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A gap year alternative in Portland

PHOTO: The Tivnu cohort from 2017. The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants create a community living together, discovering the Pacific Northwest, and exploring the bond between Jewish life and social justice while working with Portland’s cutting-edge grassroots organizations. Tivnu usually has 9-10 participants for their gap year…

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Bubbies and Grannies Know Best

In 2019, Jewish Life Television launched “Bubbies Know Best,” a dating show with a Jewish twist – where three Jewish grandmothers act as matchmakers, for young and old, straight and gay, Jewish and non-Jewish. With tremendous momentum behind them, aided by national appearances on “Access Hollywood Live,” “Daily Blast Live,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Home…

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Lali Salad (Cherry, Chile and Cilantro Salad)

Renowned culinary personality Hila Alpert’s famous spicy cherry “Lali” salad was inspired by her childhood on Kibbutz Ma’ale HaHamisha, one of the first in Israel to grow sweet cherries. From Jewish Food Society: In Israel, this salad is a culinary icon, made popular by Habasta, a restaurant tucked into Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market. Nicknamed “Lali salad” the…

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Help your kids avoid the “summer slide”

Marla Resnick, a licensed speech-language pathologist, brings more than 20 years of experience and intensive training to the students that come to Language-Learning Connections. This experience provides a variety of high-quality services and programs that are research-based and results-driven. Marla works with children age 3 to 21 in Southeast Portland and the surrounding area –…

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All Day Alba: Fashionwear that builds confidence

All Day Alba was created by a powerful duo: Milan-born martial artist, Rachel Katzin, and American entrepreneur, Brielle Mayberg. These two women have produced a line of “fashionwear” that is both comfortable and sophisticated, building a “relaxed confidence” for the wearer.   How did the two of you meet? Brielle: We met completely by chance –…

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Honoring Pride Month

On June 28, 1969, in New York City, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. Among the many leaders of the riots was black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson — leading the movement to continue over…

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Fighting hunger – and waste – in Israel

Why can’t we borrow this idea from the Israeli’s? We love this initiative by Jerusalem’s young residents to feed the needy while preventing food waste. Local vendors donate extra food at the end of each day which is then placed in fridges throughout Israeli cities, because no one should ever go hungry. So how does…

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JNF’s Spectacular Sunday

The largest fundraising event in Jewish National Fund-USA’s 119-year history will take place on June 14, 2020, as the organization helps Israel’s Negev and Galilee regions prepare for a post-COVID-19 world. As Jewish National Fund-USA continues to support Israel’s immediate needs in response to the global health pandemic, the organization is preparing to call a…

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