Tagged Oregon Jewish Life Magazine

Israel Celebrates Earth Day

In 1970 American Senator Gaylord Nelson called for a day of protest and learning on April 22, as a response to what he felt was a looming environmental catastrophe. Over 20 million people participated in that event. This year on April 22 the world celebrated the 43rd “Earth Day.” Communities, governments, groups and organizations all…

Summer is a Great Time: Summer Reading

THE NEXT SCOTT NADELSON, A LIFE IN PROGRESS by Scott Nadelson, © 2013, Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts, Portland, $16.95, original paperback (by Paul Haist.) After the 2004 publication of his first collection of short stories, Oregon writer Scott Nadelson, a New Jersey native, still questioned whether he would ever do something worthwhile. No matter…

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Central Oregon Adventures

With its pristine environment, breathtaking scenery and wealth of outdoor activities, Bend is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Pacific Northwest. No matter what the season, visitors can enjoy a diverse range of activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking and even llama-riding. Young professionals, families and active retirees are increasingly finding their…

Plenty of Reasons to Want Hope

“People I know and love have been afflicted with this disease. People I love have died from Alzheimer’s.” I don’t know anybody who doesn’t know somebody who has – or had – Alzheimer’s. My mother had Alzheimer’s and passed away in 2002. In 2010, 1,300 Oregonians died from Alzheimer’s. Today more than 76,000 Oregonians age…