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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…


Diamond sisters spend summer aiding Planned Parenthood

  PHOTO: Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), second from left, poses with three Planned Parenthood summer interns at in Washingtion, D.C., including Melissa Diamond of Portland (second from right).   Two Portland sisters are spending their summer on opposite sides of the country, but both are serving internships with Planned Parenthood. Melissa Diamond, the daughter…


OJCF 2017 Annual Meeting

OJCF Honors Harold Pollin and Introduces Endowment Book of Life PHOTO: All the people who signed OJCF’s new Endowment Book of Life stand in front of the installation at the MJCC. Second from right is OJCF’s 2017 Legacy Society honoree Harold Pollin. Photo by Naim Hasan Photography By Gail Mandel On June 21, more than…


Extremes may pull Jews to middle politically

The rise in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity in conjunction with the rise of the alt-right and the far left may presage a Jewish return toward the middle politically, predicts Dr. Steven Windmueller. Dr. Windmueller was in Portland May 17 for the second of a two-part Jewish Community Relations Council series on anti-Semitism. Dr. Windmueller, who…


Previews for July 2017

Federation annual meeting June 13 The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland invites the community to its 97th annual meeting. New board members Lauren Goldstein and Rochelle Schwartz will be installed and the Laurie Rogoway Leadership Award will be presented to Ben Winkleblack. Outgoing board members Andrew Berlinberg, Shelly Klapper and Joyce Mendelsohn will be recognized…

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