Daily Archives: August 25, 2016


Healing the world with the blues

In concerts from Portland to Amsterdam, United by Music North America is healing the world one song at a time. Founded in the Netherlands in 2005 to provide performance opportunities for musically talented people with developmental disabilities, United by Music expanded to North America in 2012. The nonprofit was founded here by a Jewish mother-daughter…


Biz Ins and Outs

Rhonda Kruschen named director of PDX Hillel On Aug. 1 Rhonda Kruschen became the new director of Greater Portland Hillel, serving Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College and Reed College. In this role, she will be partnering with the board of directors, students on Portland college campuses and the larger Jewish community to fulfill…


New faces in Moishe House and beyond

Portland Moishe House has gained two new residents and a new contingent of young adults to help create Jewish community for their peers. Portland Moishe House is one of 89 Moishe Houses in 21 countries designed to help young, innovative Jews create their vision of an ideal Jewish communal space. House residents plan and host…


Embark on Jewish journey with passport

Think it’s too expensive for young adults to do Jewish in Portland? Think again. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, in collaboration with area synagogues and agencies, has created the Passport to Jewish Portland. The program creates a subsidized gateway/entry point for young adults to affiliate within the community. For a total cost of $360…


CSP’s affordable Housing with Services

National attention is focused on the Housing with Services model that Cedar Sinai Park conceived in 2012 to support seniors in its four downtown affordable housing buildings. The Housing with Services LLC that grew out of that impulse now assists seniors and people with disabilities living in 11 Portland affordable housing buildings. Nine housing, health…

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