Daily Archives: September 1, 2012

Exploring their Birthright

Sababa – loosely translated from Hebrew, it means, “It’s all good.” In June a bus of young adults from the Portland and Tucson areas shared this sentiment as they were whisked across Israel in a free 10-day whirlwind tour courtesy of Taglit-Birthright Israel. We journeyed together on an adventure of a lifetime through the desert…

Farewell Portland, I’m going home

A couple of months ago, while participating in “United by Music,” a Portland State University event co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Union and the Arab-Persian Student Organization, I learned something that has changed my perception about growing up in the Jewish state. Despite the interesting and positive nature of this gathering, it had little to…

Orthodox Outdoors

Are you MoDox? If you don’t know what MoDox means, you’re not alone. The latest slang word is a hybrid of Modern and Orthodox and helped Jodi Berris attract a hip, fun-loving demographic of Jews to her Outdoor Adventure Shabbaton. More than 74 Jews from around the world came to Oregon to hike, eat and…

Happenings/Faces of Oregon, Picnics: September 2012

ROBISON PICNIC – The Aug. 1 Cedar Sinai Park Community Barbeque at Robison Jewish Health Center included live music, cotton candy, a bouncy house, face painting, and hot food and cool drinks. Above right, Robison residents distributed school supplies to grade-school-aged children of staff. Robison residents, seated from left, Edith Levitt and Ruth Omenn, with…