Daily Archives: March 2, 2013

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March Music Modern

Bob Priest, creator of March Music Moderne, is a heavy lifter when it comes to creating musical events. Photo by Chris Leck One doesn’t often get the chance to meet a genuine impresario. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines impresario as 1) the promoter, manager or conductor of an opera or concert company and 2) a person who…

Fashionista: On Trend for Spring 2013

Spring’s hottest colors and styles are bold and beautiful. Look for spring greens, hot pinks, bright colors, feminine lace and sophisticated black-and-white patterns for this seasons’ dresses, maxis and more. Dresses are the one-piece wonder, when it comes to fashion, pulling together a look in just one piece. If you’re pressed for time, having a…

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Crayons for Change

Can beads, glitter and markers make a difference? Thirteen-year-old Jennifer Caplan believes that the art at B’nai B’rith’s Kehila program is one wonderful way children with special needs can express themselves. When Jennifer sat down with her parents to decide on a community service project for her bat mitzvah on Dec. 29 at Congregation Neveh…

What's New At Camp?

CARL CAMP EXPANDS TO INCLUDE 7- AND 8-YEAR-OLDS The Carl Summer Camp is expanding the age range for their summer camp program. The camp has traditionally offered sessions for children ages 3 to 6. This summer new programs are being designed for 7- to 8-year-olds. Weekly camp sessions begin in June and run Monday- Friday…

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Camping Communities

For generations of Jewish youngsters, summer camp has opened new worlds, broadened vistas and created opportunities for lifelong friendships. That was the goal – when the B’nai B’rith Camp started in 1921 in Oregon, when Sephardic Adventure Camp and Camp Solomon Schechter began in Washington a generation later, or as re- cently as 2007, when…

Portlanders Take Reins of Camp Miriam

Portlander Morriah Kaplan will head the summer program this year at Camp Miriam, one of seven Habonim Dror youth movement camps in North America. Camp Miriam is located on 20 waterfront acres on Gabriola Island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Vancouver Island, BC. With its focus on developing Jewish leadership, the camp selects a new…

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Hi-Ho Silver, Away

By the time an Israeli military pilot saluted Jeff Silver on the kibbutz where he spent his 17th summer in 1978, Jeff was already pre-disposed toward a career in aviation and the military. But Jeff couldn’t know that now, 34 years later, he would be poised to ascend to heights few others reach in that…