Daily Archives: August 2, 2013


Nourishing Souls

Even if no one asks, Larry Chusid has a knack for seeing a need and meeting it – whether it’s funny greeting cards or pet food for hungry families struggling to feed the four-legged members of their families. When Larry was 23, he dropped out of college to sell his Rabbi Rosenberg greeting cards, even…

Back to School Fashion

It’s that time again – time to get back to school! Outside of fall holiday shopping, it’s one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year, filled with sales and savings. So shake off the summer sand from your beach vacations and trade in those flip-flops for back to school styles! My must haves for back…


Teacher Looks Back at Satisfying Career

A teacher shapes her students in many ways, sometimes just by listening. Lena Benikov, or Mora Lena as her students came to know her, retired this year after more than two decades at Congregation Beth Israel’s religious school. She found that the simple act of listening was the best way to connect with her students….

Eugene Hillel Welcomes Rabbi

Rabbi Jack Melul and his wife, Shira, are welcome additions to Eugene’s Jewish community. Hired by Oregon NCSY/ Jewish Student Union Director Meira Spivak of Portland, Rabbi Jack will work as director of Eugene NCSY and will give Hillel Oregon a regular rabbinic presence for the first time in more than a decade. “It’s great…


What’s Nu at School?

  Maimonides Jewish Day School Maimonides expands child-centered campus Maimonides Jewish Day School will begin the school year Aug. 28 with a newly expanded and renovated building. The Lokshin Pavilion of Jewish Learning includes more than 3,000 square feet with room for four classrooms that can open together for large assemblies, an office, and a…

Back to School

With Rosh Hashanah beginning the evening of Sept. 4, school start dates this year are a challenge. Portland Jewish Academy won’t start primary and middle school instruction until Sept. 9, although sixth-grade orientation and kindergarten and first-grade classroom visits are on Sept. 3. The infant- toddler classes also begin Sept. 3. Maayan Torah Day School also…


Images for Philanthropy

Harold Floom used his skills to help ensure the Jewish future 65 years ago. Now his sons Tobin and Jay are following in his footsteps, using their skills to do the same. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, Harold put his skills as an airplane mechanic/flight engineer to use…

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