Daily Archives: July 1, 2012

A Bountiful Harvest

Holly Witte says she was clever enough to marry a winery. Jim and Holly Witte, the husband-wife team that runs A Blooming Hill Vineyard outside Cornelius, deliver prize-winning pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay, riesling and other blushes and blends. Like the 1960s CBS sitcom Green Acres, where Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor traded New York…

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Community explores legacy giving at OJCF dinner

About 70 Jewish communal professional and lay leaders explored how legacy giving can ensure the community’s future at a May 24 program hosted by the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisors Group. “This is not about fund-raising. … This is about giving someone the opportunity to be remembered after they are gone,” said Gail Littman,…

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Happenings /Faces of Oregon, July 2012

LEARNED HAND AWARDS – The Oregon Area Jewish Committee presented its Learned Hand awards at a luncheon on June 13 at the Governor Hotel.  Julia E. Markley of Perkins Coie LLP (left) received the Emerging Leadership Award, and Henry H. Hewitt of Stoel Rives LLP received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives…

Ask Helen: Dating

Dear Helen: I’m once divorced, then single six years after another long-term relationship in which I repeated all the mistakes of my first. Now that I’ve taken the time to do my emotional homework, I’m ready for something healthier and happier. I’ve made “The List” for what I want in my next (and hopefully last)…

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Looking Forward

Newly ordained Rabbi Rachel Joseph aims to “connect young Jews to something greater” when she assumes the position of assistant rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel on July 1. CBI leaders had identified the need for an assistant rabbi when the congregation exceeded 825 families. Senior Rabbi Michael Cahana explains, “We wanted every family to have…

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Family Museums, Israeli Style

Hot on the heels of their success with the interactive A-B-See-Do exhibit at Israel’s Diaspora Museum, Tamar Hadar and Efrat Adiv came to Portland to share their vision of the future of children’s museums at the 2012 Association of Children’s Museum Conference held in Portland this year. The two women presented a lunch program at…