Tagged Ahavath Achim

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New Rabbi for Ahavath Achim

  An important message was sent by Mark Berkovitch, president of Ahavath Achim on April 18: Dear Congregation Ahavath Achim Members, I hope this email finds you and your family in good health and that you are finding your connection to Judaism and to our congregation a source of comfort during these difficult times. It…

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Business news July 2019

Kimberly Fuson to Lead Cedar Sinai Park Beginning Aug. 6, long-time Portland resident Kimberly Fuson will return to Oregon to serve as interim executive director for Cedar Sinai Park. Martin Baicker, who has led the organization since October 2017, is stepping down as CEO to pursue other opportunities in the senior health care industry. Kimberly…

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Biz Ins & Outs June 2019

Evy Levy to receive Jewish Professional Award Eve Levy is the recipient of the 2019 Laurie Rogoway Outstanding Jewish Professional Award in recognition of her contributions and leadership in the greater Portland Jewish community. Eve will receive her award at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland on June 5, 4:30…

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Biz Ins & Outs June 2018

  Ahavath Achim sells Barbur building On April 13, Congregation Ahavath Achim sold its synagogue on Barbur Boulevard to TriMet. Tri-Met has leased the synagogue back to the congregation to use until the congregation’s new synagogue in Hillsdale is completed. The area is slated for development of Westside Light Rail, including a transit stop for…

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Ahavath Achim plans for vibrant future

PHOTO: Ahavath Achim President Charles Levy in the Sephardic congregation’s small Hillsdale location. Congregation Ahavath Achim is taking a three-pronged approach to a more vibrant, sustainable future for Portland’s Sephardic community. The congregation was founded in 1910 by Jews arriving from Turkey and the Isle of Rhodes. After being forced to relocate by urban renewal,…