Shongolulu: fashion for a cause

With the slogan “saving wildlife with style,” a multinational team of entrepreneurs recently launched the fashion company Shongolulu with the goal of raising awareness and resources to protect endangered species and their habitats. Ten percent of the company’s profits are donated to non-profit organizations that work in wildlife conservation around the world. “As the most…


Community is about coming together

The first Oregon Jews, who came from Germany in the mid-1850s, often lived in other places in America before finding their way out West. Many of them were merchants who helped build a strong Jewish community – founding synagogues, schools, social and charitable organizations and welcoming waves of other immigrants, refugees and survivors who would…


Women’s Giving Circle Coming Soon

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland will launch a women’s giving circle as part of the national Amplifier Jewish Giving Circle Incubator program. Federation development professional Joanne Van Ness Menashe and 36 other community leaders across North America will soon launch giving circles in their own communities. Locally, Charlene Zidell has teamed up with Joanne…


Portland Joins Global Celebration of Generosity

GivingTuesday comes to Portland as the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland hosts a phone-a-thon and a volunteer activity on Dec. 1. We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, charities, families, businesses, community centers and…


Charitable Giving Directory

Hadassah, Pacific Northwest Region Portland: 503-312-2530 Vancouver: 360-566-8188 Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel. It enhances the health of people worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the…

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