Chanukah essay contest announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School is sponsoring a Chanukah essay contest for third/fourth-graders and fifth/sixth-graders. Essays of about 150 words should reflect on “What Freedom Means to Me.” There will be one winner selected from each of the two age groups. Winners will receive an autographed book by award-winning author Eric Kimmel, who has endorsed the…


Precook for Break-the-Fast

PHOTO: this crust-less quiche with asparagus and feta can be prepared in advance, chilled and served later with little or no reheating involved for the break-the-fast after Yom Kippur. The holiday of Yom Kippur is one of reflection, repentance and prayer, all of which takes place while fasting. At the end of the holiday, Jews traditionally share a…


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…


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…


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…


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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