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New Impact Investing Opportunity at OJCF

Above: The six pillars of Judaism’s framework of mitzvot (obligations) guide JLens’ evaluation of companies and investor advocacy priorities. Philanthropy is more dynamic than you may realize. As our financial and social approaches to making a difference in the world have evolved, so too have the investment options for our charitable dollars. For decades, having…

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Celebrating the Charitable Legacy of Arlene Schnitzer, Jordan Schnitzer and Harold Schnitzer z”l

PHOTO: Above from left, Gail Mandel, Jordan Schnitzer, Arlene Schnitzer and Julie Diamond at the Annual Meeting and Legacy Celebration of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. At right, Jordan Schnitzer and Arlene Schnitzer were the Legacy Society Honorees along with Harold Schnitzer, z”l. Photos by Vincent Paru   In June it was OJCF’s privilege to…

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Grant proposals due Sept. 3

PHOTO: Lois Schnitzer and many of her daughters joined OJCF for its 2019 Annual Meeting and Legacy Celebration. Pictured from left: Gayle Romain, Rita Philip, Lois Schnitzer, Jill Edelson and Mardi Spitzer. Photo by Victor Paru The Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Charitable Supporting Foundation of OJCF Is Now Accepting Applications The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation…

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OJCF’s enduring commitment to camp

PHOTO: BB Campers do a philanthropy exercise. Knowing that Jewish overnight camp plays a big role in kids’ and teens’ Jewish identity, the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and our youth foundation consistently support our local camps – B’nai B’rith Camp and Camp Solomon Schechter. This support is varied but with the common goal to enable…

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Seeking dynamic professionals under 45 who want to have impact

The Oregon Jewish Community Foundations is recruiting its fourth Giving Council Cohort. The deadline for registration is Dec. 27. Who: Career minded Jews in the Portland area interested in a different take on philanthropy What: Participate in the fourth cohort of the OJCF Giving Council, a giving circle.  A “giving circle” is a group of philanthropic people who come…

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Giving Circles Make an Impact

PHOTO: OJCF’s Giving Council in 2017   What is a giving circle? Essentially, a giving circle is a group of people who come together to pool their charitable dollars and decide together where to donate their money. Pooling contributions enables individuals who might not be able to make a significant contribution on their own to…

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You can help

JFCS needs help to shore up safety net Jewish Family & Child Service recently launched a campaign to raise $100,000 over the next six months to benefit vulnerable people in metropolitan Portland’s Jewish community and beyond. JFCS will distribute the funds as follows: $35,000 to help individuals and families with rent assistance; $29,000 to help…

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Biz Ins & Outs October 2018

Michael Jeser leaves Portland to head San Diego Federation Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s Michael Jeser has been named president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of San Diego. Michael has served JFGP as director of financial resource development for the past 2½ years. Michael concluded his work at JFGP on July 27. “Michael has…