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Great Challah Bake

What is one the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Shabbat? Challah, of course! Challah is the bread that serves as the start to every Shabbat dinner and lunch. Making challah is set aside as a woman’s mitzvah, or commandment. Join women of all ages and learn how to connect with your…

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What started the “Fires in the Mirror”?

Playwright Anna Deavere Smith explores what really happened in Crown Heights in her play “Fires in the Mirror,” which is on stage in Portland Oct. 12-21, 2018. Photo by Mary Ellen Mark By J. Wandres New York City is a collection of neighborhoods called home by diverse ethnic and cultural populations. In Crown Heights more…

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Kids Calendar October 2018

Oct. 1, 2, 12 & 29 VACATION CAMPS AT MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland for ages 3-11. 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! Kids must be potty-trained. Half-day:…

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A year full of holidays

(Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday) Rosh Hashanah Sept. 10-11, 2018 On Rosh Hashanah the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of…

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Jewish community moves to prevent sexual harassment

Reacting to the burgeoning Me Too Movement, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland presented a May training on sexual harassment in the workplace. Fran Sepler, who is nationally known for her work in harassment prevention and workplace investigations, visited Portland from May 15-17. She has done a lot of work with the #Metoo and #Timesup…

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