Daily Archives: January 1, 2014

Northwest Nosh: Handmade Pasta

As the days grow colder, nothing satisfies quite like a hearty bowl of pasta. Accanto, a cozy trattoria on Southeast Belmont, pleases patrons with an assortment of handmade Italian noodle dishes. Although the menu changes according to the availability of seasonal and local ingredients, pasta is always served. This winter the restaurant offers a $10…

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MARRIAGE FREEDOM VIDEO A CYBER HIT

A Portland teen’s d’var Torah on marriage freedom has gone viral, getting more than 100,000 hits in its first two weeks online. Duncan McAlpine Sennett, who became a bar mitzvah at Congregation Beth Israel on Nov. 9, delivered his d’var Torah about parashat Vayetzei, which details Jacob’s marriage to Leah and Rachel. Duncan notes that…

MLK Shabbat Jan. 17

Congressman John Lewis, representing Georgia’s 5th District, will be the featured guest speaker at Congregation Beth Israel’s annual MLK Shabbat service, at 6 pm, Jan. 17. Since 2007 Beth Israel has collaborated with local African American communities to present this lecture and Shabbat service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The son of Alabama sharecroppers,…