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How Portland Chefs and Restaurant Owners Celebrate Rosh Hashanah by Janey Wong/Eater.com

The dishes they eat, family traditions, and where Portlanders can find holiday food All sharing options RoshRosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time for celebration, reflection about the previous year, and intention setting for the year ahead. Families gather to eat apples dipped in honey — signifying a sweet new year — and blow…

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Bunny Edelson is making each day count

  Barbara “Bunny” Edelson, has lived nearly 94 years, and is a force to be reckoned with. Bunny is spunky, feisty, and one of the most active individuals you will ever meet. Born in 1928, Bunny will be turning 94 years young in July. Bunny said that her secret to having such an active life…

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June is Men’s Health Month: JScreen Encourages Men to Take Control of their Health

JScreen, a national non-profit public health initiative based out of Emory University School of Medicine, announces its support of Men’s Health Month this June. JScreen, which is dedicated to preventing genetic diseases and hereditary cancer, urges men everywhere to use this time of increased awareness to take control of their health. With Father’s Day and Men’s…

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WATERMELON GAZPACHO SOUP

  CHILLIN’ It’s hot and who wants to cook? So here’s a solution, cold soups. They are not cooked, which means its raw ingredients — fruits, vegetables and herbs — are preserved. They are high in antioxidants; they lower our blood pressure and make us feel energetic. So grab a spoon and get chillin’. WATERMELON…

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Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup

  Chilled Persian Yogurt Soup By Hoss Zaré Ingredients 6 Servings 1/2 cup walnuts 1/4 cup dried rose petals, crushed (optional) 2 cups 2 percent plain Greek yogurt 1 1/2 cups ice water 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 seedless cucumber, peeled and finely diced (1 cup) 1/4 cup finely chopped mint 1/4 cup finely chopped…

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Elaine Savinar honored

  Elaine Savinar was recently awarded the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Elaine has been an active member, volunteer, and philanthropist in our Jewish community for decades. The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award was created as a tribute to Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland, who co-founded the Lion of Judah program in 1972. Today,…

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