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Women’s Financial Empowerment Workshops

This fall and winter, Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is presenting a Women’s Financial Literacy Workshop Series focused on three stages of life: adulting, transitions and retirement. All three workshops are designed to increase a participant’s financial literacy in key areas by incorporating Jewish values and providing tactical and practical tools…

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JSwipe Love Study results

JSwipe has released its findings from the first-ever JSwipe Love Study – the largest and most comprehensive report on Jewish Singles from across the world exploring Jewish identity, Israel, modern dating, and the often charged topic of interfaith marriage. They surveyed 4,000 Jewish singles in February 2019. The survey was made available to JSwipe users…

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Character Day 2019 Launches A Global Technology Shabbat Movement

Global phenomenon that engages millions turns the focus to the power of unplugging weekly Character Day, the global phenomenon that brings together millions of individuals and groups in schools, congregations, homes, and  companies to engage in character development, this year tackles one of the most universal, urgent questions: how do we create a healthier relationship between humanity and…

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Reflecting on hatred as Av approaches

PHOTO: Rabbi Susan Silverman, center, with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem. Av begins Aug. 2, 2019. Photo by Hila Shiloni By Rabbi Susan Silverman As Av approaches, and with it the Nine Days, we are drawn to the Kotel — in our souls, with our bodies or, for some,  both. We recall destruction that…

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Modern Jewish deli Beetroot opens Aug. 21

PHOTOS: Above, Beetroot owner and Executive Chef Sonya Sanford works in the new deli’s kitchen (by Mark Hanauer); above right, lebneh with beets, which Sonya calls “the vegetable of my people.” At right, Sonya makes her tefteli (Russian meatballs) with ethically sourced poultry and rice.   A modern Jewish deli and specialty food store opens…

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