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OJCF Endowment Fund Grant Cycle for Fiscal Year 2024

Portland, Oregon – June 2024 The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF) supports vital and impactful community organizations and initiatives in Oregon and SW Washington through its Community Endowment Fund (CEF). For Fiscal Year 2024, OJCF awarded grants from the CEF to seed innovative and collaborative organizations and programs in Oregon and SW Washington that remove…

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Go to Israel. NOW!

This is not a travel slogan. Israel needs you. NOW! We American Jews have done a lot to help Israel over these past months of war. Israel is grateful for our prayers, our financial bolstering, our energy and outspoken support. But what Israel needs now is you. Your presence is required. I’ve just returned from…

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A Shelter of Solidarity

Everything changed on October 7th, 2023. The world felt different; more frightening, more chaotic, more imbalanced. Collectively, Jews all over the globe felt the horrific pain that Hamas had inflicted. At first, we felt the world had our backs. We believed any civilized culture supported us after the worst genocidal attack against Jews since the…

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ZOE MULLER, MSW, CSWA is ready for clients at JFCS

Zoe Muller, MSW, CSWA (she/her), is an experienced, dedicated, culturally sensitive and competent social worker who works with children, adolescents and their families, including people with mental and/or intellectual disabilities, and older adults and their families. She also is JFCS’ Intake Manager. Zoe’s Ideal Client Working with young children and adolescents – and their families…

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Chaviva Greenberg MSW, CSWA child and family therapist joins JFCS

Chaviva Greenberg, MSW, CSWA (she/her), child and family therapist, is an experienced educator, who, during the COVID-19 pandemic, turned her professional attention to counseling. She possesses an innate ability to connect with children of all ages and their families and engages in this important work for JFCS clients.   A graduate with honors from Wurtzweiler’s School of Social…

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Good and Bad news for Portland rental market

  via Rentcafe The good news: Utility bills in Portland ($345) cost less than the national averages, making it easier for renters to manage their disposable income compared to their peers in other regional markets such as Eugene, OR. In fact, after paying rent, the median income in Portland ($53,589) is enough to cover 7.9 times the value of basic utility bills — such as phone and energy — or 38.5 times the value of essential food products…

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Jewish organizations letter to 118th congress for Jewish Disability advocacy day

In celebration of Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2024, the Union for Reform Judaism, Jewish Federations of North America, Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies, and 107 additional national, state, and local Jewish organizations sent the following letter to the 118th Congress: Dear Members of the 118th Congress, Representing the collective voice of 110 undersigned Jewish…

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StandWithUs Alert- Hold institutions accountable

Please join StandWithUs by taking action on any of  FIVE active campaigns seeking to hold institutions accountable for rising antisemitism under their leadership! Join StandWithUs in Urging UC Berkeley to hold fully accountable all those who broke campus policies and attacked Jewish and Israeli students on February 26, 2024.   Jewish and Israeli students at UC Berkeley have endured…

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