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Shopping for homebound

PHOTOS: Shopping for seniors: above, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, left, and Oregon Department of Justice Communications Director Kristina Edmunson joined Store to Door volunteers for a grocery shopping trip for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Below, Rosenblum also brought along DOJ tips to help vulnerable Oregonians stay out of the clutches of scammers….

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Local Jewish chef to be featured at Feast Portland

PHOTO: Diners enjoy the Secret Supper at last year’s Feast Portland. Photo by JessicaFiorillo Jewish Chef Sarah Schneider will be featured at two events during Feast Portland this year. While Sarah has participated in previous incarnations of Feast Portland with restaurants like Renata, she is thrilled to be a featured chef this year. “I’m really…

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Volunteers for Israel dig it

Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit, is excited to announce a new program – VFI PLUS ARCHAEOLOGY. This 14-day all-inclusive program melds one week of volunteering on an Israeli IDF Army base with the following week volunteering on an active dig supervised by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and focusing on relics from 3,500 BCE.  The program…

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Creating a place to heal

A suicide letter moved activist, midwife and poet Marva Zohar to found a nonprofit to create a healing place for women. “When the seventh friend committed suicide, she left a letter … (blaming) ‘those who did not create a place for me to heal,’” says Marva. “The next day I got the paperwork to start…

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OJCF’s Endowment Book of Life grows

PHOTO: Group shot of all signers in front of Book of Life installation at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Photo by Naim Hasan Photography   Just as the old man in Midrash plants a tree so that his grandchildren might eat its fruit, legacy donors today ensure that the seeds of Jewish programs and institutions grow…

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Women and Philanthropy

WOMEN WHO LEAD: CAROL DANISH MIA BIRK LAUREN GOLDSTEIN ELAURA RIFKIN GERBER JUDY EREL LAURIE LEBOWSKY CHERYL COON MONICA BRENNER LAURIE SONNENFELD The momentum from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements sheds light on women’s issues such as safe and equal work environments and has forced change. But there is another movement happening where women are…

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