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Trends for 2020

By Barbara Kaplan The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade, and it’s hard to believe that we have transitioned through 20 years into the 21st century. It’s time to look back over the past two decades and consider the things we have purchased for our home, be aware of the things we…


Soup’s on!

By Paula Shoyer Soups are not only a great comfort food on a cold winter day, but they can also be a meal-in-a-bowl when you are trying to eat healthier in the new year. These recipes are from Chef Paula Shoyer, “a chef who takes the calories out of comfort foods.” To find more of…


Nudelman Family Picnic: A tradition for 12 sibling branches

By Claire Delman (sixth-generation Portland Nudelman descendant) Gatherings of the Nudelman family have been happening in Portland since the early 1900s. The tradition continued this past summer when 90 descendants attended a family picnic. Eleven children of Mordechai Nudelman immigrated to the United States from Russia (modern-day Ukraine) between 1882-1901. All of them had different…


Greater Portland Hillel takes top honors

Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, last week presented awards to recognize individuals and campus Hillels that are creating innovative experiences and meaningful connections to help students develop stronger ties to their Jewish identities. Greater Portland Hillel, serving Portland State University, Lewis & Clark College, and Reed College received Hillel’s highest…


Chanukah Essay winners announced

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland announced the two winners of Oregon’s 3rd annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford provided the guiding question that inspired nearly 50 students from nine schools – more than twice as many as last year – to vie for meaningful words and prizes. The students –…


2019 Chanukah Essay Contest

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland presents Oregon’s 3rd annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford’s question encourages young Oregonians in third through eighth grades to reflect upon the power of their own words. How can I use words to be a helpful person, or a good citizen, or a friend to…

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