Tagged Mittleman Jewish Community Center

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Focus on Wellness

Photo: Joe with his daughter. By Joe Seitz I am always fascinated by how people respond to challenges. There are optimists, pessimists, different personalities, and all of the conditions of human fabric that make our life at times so beautiful, and so tragic. Much of life is about choices, and most of us know that…

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Celebration of Art

Photo: Morrie carved this stand from black walnut for a shofar he bought from Israel as a birthday gift. Two years ago Morrie Jackson’s wife Gerry went to ORA’s annual Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center and told Morrie he should exhibit his work. Last year Morrie took a few of his…

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Biz Ins & Outs

Tonkon Torp’s Owen Blank honored with pro bono award  Tonkon Torp business attorney Owen Blank has been honored with the Multnomah Bar Association 2015 Pro Bono Award of Merit. Owen maintains a busy law practice focused on working with corporate, family-owned and nonprofit organizations on a range of business, real estate and commercial matters. In…

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Dance for Parkinson’s Oregon

Photos by Deborah Moon Dance, the art form, develops not only grace, musicality and coordination, but also muscle strength, flexibility, balance, gait and facial expression – making it a wonderful therapeutic exercise for those suffering the debilitating effects of Parkinson’s disease. So, since 2012, those with Parkinson’s and their family members, friends and care partners…

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Focusing on Tamar for Today

“Tamar at the Crossroads” features a woman disguised as a prostitute who seduces her father-in-law. Can this biblical tale of ancient intrigue speak to women today? Through art, song, drama and discussion, this year’s Women’s Day of Jewish Learning hopes to help everyone learn more. Held Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 10 am to 1:30…

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Opal 28 has Turned 1 Year

To say Margot Feves and her intimate event space Opal 28 had a successful first year would be an understatement. Opal 28 was named Oregon Bride Magazine’s Best New Venue 2014 and won the Portland Business Journal honor as a Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Retail Project 2014. Margot Talia Feves was named Margot after…