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ADL Info on Zoombombing

In the past week, the Anti-Defamation League has received multiple reports of video teleconferencing meetings, including religious services, remote learning, and gym classes, being infiltrated by individuals posting antisemitic images, anti-LGBTQ messages, pornography, and threatening messages. We have identified a known white supremacist as being responsible for at least one of these attacks. This new way of disseminating hate, commonly referred to as “Zoombombing,” represents a trend ADL is seeing emerge nationwide. As the Passover…

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A Jewish Message for our Communities

We wanted to share this message from Rabbi Motti Wilhelm, Rabbi & Executive Director of Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Portland: Chaveirim – Friends,   As professionals in Jewish community our constituents look to us for a message of faith and Jewish approach during this time of uncertainty and chaos.   Allow me to…

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The 30-Day Clean Speech Challenge

Disagreements over politics have divided Americans’ homes, strained marriages, ruined friendships, and infiltrated the workplace.  In a few days, we begin the 365-day countdown to the 2020 election, sure to become even more contentious and divisive. The entire Jewish community in Colorado is seeking to change this harmful dynamic in the way they communicate with…

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More Than 1,400 Jewish Clergy Call for Protection for Asylum Seekers

PHOTO: (from left) HIAS Rabbi-in-Residence Rachel Grant Meyer; HIAS Border Fellow Nicolas Palazzo; Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, Executive Director RRA; Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, NM; Rabbi Devorah Marcus, Temple Emanu-El, San Diego, CA; Meggie Weiler; Smita Dazzo and Rebecca Kirzner.   HIAS convenes faith leaders and attorneys in Washington, DC, to deliver petition to…

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Salem Legislative Wrap-up

Every day, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) work on behalf of our Jewish community in Salem. And every year we provide you with an “end of session” report, which will add to the length of this week’s Marc’s Remarks. Marc’s Remarks is a weekly email from Jewish…

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Meeting community security needs

PHOTO: Regional Security Director Gene Moss talks with leaders of Jewish organizations and congregations during an introductory gathering.   In his new role as regional security director, Gene Moss held a community safety meeting with about two dozen leaders of Jewish organizations and congregations. The June 11 gathering met in the Jewish Federation of Greater…

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