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Bucket List Travel Destinations for 2019

Taking time to go on vacation or to just unplug from everyday life can be beneficial, and there’s certainly no lack of options when it comes to choosing an ideal vacation spot. The options for experiencing an amazing vacation are so plentiful, such as exploring a cruise port, eating and drinking your way around a…

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Portland Summer Fun

Story and Photos by Teresa Bergen   As daffodils and tulips poke through their green casings, Portlanders emerge from puffy jackets and knit caps to step into the sun. There’s lots of fun to be had outside this summer. Here are a few reliable bets.   Try SUP Yoga Paddleboards aren’t just for paddling –…

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27th Portland Jewish Film Festival

The 27th Annual Portland Jewish Film Festival will be June 16-30. Founded in 1992, The Portland Jewish Film Festival, produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the  Institute for Judaic Studies, celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and identity while speaking to the universal experiences and issues that confront all humanity. The…

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Fun-in-the-sun Fashion

Summer means extended time outside and in the sun. While feeling sun on your face is one of life’s simple pleasures, those rays include ultraviolet radiation, and exposure to those rays can lead to sunburn, premature skin aging and skin cancer. While you can slather on the sunscreen, why not add an additional protective layer…

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ROOFTOP JAZZ SWING CONCERT

Did you know OJMCHE’s rooftop is a beautiful setting for summer events? On July 24 you can discover the magic when the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education presents a Rooftop Swing Jazz Concert. The 7 pm concert honors Benny Goodman’s legacy. Portland’s Cherry Blossom Orchestra will feature both standard and new arrangements…

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Delores brings Polish cuisine to Southeast

PHOTOS: Above, potato pancakes at Delores. At right, carrot cake. The shopping plaza at Southeast Morrison and 14th Avenue was already quite a culinary destination with Nostrana and its sister restaurant, Enoteca Nostrana. Now, with the recent opening of Delores, there’s one more reason to visit the block. Chef B.J. Smith totally revamped his Smokehouse…

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17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…

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Faith leaders invited to free security training

Synagogue, temple, church, mosque and other congregational leaders and security departments are urged to attend this June 30 emergency training, briefing and active shooter safety presentation to prepare congregations for potential attacks and violent extremism. “Houses of worship have reason to be concerned and prepared,” writes the Rev. Markel Hutchins, the national lead organizer of…

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