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For Your Entertainment…

Artslandia This Week in Artslandia. Artslandia is a diverse family of media and during this pause of live performances and community gatherings, they’ll shift to bring art to you in your homes. Watch here. Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home From “Newsies” to “Sweeney Todd,” Playbill is running down some…

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Resources for Kids

 MARCH 18–27 BB Camp’s Virtual Spring Break. Enjoy activities from home with your favorite camp on earth! Some activities require prepared materials, to be gathered at home ahead of time. bbcamp.org MARCH 26 Virtual Open House with Eden Village West. 6:30-7:30 pm. Join our Assistant Director, Zach, and Operations Manager, Nava, on a virtual tour…

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Young Adult and Adult Resources

Individual congregations offer various religious services online. Visit the website or Facebook page of your synagogue to stay connected. For a list of congregations from our 2019-2020 Resource guide click here. If you have a virtual event to add, please visit https://orjewishlife.com/online-virtual-resources-submission/ MARCH 26 Fighting Hate From Home. 11:30 am. ADL is offering their second…

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Senior Resources

Individual congregations offer various religious services online. Visit the website or Facebook page of your synagogue to stay connected. For a list of congregations from our 2019-2020 Resource guide click here. 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline 2-1-1 is the go-to public phone number to get information about the Coronavirus and will offer an entry point to field…

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Technion Student Delegation in Oregon

A delegation of students from The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology was touring the United States earlier this month and one student, Shimon Sheiba visited Portland on March 6. Shimon has long sought to bridge the gap between theory and practice. In high school he helped launch a math center that followed up theoretical…

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A seder plate for every table

The seder plate is the centerpiece of the Passover table. It holds at least six of the ritual items spoken of during the seder: the zeroah, karpas, maror, chazeret, charoset and beitzah. Zeroah (shank bone) A roasted lamb shank bone symbolizes the lamb sacrifice made as a special offering the night the ancient Hebrews fled…

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Camp Directory 2020

BB DAY CAMP PORTLAND Located at Congregation Beth Israel 1972 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 503-496-7447 bbcamp.org/portland Located at Congregation Beth Israel in Northwest Portland, BB Day Camp offers a warm and welcoming Jewish camp experience filled with art, dance, water play, martial arts, gymnastics, music, Jewish enrichment, and Shabbat celebrations for campers entering Pre-K through…

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JCamp 180’s Camp Legacy Initiative

Photo: JCamp 180’s annual conference draws hundreds of camp professionals. JCamp 180 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and was created to ensure affiliated Jewish camps thrive and endure. Through grants, mentoring, and professional development programs as well as an annual conference, they build the capacity of Jewish camps to operate more effectively…

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Instill a love for Jewish camp early with PJ Library Family Camp

An appreciation for family reading and Jewish children’s literature has led several communities to combine the benefits of Jewish family camp together with the PJ Library program. The resulting initiative, PJ Library Family Camp, offers families with young children a unique all-inclusive weekend adventure. Family camp combines the benefits of togetherness and structured activity with…

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Biz Ins March/April 2020

  Ed Stoner to join Temple University Ed Stoner will be joining the Temple University administrative team as the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations in the College of Education in Philadelphia. PA. “Elyse, Mitchell, Dew and I have enjoyed our time in Portland, and all look forward to the new adventures ahead in Philadelphia,”…

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