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Registration Now Open for the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation

  The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation (OJCYF) is a program of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF), designed to encourage a lifelong passion for Jewish philanthropy, leadership and community. Through OJCYF, high school students develop a deep understanding of the importance and operations of nonprofit organizations. They evaluate local Jewish and secular organizations through…

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What Makes a Family?

  As school lets out, PJ Library offers an inclusively curated picture book list to keep kids engaged and reading all summer. What makes a family a family? In Hebrew, mishpacha means family – and it’s not just a word, but a value to embrace as well. And families come in all sorts of shapes,…

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BB Camp Welcomes New Hires

  With the reopening of summer camps and in alignment with our strategic priorities to further serve the community, B’nai B’rith Camp welcomed three new full-time hires. Ben Charlton is the new Chief Program Officer.  Ben, a former BB Overnight Camp Director, is returning to BB Camp after time away, working with adults with disabilities.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer…

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“Collective Compassion” for Mental Health Awareness Month

  The Jewish community is bringing the power of “Collective Compassion” to National Mental Health Awareness Month (collectivecompassion2021.com). A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, Collective Compassion shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental…

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Plant for Tomorrow

    Every day is Earth Day in the Jewish tradition, which teaches a deep and generational respect for the environment. In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat in January, PJ Library conducted a “Plant for Tomorrow” matching donation campaign to help plant tens of thousands of trees for future generations. The campaign…