Tagged Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

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COVID-19 Emergency Campaign Makes 14 grants totaling $243,348

In mid-March, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and Oregon Jewish Community Foundation created the COVID-19 Emergency Campaign with commitments of $250,000 and $100,000, respectively. Since then, 231 donors have contributed, bringing the crisis fund to $760,000 to provide assistance to individuals in need and capacity support for Jewish organizations impacted by COVID-19. As of…

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2019 Chanukah Essay Contest

Maimonides Jewish Day School in Southwest Portland presents Oregon’s 3rd annual Chanukah Essay Contest. Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford’s question encourages young Oregonians in third through eighth grades to reflect upon the power of their own words. How can I use words to be a helpful person, or a good citizen, or a friend to…

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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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17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…