Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

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HB4110 urges divestment

Gov. John Kitzhaber signs HB 4110, a bill introduced by the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. The bill strongly encourages the Oregon Investment Council to divest from multinational energy companies operating in Iran’s oil and gas sectors. Commenting on the three years of hard work it took to get the…

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Honorees – May 2012

May 17: Arden and Lois Shenker receive Stampfer Award Arden and Lois Shenker will be awarded the 14th annual Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Community Enrichment Award, May 17, at the Benson Hotel. Created in 1999 to honor Stampfer on the 50th anniversary of his ordination, the award honors an individual, family or organization who has enriched Jewish cultural, educational and/or community life with the…

Volunteer Mavens: Store to Door

Even before she became a senior, Store to Door Executive Director Helen Bernstein loved seniors. In 1979, Helen taught the first fitness classes in Manhattan designed specifically for seniors. She later went to the 92nd Street Y as director of the senior adult program. She chaired the Eastside Council on the Aging, a group focused…

Land of wheat and barley

If you ask the average Israeli to describe what Israeli beer means to him in one word, he would probably reply, “Goldstar.” Goldstar is a dark lager beer brewed in Israel by Tempo Industries. The beer is by far the most popular local beer in Israel; in fact, it has 27% of the entire beer…

Where the teens are

Meira Spivak is trying to solve a major problem facing the Jewish community today – how to reach unaffiliated Jewish teens. As NCSY’s Oregon teen programming director, Spivak is in charge of local Jewish Student Unions – Jewish culture clubs in high schools. JSU has more than 300 clubs across North America and has expanded…