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The benefits of knitting

When I think of knitting, I think of my mom. She had a blue knitting basket where she stored her different-sized knitting needles and colorful balls of yarn. When I did a little research on the hobby, I found numerous mental and physical benefits for knitters. Maybe that’s why so many mothers and grandmothers knit!…

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Online Resources

Medical alert companies review Elder care experts agree: The best medical alert system offers reliable equipment, transparent pricing and help at the push of a button. After tracking down all 27 nationwide providers, Reviews.com scored them on service, transparency and breadth of equipment. On paper, most medical alert companies look identical — the exact same…

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ART RECOVERED

PHOTO: Elizabeth Rynecki holds her great-grandfather’s self-portrait  at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. Photo by Sławomir Grünberg Holocaust scholar shares her quest to find her great-grandfather’s lost creations Polish artist Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) completed more than 800 paintings and sculptures before being incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto and ultimately perishing in the Majdanek concentration…

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Vigil in Portland 4 pm Oct. 28

Today, Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4 pm the Oregon Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland will sponsor a community vigil at Congregation Beth Israel (1972 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97209). Love Your Neighbor: A Community Gathering of Peace is open to all who wish to stand together following the massacre…

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StandWithUs Statement on Pittsburgh Shooting

By Randy Kessler, StandWithUs Northwest executive director, Oct. 27, 2018 StandWithUs staff and board members around the U.S., Israel, Canada, the UK are shocked and heartbroken by today’s savage anti-Semitic act of mass murder in Pittsburgh, at the Tree of Life synagogue during a baby naming ceremony.  Our international community mourns with the Pittsburgh community and the family…

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Maimonides Jewish Day School earns double accreditation

PHOTO: Maimonides Jewish Day School and accreditation team. In October, Maimonides Jewish Day School became the first Jewish day school in the Pacific Northwest to earn accreditation of both its general studies and Judaic curricula from Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. Merkos is the only national Jewish accrediting agency, and Maimonides is the only Jewish day school in the Pacific Northwest to earn…

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