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Two Cancers, Four ‘Survivors’

Breast cancer survivor stories are everywhere (fortunately!), and they are worth telling because they are both inspirational and motivational: She survived. Maybe I can! A mammogram detected her cancer. I’m making an appointment right now! But there is another “survivor” worth celebrating as well. The patient’s partner. The patient must deal with a whole lot…

Eagle Scout Project

Eagle Scout Philip Weiss, 17, and Gan Preschool student Elai Yinhar, 3, make music at the drum station Weiss designed and built as his Eagle Scout Project on the campus of Maimonides Jewish Day School and The Gan-Portland Jewish Preschool. Located on the school’s natural playground, the music station includes the drum station, a larger…

Meaningful mitzvoth in Salem

At Temple Beth Sholom in Salem, two students who became b’nai mitzvah in August followed their passions to meaningful mitzvah projects. For his bar mitzvah project, Parker Mills worked to raise awareness about and money for Yismehu, a Salem-based nonprofit organization founded by TBS member Joan Myles that provides free Jewish learning to blind and…