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Schmattees apparel line combines Jewish pride & humor

Hipster or Hasidic? There’s no need to chose sides when you wear a shirt from Schmattees, a new apparel line whose designs combine a little bit of cheekiness and a whole lot of chutzpah.The 10-piece line of humorous t-shirts and sweatshirts combine Jewish culture and rituals, Yiddish expressions, eye-catching graphic design with current meme-linguistics.  “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…Say It…

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Shopping for love

If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the grocery store. You might just pick up a date and the ingredients for a successful date night. According to a survey commissioned by ALDI, 32% of adults have gone on a date with someone they met at a grocery store or know somebody who…

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Celebrate Shabbat at home

By Rabbi Jillian Cameron If you’re new to Judaism or looking to learn how to incorporate more Jewish practices into your life or how to share them with a loved one who is not Jewish, Shabbat is a great place to start. It’s the Jewish holiday that happens every week, encouraging you to take time…

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Kosher Soul comes to Friends Brunch

Michael W. Twitty, a James Beard Award-winning author, independent scholar, culinary historian and historical interpreter, will be this year’s featured speaker at the Friends of the Center Brunch. His talk is entitled “Kosher Soul and The Cooking Gene.” (See event information below) The annual fundraiser for the Mittleman Jewish Community Center also will honor new…

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Previews: February 2019

PHOTO: Some members of this year’s OJCYF board. Photo by Eden Swartz Photography OJCYF’s annual benefit dinner March 14 The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation will be holding its annual benefit dinner on Thursday, March 14, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Casino Royale: All In On Our Youth will showcase the strong relationship between…

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Reconstructionist leader visiting Oregon communities

Reconstructionist communities in Portland, Bend and Ashland will welcome Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D., president of Reconstructing Judaism, the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement, the week of Jan. 21. Temple Emek Shalom in Ashland and the Congregation Shalom Bayit in Bend are the two newest congregations to affiliate with Reconstructing Judaism, which includes nearly 100…

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Call for nominations: Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award

PHOTO: Laurie Rogoway and Kathy Davis-Weiner present the first Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award to Andy Gitelson of Oregon Hillel in 2015. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland established the Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award five years ago to honor our esteemed colleague and friend Laurie Rogoway, a pillar of Jewish professional leadership…

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