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Raise a confident, adventurous child

From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don’t taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children. While it’s an exciting time, it also can be coupled with anxiety and hesitation as parents find themselves saying “no” or jumping in when baby discovers a new space. An Open…

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Kids & Teens Calendar February 2019

FEB. 10 MJCC SUMMER DAY CAMP INFO FAIR: 10 am-1 pm, at the MJCC, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland. Learn about the MJCC Summer Day Camp programs, register, and meet camp staff. 503-535-3555 FEB. 17 FAMILY FLICKS: AN AMERICAN TAIL: 3 pm at the MJCC. An afternoon of family fun with An American Tail (Rated G)…

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Mark Gaucher Awareness Month with genetic screening

PHOTO: Young couples thinking of having children are encourage to consider genetic screening. JScreen, the national nonprofit community-based public health initiative dedicated to education and carrier screening for Jewish and other genetic diseases, has joined with the National Gaucher Foundation to mark National Gaucher Awareness Month during October 2018. The NGF is celebrating National Gaucher…

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PSU President to keynote PDX Hillel Brunch

PHOTO: Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, president of Portland State University   Dr. Rahmat Shoureshi, who last year became the ninth president of Portland State University, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Greater Portland Hillel (see below). “We are thrilled that President Shoureshi will be our keynote speaker for the event…

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KIDS CALENDAR-PURIM TO PASSOVER

FEB. 28 CNS PURIM CARNIVAL FOR FAMILIES: 4:30-6 pm at Congregation Neveh Shalom. Free. RSVP for nonmembers: jbezodis@nevehshalom.org   MARCH 18 THE CARL PRESCHOOL FAMILY DANCE BENEFIT: 3-6 pm in Shaarie Torah Social Hall, 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland. Dancing with live DJ with music and a light show, complimentary refreshments and silent auction. Tickets available…

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Building a future together

“A Jewish wedding has the potential to be one of the most powerful Jewish rituals. It is a reminder of the power of love and union.” Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, twice named one of America’s Top Rabbis by Newsweek, shared that perspective with Jewish Life readers in an article about life-cycle events in 2105. Our Wedding Section…

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