Insider tips from a master wedding planner

By Lynda Barness You are now engaged! NOW WHAT? Here are five things to consider before jumping in, from a Master Wedding Planner: Breathe. I’m not kidding! Take some time to enjoy your engagement – and each other. And your families. And your friends. Get to work. When you are ready to start working (and…


Chuppah: Your first home

PHOTO: PERSONALIZED CHUPPAH: David and Katy Katz wed at Congregation Shaarie Torah in 2018. The chuppah was made by Katy, who bought a sari to celebrate her Sephardic heritage. “The sari was the perfect size of the chuppah we wanted,” says Katy. “The colors, pattern and style of it spoke to me and David. Our…


Raise a confident, adventurous child

From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don’t taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children. While it’s an exciting time, it also can be coupled with anxiety and hesitation as parents find themselves saying “no” or jumping in when baby discovers a new space. An Open…


Kids & Teens Calendar February 2019

FEB. 10 MJCC SUMMER DAY CAMP INFO FAIR: 10 am-1 pm, at the MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Learn about the MJCC Summer Day Camp programs, register, and meet camp staff. 503-535-3555 FEB. 17 FAMILY FLICKS: AN AMERICAN TAIL: 3 pm at the MJCC. An afternoon of family fun with An American Tail (Rated G)…

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