Jewish Community Organizations


GIFT (Giving It Forward Together)
9604 NE 126th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
360-597-3942
giftclarkcounty.com

 

HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION
Women’s Zionist Organization of America
hadassah.org/pnw

 

HADASSAH, PORTLAND CHAPTER
Diana Lindemann
503-312-2530
pnwregion@hadassah.org

 

HADASSAH, SHALOM CHAPTER
(Vancouver and SW Washington)
Maxine Silverman, Membership Vice-President
360-566-8188
msilverman15@comcast.net

 

JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK
9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste. 2340
Vancouver, WA
360-597-3942
thejbn.org

 

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL
Bob Horenstein, Director
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-245-6496
bob@jewishportland.org
jewishportland.org/jcrc
With representation from a cross-section of the local Jewish community, the JCRC develops consensus positions concerning matters of importance to the Jewish residents of Greater Portland and Southwest Washington, including social justice, civil rights and church-state issues, as well as the US-Israel relationship. The JCRC is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the planning and coordinating body for the national organized Jewish community in public affairs advocacy.

 

JEWISH EVENTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY
2531 Chula Vista Blvd.
Eugene, OR
541-514-2571

 

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE
Kathleen M. Sullivan, Ph.D., Interim Executive Director
Lee Cordova, Chair
Liz Rabiner Lippoff, President
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301
Portland, OR
503-226-7079
info@jfcs-portland.org
jfcs-portland.org
Guided by the wisdom and values of our tradition, JFCS provides social services that improve the lives of adults, families and children in the Jewish and general communities. We partner in the community to help our most vulnerable residents, including seniors, people with disabilities, and individuals and families lacking basic necessities. JFCS offers compassionate wraparound services to address the whole person to foster mental, emotional and financial well-being so they can thrive.

 

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF LANE COUNTY
PO Box 5924
Eugene, OR
541-484-2541
jewishfedlc.org/jewish-family-services/

 

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PORTLAND
Marc Blattner, President and CEO
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-245-6219
info@jewishportland.org
jewishportland.org
Since 1920, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland assures the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values.

 

JEWISH FEDERATION OF LANE COUNTY
PO Box 5924
Eugene, OR
541-484-2541
jewishfedlc.org

 

JEWISH FREE LOAN OF GREATER PORTLAND
6680 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
503-245-6449
caron@jewishportland.org
jewishportland.org/freeloan
Loans available for up to $4,000 for life’s “ups and downs,” such as tuition, car repair, medical expense, debt consolidation, housing assistance, etc. Applicants must identify as Jewish, be 18 years or older, have a co-signer(s), and have lived in the greater Portland or SW Washington area for at least 6 months. Visit webpage for complete list of guidelines and application.

 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF OREGON
PO Box 19736
Portland, OR
971-266-0005
rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orjgs

 

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF WILLAMETTE VALLEY
nwfam.com/jgswvo.html

 

JEWISH WOMEN’S ROUND TABLE
Portland, OR
jwrt.org

 

MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER
10850 Wileshire Blvd., Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA
310-442-0020
mazon.org

 

MIKDASH PORTLAND
Portland, OR
facebook.com/mikdash

 

Portland

 

MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Steve Albert, Executive Director
Kelsey Kaplan, Membership + Guest Services Manager
Beth Germain, CFO
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-244-0111
mjcc@oregonjcc.org
oregonjcc.org
The MJCC has been a vital part of the greater Portland community for over 100 years. We provide a gathering place for the Jewish community while warmly embracing people of all faiths. We offer a variety of recreational programming for all ages, wonderful fitness facilities, a 25-yard lap pool, a warm water pool, a flexible space for your next meeting or event, and of course, much loved community celebrations and social and cultural events.

 

OREGON BOARD OF RABBIS
Rabbi Rachel Joseph
1972 NW Flanders, Portland
503-222-1069
oregonboardofrabbis.org

 

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Julie Diamond, President & CEO
Gail Mandel, Legacy Development & Marketing Manager
Tara Siegman, Donor Relations & Grants Manager
1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210
Portland, OR
503-248-9328
info@ojcf.org
ojcf.org
OJCF is dedicated to creating, promoting and facilitating a culture of giving while serving as guardian of permanent funds, safeguarding regional Jewish communal life. OJCF promotes strategic philanthropy offering charitable individuals philanthropic tools including donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, planned gifts and trusts. In partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, OJCF directs the LIFE & LEGACY initiative in Oregon to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments and strengthen Jewish organizations for future generations.

 

OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
Judy Margles, Director
Anne LeVant Prahl, Curator of Collections
April Slabosheski, Holocaust Educator
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR
503-226-3600
info@ojmche.org
ojmche.org
OJMCHE has galleries for national and international exhibitions and core exhibitions: Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer, which identifies discrimination as a tool affecting varied groups of people over the history of this region; The Holocaust, An Oregon Perspective, a history of the Holocaust using stories of Oregon survivors; and Oregon Jewish Stories, that examines Oregon Jewish life. The museum also includes an auditorium, gift shop, and Lefty’s Café with Jewish inspired fare.

 

General Community Organizations

 

COMMUNITY WAREHOUSE
3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-235-8786
communitywarehouse.org

 

ENERGY TRUST OF OREGON
Matt Getchell, Solar Programs
Susan Jowaiszas, Commercial and Industrial Programs
Tom Beverly, Residential Programs
421 SW Oak, Ste. 300
Portland, OR
503-493-8888
info@energytrust.org
energytrust.org
Energy Trust of Oregon is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping utility customers benefit from saving energy and generating renewable power. Our services, cash incentives and energy solutions have helped participating customers of Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural and Cascade Natural Gas save over $1.7 billion on energy bills since 2002, through investments in efficient and renewable power at more than half a million homes and business throughout Oregon.

 

OREGON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Max Williams, President and CEO
Johanna Thoeresz, Chief Development Officer
1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 100
Portland, OR
503-227-6846
info@oregoncf.org
oregoncf.org
The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. OCF works with individuals, families and businesses to create charitable funds to support the causes they care about. Through these funds, in 2016 OCF awarded nearly $110 million in grants and scholarships.

 

Jewish Media

 

OREGON JEWISH LIFE
Cindy Saltzman, Publisher
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-892-7403
advertise@ojlife.com
info@ojlife.com
ORJewishLife.com is the online arm of Oregon Jewish Life magazine. The website features engaging content that celebrates the vitality, diversity, challenges and accomplishments of our community. In addition to feature stories and columns, we provide a resource for local organizations to share their news. Jewish organizations in Oregon and SW Washington are invited to post their events and programs on our online calendar, creating an up-to-date resource for the community. Advertising options are available on the website and in our free weekly e-newsletter.

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