PHOTO: From left are Steve Zipper (JD, Gevurtz Menashe) , OJCF Executive Director Julie Diamond, Amy Kutzkey (CPA, Perkin’s & Co.), Erick Hormel (CPA, Perkins & Co), Marshal Spector (JD, Gevurtze Menashe), and PAG co-chairs Josh Blank and Brian Suher. Two things were clear from the Professional Advisors Group of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s…


Biz Ins & Outs February 2018

Sinai In-Home Care names Rachel White program director Rachael White joined Sinai In-Home Care as program director on Dec. 15, 2017. This subsidiary of Cedar Sinai Park is a nonprofit, licensed. comprehensive in-home care agency serving seniors and people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. Racheal’s career in health care started with the U.S….


Biz Ins & Outs January 2018

Beth Israel opens family shelter The Congregation Beth Israel Board of Trustees unanimously approved the creation of an overnight family shelter at Beth Israel to last through the winter months in partnership with Temple member Jordan Menashe, the City of Portland, the Mayor’s office and Multnomah County. Mitzvah House will accommodate about 25 families. Hot…


Portlander concocts Fire Brew Health Tonic

Fire Brew founder Valerie Roth drew on her interest in holistic nutrition to create a concentrated, shot-based health tonic. What began as offering samples at a local farmers market now has garnered national attention, including a mention in Sunset Magazine. “You drink a shot of Fire Brew a day,” says Valerie. “You add it to…


Business Briefs December 2017

PHOTOS (From left): Zach Duitch, Robin Kamerling, Simi Mishulovin and Abbie Barash  Duitch hired to lead Solomon Schechter On Dec. 1 Zach Duitch became the new executive director of Camp Solomon Schechter, a Pacific Northwest Jewish camp near Olympia, WA, founded in 1954 by Rabbi Joshua Stampfer. Zach succeeds Sam Perlin, who served as executive…


Biz Ins and Outs

Best nonprofit to work for: BB Camp B’nai B’rith Camp was awarded the Best Nonprofit (medium-sized organization) to work for in Oregon. The award was presented by Oregon Business as part of its 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in Oregon. BB Camp employees and volunteers participated in a survey project this past spring through…


Biz Ins & Outs

Martin Baicker new CEO at CSP Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty was president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He began his new post Sept. 25. He and his family relocated from Massachusetts. “He has extensive experience in…


Young Adults: New staff at Hillels and Tivnu

Oregon Hillel welcomes Israel engagement fellow By Josh Kornblum Loren Murphy was born in a small town in Vermont, growing up in the community with a small Jewish populatin. After his family moved to Tempe, AZ, Loren attended Arizona State University and embraced Judaism more seriously than he had. Traveling to Israel on ASU Hillel’s…

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