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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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StandWithUs NW meets challenges of 2018-19 school year

From left: SWU Pacific-Northwest Campus Coordinator Matt Levin at the August conference with SWU Emerson Fellows: Jackson Anderson-Kovacs, Oregon State University; Chasen Daniels, University of Oregon; and Moussa Kone, Portland State University.     StandWithUs Northwest is poised to again meet the challenges of the 2018-19 school year with its campus Emerson Fellows and High…

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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…