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Proposed California Curriculum Called Anti-Semitic

Public comment on California’s proposed high school ethnic studies curriculum widely described as anti-Semitic ends Aug. 15, 2019. Public comment can be sent to the CDE, IQC, and State Board of Education at ethnicstudies@cde.ca.gov. Additionally, readers can sign petitions from Club Z at keepschoolhatefree.com and the Israeli-American Council: at protectyoureducation.org. “The proposed curriculum is virulently…

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BBYO Regional 50th (+/-) Reunion

PHOTO: The Magnificent Seven: BBYO alumni plan a reunion for BBYO members from 1966-70. Plans are firming up for the BBYO 50ish year reunion in September. A group of former BBYO participants are planning a reunion for alumni from the Evergreen Region, which includes chapters in Oregon and Washington. BBYOers from 1966 to 1970 are…

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Welcoming new citizens

PHOTO: Speaker Amy Herzfeld-Copple, left, and OJMCHE Director Judy Margles joined Richard Miller, Portland field office director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as he presented citizenship certificates after he administered the citizenship oaths. Photos courtesy of OJMCHE To celebrate World Refugee Day, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Eduction hosted a naturalization ceremony…

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Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut

PHOTO: Dancing was part of the fun at last year’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration at  the Mittleman Jewish Community Center.   The Mittleman Jewish Community Center  celebrate Israel’s 71st year of independence May 8 from 5-8:30 pm at the MJCC’s annual Yom Ha’atzmaut event. Make your way through Israel using interactive activities such as shifting through…

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BBYO alumni plan 50ish-year reunion

PHOTO: BBYO 50th Reunion planners, the Magnificent Seven: From left (back) Jack Heims, Kalman Packouz, Rob Gold, Dan Aiken; (middle) Stu Soren, Phil Tobin; and (front) Dave Ail.   A group of former BBYO participants are planning a 50th year reunion for alumni from the Evergreen Region, which includes chapters in Oregon and Washington. BBYOers…

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Group promotes positive news and actions

PHOTOS: Above, Positive Charge! volunteers will package and deliver homemade cookies to emergency workers at fire stations, police stations and hospitals on Christmas day. Right, Positive Charge! co-founders, from left, Ruthie Matinko-Wald, Sallie Cohen and Jen Zeidman outside KBOO after being interviewed by Suzanne LaGrande for a radio show in November. Fighting intolerance with kindness…

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