NCSY Bids Farewell to the Jacobys

Meira Spivak serves as NCSY’s Oregon Director and shares her farewell message to the Jacobys: It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that the Jacobys are moving from Portland and heading on to the next chapter in their lives in Cleveland, Ohio. Over the past eight years, Doovie and Aviva have worked…


A New-Fashioned 4th of July

The Fourth of July is one of those summer holidays synonymous with large crowds gathering to swim, eat and watch fireworks. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID-19 those celebrations look a little different. Most of the region’s popular Fourth of July events have been canceled due to virus concerns and restrictions on large gatherings. You…


Rose Festival Invites Public to Start Parading in Place

Portland Rose Festival traditions are evolving, to celebrate our community’s spirit and resilience, and inspire hope during these challenging times. While current physical distancing makes it impossible to bring people to a parade, the Rose Festival decided to bring parades to the people instead. To keep hope alive, the Festival is launching #ParadingInPlace this week…


Portland’s Tony Urdes Convenes with North American Jewish Leaders

Tony Urdes from Congregation Beth Israel in Portland joined more than 45 presidents and presidents-elect from Reform congregations throughout North America for the Union for Reform Judaism’s 22nd Annual Scheidt Seminar in La Jolla, CA to discuss solutions to everyday congregational problems, explore Torah-based governance, improve leadership skills, network, and share successful program ideas. Dozens…


EJC & Community Partner Sukkot

As we celebrate the holiday of sukkot, we are reminded that many people in our community lack shelter and food. This year the Eastside Jewish Commons is holding a sukkot open house event each night of the holiday (October 13-20). Each night one or more eastside families will open their sukkot to the community for…


BBYO Regional 50th (+/-) Reunion

PHOTO: The Magnificent Seven: BBYO alumni plan a reunion for BBYO members from 1966-70. Plans are firming up for the BBYO 50ish year reunion in September. A group of former BBYO participants are planning a reunion for alumni from the Evergreen Region, which includes chapters in Oregon and Washington. BBYOers from 1966 to 1970 are…

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