Articles by Gail Mandel


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OJCYF Teens Raise $48,000

Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation members sit on the Mittleman Jewish Community Center stage at the group’s annual benefit dinner May 3. This year’s theme, Roaring Youth Philanthropy, set the mood for a truly festive evening. The teen-run event included remarks from U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Professor Natan Meir of the Harold Schnitzer Family…

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Community + collaboration = Life & Legacy success

Photo: OJCF Board Member and former Chair Eric Rosenfeld and OJCF President and CEO Julie Diamond display a copy of Voices & Visions, published by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Photos by Naim Hasan Photography What does Life & Legacy success look like? In Oregon and SW Washington, it looks like 10 organizations’ legacy teams collaborating…

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OJCF’s Endowment Book of Life grows

PHOTO: Group shot of all signers in front of Book of Life installation at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Photo by Naim Hasan Photography   Just as the old man in Midrash plants a tree so that his grandchildren might eat its fruit, legacy donors today ensure that the seeds of Jewish programs and institutions grow…

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OJCYF Introduces Advocacy Workshop

On Jan. 30 the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation held its first advocacy workshop for students in 6-12th grades. Entitled Hope in Action, the session brought together 11 students to learn how to be an effective advocate for oneself and one’s community, as well as how to plan meetings with stakeholders and communicate with elected…

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How to begin writing an ethical will

Making the decision to write an ethical will can feel fulfilling, even empowering. However, sitting down and writing one can be truly challenging. The wonderful thing is that there is no right or wrong way to write an ethical will, and yours can be as simple or complex as you wish. (See accompanying article “What is…

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OJCF 2017 Annual Meeting

OJCF Honors Harold Pollin and Introduces Endowment Book of Life PHOTO: All the people who signed OJCF’s new Endowment Book of Life stand in front of the installation at the MJCC. Second from right is OJCF’s 2017 Legacy Society honoree Harold Pollin. Photo by Naim Hasan Photography By Gail Mandel On June 21, more than…

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Philanthropy can be a collaborative effort

Helping charitable individuals achieve their philanthropic goals can be a group effort, involving a cadre of charitable people, nonprofit gift planners and professional advisors. The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation understands the key role professional advisors play in helping clients with their philanthropy, which is why the foundation launched its Professional Advisors Group in 2010. PAG…

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