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Hanukkah miracle emerges from ashes

By Aaron Wolf Do you believe in miracles? The real-life kind? I’m in my car and on my way to Camp Hess Kramer off the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California, one of two camps founded by my late Grandfather Rabbi Alfred Wolf for the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. I’m close to returning to his legacy…

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JFCS volunteers feed 755 for Thanksgiving

With the help of volunteers, Jewish Family & Child Service assembled and delivered Thanksgiving food boxes to 162 families, feeding 755 individuals. The community donated $4,354 worth of nonperishable food and the balance was covered via a grant from the Safeway Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Turner Grant. The Nov. 18 event…

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Artists show “Beautiful Lives Lost”

IMAGE: Erick Silva, a young security guard who saved seven lives before he was shot. Collage by Bonnie Meltzer   “The Beautiful Lives Lost Portrait Project” honors the 58 Las Vegas shooting victims who were invisible to the perpetrator but who we clearly see, recognize, remember and honor as victims of senseless violence.  The portraits…

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From England to Portland via adventure

PHOTO: Sabina Shalom in her apartment at Rose Schnitzer Manor displays photos of the leaders she met while touring the world on her marriage sabbatical – India Prime Minister Indira Ghandi, the King of Tonga and the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Australia. On the shelf is the lifetime achievement award she received from the National…

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Balance parent’s wishes and safety

PHOTO: Emily Wanderer Cohen with her mother, Hannelore Wanderer, z”l, and daughter, Rachael Cohen. By Emily Wanderer Cohen It all began with this innocuous statement: “Em, I’m getting my left knee replaced in April, right after the first night of Pesach.” My mother (I called her Mutti, which is German for mom) had no concept…

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Directory of Senior Services & Living May 2018

SENIOR PRODUCTS & SERVICES ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK 6125 SW Boundary St. • Portland, OR 97221 503-535-4403 • cedarsinaipark.org Adult Day Services at CSP follows the social model program to provide socialization, support services and recreation to elders in a structured, supervised program. Daily programs allow your loved one to enjoy music,…

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Biz Ins & Outs April 2018

Beit Am gets grant to make new synagogue solar Beit Am has been awarded a $51,250 grant by Pacific Power to develop solar power for its new building in Corvallis. The Beit Am Mid-Willamette Jewish Community is building a 6,700-square-foot synagogue, located on a 5-acre parcel Beit Am purchased in 2000. Many members have advocated…

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Business Ins & Outs March 2018

PHOTO: Solar panels help power PP&R’s Matt Dishman Community Center. The bureau’s East Portland Community Center, Wilson Pool and Southwest Community Center also have solar panels. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation   Artists Rep receives $7 million donation Artists Repertory Theatre announced on Feb. 2 that it had received an anonymous donation of…

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