Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

Historic Undertaking

The 2011 reunion of civil rights lawyers held special meaning for Portlander Jacob Tanzer. The reunion focused on the infamous 1964 “Mississippi Burning” case when Ku Klux Klan members murdered civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner on a lonely road in Neshoba County, MS. As grand jury prosecutor, Tanzer started the…

Super Diamond, Super Event

Cedar Sinai Park’s March 10 event “Super Diamond: A Tribute to Neil Diamond” is as much a tribute to the seniors at Robison Jewish Health Center as it is to the legendary singer. This year’s CSP gala features dinner and a musical show for all generations. Cocktail attire is suggested for the evening at the…

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Volunteer Evolution

A quarter century ago, Congregation Beth Israel decided to organize volunteers to do something Jewish for Christmas. Over the years, the effort has included delivering Meals on Wheels and serving Christmas dinner for low-income residents in the area. For many years, Alan Rosenfeld co-chaired the committee that organized the dinner. Rosenfeld and Beth Israel volunteers…

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Jewish Renaissance Man

With his mastery of such diverse fields as music, business and philanthropy, Genesis Financial Services Chairman and CEO Irving Levin might be called a modern-day Jewish Renaissance man. Levin believes education is the “real difference maker for social and economic mobility.” To back up that belief, he and his wife created Renaissance Foundation, a private…