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Portland’s Tony Urdes Convenes with North American Jewish Leaders

Tony Urdes from Congregation Beth Israel in Portland joined more than 45 presidents and presidents-elect from Reform congregations throughout North America for the Union for Reform Judaism’s 22nd Annual Scheidt Seminar in La Jolla, CA to discuss solutions to everyday congregational problems, explore Torah-based governance, improve leadership skills, network, and share successful program ideas. Dozens…

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Maimonides and Montessori – a perfect match

Photo: Students at Maimonides Jewish Day School learn their states using a hands-on approach. Maimonides Jewish Day School introduced its new Montessori-inspired program and curriculum at the start of the 2019-2020 school year. When Maimonides’ administrators and faculty wondered how they could make Maimonides even more personal, meaningful and inspiring, they decided to explore the Montessori…

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Introduction to Judaism class

Photo: Rabbi Laurie Rutenberg teaching a class during the Fall 2018 Session. Introduction to Judaism is an 18-week course taught by members of The Oregon Board of Rabbis, representing a variety of Jewish affiliation. A carefully constructed curriculum includes Jewish history, life cycle events, holidays, ritual and daily practice, theology, study of Torah and contemporary…

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The 30-Day Clean Speech Challenge

Disagreements over politics have divided Americans’ homes, strained marriages, ruined friendships, and infiltrated the workplace.  In a few days, we begin the 365-day countdown to the 2020 election, sure to become even more contentious and divisive. The entire Jewish community in Colorado is seeking to change this harmful dynamic in the way they communicate with…

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