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Michael Jeser Receives Sherut L’Am Award

Photo: Michael, his wife Laura, and his four-year-old daughter Eleanore. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) awarded Michael Jeser, a graduate of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management (then School of Jewish Communal Service), with the Sherut L’Am Award on July 6, 2021. The Sherut L’Am Award recognizes exceptional service to the College-Institute…

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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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Julie Diamond Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

  Julie Diamond, retiring president and C.E.O. of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has been awarded the Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession. This award recognizes fundraising professionals who demonstrate exceptional skill and enthusiasm for their work, who pursue big ideas and successfully engage others in achieving them, and who inspire…

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BB Camp Welcomes New Hires

  With the reopening of summer camps and in alignment with our strategic priorities to further serve the community, B’nai B’rith Camp welcomed three new full-time hires. Ben Charlton is the new Chief Program Officer.  Ben, a former BB Overnight Camp Director, is returning to BB Camp after time away, working with adults with disabilities.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer…