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Previews for July 2017

Federation annual meeting June 13 The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland invites the community to its 97th annual meeting. New board members Lauren Goldstein and Rochelle Schwartz will be installed and the Laurie Rogoway Leadership Award will be presented to Ben Winkleblack. Outgoing board members Andrew Berlinberg, Shelly Klapper and Joyce Mendelsohn will be recognized…

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June 2017 Calendar

Early June “The Wedding Plan,” a romantic comedy by award-winning Israeli director Rama Burshtein plays at Living Room Theater. 971-222-2010 June 3 “Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany.” See page 63 June 4 Song of Miriam Awards Brunch will honor 20 women volunteers. 10 am to 12:15 pm at the MJCC, 503-246-4367 or…

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Biz Ins and Outs

David Fuks returns to Cedar Sinai Park as interim CEO David Fuks has been hired as the CSP interim CEO following the April departure of former CEO Sandra Simon. David had served as CSP CEO for 18 years before he retired Sept. 8, 2015. The search for a permanent CEO has begun. CSP will also…

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Test your hearing health

May is Better Hearing Month and according to the American Academy of Audiology, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65. One in three people over the age of 60 have hearing loss and that statistic increases to one in two…

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Senior service and housing directory

PRODUCTS & SERVICES ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 97221 503-535-4403 cedarsinaipark.org This social model program provides socialization, support services and recreation in a secure, supervised setting. Group activities are adjusted to the needs, abilities and interests of participants to encourage self-esteem and feelings of success. Lunch and…

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Winners: Noa Cohen & Mendel Mishulovin

 Riverdale senior Noa Cohen receives prestigious scholarship Noa Cohen, Riverdale High School senior and Jewish Student Union president, has been awarded the Stamps Scholarship. Each year, the University of Oregon selects five incoming freshmen from Oregon to receive its most prestigious and generous undergraduate scholarship, the Stamps Scholarship. This year, Noa is among this elite…

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Kids and Teens Too Events in May 2017

May 5, 18, 19 & 31 and June 1 MJCC VACATION DAY CAMPS: Need something for your kids to do during school breaks? Keep them busy and having fun at the MJCC with sports, swimming, gymnastics, arts and crafts, games and more! Ages 3-11. Half-day: 8 am-1 pm, $30; members $25. Full-day: 8 am-5:30 pm,…

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Wisdom of Mothers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pirkei Imahot, the Wisdom of Mothers, the Voices of Women is available to share with mothers and those who love them. Co-authored by Rabbi Eve Posen and Jewish educator Lois Shenker, the book grew from the pair’s one-on-one study project. Pirkei Imahot explores women’s voices, insights, experiences and –…

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Previews

Young adults invited to PDX Community Hackathon The PDX Community Hackathon invites Jewish professionals in their 20s and 30s for a free weekend of networking and community teamwork. The weekend kicks off with a festive and fun camp-style Shabbat dinner. 6-8:30 pm May 19 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. The main program will be…

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May 2017 Calendar

May 1-31 Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA collect canned fruit for Shavuot for the Neighborhood House Food Pantry. Drop off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby. 503-244-0111 May 1 Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrate Israel’s 69th year of independence! Israeli music and dancing, arts and crafts, explore Israel in a unique way, hear…

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