Articles by Marc Blattner


Channeling Letterman

My Own Top 10 This past Wednesday night was David Letterman’s final late night show. Beyond his wit and humor, and along with wonderful and talented celebrity/musical/pet guests, were his daily Top 10 lists. According to reports, the first Top 10 list aired on September 18, 1985 (see below), a far cry from what they…


Experience Community

On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Portland/SW Washington Jewish community, welcome to this wonderful communal resource guide about Oregon’s Jewish community. We are grateful to Oregon Jewish Life for bringing this important information together in one place. Portland is home to more than 45,000 Jews, and continues to grow. We…


A New Generation of Givers

Younger donors first support causes they are passionate about – rather than institutions. It is up to organizations to inspire them and show them that their support can make a tangible difference on the wider issues. For years, many in Jewish communal service have raised the issue about the future of Jewish philanthropy. They ask,…

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