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Kosher Soul comes to Friends Brunch

Michael W. Twitty, a James Beard Award-winning author, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter, will be this year’s featured speaker at the Friends of the Center Brunch. His talk is entitled “Kosher Soul and The Cooking Gene.” (See event information below) The annual fundraiser for the Mittleman Jewish Community Center also will honor new…

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Previews: February 2019

PHOTO: Some members of this year’s OJCYF board. Photo by Eden Swartz Photography OJCYF’s annual benefit dinner March 14 The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation will be holding its annual benefit dinner on Thursday, March 14, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Casino Royale: All In On Our Youth will showcase the strong relationship between…

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The transformative power of stories

PHOTO: Maggid Cassandra Sagan   By Debra Shein   This winter Cassandra Sagan, an ordained maggid-educator on the faculty of Reclaiming Judaism’s Jewish Spiritual Education program, will work with representatives of Portland-area social service and cultural organizations to shape their stories and then present them in a series of Story Swaps (see below) at Oregon…

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Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity

PBS will broadcast nationally WQED’s locally-produced “Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity,” a free community event, presented and hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims and first responders. The performance, featuring Itzhak Perlman at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, was taped on Nov. 27, one month after the…

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Group promotes positive news and actions

PHOTOS: Above, Positive Charge! volunteers will package and deliver homemade cookies to emergency workers at fire stations, police stations and hospitals on Christmas day. Right, Positive Charge! co-founders, from left, Ruthie Matinko-Wald, Sallie Cohen and Jen Zeidman outside KBOO after being interviewed by Suzanne LaGrande for a radio show in November. Fighting intolerance with kindness…

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Celebrate Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah this year with latkes, donuts, dancing and the blazers. Learn more about these holiday parties on our calendar.   Dec. 1 3rd Annual Portland Young Adult Latke Ball: Join us for the annual Latke Ball! Come celebrate Hanukkah with food, friends, games, drinks, and dancing. http://orjewishlife.com/event/young-adult-latke-ball/?instance_id=160893   Dec. 2 Hanukkah Donuts + Dancing:…

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