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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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Previews: February 2019

PHOTO: Some members of this year’s OJCYF board. Photo by Eden Swartz Photography OJCYF’s annual benefit dinner March 14 The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation will be holding its annual benefit dinner on Thursday, March 14, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Casino Royale: All In On Our Youth will showcase the strong relationship between…

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OJCYF Teens Raise $48,000

Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation members sit on the Mittleman Jewish Community Center stage at the group’s annual benefit dinner May 3. This year’s theme, Roaring Youth Philanthropy, set the mood for a truly festive evening. The teen-run event included remarks from U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Professor Natan Meir of the Harold Schnitzer Family…

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OJCYF teens learn from their grandparents

PHOTO: Rosemarie and Layton Rosenfeld   Whether they are called bubbe and zayde, grandma and grandpa, or nanny and poppa, it is clear that grandchildren share a special bond with their grandparents. It’s a treasured relationship that presents a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to share their life experiences and personal values with younger generations. In…

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OJCYF Introduces Advocacy Workshop

On Jan. 30 the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation held its first advocacy workshop for students in 6-12th grades. Entitled Hope in Action, the session brought together 11 students to learn how to be an effective advocate for oneself and one’s community, as well as how to plan meetings with stakeholders and communicate with elected…

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Celebrate OJCYF’s B’nai Mitzvah: 13 Years of Teen Philanthropy

GUEST SPEAKER: Rebecca Shine, Momentum Alliance co-executive director Kosher Food Collection benefits Sunshine Pantry WHEN: 5:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, April 20 WHERE: Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland Tickets: $54 per adult /$36 per youth (OJCYF members, alumni and students) For more information or to register, visit ojcf.org or call 503-248-9328.

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OJCYF adapts to growth

Over the years Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation has gone through a lot of changes. With more members than ever (53 Jewish high school students), we focused on group work and made other changes to accommodate all the budding philanthropists. For example, we created three groups based on experience in OJCYF: Lomdim (apprentices), Bonim (builders)…