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Business Ins & Outs July II 2018

Michael Jeser Leaves Portland to head San Diego Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Michael Jeser has been named president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego. Michael has served JFGP as director of financial resource development for the past 2½ years. Michael concluded his work at JFGP on July 27. “Michael has…

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Carol Danish Honored at OJCF’s Annual Meeting

Photos by Naim Hasan Photography By Gail Mandel   More than 120 people joined the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation for its annual meeting and reception on June 21 to honor Carol Danish, OJCF’s 2018 Legacy Society Honoree. The meeting was held at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education for the first time….

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Federation annual meeting unveils PDX Israel 2020

PHOTO: From left, Kathy Davis-Weiner, Michael Weiner and Tony and Priscilla Kostiner unveil plans for a community trip to Israel that the four are co-chairing for the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Centennial year in 2020.Photo by One Click Studio   Plans for the PDX→Israel 2020 community trip were announced at the Jewish Federation of…

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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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