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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…

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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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A place at the table

  Photo: TischPDX cohort member, Brooke A, hosts a new year event called “High Holy Days,” at the Skidmore Bluffs as part of her new group, Portland Queer Jewish Experience. By Eleyna Fugman In 2018, TischPDX: Unaffiliated Jewish Leadership Incubator was launched with support from local private donors, to boost as well as learn from…