Articles by Gloria Hammer


Frank Wesley at 97

EDITOR’S NOTE: Less than a week after the issue with this article was printed, Frank Wesley passed away at the age of 97. He died  at 6:30 in the evening on May 26, 2016. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends and received visitors until the very end. Frank Wesley is…


Partners keep fashion fresh at Switch

Switch Shoes and Clothing owners Rina Menashe and Jen Robinson have much in common that led them to their fashionista fate – business partners providing women’s footwear, apparel and accessories from small independent designers in Israel, Europe and Portland. The 9-year-old Multnomah Village boutique features several exclusive Israeli clothing lines and Israeli shoes, boots and…

Senior Profile: Charlie Shiffman, Moving On

Charles R. Schiffman, 67, retired in 2010 after 23 years as the head of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. From 1983 to 1987 the Schiffmans lived in Israel, where Charlie has since returned more than 40 times. This summer Charlie and his wife, Marsha, will return to live in the land they love. WHY…

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