Empowered Women


“The Sound of Settling”, a rock’n roll novel by our contributing writer,Tara Dublin is available now.

    Our contributing writer Tara Dublin recently self-published her debut novel, THE SOUND OF SETTLING, A Rock and Roll Love Story, to rave 5-star reviews and reader demands for a sequel and streaming series. It is a fun read. Inspired by Tara’s real-life ultimate “meet-cool” with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters in 2001, THE SOUND…


Deborah Lipstadt is confirmed as envoy to combat antisemitism

Renowned historian of the Holocaust and Jewish history, Deborah Lipstadt, was finally confirmed this past Wednesday as an ambassador to combat antisemitism for the Department of State. The grueling eight-month process of hearings and delays only seemed to strengthen the resolve of Jewish groups supporting her nomination.  Groups as diverse as the Orthodox Union and…


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…