Daily Archives: December 1, 2014

Hanukkah in Israel

After 17 Hanukkahs here, one thing about the way the Festival of Lights is celebrated in Israel never ceases to amaze me: the total absence of Christmas. In the States, Hanukkah’s relation to Christmas is of crucial concern. The more the two holidays overlap, the more that Jews will be celebrating their winter holiday at…


Teaching Dogs to Lead

During a six-month stay in Oregon, Israel Guide Dog apprentice trainer Yoav Ortav has learned the latest in positive training modalities. Five years ago, the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind in Tel Aviv adopted the positive training model pioneered at Guide Dogs for the Blind (with campuses in San Rafael, CA, and Oregon)….


Homes with Heart Are Fashionable

The home is where the heart is, and each home should have heart! There’s no better designer to express heart-filled joy and visual creativity than Jonathan Adler. The brand that touts “We believe handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing” brings fun to all homes. You can find Jonathan’s line in his namesake stores and in major department…


The Oregon Area Jewish Committee’s 2014 Judge Learned Hand Award committee presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Lisa Kaner of Markowitz Herbold Glade & Melhaf, PC, and its Community Leadership Award to Amy Edwards of Stoel Rives, LLP. In addition to being admirable role models as legal professionals who successfully balance career, family and community,…