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Nancy Spielberg shows stories Impact lives

Award-winning film producer and philanthropist Nancy Spielberg will share her belief in the power of women when she visits Portland this month. Spielberg is the guest speaker at this year’s Women’s Philanthropy event Impact (see box). She will speak about her passion for community, Israel and women’s ability to impact the world. As the sister…


Previews for November 2017

Stampfer dinner to honor three women who created agencies to aid needy By Priscilla Kostiner The 2017 Joshua Stampfer Community Enrichment Award will honor three women who have made outstanding contributions to the Jewish community and the Portland community at large. Those women are Dr. Jill Ginsberg, Tracy Oseran and Sharon Strauss, each of whom…


October 2017 Calendar

Oct. 1-29 “Caught,” theatrical performance and art exhibit. See page 42 Oct. 1-31 Monthly Mitzvah Project: MJCC and PJA communities will be collecting Reading Glasses for Street Books. Items can be dropped off in the blue bin located in the MJCC lobby, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. 503-535-3555 Kids Calendar. See page 59 Oct. 1 Sukkah…


Hadassah Combats Dramatic 86% Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in US

The alarming 86% rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States was addressed at Hadassah’s 2017 National Assembly in St. Louis in July, announced Ellen Hershkin, national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., the nation’s largest Zionist women’s organization. In a strongly-worded Combating Anti-Semitism policy statement 2017, Hadassah: Calls on all nations and international bodies to establish…

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