Articles by Chris Geoffrey


Congregation Neveh Shalom welcomes new B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator

In an effort to elevate the N’nai Mitzvah program at Congregation Neveh Shalom, they recently welcomed, Leora Lubliner as the B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator.Leora Lubliner. Leora’s responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of communication and preparation for our students and families as they embark on this transformative journey, starting from the fifth grade. She will ensure that…


Former journalist charged with vandalizing Beth Israel with anti-Jewish graffiti is deemed unfit to stand trial.

By Jonathan Levinson (OPB) A man charged with a series of bias crimes in Multnomah County, which include setting fire to a mosque and vandalizing two Jewish synagogues, has been ruled unfit to stand trial. Michael Bivins was initially evaluated last summer and it was determined he could stand trial. It’s not clear from sealed court records what…