Daily Archives: July 6, 2016


Community is about coming together

The first Oregon Jews, who came from Germany in the mid-1850s, often lived in other places in America before finding their way out West. Many of them were merchants who helped build a strong Jewish community – founding synagogues, schools, social and charitable organizations and welcoming waves of other immigrants, refugees and survivors who would…


New ways to build community

Welcome to this wonderful Resource Guide that includes everything about the Jewish community in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are grateful to Oregon Jewish Life magazine for compiling this important information that connects our Jewish community. The Jewish community of Greater Portland is not impervious to shifting national and local trends, both general and Jewish,…


OJMCHE Annual Meeting & Exhibit Opening

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education members packed the museum’s theater for OJMCHE June 29 annual meeting. Out-going president David Newman (inset) announced that the museum was close finalizing the  purchase a permanent home for the museum, news that was confirmed on July 6 (see story). The meeting was also the opportunity to…