Resource Guide 2022: College & Adult

 

The continuance of a strong Jewish community depends on the involvement of the younger generations. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, there are many possibilities for young adults to become involved. There are opportunities to serve on boards, connect with others through business or social networks, or expand your knowledge of Judaism through religious studies.

COLLEGES

THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES
AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Natan M. Meir, Academic Director
University Center Bldg., Ste. 465
1881 SW Fifth Ave.
PO Box 751 – JST
Portland, OR
503-725-8449
judaicst@pdx.edu
pdx.edu/judaic-studies
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from Portland State University, you will learn how to navigate the complexity of our modern world by understanding its relationship with the past. We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an intensive liberal arts experience. Our faculty offer close mentoring to support your success, and our partnerships provide opportunities for internships and study abroad. We offer several scholarships for students majoring in Judaic Studies, from $500 to $7,000 annually.

SCHOLARSHIPS

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
ojcf.org
OJCF scholarships support the educational pursuits of Jewish Oregonians. Students complete one online application to be considered for all eligible awards.

Julie Diamond Scholarship
Supports undergraduate and graduate education at accredited institutions. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need.

Lester and Annette Goldschmidt Hillel Scholarship
Supports undergraduate education at the University of Oregon. Students must demonstrate strong financial need

Gus and Lola Rosenblatt Memorial Scholarship
Supports undergraduate and graduate education for males at accredited institutions in Oregon. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need.

Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Memorial Scholarship
Supports undergraduate and graduate education at accredited institutions. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need.

Arthur P. Krichevsky Memorial Scholarship
Supports day school education with direct awards to schools; teen travel to Israel through the Oregon Board of Rabbis’ Teen Israel Experience; and undergraduate and graduate education in Jewish studies at accredited institutions.

PSU JUDAIC STUDIES/ HEBREW SCHOLARSHIPS
pdx.edu/judaic-studies/scholarships
If you are considering majoring in Judaic Studies, you are eligible to apply for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship. This scholarship supports Judaic Studies majors up to $7,000 per year throughout your entire undergraduate career at PSU (up to four years).
Once you are an enrolled PSU student, you have an array of scholarships available to you.
For the other scholarships, you must have accrued at least 12 credits of coursework in Judaic Studies to be eligible to apply.
If you are a Judaic Studies minor and have done at least eight credits of coursework in Judaic Studies, you are eligible to apply for three scholarships: Cogan, Jacobs-Kaufman and Aspen Mitzvah.

SUSSMAN FUND FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
jewishportland.org/sussman

GAP YEAR

AARDVARK ISRAEL IMMERSION PROGRAMS
646-844-7784
aardvarkisrael.com

CHAI ISRAEL
9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR
503-892-7415
jewishportland.org/travelisrael

MASA ISRAEL
Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates
masaisrael.org/gap-year

TIVNU: BUILDING JUSTICE
Gap year and summer high school programs
7971 SE 11th Ave., Portland, OR
503-232-1864
tivnu.org

CAMPUS GROUPS

AKIVA ON CAMPUS UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
1208 E. 19th Ave., Eugene, OR
404-532-8763
akivaoncampus.com

CHABAD AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
1400 High St. #A, Eugene, OR
541-801-8653
jewisheugene.org

CHABAD HOUSE AT REED COLLEGE
3355 SE Steele St., Portland, OR
503-752-2258
jewishreed.com

GREATER PORTLAND HILLEL
PO Box 1547, Portland, OR
503-867-3646
pdxhillel.org

OLAMI OREGON
Part of Oregon NCSY
1208 E. 19th Ave., Eugene
404-532-8763
oregon.olami.org

OREGON HILLEL FOUNDATION
Serving University of Oregon and
Oregon State University
1059 Hilyard St., Eugene, OR
541-343-8920
oregonhillel.org

STANDWITHUS
Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO
Randy Kessler, Executive Director StandWithUs Northwest
P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA
206-801-0902
northwest@standwithus.com
standwithus.com
StandWithUs is an international non-partisan organization that inspires and educates people of all ages about Israel, and fights against antisemitism. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials and social media, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. For the last nine years, StandWithUs has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).

ADULT EDUCATION

BENAROYA JEWISH LEARNING ACADEMY
Chabad of Oregon
6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR
503-381-7119
jportland.com

CONSCIOUS TORAH
541-514-2571
conscioustorah.com

INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC STUDIES
2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR
503-246-8831

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM CLASS
Oregon Board of Rabbis
Portland, OR
971-248-5465
oregonboardofrabbis.org

NEVEH SHALOM ADULT EDUCATION
Mel Berwin, Director of Congregational Learning
2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR
503-293-7306
nevehshalom.org/adult-ed/

PORTLAND KOLLEL
6688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR
503-245-5420
portlandkollel.org

YOUNG ADULT

JEWS NEXT DOR
1972 NW Flanders, Portland, OR
503-222-1069
bethisrael-pdx.org/community/jews-next-dor-20s-30s

MOISHE HOUSE PORTLAND
Portland, OR
moishehouse.org/find-a-house/portland

OJCF GIVING COUNCIL
1618 SW First Ave., #210, Portland, OR
503-248-9328
ojcf.org
The OJCF Giving Council is a community of Jewish professionals who pool their charitable donations to give collaboratively to deserving nonprofit organizations. The group holds a variety of charitable events throughout the year.

SOCIAL/SOCIAL ACTION/NETWORKING GROUPS

CO/LAB
Portland, OR
colabpdx.org

JEWISH DAD’S NIGHT OUT
Portland, OR
503-246-8831

JEWISH HAPPY HOUR
meetup.com/Jewish-Happy-Hour

THE JEWISH MAMA MASHUP
503-780-7470
loveadventuremom.com/jewish-mama-mashup

NEXT GENERATIONS GROUP
503-312-2530
nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS GROUP
1618 SW First Ave., #210, Portland, OR
503-248-9328
ojcf.org
OJCF’s Professional Advisors Group (PAG) is comprised of attorneys, accountants and financial/wealth advisors. The group provides educational programming, continuing education credits and networking opportunities for attendees at lunch meetings held 2-3 times per year.

OREGON JEWISH MOUNTAINEERS
6688 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR
541-730-7538
climbingrocks.wixsite.com/website

PDX MOTS
Portland, OR
meetup.com/PDXMOTS-35-54

SHULCHAN PDX
facebook.com/groups/994642067546434

TISCH PDX
Portland, OR
tischpdx.org

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY
Portland, OR
503-892-3015
jewishportland.org/ourcommunity/womens-philanthropy

COUNSELING

JFCS COUNSELING SERVICES
Douglass Ruth, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Director
1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR
503-226-7079 ext. 123
douglassruth@jfcs-portland.org
jfcs-portland.org
JFCS’ Counseling team provides culturally competent, patient-centered, trauma-informed counseling for individuals, couples, families and children. Its Program to Encourage Active & Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) offers free, in-home solution-focused counseling services for seniors and people with disabilities. Hybrid (both online and in-person) workshops for children, family and adults, as well as support groups for family caregivers, comprise our services. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, some private insurance and sliding-scale options.

EMERGENCY AID

JEWISH FREE LOAN OF GREATER PORTLAND
9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR
503-892-7417
jewishportland.org/freeloan

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE
Emergency Aid
Caitlin DeBoer, Program Manager
1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR
503-226-7079 ext. 134
CDeBoer@jfcs-portland.org
jfcs-portland.org

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

KEHILLAH
Polina Munblit Gregg, MBA, Assistant Administrator
6140 SW Boundary St., Portland, OR
503-535-4000
polina.munblit@cedarsinaipark.org
cedarsiniaipark.org
Kehillah at CSP is independent, HUD funded housing for adults with developmental disabilities.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE
Disability Support Services
Janet Menashe, Program Manager
1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR
503-226-7079 ext. 155
janetmenashe@jfcs-portland.org
jfcs-portland.org

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