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Fertile Ground Festival of New Works

Photo: “Beethoven & Chopin Meet the Bride of Frankenstein” is a production from CoHo Productions that will be presented at the Fertile Ground Festival. The Portland-grown Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works kicks off its 11th annual festival beginning on Thursday, Jan. 30 and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 9. Fertile Ground is set in…

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Dovid Efune: Fighting anti-Semitism and building community with the iconic Algemeiner

Dovid Efune is the editor-in-chief and CEO of the Algemeiner Journal, better known as The Algemeiner. The Algemeiner is a New York-based newspaper covering American and international Jewish and Israel-related news. He is widely credited with transforming The Algemeiner from a Yiddish language print publication into a significant international online destination for Jewish, Israel and…

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Celebration of Art

Photo: Morrie carved this stand from black walnut for a shofar he bought from Israel as a birthday gift. Two years ago Morrie Jackson’s wife Gerry went to ORA’s annual Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and told Morrie he should exhibit his work. Last year Morrie took a few of his…

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Sharon Fendrich releases debut album

Sharon Fendrich’s debut new age/neo-classical album Red Sky Prairie has been submitted by a member of the Recording Academy for consideration for the New Age Grammy 2020. With deep roots in Portland’s Jewish community, Sharon was profiled in Oregon Jewish Life’s January 2016 issue 2016. Her children Talia and Max attend religious school at Neveh…

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