Articles by Mala Blomquist


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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world

The full quote from Margaret Mead reads: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. On Monday, June 21, we discovered an antisemitic/anti-Zionist post from Dr. Fidaa Wishah, a pediatric radiologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ that stated, among…

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All is Well on the Campus of PSU

  After The Weekly came out last Thursday on May 27, we were contacted by Hannah Sherman, executive director at Greater Portland Hillel and Natan M. Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Chair in Judaic Studies at Portland State University about a video that we had shared. The video contained a social experiment where documentary filmmaker and…

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A new chapter for Julie Diamond

  Julie Diamond, who has been at the helm of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation as its executive director since 2010, is retiring and will begin serving the foundation as a consultant starting July 1. (Effective May 1, Chief Financial Officer Chris Vitron began serving as interim CEO and OJCF has begun the search for…

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STEELPORT is forging a new path in cutlery

  Photo: Eytan Zias, co-founder and bladesmith for STEELPORT Knife Co.; the STEELPORT 8-inch chef knife. PHOTO COURTESY AUBRIE LEGAULT   STEELPORT Knife Co. is a new cutlery brand handcrafted in Portland with aspirations of becoming America’s kitchen knife company. Everything that goes into the product – from the raw steel to the wooden handle…