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School Bus Safety 101

For millions of school-age children in the United States, each day begins – and ends – with a bus ride. While the school bus is the safest way to travel to and from school, according to the National Association of Pupil Transportation , it’s important for parents to teach their children how to stay safe…

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Storytelling is a great way to teach

Photo: PJ Library offers local story hours and free Jewish books and music to children ages 6 months to 8 years. Children 9-11 can choose their own books each month. This summer Portland area PJ Library programs feature musician and storyteller Kim Schneiderman (not pictured) at Green Bean Books on the 3rd Wednesday of June, July…

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Maayan Torah finds new home

PHOTO: Maayan Torah Day School will move to this 1.2-acre campus for the next school year. The campus at 2 Touchstone Dr. in Lake Oswego has been the home of Touchstone School, which will close at the end of the school year. Standing in the garden behind the school are from left: Principal Aviel Brodkin,…

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OJCYF Teens Raise $48,000

Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation members sit on the Mittleman Jewish Community Center stage at the group’s annual benefit dinner May 3. This year’s theme, Roaring Youth Philanthropy, set the mood for a truly festive evening. The teen-run event included remarks from U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Professor Natan Meir of the Harold Schnitzer Family…

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Kids Calendar Summer 2018

JUNE 2 & 16/JULY 7 & 21   Young Family Tot Shabbat (0-5 years). 10:15am in Zidell Chapel, Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Join other young families for singing, dancing, stories, indoor picnic-style lunch and Shabbat fun. 503-246-8831   Kiddush Club for K-2nd Graders. 10:15am in Room 19, Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful…

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PJA eighth-graders experience Israel

PHOTO: Portland Jewish Academy eighth-graders on top of Masada during their class trip to Israel in March. Portland Jewish Academy began taking its eighth-graders to Israel when the day school expanded to eighth grade for the 1997/98 school year. Since then, except for three years during and after the Second Intifada, members of all of…

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OJCYF teens learn from their grandparents

PHOTO: Rosemarie and Layton Rosenfeld   Whether they are called bubbe and zayde, grandma and grandpa, or nanny and poppa, it is clear that grandchildren share a special bond with their grandparents. It’s a treasured relationship that presents a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to share their life experiences and personal values with younger generations. In…

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Kids & Teens Calendar April 2018

APRIL 15 GOOD DEEDS DAY: Times and locations vary. Several family-friendly projects. jewishportland.org/community-calendar/good-deeds-day-2018 APRIL 27-29 NEVEH SHALOM FAMILY CAMP. Families with children ages 0-2nd grade join together for a fantastic weekend at Camp Solomon Schechter, Olympia, WA. Together we’ll celebrate Shabbat with family friendly services, activities and games. 503-246-8831 APRIL 15 & 29 KINDERGARTEN ALIYAH…

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