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What Makes a Family?

  As school lets out, PJ Library offers an inclusively curated picture book list to keep kids engaged and reading all summer. What makes a family a family? In Hebrew, mishpacha means family – and it’s not just a word, but a value to embrace as well. And families come in all sorts of shapes,…

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9 Personal Safety Tips for Everyday Life

  By Doug Parisi, Director of Training, SafeDefend We are all so reliant on others to provide a safe and secure environment for us, that we often neglect taking basic steps to protect ourselves.  Those who abdicate their personal responsibility are more likely to have a negative outcome should something bad occur. Here are 9 steps you can…

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Stanford Federal Complaint Alleges Anti-Semitic Workplace

  Jewish employees at Stanford University have experienced severe and persistent anti-Jewish harassment, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The complaint, which was announced on June 15, alleges that Stanford University’s Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) division has created and…

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OJCF welcomes new trustees

  Photo: Glen Levy, Lindsay Krivosha and Sharon Morell The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Sharon Morell, Lindsay Krivosha and Glen Levy to its Board of Trustees. Lindsay Krivosha is Portland born, from a family who has a strong history of involvement in OJCF.  Lindsay’s father, Steve Kantor, was one of the…

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Julie Diamond Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

  Julie Diamond, retiring president and C.E.O. of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has been awarded the Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession. This award recognizes fundraising professionals who demonstrate exceptional skill and enthusiasm for their work, who pursue big ideas and successfully engage others in achieving them, and who inspire…

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BB Camp Welcomes New Hires

  With the reopening of summer camps and in alignment with our strategic priorities to further serve the community, B’nai B’rith Camp welcomed three new full-time hires. Ben Charlton is the new Chief Program Officer.  Ben, a former BB Overnight Camp Director, is returning to BB Camp after time away, working with adults with disabilities.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer…

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