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NCSY Bids Farewell to the Jacobys

Meira Spivak serves as NCSY’s Oregon Director and shares her farewell message to the Jacobys: It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that the Jacobys are moving from Portland and heading on to the next chapter in their lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the past eight years, Doovie and Aviva have worked…


Hope for the Future

At the store, I saw a man in a wheelchair, a massive swastika tattooed on his left hand. He sat in the middle of the drink aisle as I was checking out the seltzers. I noticed he had his eye on a soda that he couldn’t reach. He saw me and my clearly Jewish clothing….


How Walking Saved Me

Photo: One of Janna’s favorite walking destinations is Commonwealth Lake Park. By Janna Lopez I’ve never been a walker and to say it saved my life might sound overdramatic. But it feels this way. In the middle of March, as the world began to shut down from Covid-19 and sheltering in place took hold, fear,…


Angel Food Pudding Cake with Berries

Red, white and blue – all the way through! Layers of angel food cake, fresh berries and pudding – a cool dessert to beat the summer heat from the Betty Crocker Kitchens. Ingredients Cake 1 box Betty Crocker angel food cake mix 1 1/4 cups water 1/4 cup red, white and blue sprinkles Filling 4…


Red, White and Blue Potato and Goat Cheese Salad

Recipe by Registered Dietician Megan Wolf RD This dish incorporates purple [blue] potatoes, red beets and white goat cheese. Purple potatoes are rich in the same antioxidants found in blueberries and pomegranate seeds. Red beets are rich in fiber, vitamins A, B and C, and folic acid. Goat cheese is a good source of protein…


Israel Seeks to Empower Ethiopian Youth

Photo: Students and staff of the Arrow Project on a tour of Sheba. In the center: Prof. Katorza. Yair Jalmar is at the far right. By Sharon Gelbach The growing protests against racism in the United States have aroused strong feelings across the globe, and Israel is no exception. Ethiopian Israelis have long complained of…

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