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U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

  Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the bipartisan Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 5323), which provides $1 billion to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system to help the Jewish State…

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Healthcare Heroes Project

  Photo: From left: Juli and Rick Barde, Jorden Cohen, Sallie Cohen, Karen Fairfield. Positive Charge! PDX is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is open to everyone, with a mission to make a positive impact on a collective scale by doing good deeds, sharing good news, and building community. They create opportunities for the public to…

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Mark Shull Criticized for Facebook Post

  Four members of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners issued a statement that was critical of Commissioner Mark Shull’s Facebook post. Clackamas County Board Chair Tootie Smith and Commissioners Sonya Fischer, Paul Savas and Martha Schrader issue the following statement relating to a recent post by Commissioner Mark Shull on his personal Facebook account…

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PJA Engages Consultant to Address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

  Photo: Heather Clark, Ph.D. This year, Portland Jewish Academy launched an initiative to examine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA). Originally undertaken as a follow-up to our most recent reaccreditation, the work is a natural extension of previous efforts. In 2015, the school began to examine its curriculum through an anti-bias lens. In 2016-17,…

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Recipes to Break the Fast

      Homemade Gravlax Eating lox this time of year connects our own process of “teshuvah” with salmon’s seasonal “return.” GET THE RECIPE     More-Vegetable-Than-Egg Frittata This simple frittata — just eggs, vegetables, fresh herbs and a little Parmesan if you’re feeling luxurious — is proof that eating well doesn’t have to be…

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, PJ Library and Tovah Feldshuh To Commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Yahrzeit with Musical Read-Along

  The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, along with partners PJ Library, announced a collaboration with Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s upcoming Yahrzeit. Feldshuh, who originated the role of Ginsburg on stage in the play Sisters-in-Law, will bring her talent to the smallest screen in an all-ages read-along of Debbie Levy’s I Dissent:…

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Apple Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

  Apple-Filled Star Challah Family and guests will ooh and aah over this beautiful Rosh HaShanah challah, which tastes as good as it looks! GET THE RECIPE       Caramelized Onion and Apple Tarts with Gruyère and Thyme Every holiday celebration needs an easy and elegant appetizer to keep guests satisfied until the main…