Tagged Oregon Jewish

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Hanukkah Highlights

The long, cold, rain-soaked nights, suffused with the aroma of organic, locally sourced, cruelty-free, artisan latkes can mean only one thing – it’s Hanukkah in Oregon! For Jewish families with young children, Hanukkah is a special time to come together and share the history of our people. Hanukkah, or dedication in Hebrew, commemorates the rededication…

Marc Blattner

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is in the midst of our 100 Days of Impact. On Oct. 1, Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin spoke to 130 of our leading donors and provided an inspiring message about overcoming challenges and living generously. The people in attendance have committed $725,000 to Campaign 2015. Every gift increased…

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Save Our Veterans

The son of surgeon and World War II veteran Zanly Edelson, z”l, Dr. Richard Edelson grew up with a strong respect for the veterans who sacrifice so much to allow Americans to thrive. Zanly Edelson was a general surgeon on a military base in England and was injured in a glider crash during the invasion…

Passover Events and Seders

Residents of Oregon come from many places and often leave family behind. While Passover is traditionally a “home” holiday, congregations realize there are many who do not have family nearby or who would just like to celebrate with their larger community family. Here are some options (Note: Many seders offer scholarships for those unable to…

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FIBER ARTIST FINDS CALLING IN HATS

Local artists and art lovers alike eagerly anticipate the annual Portland Open Studios tour, which takes place during the second and third weekends in October, but probably no one is looking forward to it more than Diana Unterspan. Unterspan is a fiber artist who works primarily with wool and silk to create both decorative and…