Daily Archives: August 4, 2015


Kids & Teens

FAMILIES PJ Library Portland Rachel Rothstein, Director of Educational Initiatives 6680 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219 503-892-7415 Fax 503-245-6603 rachelr@jewishportland.org www.jewishportland.org/pjlibrary PJ (Pajama) Library, a Jewish Federation program, supports families raising Jewish children through the gift of high-quality Jewish children’s books and music, along with resources, events and programs. ALL Jewish families – dual…


Arts & Culture 2015

The Arts and Judaism have been intrinsically linked since the beginning of time. There are an overwhelming number of Jews creating or performing in the areas of music, visual arts, creative writing, dance and theater. And if they’re not performing, they are attending and supporting! Culture has always been one of the pillars of Judaism…



P’nai Or OF PORTLAND SIMCHA SCHOOL P’nai Or of Portland/St Mark Presbyterian Church 9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Portland, OR 97219 school@pnaiorpdx.org 503-248-4500 The focus of P’nai Or’s Simcha School “is to engage children to actively embrace their Jewish learning and integrate it into their personal lives, their families and community,” says Education Coordinator Batya Podos….


Welcome to the Community

Dear Community, The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland serves as a portal into Jewish life in the Greater Portland area. For decades, Federation has created and supported a strong communal infrastructure of agencies and institutions. Since its beginning, our Federation was self-defined and defined by the community as an umbrella of beneficiary agencies. Over time,…


Congregations 2015-16

The first Jews to arrive in Oregon in the 1850s soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. In the more than 150 years since, synagogues have multiplied, grown and evolved to meet the ever-changing spiritual, life-cycle and community needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population. Today some 40 congregations are scattered around…


Organizations 2015-16

Jewish life in Oregon and Southwest Washington is growing and evolving to more efficiently meet the needs of today’s world. This summer Jewish Family & Child Service consolidated with Cedar Sinai Park. While the two will remain separate entities, the consolidation will make operations, endowment and development more efficient. Last year also saw the successful…

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