Daily Archives: December 23, 2015


Going out in a blaze of Glory

Jewish Theatre Collaborative in midst of stellar final season Jewish Theatre Collaborative is going out in a blaze of glory, capping an eight-year run of bringing both beloved and little-known stories of Jewish life to Portland audiences. Passions were burning as the JTC launched its final season in November with “Aflame – an Album of…


Wanna Talk Israel? Check out this App

Amir Give’on is a pretty smart guy. Just ask his classmates at Princeton or Cal Tech, or his co-workers at NASA. He’s also passionate about Israel and connecting Israelis with Jewish Americans. Now he has used his entrepreneurial bent and his technical knowledge to help others be more savvy advocates for the Jewish homeland. With…


Biz Ins & Outs

Rick Haselton retires as Oregon Appeals Chief Judge The Hon. Rick T. Haselton, whose 21 years of service on the Oregon Court of Appeals makes him the longest-serving judge in the history of that court, retired on Dec. 31. Haselton, who has been Chief Judge of the court since 2012, will continue to hear cases…


Hot Chocolate in Portland and Eugene, too

Now that winter is fully upon us, it’s time to recharge with a mug of hot cocoa. Portland offers plenty of spots for warming up with a chocolatey beverage. Alma Handmade Chocolates You might be familiar with this local chocolatier because of its unique 23-karat-gold chocolate icons. But you may not know that Alma is…


Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik blends tradition with pop culture

Jewish-themed papercuts generally don’t conjure up visions of Star Trek. References to Jews beautifying commandments with this colorful, baroque folk art date to 1345. Symbols and inscriptions include biblical passages, Stars of David and the Zodiac – complete with fantastic animals. Captain Kirk and his Starship Enterprise are unlikely candidates. Unless, of course, you’re Isaac…

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