Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

Super Sunday phonathon adds focus on family, community service

This year the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland expands its Super Sunday phonathon into Community Action Day – with hands-on service projects and family-friendly activities including an afternoon concert by renowned Jewish rocker Rick Recht. Volunteers will raise critical funds that support the network of organizations that make the metro Jewish community vibrant and strong….

Jewish rocker Rick Recht performs Nov. 18

Rick Recht’s name may not be familiar to you, but you’ve probably heard his music. Recht, a rising star of the contemporary Jewish music scene, returns to Portland after a 10-year hiatus for a family concert on Nov. 18, as part of the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday phonathon. Recht, a 42-year-old native of St. Louis,…


One Book, One Community

Kurdish Iraq comes alive in staged reading of first chapter of My Father’s Paradise. Fathers and sons. Land and language. Loss and reconciliation. Begin an epic journey back to Kurdish Iraq with Jewish Theatre Collaborative. Open the book with JTC’s staged reading of chapter one of My Father’s Paradise at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center….


Prep your NW garden for winter

Oh, the chores that need doing before winter’s rains drive us all indoors! You’ll find myriad lists of button-up-the-garden suggestions this season in magazines, newspapers and online. Three things top my fall must-do list, because they make the biggest impact: planting, mulching and baiting for slugs. Planting: In the Northwest, fall is far superior to…


Movement to ease pain

Movement has always been important to former dancer and choreographer Jacqueline Rubinstein. After she pinched a nerve in her neck, her focus shifted to movement that would alleviate rather than aggravate pain. She discovered the Feldenkrais Method developed by Moshe Feldenkrais initially to treat his own debilitating pain from a knee injury that doctors told…