Charity

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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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CSP Residents, Staff Grapple with World Happenings

We are fortunate at Cedar Sinai Park to have access to wonderful volunteers who can help us process together the horrific events occurring in the Middle East. Volunteers David Molko, L.C.S.W., and Rabbi Barry Cohen are on campus weekly sharing mindfulness tips and spirituality, respectively. Each has generously adjusted their usual activities to meet in groups with…

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Elaine Savinar honored

  Elaine Savinar was recently awarded the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Elaine has been an active member, volunteer, and philanthropist in our Jewish community for decades. The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award was created as a tribute to Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland, who co-founded the Lion of Judah program in 1972. Today,…

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JFCS Continues 20-Year Tradition

  Photo: Volunteers packing Thanksgiving Food Boxes prior to the pandemic. This month, Jewish Family & Child Service is continuing its 20-year tradition of brightening the season for families and individuals of all ages, including greater Portland’s Holocaust Survivors, experiencing hard times. Their Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Family-to-Family (previously Adopt-a-Family) programs give hundreds of people…

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Healthcare Heroes Project

  Photo: From left: Juli and Rick Barde, Jorden Cohen, Sallie Cohen, Karen Fairfield. Positive Charge! PDX is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is open to everyone, with a mission to make a positive impact on a collective scale by doing good deeds, sharing good news, and building community. They create opportunities for the public to…

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Stone Soup PDX Receives Community Grant

  Photo: Craig (left) and Ronit of Stone Soup PDX. Stone Soup PDX was one of the recipients of Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation’s community grants. The foundation recently awarded 120 community grants to local nonprofits across its five-state footprint totaling $423.500. Nonprofits were selected from hundreds of applicants who demonstrated a strong commitment to serving…