Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

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Biz Ins & Outs

Anita Belil joins Cascadian Group in Bend Cascadian Group, LLC, in Bend, hired Anita R. Belil March 24 as the firm’s director of marketing engagements. Anita’s responsibilities include business development and marketing services for the firm and marketing consulting for Cascadian Group clients. Cascadian Group, LLC is a private firm dedicated to venture development, executive…

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Tivnu builds on social Justice

Many Jewish youths seeking a gap year experience between high school and college head to Israel. Steve Eisenbach-Budner has no qualms about that – as a teen, he participated in a Young Judaea program in Israel before the term “gap year” was even invented. Yet he recognizes that not every young adult has the desire…

Portland teens grow in Israel

Several Oregon teens are spending a gap year in Israel before they start college in the fall. Maya Hendin, Matan Horenstein, Joseph Spector, Isaiah Elder, Josh Brauntstein, Shoshana Singer, Avi Berne, Gabe Adler and Jordan Runstein are all spending this year deepening their connections with the Jewish homeland. Many benefits are associated with students spending…

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Survivor inspires students

Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener recently spoke to children at the Tulen Center, a martial arts studio celebrating its 10th anniversary. Wiener is the author of From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor’s Autobiography. “Alter Wiener was amazing,” says Silvia Smart, who founded Tulen Center 10 years ago with her husband, Jeff Denson. “I…

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Tulen Center teaches kids self-defense and self-confidence

The traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin. But at Tulen Center the milestone gift is something more permanent and much less flimsy: self-confidence. And the center doles that out daily, not just for special occasions. Tulen Center, in Scholls Plaza in Raleigh Hills, teaches the Indonesian martial art of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen. The center’s founders,…

Tulen Center teaches kids self-defense and self-confidence

The traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin. But at Tulen Center the milestone gift is something more permanent and much less flimsy: self-confidence. And the center doles that out daily, not just for special occasions. Tulen Center, in Scholls Plaza in Raleigh Hills, teaches the Indonesian martial art of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen. The center’s founders,…

Pew study confirms trends seen by Hillel director

All across the United States, Jewish organizations are seeing a trend among young adults that’s been long in the making. According to the latest Religious Landscape Survey conducted by the Pew Forum, nearly one-third of Jewish young adults (ages 18-29) don’t identify as religious, with only 15% of all Jewish adults saying that Judaism is…

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