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The Look

February 19, 2018 And there it is. The look. The look I knew I would see. And I will get it again and again, from this moment forward. I just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. As my family checked into our hotel tonight, after two nights of choppy, if any sleep, countless hours…

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OJCYF adapts to growth

Over the years Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation has gone through a lot of changes. With more members than ever (53 Jewish high school students), we focused on group work and made other changes to accommodate all the budding philanthropists. For example, we created three groups based on experience in OJCYF: Lomdim (apprentices), Bonim (builders)…

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Unique Activities for Oregon Families

With summer around the corner, parents and kids can start gearing up for some fun local activities that they may not have tried before. For locals and tourists alike, summer in Oregon has a magical quality. Restaurants spill onto the streets, serving fresh bread and local cuisine at sidewalk tables, kids who are almost translucent…

With fist or words, bullies hurt peers

Is bullying the latest national epidemic? At a recent event at Congregation Beth Israel, children’s advocate and best-selling author Trudy Ludwig was emphatic that although bullying is a complex issue, it is over hyped by the media. According to the latest research, bullying has actually decreased in the last decade. An award-winning writer and speaker…