Articles by Deborah Moon


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17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…

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Free BRCA symposium comes to Ashland

PHOTO: Lauren M. Corduck, founder & executive director of OneInForty, with her father, Bob Cooperstein, holds a photo of Bob’s mother Frances, who died of breast cancer at 56, one month after Lauren was born. “My father inherited his BRCA gene mutation from his mother and, fortunately, has never developed the associated cancers, which include…

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Shavuot study and food events

Shavuot begins at sundown on Saturday, June 8, and ends the evening of Monday, June 10. Although its origins are founded in an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot has long been identified with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the Exodus from Egypt. There are many congregations hosting study sessions…

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Biz Ins & Outs June 2019

Evy Levy to receive Jewish Professional Award Eve Levy is the recipient of the 2019 Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award in recognition of her contributions and leadership in the greater Portland Jewish community. Eve will receive her award at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland on June 5, 4:30…

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Chef Jon Wirtis brings flair to CSP kitchens

Photos: Executive Chef Jon Wirtis in the kitchen at Rose Schnitzer Manor. Photos by Deborah Moon   In April, Executive Chef Jon Wirtis returned to Portland to take the culinary reins at Cedar Sinai Park. Portlanders might remember Jon from the years he held Seder in the City at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, where…

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P’nai Or celebrates new leader and home

PHOTOS: Above, the formal installation of P’nai Or Rabbi Hannah Laner featured symbols and metaphors from the marriage ceremony. At right: From left, P’nai Or of Portland Hazzan Bruce Morris, Rabbi Hannah Laner and President Alan Hanawalt bring the congregation’s Torah to its new home May 2.   During her first interview with P’nai Or…

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Minyan attendees benefit in so many ways

PHOTO: Above, Neveh Shalom “Minyonnaires” gather to bid Shalom L’Hitraot to Howard and Petra Shapiro (holding hands). The couple sold their Portland home and moved to Oceanside, and Howard, a minyon regular for many years, will be sorely missed. At right, Minyan regulars: (front) Lee Cordova and Tony Kostiner;  (back)  Merrill Hendin, Sam Gottlieb and…

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Two on the Aisle: A Dramatized Reading

A dramatized reading of Two on the Aisle will explore American Jewish identity through this recently published family chronicle. This free event will be at 7 pm, May 22 at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis, Portland PSU History professor David A. Horowitz will present literary and narrative selections…

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