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Students Share Essays on Freedom

PHOTOS: Above, Eric Kimmel reads his famous book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins to children prior to the Public Menorah lighting in Director Square in downtown Portland. At right, Reuben Lev receives his prize from Eric Kimmel and MJDS Principal Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm. Photos by RobPro Photo Two students shared their award-winning essays on What Freedom…

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NBA star, Sheba Medical Center explore collaboration for Congo

NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo visited Israel’s Sheba Medical Center in the hopes of bringing Sheba’s cutting edge medical care to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019. Mutombo met with Sheba’s world-renowned medical experts to discuss this potential collaboration. He also visited with sick Israeli and Palestinian children, signed basketballs and gave away…

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Hanukkah Essay Winners Announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School has announced the winners of the Hanukkah Essay Contest the school sponsored for the second year. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provided support for the contest, which drew entries from dozens of third- through sixth-graders.  Entries came from all three Jewish day schools in Portland and around the state, including…

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Celebrate Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah this year with latkes, donuts, dancing and the blazers. Learn more about these holiday parties on our calendar.   Dec. 1 3rd Annual Portland Young Adult Latke Ball: Join us for the annual Latke Ball! Come celebrate Hanukkah with food, friends, games, drinks, and dancing. http://orjewishlife.com/event/young-adult-latke-ball/?instance_id=160893   Dec. 2 Hanukkah Donuts + Dancing:…

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