Three lessons essential to the modern world It may sound trite, but People of the Book is an apt description of the Jewish people, both historically and in contemporary America. The Talmud tells us that parents must teach their children three things: the Torah, how to make a living and how to swim. In other…


Chanukah Tales

  All Jewish holidays begin with a good story. Passover depicts Moses facing off against Pharaoh, and Purim features Mordechai and Esther prevailing over the wicked Haman. Chanukah boasts a particularly compelling narrative with its epic tale of freedom versus tyranny. The underdog Maccabees managing to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and the…


Opal 28 hosts Portlandia and Weddings

Photo: “Portlandia” co-creator and co-star Carrie Brownstein with Opal 28 owner Margot Feves.   Opal 28 had an exciting June with recognition of its very Portland vibe from two distinctly different media realms. On June 30 the cast and crew of IFC hit show Portlandia stopped by to film an episode. Also last month, Oregon…


Experience Kim Schneiderman’s music

This summer, Portlanders have two ways to experience the music of teacher, storyteller and musician Kim Schneiderman, who has spent the past 15 years singing, creating and making music with young families. Kim recently released a new album, “Walk Around the Block.” Additionally she will perform in concert at 5 pm, July 16, on the…

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