Daily Archives: August 1, 2012


Chabad Hillsboro builds a Jewish home

Everyone clapped when Luda Isakharov, 10, finished her presentation. Proud parents and children filled the bright, cozy room. It was the end-of-the year Hebrew school celebration, and each child talked about what he or she had learned during the year. Outside, a sunlit courtyard filled with children’s toys had the remains of the day’s festive…


Synagogue rises in Clark County

by Amy R. Kaufman The first synagogue in Clark County, now rising near scenic wetlands, creates a visible Jewish presence on the skyline of Southwest Washington. In 2007, an anonymous donor stunned Congregation Kol Ami members by pledging $6 million to fund the building and maintenance of a synagogue. Now the Reform congregation will observe…

Northwest Fashionista: Vintage looks

by Catherine Garvin Northwest Fashionistas, like Hollywood Glamouristas, love to dress like their favorite character in a movie or novel. This year, the vintage 1920s Art Deco period is all the rage on fashion runways around the world, including Milan, Paris, London and New York. Art Deco – a worldwide art, architectural and fashion influence…

Portland's Mel Blanc

“What’s up, Doc?” The man behind that question may be Oregon’s best-known Jewish export to Hollywood. Mel Blanc, “The Man of 1,000 Voices,” spoke for Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird and hundreds of other animated characters for Warner Brothers studios and other producers over a career spanning six decades….


Ready for your close-up, Portland?

Portland seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. You’ll often find our great city and state featured in national and international travel magazines and publications as one of the top places to visit and live in the world. This year alone, Great Britain’s The Guardian put Portland on the top of…