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Eugene Hillel Welcomes Rabbi

Rabbi Jack Melul and his wife, Shira, are welcome additions to Eugene’s Jewish community. Hired by Oregon NCSY/ Jewish Student Union Director Meira Spivak of Portland, Rabbi Jack will work as director of Eugene NCSY and will give Hillel Oregon a regular rabbinic presence for the first time in more than a decade. “It’s great…

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Images for Philanthropy

Harold Floom used his skills to help ensure the Jewish future 65 years ago. Now his sons Tobin and Jay are following in his footsteps, using their skills to do the same. After serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, Harold put his skills as an airplane mechanic/flight engineer to use…

Looking for Love: Dating is a Meet Market

Marketing and dating – they’re not so different! After all, aren’t both of these about clearly communicating with another person in an attempt to forge a relationship? Let me review the 12 most persuasive words used in marketing – discovery, easy, guarantee, health, caring, money, new, proven, results, safety, savings and you – and illustrate…

The Portland Mitzvah Network Wants You

Come one, come all. The Portland Mitzvah Network’s website is up, running and waiting for you to join. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and developed by representatives throughout the Jewish community, this online, easy-to-use, automated matchmaker provides one-stop shopping for hands- on volunteer opportunities. Visit portlandmitzvah.org and check out the setup. Volunteers…

Art Roundup

GRANT WINNER BRINGS “ITHAKA” TO ART STAGE artists repertory theatre will present andrea Stolowitz’s challenging new work, “Ithaka,” May 28-June 30. With this newly commissioned play, Oregon playwright andrea Stolowitz examines coming home from war. Marine Captain elaine edwards has just returned from her latest tour in afghanistan but this time things are different –…

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Save Moishe House

Portland’s Moishe House, one of the few places Jewish young adults can go to casually bond, connect and learn, is on the brink of losing funding. At this residence in Southeast Portland, young Jews live together to host and plan events for members of the Jewish community. Since moving to its Southeast location in July…

Battlefield: College

When former Soviet dissident and current Jewish Agency Chair Natan Sharansky spoke in Portland last June, he called American universities the most important battlefield for today’s Jews. “I wrote an article, Traveling to Occupied Territories, where occupied territories meant American universities,” he said. “I understood how dangerous and successful our enemies are and the power…