Tagged Jewish history


Historic Virtual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States, are inviting you to join them on Monday evening, November 9 at 8 pm ET for a historic virtual Kristallnacht commemoration. This is the first time that a Gulf leader will…


Scholar Nehama Leibowitz inspired love of Torah

Nehama Leibowitz – Morah/Teacher (1905-1997) That is the inscription on the tombstone of Nehama Leibowitz, a master Torah scholar and teacher. Nehama, as she was commonly referred to, was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1905 to Orthodox/Zionist parents who spoke Hebrew to their children. Learning was extremely important in the Leibowitz family, and private tutors…

Where We Were

For more than 150 years, Jewish life in Oregon has been characterized by dreamers, doers and those devoted to a cause. The pioneer Jews who came to the Western Frontier sank deep roots. Those first Oregon Jews, who came from Germany in the mid-1850s, often lived in other places in America before finding their way out West….


Championing Community

When the MJCC “celebrates champions and honors everyday athletes” at its annual dinner next month, it will be celebrating both its history and its important role in Jewish community life. Founded in 1914 as the B’nai B’rith Building and now known as the Mittleman Jewish Community Center, the “J” – its shortest moniker – has…