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Students Share Essays on Freedom

PHOTOS: Above, Eric Kimmel reads his famous book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins to children prior to the Public Menorah lighting in Director Square in downtown Portland. At right, Reuben Lev receives his prize from Eric Kimmel and MJDS Principal Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm. Photos by RobPro Photo Two students shared their award-winning essays on What Freedom…

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Hanukkah Essay Winners Announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School has announced the winners of the Hanukkah Essay Contest the school sponsored for the second year. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provided support for the contest, which drew entries from dozens of third- through sixth-graders.  Entries came from all three Jewish day schools in Portland and around the state, including…

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“Mixed-Up Menorah” puzzle

By Yoni Glatt How many common words of 5 or more letters can you spell using the letters in the menorah? Every answer must use the center letter at least once. Letters may be reused in a word. At least one word will use all 7 letters and have a direct Hanukkah connection. Proper names…

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Maimonides Jewish Day School earns double accreditation

PHOTO: Maimonides Jewish Day School and accreditation team. In October, Maimonides Jewish Day School became the first Jewish day school in the Pacific Northwest to earn accreditation of both its general studies and Judaic curricula from Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. Merkos is the only national Jewish accrediting agency, and Maimonides is the only Jewish day school in the Pacific Northwest to earn…

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