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Wise Aging comes to Portland

In June, Jewish Family & Child Service will launch the Wise Aging program, based on the book Wise Aging, Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit. “Wise Aging is unlike any other program or self-help book,” says JFCS Senior Outreach Clinician David Molko, who completed the training program and led a pilot group in Portland. “This…

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Grant to Promote Inclusion of Individuals with Disabilities in Jewish Life

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies was one of 22 organizations to receive funding under a matching grants program sponsored by The Genesis Prize Foundation  and Jewish Funders Network. The program, Breaking Barriers Initiative, established in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perlman, will fund programs that promote inclusion of individuals with disabilities in…

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Free meals for hungry kids

Portland’s Jewish Family and Child Service is helping spread the word about free breakfast and lunch opportunities for school-age children in need of food. Across America, millions of children rely on school meals. But in the summer, those meals disappear. If you have or know of a school-age student in need of breakfast and/or lunch…

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…

Changing Face of Aging

Driven by a commitment to honor elders, a population aging faster than the general U.S. population and seniors who stay healthy and active longer than previous generations, the Jewish community is exploring new ways to serve seniors. Seniors today are living longer, more active lives than earlier generations, notes Cedar Sinai Park CEO David Fuks:…