Daily Archives: October 30, 2018

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Survivor and teen team up to push Holocaust education

Editor’s Note: Holocaust survivor Alter Weiner was struck by a car and killed in Hillsboro Dec. 11, 2018.  PHOTO: After testifying before Oregon’s Senate Interim Committee on Education Sept. 25, Holocaust survivor Alter Weiner meets Gov. Kate Brown.   When Alter Weiner was a teenager during the Holocaust, the Nazis killed his family and his…

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Biz Ins & Outs November 2018

Beit Am hires Rabbi Phil Bressler Rabbi Phil Bressler has joined Beit Am to serve as the religious leader for the Mid-Willamette Valley Jewish Community. Rabbi Phil arrived in Corvallis on July 15 with his wife, Amanda, and 3½-year-old daughter, Penina. With the birth of their son, Judah, born in Corvallis Aug. 18, the family can…

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Giving Circles Make an Impact

PHOTO: OJCF’s Giving Council in 2017   What is a giving circle? Essentially, a giving circle is a group of people who come together to pool their charitable dollars and decide together where to donate their money. Pooling contributions enables individuals who might not be able to make a significant contribution on their own to…

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Schnitzers’ $1 million gift to support Judaic studies at PSU

PHOTO: A student studies at Portland State University   On Aug. 29 Portland State University announced a $1 million grant through the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Family Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, on behalf of Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan D. Schnitzer. This philanthropic investment will create a new scholarship program within the Judaic…

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You can help

JFCS needs help to shore up safety net Jewish Family & Child Service recently launched a campaign to raise $100,000 over the next six months to benefit vulnerable people in metropolitan Portland’s Jewish community and beyond. JFCS will distribute the funds as follows: $35,000 to help individuals and families with rent assistance; $29,000 to help…