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Thousands of Jewish College Students Engage in Serve the Moment

  Repair the World and Hillel International’s efforts to mobilize thousands of college students in meaningful volunteer service and learning through the national Serve the Moment initiative resulted in successful mobilization and activation on almost 100 campuses worldwide. Both organizations are exploring the expansion of the project following its initial pilot year. “The success and overwhelming response to…

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The Ventilator To Africa Project

  If you could save a life would you do it? If you had the opportunity would you take it? A group of individuals, including Portlander David Saltzman (brother of ORJL publisher Cindy Saltzman) started a 5013C called Breath of Life Africa, to do just that. The Breath of Life Africa aims to deliver life-saving…

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Oregon Mayors Unite Against Anti-Semitism

  The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization. From city halls to Capitol Hill, at the UN and in world capitals, AJC works to impact policy and opinion on some of the most important issues facing the Jewish people: fighting antisemitism and all forms of hate, strengthening Israel’s place in…

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Until it happens to you…

Photo courtesy ABC 15. Before the pandemic stay-at-home orders became commonplace in our community, I didn’t leave the house. The place that I consider my sanctuary, my home, became a place where I was unsure of my own safety. On the night of Jan. 25, 2020, Johnny Roman Garza, as part of a conspiracy planned…