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Portland teens explore leadership at USY convention

PHOTO: Delegates from the Portland area, part of United Synagogue Youth’s Pinwheel region, pose for a group photo at USY’s 66th International Convention, Dec. 25-29, in Dallas, TX. From left are (front): Pinwheel Regional Youth Director Rebecca Powazek, Regional President Hannah Glass, Izzy Levy and (back) Emma Hayward, Abby Glass, Maude Elovitz, Marissa Friedman and…

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Kids And Teens Events Feb 2017

FEB. 12 MJCC SUMMER DAY CAMP INFO FAIR: 1- 3 pm at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Learn about the MJCC Summer Day Camp programs, register and meet camp staff! Free. 503-535-3555 or oregonjcc.org Young Artists show selection: See page 36. FEB. 20 BB BREAKS (VACATION DAY CAMP): 9 am-5…

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Kids & Teens January Event Calendar

JAN. 7 KIDS NIGHT OUT WITH BB CAMP: 5-9 pm. Come hang out with your friends and give your parents the night off! K-6th graders. $25, $5 sibling discount. Drop off at BB Camp Office, 9400 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, #200. amansfield@bbcamp.org or 503-496-7444 ext. 7015 JAN. 12-MARCH 2 IMPROV COMEDY CLUB: 3:45-4:45 pm, Thursdays at…

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New BBYO chapter in Central Oregon

Central Oregon Jewish teens have submitted an application to form a new BBYO chapter called Shalom Teva. Naomi Chudowsky, Ralph Uri and Jerry Greenbach will serve as advisors for the new chapter. BBYO is a pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. BBYO’s leadership programs have provided…

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Join the fun wrapping Mitzvah Menorah gifts

Come join the fun at the Mitzvah Menorah and Adopt-a-Family annual gift-wrapping jamboree. Held at the Mittlemann Jewish Community Center on Dec.18, this Jewish Family & Child Service and Cedar Sinai Park holiday event brings the community together to wrap and deliver gifts to others less fortunate than themselves. Families and groups are welcome. The…

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Mitzvah Menorah Requests

Jewish Family & Child Service has identified about 50 families or individuals in need of a little holiday cheer this year. JFCS hopes the community will come forward and provide holiday gifts for those people, who include the following: • This 80-year-old Holocaust survivor lives independently. She has no family in Oregon, and she depends…

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Dreidel 101

The Hebrew word for dreidel is sevivon, which means “thing that turns.” The classic dreidel is a four-sided spinning top made of wood, plastic or clay. Dreidels have Hebrew letters on all four sides. These letters are nun, gimel, hay and shin and stand for the saying “Nes gadol hayah sham, which means “A great…

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JKids Events December 2016

For Hanukkah parties, menorah lightings and other holiday family activities, see our Hanukkah Roundup on page 26. Dec. 3 & Jan. 7 KIDS NIGHT OUT WITH BB CAMP: 5-9 pm. Come hang out with your friends and give your parents the night off! K-6th Graders. $25, $5 sibling discount. Drop off at BB Camp Office,…

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