

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Jewish Museum fits right into Portland’s Pearl

The region’s only Jewish museum will inaugurate its new home with an exhibit of international proportions, reflecting its promise as a compelling addition to Portland’s culturally rich Pearl district. The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education opens the doors to its new permanent home, 724 NW Davis St., with a free celebration June…

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Memorial Day at CSP

Portland Police Honor Guard post the colors to honor those who have served our country at Cedar Sinai Park’s Memorial Day Program held in Zidell Hall at Rose Schnitzer Manor May 29. CSP interim executive director David Fuks, shown here watching the honor guard, was on hand to help honor the 36 veterans living on…

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Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Program

Teacher and students – you can turn your frustration into action.  Wholistic Peace Institute is offering grants to schools for Peace or Human Rights Clubs or Project. Application Deadline for highest priority is June 15. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer calls Educating for Peace the Wholistic Peace Institute “the only organization that is solely advancing peace in…

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The ripple effect of a mitzvah

Jen and Jonathan united by kidney donation For Jen Feldman, who received a kidney from Jonathan Cohen on April 18, the story is not about her. The story is about heroes like Jonathan and fellow donors, Marshal Spector and Debbie (Danish) Plawner. It’s about normalizing the idea of kidney donation. It’s about creating a ripple…

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Zidell family envisions a neighborhood

As the last barge built by the Zidell Companies is launched from the barge house in June, the Zidell family turns their full attention to developing the family’s 33 acres on Portland’s South Waterfront into a mixed-use development with a sense of community and green space. “Because we are a small family and own the…

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Seniors sing their way to health

Celebrating its bat mitzvah year of singing success, the Rose Schnitzer Choir will treat attendees at Cedar Sinai Park’s June 6 annual meeting to a stirring performance. “Choral singing is an inexpensive way to help people be healthier, happier and more mobile as they age,” says Cantor Barbara Slader, the volunteer director of CSP’s Rose…

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