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Compassion is Lit(erature)!

  Positive Charge! PDX has launched a citywide Compassion is Lit! project where they plan to raise awareness about different ages, religions, sexual orientation, gender identities, family structures, cultures, nationalities, financial statuses, physical and mental challenges, etc. through literacy and discussion. In a nutshell, they will be encouraging people to raise this awareness by creating education in…

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PJA Engages Consultant to Address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

  Photo: Heather Clark, Ph.D. This year, Portland Jewish Academy launched an initiative to examine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA). Originally undertaken as a follow-up to our most recent reaccreditation, the work is a natural extension of previous efforts. In 2015, the school began to examine its curriculum through an anti-bias lens. In 2016-17,…

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Two Pacific NW camps tapped for groundbreaking new initiative for inclusion

PHOTO: Camps receiving grants for the Yashar Initiative can use the money to build accessible facilities such as these ADA-accessible cabins currently under construction at B’nai B’rith Camp.   Two Pacific Northwest camps are among 16 Jewish day and overnight camps that have received grants in an unprecedented national push for inclusion. B’nai B’rith Camp…