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…


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…


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,…


Wexner Heritage Program returns to Portland

***The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31.*** After nearly a generation, the Wexner Heritage Program makes its return to Portland with nominations now open for the 2020 Portland cohort. As part of its 2020 Centennial Celebration, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is looking towards securing the future of Jewish life in Portland, partnering with…


Volunteers dig archaeology, aid defense and tour Israel

PHOTOS: Above, Volunteers for Israel archaeologists at Tel Assar. At right, volunteers William Tilson (left) and Steve Plotkin (right) cleaning archeological findings at Tel Assar. Photos courtesy of Volunteers for Israel Volunteers for Israel has announced 2019 dates for its enhanced, all-inclusive volunteer service programs which are open to the general public. Americans can support…


17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…


Shopping for homebound

PHOTOS: Shopping for seniors: above, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, left, and Oregon Department of Justice Communications Director Kristina Edmunson joined Store to Door volunteers for a grocery shopping trip for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Below, Rosenblum also brought along DOJ tips to help vulnerable Oregonians stay out of the clutches of scammers….