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Volunteers dig archaeology, aid defense and tour Israel

PHOTOS: Above, Volunteers for Israel archaeologists at Tel Assar. At right, volunteers William Tilson (left) and Steve Plotkin (right) cleaning archeological findings at Tel Assar. Photos courtesy of Volunteers for Israel Volunteers for Israel has announced 2019 dates for its enhanced, all-inclusive volunteer service programs which are open to the general public. Americans can support…

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17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…

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Take the Matzah Challenge

Tired of matzah yet? The UJA Federation New York hopes not! The #MatzahChallenge is going strong and they want YOU to join! Now in its second year, the #MatzahChallenge gives you the opportunity to do some good during the most celebrated Jewish holiday – Passover! Giving back is now as easy as fixing a snack!…

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Let’s all celebrate #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday). It is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and…

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Michael Bloomberg gives record $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins for financial aid

Pictured above: Michael R. Bloomberg speaks at the October 2014 dedication of Johns Hopkins University’s Malone Hall. Photo courtesy Will Kirk / Homewood Photography According to a post on Johns Hopkins University website, philanthropist, business leader and three-term New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will commit a record-breaking $1.8 billion to support undergraduate financial…

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Hunger organizations benefit from Feast

PHOTO: A Super Secret dinner at the 2017 Feast Portland. Photo by Jessica Fiorillo During its seventh year, Bon Appétit Presents Feast Portland food and drink festival (Sept. 13-16, 2018) raised $75,140 for its charitable partners Partners For A Hunger-Free Oregon and Urban Gleaners. Since 2012, Feast Portland has raised $445,140 to help fight hunger….

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OJCF Celebrates Milestone Year

Julie Diamond leads community foundation as it helps ensure Jewish future As it approaches its 30th birthday, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has far exceeded the dreams of its “parents.” At age 10, the foundation had already far surpassed the founders’ goals. When Julie Diamond was hired as director of development in 2007, OJCF had…

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