OJMCHE Annual Meeting & Exhibit Opening

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education members packed the museum’s theater for OJMCHE June 29 annual meeting. Out-going president David Newman (inset) announced that the museum was close finalizing the  purchase a permanent home for the museum, news that was confirmed on July 6 (see story). The meeting was also the opportunity to…


OJCF honors Steve and Elaine Kantor

Photo by Eden Swartz The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation named Steve and Elaine Kantor as the 2016 OJCF Legacy Society Honorees, and recognized their leadership and generosity at the foundation’s Annual Meeting and Reception on June 15 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Foundation President-Elect Steve Laveson, and others, honored the Kantors, noting their considerable…


Local congregations react to Orlando

In the week following the shooting that killed 49 and injured 53 patrons of a gay nightclub in Orlando, Portland congregations and rabbis reacted to what was reportedly the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Several congregations, including Havurah Shalom and Congregation Neveh Shalom (above), and Congregation Beth Israel, marched in the June 19 Portland…



PHOTO: Rambam “State of the Heart” 2016 Summit participants observe a simulated surgery in one of the underground’s operating theatres in Rambam’s underground 2,000 bed hospital.   Haifa, Israel – Leading researchers, healthcare professionals and supporters gathered at the Rambam Health Care Campus for its annual healthcare summit recently where they showcased some of the…


Jewish Federation celebrates 96 years

PHOTOS: Left, Kathy Davis-Weiner presents an award to Jemi Kostiner Mansfield. Right, guest speaker Rabbi Jonathan Porath with incoming JFGP Board Chair Ed Tonkin. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s 96th Annual Meeting on June 8 began with a moment of silence for the victims of the terrorist shootings at the Tel Aviv Mall earlier…

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