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The Look

February 19, 2018 And there it is. The look. The look I knew I would see. And I will get it again and again, from this moment forward. I just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. As my family checked into our hotel tonight, after two nights of choppy, if any sleep, countless hours…

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Museum exhibits focus on Holocaust with underground magazine and Haggadah

Beginning in mid-February, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will present two exhibits that explore the Holocaust through the written word and art. In the museum’s main exhibit hall, Vedem Underground will examine the literary magazine written by Jewish teens imprisoned at the Nazi camp Terezin in German-occupied Czechoslovakia. Using graphics, drawings,…

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Ahavath Achim plans for vibrant future

PHOTO: Ahavath Achim President Charles Levy in the Sephardic congregation’s small Hillsdale location. Congregation Ahavath Achim is taking a three-pronged approach to a more vibrant, sustainable future for Portland’s Sephardic community. The congregation was founded in 1910 by Jews arriving from Turkey and the Isle of Rhodes. After being forced to relocate by urban renewal,…

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Beit Am breaks ground in Corvallis

PHOTO: Beit Am’s first president Jackie Gordon, 90, shows off a drawing of Beit Am’s new home. The Oct. 8 groundbreaking drew participants from Beit Am and the local faith and civic community including Corvallis Mayor Biff Traber. The Beit Am Mid-Willamette Jewish Community broke ground on its new building in Corvallis on Oct. 8….

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