Tagged Oregon events


Oseran Family Fund Brings Another Great Speaker to Portland

When Portlanders enjoy hearing journalist E.J. Dionne at Congregation Beth Israel on May 5, they may recall other speakers in the annual Oseran Family Lecture series. The syndicated Washington Post columnist and National Book Award nominee follows greats including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg….


Lightening Poverty’s Grip

A project to aid impoverished women and children in rural Honduras is rooted in Oregon. Eugene native Shmuel Rubinstein spent 1998-99 living and working in Israel through Project OTZMA thanks to funding from Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. He says the value of tikkun olam (healing the world), which he learned growing up at Eugene’s…

Food For Thought

By Amy Kaufman A lightbulb will go off in the minds of Portlanders when the Food for Thought Festival launches on April 18. The four-day, multi-faceted celebration is based on an explosive new idea that brings people together under a huge tent of citywide events while uniting them in the fight against hunger in Oregon….

Art Roundup

GRANT WINNER BRINGS “ITHAKA” TO ART STAGE artists repertory theatre will present andrea Stolowitz’s challenging new work, “Ithaka,” May 28-June 30. With this newly commissioned play, Oregon playwright andrea Stolowitz examines coming home from war. Marine Captain elaine edwards has just returned from her latest tour in afghanistan but this time things are different –…

Fishy Fun

The new Portland Aquarium was inspired, at least in part, by Dr. Marc Gottlieb’s desire to give metro-area families the same opportunity to interact with ocean life that his own sons enjoy in San Diego. “We are always surrounded by ocean life in San Diego,” says Gottlieb. But his wife, Clover, who grew up near…

Happenings/Faces of Oregon, October 2012

LIONS OF JUDAH: (From left) Michelle Philip joined Portlanders Rita Philip, Elizabeth Menashe, Lois Schnitzer, Sharon Weil, Elaine Savinar (Sharon’s mother), Renee Holzman, Gayle Romain and Priscilla Kostiner on a visit to the 9/11 Memorial while at the International Lion of Judah Conference in New York City Sept. 12. The 1,700 women who attended from…

Happenings/Faces of Oregon, August 2012

OJCF NEW BOARD MEMBERS – The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has added three new members to its board of directors: (from left) Jonathan Barg, Jill Schnitzer Edelson and Jonathan Glass. At the Annual Meeting, OJCF also thanked several outgoing board members including Warren Rosenfeld, Sharon Ungerleider and Milt Carl, who was one of the original…


Happenings /Faces of Oregon, July 2012

LEARNED HAND AWARDS – The Oregon Area Jewish Committee presented its Learned Hand awards at a luncheon on June 13 at the Governor Hotel.  Julia E. Markley of Perkins Coie LLP (left) received the Emerging Leadership Award, and Henry H. Hewitt of Stoel Rives LLP received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives…