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Nathan Cogan weaves philanthropic web

PHOTO: Nathan Cogan stands beside the Endowment Book of Life created by Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. In his entry in the book, Nathan says: “I don’t see it as giving back, but rather giving forward.” Photo by Deborah Moon Nathan Cogan’s lifelong commitment to tithing and volunteering gained new focus following the untimely death of…

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PJA alumna earns Stars for Kids Award

PHOTO: Bella Phillips accepts her Stars for Kids Award at the Janus Youth Programs annual dinner on Nov. 7, 2018. Photo by Peggy Valenti By Lisa Katon Last spring, Bella Phillips, then an eighth-grader at Portland Jewish Academy, organized a Family Fun Run for Janus Youth Programs, raising nearly $2,000 for the organization. Bella orchestrated…

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Rabbi Ariel Stone honored for Human Rights Lifetime Achievement

PHOTO: Jeff Gottfried, husband of Emily Gottfried, z”l, and Portland Human Rights Commissioner Sonia Marie Leikam, present the Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Awards  Lifetime Achievement Award to  Rabbi Ariel Stone, center.   Rabbi Ariel Stone received the Emily G. Gottfried Human Rights Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Portland Human Rights Commission on Dec. 7….

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Seeking dynamic professionals under 45 who want to have impact

The Oregon Jewish Community Foundations is recruiting its fourth Giving Council Cohort. The deadline for registration is Dec. 27. Who: Career minded Jews in the Portland area interested in a different take on philanthropy What: Participate in the fourth cohort of the OJCF Giving Council, a giving circle.  A “giving circle” is a group of philanthropic people who come…

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Group promotes positive news and actions

PHOTOS: Above, Positive Charge! volunteers will package and deliver homemade cookies to emergency workers at fire stations, police stations and hospitals on Christmas day. Right, Positive Charge! co-founders, from left, Ruthie Matinko-Wald, Sallie Cohen and Jen Zeidman outside KBOO after being interviewed by Suzanne LaGrande for a radio show in November. Fighting intolerance with kindness…

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