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StandWithUs Launches the StandWithUs Center for Legal Justice

Since October 7, antisemitism on and around the Ohio State University’s (OSU) campus has run the gamut from antisemitic verbal taunts and threats directed at OSU Jewish students, antisemitic and threatening graffiti in classrooms and other facilities, removal of posters of kidnapped Israelis, and outright physical assault of Jewish students. StandWithUs alleges that OSU has…

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Portland Rally-100 Days in captivity this Sunday

  Oregon for Israel: 100 Days in Captivity Rally    Oregonians organize rally as a demonstration of solidarity and support for Israel’s quest for peace, security, and the release of hostages   Who: Oregon for Israel is a non-profit organization that is supporting local communities to reassure and celebrate their Jewish and Israeli-American identities in…

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PJA Provides Refugee Restart Kits

  Photo courtesy Refugee Care Collective Over the last two months, we have seen 168 Afghan evacuees arrive in Portland. The Portland Jewish Academy community recently provided 11 restart kits containing a total of close to 100 items and $300 in gift cards to the Refugee Care Collective. Thirty-six PJA families from both Early Childhood…

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Compassion is Lit(erature)!

  Positive Charge! PDX has launched a citywide Compassion is Lit! project where they plan to raise awareness about different ages, religions, sexual orientation, gender identities, family structures, cultures, nationalities, financial statuses, physical and mental challenges, etc. through literacy and discussion. In a nutshell, they will be encouraging people to raise this awareness by creating education in…

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Cast Your Vote for Antisemite of the Year

  Voting is now open for the third annual Antisemite of the Year Contest, a competition run by watchdog group StopAntisemitism designed to hold accountable those who propagated the most hatred against Jews in 2021. Antisemitic incidents in the U.S. and around the world skyrocketed in 2021, making this year’s contest the most competitive to…