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Chai-Light Talks: 18 minutes of Inspiration

  Photo: Rabbi Moshe Wilhelm is the executive director of Chabad of Oregon. Three renowned and inspiring international speakers will talk on Zoom about Life After COVID, the initial offering of the inspirational series “Chai-LightTalks,” developed by Rabbi Moshe Wilhelm, executive director of Chabad of Oregon in Portland. Each 18-minute talk will bring meaningful inspiration…

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Moments to remember

  We invited a few seniors in Portland to answer the following question: What moment in your history do you most vividly remember? Their responses all reflect thoughtful recollections of memorable life experiences. RUTH SALTZMAN Although I was a child during WWII, my memories of that time are still very vivid. I honestly don’t remember…

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Jewish Grandparents Network

    The Jewish Grandparents Network began in August 2017 when co-founders Lee M. Hendler and David Raphael realized the under-recognized role of grandparents and the complex dynamics of today’s “new Jewish family.” Lee serves as president and David as CEO. Lee worked for decades on her family’s charitable foundations and in leadership roles in…

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Legacy donors to be honored at May 25 virtual event

  The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to continue its long partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative for the first North American Legacy Donor Appreciation Event. This virtual event will take place on May 25 at 4:30 pm and will celebrate the 18,000 donors from 71 communities who have made legacy commitments through the initiative. This includes local donors who have made more than 550 legacy commitments to Jewish organizations in Oregon and…

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“Collective Compassion” for Mental Health Awareness Month

  The Jewish community is bringing the power of “Collective Compassion” to National Mental Health Awareness Month (collectivecompassion2021.com). A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, Collective Compassion shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental…