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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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OJCF Celebrates Milestone Year

Julie Diamond leads community foundation as it helps ensure Jewish future As it approaches its 30th birthday, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has far exceeded the dreams of its “parents.” At age 10, the foundation had already far surpassed the founders’ goals. When Julie Diamond was hired as director of development in 2007, OJCF had…

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Solidarity Shabbat Nov. 3

Nov. 3 has been named a Solidarity Shabbat to stand together to support and comfort each other and the people of Pittsburgh. Whether you gather in a synagogue, share a Shabbat meal or join in with the community in some other way, we hope we can all come together this Shabbat. Many Oregon congregations plan…

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Social action grants for teens

PHOTO: Portland teen Michael Ioffe, back row in glasses, was one of the 2017 recipients of the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award. Jewish teens involved in social action projects are eligible for $36,000 awards from The Helen Diller Family Foundation. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The program…

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