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CAIR-AZ, others join lawsuit against PCH for firing doctor over anti-Israel post

  By Michael Donohue and BrieAnna J. Frank, Arizona Republic The Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with several law firms, is representing a doctor after she was fired from Phoenix Children’s Hospital following a Facebook post condemning Israel and accusing Zionists of having a “thirst to kill our Palestinian children.” Screenshots circulated online of…

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Portlanders’ Missing Empathy

  By Ezra Hammer Hate crimes against American Jews are surging. From Los Angeles to New York, Jews have become the target of violent, public assaults. Closer to home, Portland has witnessed similar acts of hate. Last month, our Holocaust memorial was defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs. Sadly, this steady stream of hate comes…

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9 Personal Safety Tips for Everyday Life

  By Doug Parisi, Director of Training, SafeDefend We are all so reliant on others to provide a safe and secure environment for us, that we often neglect taking basic steps to protect ourselves.  Those who abdicate their personal responsibility are more likely to have a negative outcome should something bad occur. Here are 9 steps you can…

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OJCF welcomes new trustees

  Photo: Glen Levy, Lindsay Krivosha and Sharon Morell The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Sharon Morell, Lindsay Krivosha and Glen Levy to its Board of Trustees. Lindsay Krivosha is Portland born, from a family who has a strong history of involvement in OJCF.  Lindsay’s father, Steve Kantor, was one of the…

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Julie Diamond Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

  Julie Diamond, retiring president and C.E.O. of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has been awarded the Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession. This award recognizes fundraising professionals who demonstrate exceptional skill and enthusiasm for their work, who pursue big ideas and successfully engage others in achieving them, and who inspire…

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Barry Menashe offered Portland $5M for cleanup. Now the offer’s ‘off the table.’

  Portland City Hall, photographed on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Photo by Jonathan Bach/Portland Business Journal By Jonathan Bach  –  Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal A dustup between the mayor’s office and a prominent developer over $5 million shows ongoing tensions over the state of the city. On May 5, Menashe Properties founder Barry Menashe…