Israel

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Jewish Museum fits right into Portland’s Pearl

The region’s only Jewish museum will inaugurate its new home with an exhibit of international proportions, reflecting its promise as a compelling addition to Portland’s culturally rich Pearl district. The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education opens the doors to its new permanent home, 724 NW Davis St., with a free celebration June…

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The magic of Roy Dahan’s music

“Do you know how many new songs I have at this moment, waiting in the drawer to be recorded? Zero,” says Israeli singer-songwriter Roy Dahan, 37. “I believe that if you write a song, it is meant to be heard.” Roy recently released his third album titled “Through the Woods,” five years after the release…

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Summer fun in Israel

The school year in Israel runs from Sept. 1 through June 30. Israeli kids especially look forward to hahofesh ha-gadol (“the big vacation,” as summer break is universally called here), because they go to school six days a week. So during the school year they seldom get a chance to sleep over at a friend’s…

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Dror Israel helps all Israelis engage

On his fourth visit to Portland to share the success of the educational kibbutz movement, Gilad Perry asked fellow educator Shraga Stern to share his story on a new program and surviving a terrorist attack. Dror Israel has 16 educators’ kibbutzim with 1,200 young adult residents who provide education, cultural and social activities that serve…

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Israel’s Memorial Day & Independence Day

Yom Hazikaron: Commemoration honoring those who have given their lives for the State of Israel. 8 pm, April 30 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Yom Ha’atzmaut: Celebrate Israel’s 69th year of independence! Israeli music and dancing, arts and crafts, explore Israel in a unique way, hear from teens who…

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