Tagged Portland Jewish


Lamplighters Podcast: Fighting Fires and Pedaling Wine Bicycles – The Portland Jewish Oasis Lubavitch.com

  By Lubavitgch.com In Episode 42 of Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier, reporter/producer Gary Waleik presents the story of Rabbi Chayim and Rebbetzin Simi Mishulovin, Chabad emissaries to Portland, Oregon. The Mishulovins have parlayed their knowledge of their city with their creativity to create an innovative storefront/shmooze center for Jews in…


Neveh Shalom’s Pink Shabbat Soirée and Kabbalat Shabbat-Feb. 16, 2024

Staff Writer Please join Congregation Neveh Shalom this Friday for a very special Pink Shabbat Soiree. Friday February 16 Pink Shabbat Soirée, 5:15pm Shabbat Services, 6:15pm   Raise a Glass, Raise Awareness! Everyone is invited to join us prior to our service for our Pink Shabbat Soirée, with light refreshments and a glass of rosé. Click here to register….


Geffen Mesher Names Three New Shareholders

Geffen Mesher recently announced that Anne Tankersley, Paige Lukens, and Rachel Henrichs had each been promoted to shareholder at the firm. The CEO of Geffen Mesher Michael Rompa noted: “Anne Tankersley, Paige Lukens, and Rachel Henrichs have successfully advised our clients for years. They exemplify stewardship, mentorship, and we are honored to welcome these three…


The No Hate Zone of Sam Sachs

By Deborah Moon Sam Sachs, 46, calls his volunteer efforts on behalf of minority rights tikkun olam, healing the world. He’s been called an advocate, activist and even an agitator. When he sued the Oregon Public Safety Academy in 1996 for anti-Semitic comments during his training there as a corrections officer, it launched a state…

Remembering Cards and Comradery at Leonard's

Leonard Kaufman, 87, has plenty to look back on. Born in Portland in 1926, he remembers Depression-era hobo camps, World War II scrap drives and swimming lessons with Mickey Hirschberg at the Jewish Community Center on Southwest 13th Avenue. He reflects on his early Portland ancestors. His grandfather, merchant Isaac Kaufman, arrived in 1858. (The…


A New Spin on Oil for Hanukkah

My son and I spend a lot of time in the car. Between 7 am and 7 pm I may drive 20-30 miles while schlepping him to and from his various commitments. I don’t complain because I know soon he’ll be driving himself, and we’ll never see him! My son is quite an accomplished musician,…