Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Dueling Innovators

The innovation and creativity that has flourished in Portland’s Jewish community lately is now attracting national attention. Two Portlanders – Steve Eisenbach-Budner and Sarah Blattner – recently brought home prestigious national awards. Every two years the Joshua Venture Group awards fellowships to social entrepreneurs who have the potential to “transform the Jewish landscape.” In a…

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Guiding principles

Judaism reminds judge to listen, wrestle and speak carefully in quest for justice Although religion has no place in legal decisions, Oregon’s only Orthodox appellate judge believes Judaism offers valuable guidance on how to approach the work of pursuing justice. In April Rick T. Haselton became chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals, on…

NOVEMBER 2012 CALENDAR

Nov. 1 Celebrate Jewish Book Month with Lois Leveen, author of The Secrets of Mary Bowser (HarperCollins), a new novel based on the true story of a former slave who became a Union spy. Cosponsored by Shalom Chapter Hadassah, Vancouver, WA. 7-8 pm at Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C NE Tenney Road, Vancouver. 360-571-9696 Lawyers, Tyranny and the Rule of Law –…

HAPPENINGS/Preview: November 2012

Free Sephardic film festival begins Nov. 13 The sixth annual Sephardic Winter Film Festival begins Nov. 13 at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3225 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland. Films are shown at 7 pm the second Tuesday of each month from November to April. The free evenings are followed by refreshments and a speaker. “Since we are…