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OJMCHE Opens ‘Mending the Social Fabric’

  Photo: Textile artist Bonnie Meltzer The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s exhibition “Mending the Social Fabric” by textile artist Bonnie Meltzer has at its core a parachute with a 314-foot circumference that is encircled by 75 handkerchiefs embroidered with text that amplifies the embedded themes. Mounted behind the parachute are textiles…

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Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill Signed into Law

PHOTO: Above, Governor Kate Brown ceremonially signs  historic bill at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. At right, Sen. Rob Wagner, Gov. Brown, Rep. Janeen Sollman, OJMCHE Director Judy Margles and Bob Horenstein, community relations director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. Sen. Wagner guided the bill through the state senate and…

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Welcoming new citizens

PHOTO: Speaker Amy Herzfeld-Copple, left, and OJMCHE Director Judy Margles joined Richard Miller, Portland field office director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as he presented citizenship certificates after he administered the citizenship oaths. Photos courtesy of OJMCHE To celebrate World Refugee Day, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Eduction hosted a naturalization ceremony…

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Portland Summer Fun

Story and Photos by Teresa Bergen   As daffodils and tulips poke through their green casings, Portlanders emerge from puffy jackets and knit caps to step into the sun. There’s lots of fun to be had outside this summer. Here are a few reliable bets.   Try SUP Yoga Paddleboards aren’t just for paddling –…

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17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…

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ART PREVIEWS

IMAGE: Complain by Mel Bochner. 2007   OJMCHE presents Mel Bochner The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education presents “Mel Bochner – Enough Said” March 7-May 26. From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundations, this body of recent works, 2007-2018, challenge audiences to reflect on the nature and structure…