Daily Archives: March 2, 2013

Donate for Passover

“Let all who are hungry come and eat” is not just a part of the Passover Haggadah – it’s a community imperative. Every Jewish community is obligated to ensure that everyone has the food they need to celebrate a joyous Passover, and this year – as in years past – Portland’s Jewish community is stepping…

Clean Up, Cash In

Clearing clutter and cleaning house is a Passover ritual. The Jewish version of spring cleaning started a long time ago, when the Jews had to leave Egypt on the run and without lots of stuff. Today, however, life is messy, and it’s so easy to keep collect- ing more and more clutter. But does more…

Life on the Other Side: Passover

Ah, the joys of Passover preparation. For anyone celebrating this holiday with some semblance of observance, the arrange- ments required to ready the house often seem like an additional plague. As I scan my brain for early recollections, I can feel the backaches coming on. Not to speak of the aching feet and steel-wooled hands….

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Home Holiday

The crack of that first piece of matzah, destined to become the afikomen. Homemade matzah ball soup simmering on the stove, its magical aroma evocative of days of Pesach past. The warmth of family gathered together. Is it any wonder that Passover is the most widely observed Jewish holiday in America? Why is this night…

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AgeLess Advice

While your child is at summer camp, rejuvenate yourself by exploring yoga, massage or cosmetic medicine. I have had the good fortune to live and work in New York City and on the West Coast. I am struck by the vast differences in youth summer camp traditions from coast to coast. In the East, my…

Senior Paradigm Shift

Cedar Sinai Park Chief Executive Officer David Fuks recently announced several promotions and additions to the CSP management team. This growth at the executive level reflects the growth in scope and services that began almost 10 years ago and today is moving forward at a significant pace. To long-time Portland residents, the Robison Jewish Health…