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Traveling Torahs

  Two of Cedar Sinai Park’s Torahs have been shepherded to Florida and are now being repaired by Rabbi Menachem Bialo and other members of the organization Sofer On Site International. Rabbi Bialo, an excellent teacher, gave Cedar Sinai Park community members and Rose Schnitzer Manor residents a Virtual Tour of where he works. The…

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Help with Hunger

  More than one year into the pandemic and millions of people are facing hunger – many for the first time. Due to COVID food banks and food pantries cannot rely on previous opportunities to receive donations and raise funds. Often they are giving out more than they are taking in. Long-term unemployment, persistent underemployment…

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Michael Jeser Receives Sherut L’Am Award

Photo: Michael, his wife Laura, and his four-year-old daughter Eleanore. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) awarded Michael Jeser, a graduate of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (then School of Jewish Communal Service), with the Sherut L’Am Award on July 6, 2021. The Sherut L’Am Award recognizes exceptional service to the College-Institute…

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Rep. Earl Blumenauer heads safety initiatives for bikers

  Photo: Congressman Earl Blumenauer at the groundbreaking event of the Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over I-84. Photo by Pierre Haou, Portland Bureau of Transportation.   On June 2, U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Bike Caucus, introduced legislation to make federal transportation funding available for communities across the…