Articles by Deborah Moon


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YES, WE CAN HELP!

Positive Charge! PDX is collecting donations for migrant children at the U.S. border. Little Mercies will deliver the donations to children in shelters in Mexico on the border in Tijuana. (See list of needed items below.) Positive Charge! PDX is a volunteer group, open to everyone, with a mission to share good news and, through…

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Meeting community security needs

PHOTO: Regional Security Director Gene Moss talks with leaders of Jewish organizations and congregations during an introductory gathering.   In his new role as regional security director, Gene Moss held a community safety meeting with about two dozen leaders of Jewish organizations and congregations. The June 11 gathering met in the Jewish Federation of Greater…

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NW Dance Summer Premieres June 13-15

PHOTOS: Above, NW Dance Project Founding Artistic Director Sarah Slipper (photo by Michael Slobodian). At left, choreographer James Canfield (in hat) with NW Dance Project dancers Anthony Pucci (left) and Kody Jauron (photo by Blaine Truitt Covert). Last week the NW Dance Project hosted a preview of its “Summer Premieres,” a trio of new works…

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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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