Tagged Jewish Family and Child Service

Combatting Hunger

Last year Jewish Family and Child Service’s annual Thanksgiving food box gala had all the makings of success. Falling smack on the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Community Action Day, the number of volunteers jumped threefold compared to typical years. But this year, stars have aligned to pair Hanukah and Thanksgiving on the same day….

Donate for Passover

“Let all who are hungry come and eat” is not just a part of the Passover Haggadah – it’s a community imperative. Every Jewish community is obligated to ensure that everyone has the food they need to celebrate a joyous Passover, and this year – as in years past – Portland’s Jewish community is stepping…

The Kindness of Strangers

Born in Lithuania in 1940, Maia Ilina was smuggled out of the ghetto in Kaunas shortly before it was liquidated in 1944. She spent the rest of World War II in hiding with a Lithuanian family; all her known relatives perished. After the war ended, she was taken to a Jewish orphanage. Now nearly 72…