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Call for nominations: Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award

PHOTO: Laurie Rogoway and Kathy Davis-Weiner present the first Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award to Andy Gitelson of Oregon Hillel in 2015. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland established the Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award five years ago to honor our esteemed colleague and friend Laurie Rogoway, a pillar of Jewish professional leadership…


PJA alumna earns Stars for Kids Award

PHOTO: Bella Phillips accepts her Stars for Kids Award at the Janus Youth Programs annual dinner on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Peggy Valenti By Lisa Katon Last spring, Bella Phillips, then an eighth-grader at Portland Jewish Academy, organized a Family Fun Run for Janus Youth Programs, raising nearly $2,000 for the organization. Bella orchestrated…


Sweet Tea offers hope for shared society

By Ellen Rifkin   In an Israeli children’s story, a Bedouin girl sits tall on her camel, leading her community to an oasis during Ramadan. Her grandfather, their former leader, has just died; when the mourning period concludes, his “she-camel” kneels before Fatima, indicating her destiny. Fatima is prepared. Riding alongside her grandfather during this…

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