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5 German firms each give $1.1 million to Holocaust memorial

Photo: Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem. Photo courtesy Yad Vashem Five well-known German companies, including the country’s only publicly traded soccer club, are donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) each to Israel’s Yad Vashem memorial for the development of a facility to preserve, catalog and store Holocaust-related artifacts. Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer…

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Chabad rabbis visit seniors

PHOTO: Rabbi Chayim Mishulovin, often accompanied by some of his children, visit seniors at local senior living communities around the city. CHABAD’S VISION that no Jew is forgotten inspires Chabad rabbis, their families and volunteers throughout the state visit senior communities. They visit around the holidays, before Shabbat or just because. In the greater Portland…

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OJMCHE hosts Carlos Kalmar at gala

PHOTO: Carlos Kalmar Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar will speak on creativity, community and the immigrant experience at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education Gala. OJMCHE’s 2019 Gala – Imagine – will begin at 5 pm, April 14, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Cocktails, small bites and a silent auction…

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Arab-Jewish ensemble ends U.S. tour in Portland

PHOTO: Shesh Besh, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Arab-Jewish ensemble. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s acclaimed Arab-Jewish ensemble, Shesh Besh, will conclude its 12-concert U.S. tour in Portland. The tour began March 23 with four concerts at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. The ensemble will perform in Philadelphia and California before coming to Portland. Congregation Beth…

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Weekend explores Passover, Freedom and the Wisdom of Not Knowing

The Havurah Synagogue and Temple Emek Shalom will co-host a dynamic weekend of pre-Passover learning, prayer, music and community featuring Estelle Frankel, MFT, April 5-7. Estelle is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism. Ordained as a spiritual director by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Estelle has taught Jewish studies in Israel and…

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Crossing Over returns as interfaith experience

This year’s performance of “Crossing Over – A Musical Haggadah” will be an interfaith experience with the celebration of Passover and crossing the Red Sea offering a new vision of rebirth and renewal. Crossing Over, composed by Michael Allen Harrison with book and lyrics by Rabbi Alan Berg, debuted at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center…

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