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A Temple Grows in Bend, Oregon

  By Terry Reynolds and Sheila Luber   You may be surprised to learn that the idyllic town of Bend has a thriving Jewish community. Jewish families, singles and retirees from around the country fall in love with Bend, discover Temple Beth Tikvah and join to make friends and connections. TBT is Central Oregon’s only…

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Community + collaboration = Life & Legacy success

Photo: OJCF Board Member and former Chair Eric Rosenfeld and OJCF President and CEO Julie Diamond display a copy of Voices & Visions, published by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Photos by Naim Hasan Photography What does Life & Legacy success look like? In Oregon and SW Washington, it looks like 10 organizations’ legacy teams collaborating…

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Kim Danish Rosenberg to be honored June 10

Kim Danish Rosenberg will receive the Harry R. Nemer Service Award. Congregation Shaarie Torah Men’s Club presents the award to congregation members in recognition of outstanding volunteer service to Shaarie Torah. Kim recently took a leadership role heading the fundraising efforts for the Shaarie Torah Transition Committee. Before that, she served on the Shaarie Torah…

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OJMCHE archives a treasure trove of information

PHOTO: Archivist Alisha Babbstein, left, and Curator of Collections Anne LeVant Prahl prepare artifacts for exhibition. Photo by Mario Galucci By Debra Shein A compelling array of changing exhibits and a thought-provoking selection of core exhibits will have drawn about 22,000 visitors to the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education during its first…

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P’nai Or’s Torah comes home

This Shavuot, P’nai Or once again can celebrate the giving of the Torah in a very concrete way. “The most interesting part was how bashert it all was,” says Bruce Morris, Congregation P’nai Or’s spiritual leader. Like a perfect storm, events lined up. Bruce was off to a rabbinical conference with a strained voice and…

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Celebrate our caring community April 17

Emily Wanderer Cohen. Photo by Lonas Photography The Sixth Annual Celebrating our Caring Community luncheon honoring the work of Jewish Family & Child Service will be held 11:30 am-1 pm, April 17, at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland. Lunch is complimentary, but guests are asked to make “a meaningful donation” to…

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Seders for 2018

PHOTO: At Gesher, seder participants role play their way through the Passover seder. “Dress up” as slaves, flee to the middle of the Red Sea, feast and tell the story as if we were slaves leaving Egypt. Gesher provides slave clothing and sustenance for the journey.   Passover (March 31-April 7, 2018) Passover, also known…

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MIKVAH DEDICATION

Photo: JFGP CEO Marc Blattner wields the scissors aided by Rabbis Tzvi Fischer and Ariel Stone at the ribbon cutting for the Jan. 21 dedication of Rachel’s Well. Photo by Victor Paru More than 100 community members celebrated the grand opening of Portland’s new community mikvah. Owned and operated by the Jewish Federation of Greater…

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