Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Happenings/Preview October 2012

Jewish Book Month: One Book, One Community At least 10 Portland organizations plan programs Nov. 4-Dec. 2 about My Fathers Paradise, by Ariel Sabar, as part of National Jewish Book Month. Schedule: www.oregonjcc.org/jbm by Jennifer Greenberg “I am the keeper of my family’s stories. I am the guardian of its honor. I am the defender…

Happenings/Faces of Oregon, October 2012

LIONS OF JUDAH: (From left) Michelle Philip joined Portlanders Rita Philip, Elizabeth Menashe, Lois Schnitzer, Sharon Weil, Elaine Savinar (Sharon’s mother), Renee Holzman, Gayle Romain and Priscilla Kostiner on a visit to the 9/11 Memorial while at the International Lion of Judah Conference in New York City Sept. 12. The 1,700 women who attended from…

For love and money

Have you ever ridden a bicycle to a bar mitzvah? Portland’s Steve Rosenberg (Rosy) is preparing to do just that. The bar mitzvah is in Israel and celebrates the 13th birthday of the Wheels of Love, an international charity bike ride held every fall in Israel to benefit the physically disabled children of Alyn Hospital….


Pioneer Jews

Oregon’s Jewish settlers may or may not have studied the Talmud’s precepts, but they definitely took Rabbi Hillel’s advice to heart. During the state’s first century – and especially during its first 50 years – Oregon Jews made impressive contributions to political and civic life. While those contributions continue into the present day, with Sen….

Ask Helen: Dating world

Dear Helen: I recently broke up with my boyfriend of five years. We met freshman year, dated all through college and the first year of relocation and jobs. We lived together for the last two. I got a big promotion and he was in a dead-end job. I watched him become increasingly depressed, angry, jealous…

Shlicha brings fresh vision of Israel to Oregon

Portland’s new Israeli shlicha (emissary), Natalie Nahome, 26, fondly recalls the strong sense of Jewish community she experienced growing up in London. When she was 7, her family made aliyah and her community got bigger. After earning her degree in governance and diplomacy from the Herziliyah Interdisciplinary Center, Nahome says she wanted a meaningful way…