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Moishe House November Retreat filling up fast

PHOTO: 2017 Outdoor Adventure Retreat, near Boulder, CO. Moishe House is hosting a Jewish Mindfulness Intensive Retreat at Cedar Ridge Retreat Center in Vernonia, Nov. 10-13. Reservations are pouring in fast, so interested young adults should reserve a spot now. “The Moishe House Retreat program creates transformative experiences that put participants’ learning into practice and…

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Rosh Hashanah Feast

Photo: Savory Roast photo by Daniel Lailah; Food styling by Amit Farber. Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com.   SAVORY ROAST Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com By Brynie Greisman For years I’ve been dreaming about how to mimic the flavor and texture of meat they serve at simchas….

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CSP hires Martin Baicker as CEO

Cedar Sinai Park has hired Martin W. Baicker, FACHE, as the new CEO of Cedar Sinai Park. Marty is currently president/CEO of JGS Lifecare (formerly Jewish Geriatric Services) in Longmeadow, MA. He will begin his new post after he and his family relocate from Massachusetts; CSP estimates a start date of Oct. 1. “He has…

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Car Shows Offer Family Fun

PHOTO: From Cedar Mill Car Show Facebook   By Jason Mueller Before Rosh Hashana arrives in September and while the summer sun is still shining bright in the sky, car enthusiasts from all over the state will be filing into the local area to take part in some of the coolest car shows in the…

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Free meals for hungry kids

Portland’s Jewish Family and Child Service is helping spread the word about free breakfast and lunch opportunities for school-age children in need of food. Across America, millions of children rely on school meals. But in the summer, those meals disappear. If you have or know of a school-age student in need of breakfast and/or lunch…

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Libby Weiss awarded Bonei Zion Prize

(PHOTO, from left) Nefesh B’Nefesh Co-Founder and Executive Director Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Vivian Grossman (sponsor of the Young Leadership prize), Captain Libby Weiss, Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi, Nefesh B’Nefesh Co-Founder and Chairman Tony Gelbart at the June 26 Bonei Zion Prize presentation at Israel’s Knesset. Portland native Libby Weiss received the 2017 Sylvan…

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Business Ins & Outs/June 2017

Gail Mandel honored for leadership legacy giving Gail Mandel was awarded the national Gail Littman Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in integrating legacy giving into the culture of the Oregon Jewish Community at the 2017 National Legacy Gathering in Springfield, MA, co-hosted by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federations of North American. In…

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Memorial Day at CSP

Portland Police Honor Guard post the colors to honor those who have served our country at Cedar Sinai Park’s Memorial Day Program held in Zidell Hall at Rose Schnitzer Manor May 29. CSP interim executive director David Fuks, shown here watching the honor guard, was on hand to help honor the 36 veterans living on…

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Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Program

Teacher and students – you can turn your frustration into action.  Wholistic Peace Institute is offering grants to schools for Peace or Human Rights Clubs or Project. Application Deadline for highest priority is June 15. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer calls Educating for Peace the Wholistic Peace Institute “the only organization that is solely advancing peace in…

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