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ADL Info on Zoombombing

In the past week, the Anti-Defamation League has received multiple reports of video teleconferencing meetings, including religious services, remote learning, and gym classes, being infiltrated by individuals posting antisemitic images, anti-LGBTQ messages, pornography, and threatening messages. We have identified a known white supremacist as being responsible for at least one of these attacks. This new way of disseminating hate, commonly referred to as “Zoombombing,” represents a trend ADL is seeing emerge nationwide. As the Passover…

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Keep baby busy this Passover

Photo: Tinkle Crinkle Caterpillar by Baby GUND The Passover seder is the most widely practiced Jewish ritual in modern society, but kids don’t always make it through the seder. Caring for infants and newborns can be frustrating for parents who are participating in the ritual. And this year may be extra challenging without extra hands…

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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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