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A global day of giving

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) falls this year on Dec. 3. It is a worldwide day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on…

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Book explores politics and faith in Esther

God and Politics in Esther by Yoran Hazony, 2016, Cambridge University Press, 288 pages, paperback, $29.99. By Victor Chudowsky The Jewish holiday of Purim is a joyous one. We get a little drunk, dress the kids up in costumes, and celebrate Esther and Mordechai’s cunning. It’s a funny, racy, over-the-top story that omits any mention…

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Summer Fun & STAYcations Directory

CONGREGATION SHIR TIKVAH SHABBAT IN THE PARK July 8, 6 pm, at Laurelhurst Concert Pad Aug. 18, 6 pm, at Overlook Park shirtikvahpdx.org Rabbi Ariel Stone and Congregation Shir Tikvah will celebrate both Shabbat and the beauty of the Portland summer. Bring a picnic and enjoy the live music, challah and dancing. There are two…

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Young diaspora Jews learn history where it lives

From staff and wire reports During a semester in Israel, Ashland High School student Bryce Ennis, 16, has experienced Israeli society as she learns Jewish history from the Torah through the Holocaust and on to the creation of Israel as a modern state. The daughter of Lisa and Steve Ennis, Bryce has spent the spring…

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Kids and Teens Events

RECURRING EVENTS FRIDAYS Fourth Friday Shabbat Celebration. Rabbi Eve Posen leads this interactive service that welcomes Shabbat through song, stories and a little Torah learning.  5:15 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. Free. RSVP: 503-293-7307 or lconley@nevehshalom.org. SATURDAYS Tot Shabbat: First Saturdays at 9 am in Pollin Chapel, Congregation Beth Israel,…

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Previews

Jewish Federation to install board June 8 On June 8 the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland will welcome new board chair Ed Tonkin and the 2016-17 governing board during JFGP’s 96th annual meeting. The annual meeting will be 4:30-6 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland. New board members Charles Levy and…

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Summer Calendar

Through June 12 “The Skin of our Teeth” at Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland. 503-241-1278 or artistsrep.org Through June 13 Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist at OJMCHE. See page 65 Through July 15 Portland Soul: Portraits in Jazz & Blues at Portland International Airport. See page 34 June 3 Shabbat on the Farm with…

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Vote for Shira as Woman of the Year

Help Shira Einstein become the 2016 Leukemia Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year. Every dollar raised is a vote for Shira and vote for ending cancer. “Surviving my disease came with a powerful sense of responsibility to commit my life to caring for others,” says Shira on her fundraising web page. The Oregon & SW…

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Biz Ins & Outs

CBI hires Josh Kashinsky as new executive director Congregation Beth Israel has hired Josh Kashinsky as the Reform congregation’s new executive director. Josh assumes his new post May 1. Prior to joining the CBI family, Josh served as the Assistant Executive Director at the Siegel JCC in Wilmington, DE, during which time he helped complete…

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Art and writing winners announced

Winners of an art and writing contest that encourages youth to evaluate history and foster an awareness of the Holocaust have been announced by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. The competition is dedicated to the memory of Sala Kryszek, a Holocaust survivor who came to Portland after World War II and…

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