Tikkun Olam


Welcoming new citizens

PHOTO: Speaker Amy Herzfeld-Copple, left, and OJMCHE Director Judy Margles joined Richard Miller, Portland field office director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as he presented citizenship certificates after he administered the citizenship oaths. Photos courtesy of OJMCHE To celebrate World Refugee Day, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Eduction hosted a naturalization ceremony…


Portland teens win tikkun olam awards

PHOTO: Three Portland teens received Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards this year; from left: Britton Masback, Malcolm Asher and Solomon Olshin. Three of the 15 recipients of the 13th Annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards are from Portland. Britton Masback, Malcolm Asher and Solomon Olshin are among those who will receive the prestigious $36,000 award…


Michael Phelps receives Ruderman inclusion award

PHOTO: The Ruderman family presenting Michael Phelps with the Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion; L-R: Sharon Shapiro, Marcia Ruderman, Jay Ruderman, Michael Phelps, Todd Ruderman. Photo by  Cindy Loo    The Ruderman Family Foundation, an international leader in disability inclusion, presented its Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion to Michael Phelps at a ceremony…


Tyler Clementi Foundation launches Jewish-themed toolkit to end bullying

Last month, the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a prominent anti-bullying organization, launched its first #Day1 toolkit designed for synagogues and Jewish communities. #Day1 toolkit is a simple, effective, and empowering intervention to help prevent bullying before it begins. This edition of the #Day1 toolkit is specially crafted for Jewish communities; it directly addresses the ways religious…


Tivnu wins $30,000 for Applied Jewish Wisdom

PHOTOS: Above, Tivnu participants meet with Gov. Kate Brown in Salem while attending the proclamation of Cesar Chavez Day at the Capitol in March. At right, Tivnu participants canvas against Measure 105 before last year’s election. From Staff and PR Reports Portland-based Tivnu: Building Justice was one of seven organizations to receive the 2018-19 Lippman…


Community gathers in solidarity

Light, Solidarity & Prayer was the title of the April 29 community gathering following the shooting in Poway. About 375 people gathered for the event at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. The attack took place April 27, the last day of Pesach, during services,  at Chabad of Poway, CA. One woman, Lori Gilbert-Kaye, z”l, was…

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