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Everything Jewish is Going Mobile

When the Chabad House was destroyed by fires on August 15 and 19, so was Everything Jewish which was located inside the center. When the investigators reported that there is nothing left of the center, they were referring to the items and the space. The spirit, the love and the vision of Everything Jewish remains. And it will grow and…

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John Laursen to receive 2020 Governor’s Arts Award Congratulations to OJMCHE Board Member John Laursen who is one of four artists to receive a 2020 Governor’s Arts Award.  John is a writer, designer, editor, and typographer and he first became involved with the museum as part of the design team that worked on the Oregon…

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Cantor Rayna Green Returns to Portland After 10 years, Cantor Rayna Green is thrilled to be coming home to Portland, Oregon, and rejoining the Congregation Beth Israel family where she was mentored by Cantor Judy Schiff and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana. Cantor Green will be joining the clergy team as part-time cantor. Most recently, Cantor…

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Make your celebration special with Lawn Party

Photo: Uma Frost-Hausman and Stefanie Hausman, the mother-daughter duo behind Lawn Party. Stefanie Hausman and her 17-year-old daughter, Uma Frost-Hausman, have gone to several birthday and bar mitzvah parades during this time of social distancing. Attending these events inspired them to start their business, Lawn Party. “Some people had balloons or banners, but we thought…

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Property prices not effected by pandemic

Photo: Carolyn Weinstein, Principal Broker, ABR, SRES with Hasson Company, Realtors. While the pandemic and subsequent closure of businesses have wreaked havoc throughout the state, there is one business thriving in Oregon – real estate. In Portland, the average price of homes has gone up 2.6% since the middle of March,” says Realtor Carolyn Weinstein…

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Israel pilots instant COVID detection test

By Ben Horodenker A pilot program has been launched for a rapid COVID-19 detection test, employing a revolutionary device that uses light waves to analyze molecular content. Israeli startup Newsight is collaborating with Sheba Medical Center to identify and classify evidence of coronavirus in the body in less than a second, using a sample of…

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Mensches in the Trenches

Photo: Just some of the participants from the MJCC’s #PDXBIZ Series held on July 9. The Mittleman Jewish Community Center hosted a business Zoom event on Thursday, July 9 at noon.  As part of the MJCC’s #PDXBIZ Series, the topic was Houselessness Part II: Mensches in the Trenches. The panelists were Craig Gerard from Stone…

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