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Cultivating a Foundation for Peace

In the West Bank, Palestinians and Israelis live close to one another – yet in separate universes. A program called Roots is changing that reality, fostering a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians. Roots is a unique collaboration of local Palestinians and Israelis, building a model for coexistence. Their vision is a…

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Eight fun facts about Hanukkah

By Viva Sarah Press Do you know where the word ‘dreidel’ comes from, and how many calories are in a sufganiyah? Find out with the following fun facts. In 2019, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Sunday, Dec. 22. 44 candles There are at least 44 candles in each box of Hanukkah candles, enough…

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Get Gardening!

Gardening is a pleasurable pastime for many. If you have not picked up the shovel in years, or want to start enjoying the great outdoors more, give gardening a try. There are also a host of health benefits associated with playing in the dirt. Boosts brain health.  The process of gardening involves numerous brain functions,…

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Courtyard Village celebrates 20 years

Photo: From left, Bill and Carolyn Owens, Vern Freel, Carl Saltveit and Cay Kershner During its recent 20th anniversary celebration, Courtyard Village recognized residents and employees that have been with the community since its opening in September 1999. This also included the ladies running the beauty shop on the third floor called “Diane’s at the Courtyard.” Staff…

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Senior living in Portland

Across the United States, the number of seniors is growing. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 20% of Americans will be age 65 or older by 2030. With such a fast-growing population, it’s critical for our communities to address the needs and socio-economic conditions of the elderly. And for families trying to…

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2019 Giving Guide

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM 800-323-2371 AFMDA.org/give Help to mobilize Magen David Adom EMT’s and paramedics who carry more than 700,000 Israelis to safety each year. We’re Israel’s emergency medical and ambulance service, Magen David Adom, Help save lives in Israel. B’NAI B’RITH CAMP 503-345-9476 bbcamp.org Your gift invests in future leaders in our…

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