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Resources for Kids

ONGOING Disney Bedtime Hotline Parents and kids can call the hotline at 1-877-7-MICKEY (1-877-764-2539) to hear a short message from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, or Goofy. The hotline will be running through midnight on April 30. Disney has also put together some downloadable sleep activities on its website, www.shopDisney.com/BedtimeHotline. IAC –…

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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/ ONGOING 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline 2-1-1 is the go-to public phone number to get…

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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. If you have a virtual event to add, please visit https://orjewishlife.com/online-virtual-resources-submission/ ONGOING 2-1-1 COVID-19 Hotline 2-1-1 is the go-to public phone number to get…

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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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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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Tradition!

Photo of chuppah courtesy Jenn Wagner of Jenn Wagner Studio. There are many traditions that are unique to a Jewish wedding. Whether you grew up immersed in the Jewish religion and culture or barely attended temple, you may wish to incorporate Jewish wedding traditions into your big day. Depending on your subculture (Ashkenazi or Sephardic),…

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Biz Ins February 2020

Arlene Schnitzer donate $10 million to the Portland Art Museum The Portland Art Museum announced Jan. 21 that it received a $10 million gift from philanthropist Arlene Schnitzer – the largest contribution ever from an individual donor in the museum’s 127-year history. Schnitzer’s gift supports the museum’s ongoing “Connections Campaign” intended to bring together the two…

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