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Salem Legislative Wrap-up

Every day, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) work on behalf of our Jewish community in Salem. And every year we provide you with an “end of session” report, which will add to the length of this week’s Marc’s Remarks. Marc’s Remarks is a weekly email from Jewish…

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Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill Signed into Law

PHOTO: Above, Governor Kate Brown ceremonially signs  historic bill at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. At right, Sen. Rob Wagner, Gov. Brown, Rep. Janeen Sollman, OJMCHE Director Judy Margles and Bob Horenstein, community relations director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Sen. Wagner guided the bill through the state senate and…

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As Memory of Holocaust Fades, Genocide Education More Critical

PHOTO: Anne Frank, 1940. Photo used by permission and copyright ANNE FRANK FONDS Basel, Switzerland. Anne Frank Center joins with legislators to “educate against hate” across the United States Today, only one in five U.S. states mandates that schools include the history of the Holocaust and other genocides in their curriculum. The impact of such…

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Mass Shootings and Nazi Salutes: Why We Need Holocaust Education Now!

Editor’s note: Oregon Jewish Life recently wrote about the effort to mandate Holocaust and genocide education in Oregon. By Janice Weinman Anti-Semitism has been called the oldest form of hatred. In America, we are now witnessing a horrifying escalation of anti-Semitic violence, such as cemetery desecration, vandalization of Jewish schools and synagogues and inflammatory anti-Zionist…