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Portlanders’ Missing Empathy

  By Ezra Hammer Hate crimes against American Jews are surging. From Los Angeles to New York, Jews have become the target of violent, public assaults. Closer to home, Portland has witnessed similar acts of hate. Last month, our Holocaust memorial was defaced with swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs. Sadly, this steady stream of hate comes…

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Oregon Holocaust Memorial Vandalized With Swastikas and Antisemitic Symbols

  The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Southwest Portland’s Washington Park was marked with graffiti. The Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland has been defaced by anti-semitic graffiti. The vandalism, which included spray-painted swastikas and other neo-Nazi symbolism, and the number “1488” — code in neo-Nazi circles for the so-called “14 words,” a racist maxim – and…

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Sean Bartlett Joins PJA

  Portland Jewish Academy is thrilled to introduce their new Director of Afterschool Programs, Sean Bartlett! Sean grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he received a degree in American Studies. After moving back to San Francisco, Sean got his credential to teach history and…

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First COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Oregon

Article courtesy Associated Press Oregon hospitals administered the first coronavirus vaccines in the state Dec. 16 to nurses, respiratory therapists, housekeeping workers and other health care employees in high-risk jobs, marking the beginning of a broad vaccination campaign in a state that’s seen more than 1,200 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began. Those vaccinated during…

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Hillsboro Hops get a Promotion to “A” League

Hillsboro Hops officials said Wednesday they’ve received an invitation to continue the thriving franchise’s relationship, in a higher league, with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Hops are set to become the Diamondbacks Single-A Advanced affiliate, meaning they’ll play 132 regular-season games, including 66 at Ron Tonkin Field. The Hops were previously a short-season Single-A team that…