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The Seventh Annual Celebrating our Caring Community luncheon honoring the work of Jewish Family & Child Service will be held 10 am to noon, May 19, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Lunch is complimentary, but guests are asked to make “a meaningful donation” to JFCS.
The event begins at 10 am with a silent art auction to raise funds for TASK/Tikvah. The silent auction includes art ranging from paintings and drawings to textiles and jewelry. Funds raised will support the TASK/Tikvah disabilities services for children and adults. During the auction, music by Tom Grant and a sponsored Mimosa Bar will be in the MJCC lobby.
Incoming JFCS President Larry Holzman will serve as master of ceremonies. Brunch begins at 10:30. This year’s brunch will introduce “The Wise Aging Program,” which JFCS will launch in June. Developed for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, the Wise Aging program provides a guided path designed to for those who want to discover new resources for living their later years with spirit, resilience and wisdom.
Guest speaker will be Linda Thal, a Jewish educator and spiritual director whose work focuses on adult spiritual development. Linda is co-author of Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit. She facilitates on-going Wise Aging groups in Los Angeles and New York, and also designed and conducts the national Wise Aging facilitator training program for the Institute of Jewish Spirituality.
The brunch will also feature Some “Words of Wisdom” by Guest of Honor Rabbi Joshua Stampfer. Now 97, the well-known scholar and innovator continues to teach several classes each week and participate in many of the institutions he has founded in his 60 plus years in Portland.
Space is limited. The brunch is complimentary, but RSVP is required: jfcs-portland.org/giving/2019-brunch/, 503-226-7079.