Tikkun Olam

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Pack donations for refugee kids Sept. 8

PHOTOS: Above, Children received backpacks full of donations from Portland in the Tijuana shelters (some had to cover their faces for safety reasons). At left, Jon Cohen helps drivers Emily Wanderer Cohen and Lisa Tutmark pack a car with filled backpacks that were delivered to the Little Mercies social workers. Courtesy of Sallie Cohen Positive…

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Grant proposals due Sept. 3

PHOTO: Lois Schnitzer and many of her daughters joined OJCF for its 2019 Annual Meeting and Legacy Celebration. Pictured from left: Gayle Romain, Rita Philip, Lois Schnitzer, Jill Edelson and Mardi Spitzer. Photo by Victor Paru The Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Charitable Supporting Foundation of OJCF Is Now Accepting Applications The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation…

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Israeli Doctors Save Dying Baby from Uzbekistan

PHOTO: Husan and his mother. Photo courtesy of SACH Save a Child’s Heart  announced July 23 that 2-year-old Husan Anvarov from Uzbekistan underwent successful lifesaving heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center. SACH brought the boy to Israel, and Uzbekistan became the 60th developing country served by Israel’s largest international humanitarian organization. Husan, his mother, father and twin brother…

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Zoo, frogs & tikkun olam

PHOTO: Two northern leopard froglets in the Oregon Zoo’s conservation lab. The zoo’s pilot recovery program is a great example of tikkun olam – repair the world. Photo by Michael Durham, courtesy of the Oregon Zoo. Hundreds of imperiled northern leopard frogs will be hopping back into the wild soon, thanks to a pilot recovery…

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MJCC hosts tiny homes builders

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center has granted Cascadia Clusters permission to use the northern edge of the playing field as a site to build “tiny houses.” These structures will be moved to other locations as they are completed. Cascadia Clusters was founded by Andy Olshin, who developed his concept and displayed two tiny homes built…

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YES, WE CAN HELP!

Positive Charge! PDX is collecting donations for migrant children at the U.S. border. Little Mercies will deliver the donations to children in shelters in Mexico on the border in Tijuana. (See list of needed items below.) Positive Charge! PDX is a volunteer group, open to everyone, with a mission to share good news and, through…

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