Tagged Rabbi Joshua Stampfer

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Three Rabbis Who Shaped a City

Photo: From left Emanuel Rose, Yonah Geller and Joshua Stampfer. Courtesy Oregon Public Broadcasting Beginning in the 1950s, when Portland had far fewer coffee shops and most people had never touched a computer, three men arrived, all with the same vocation, to begin work that would impact the lives of thousands of Oregonians. All three…

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Previews for May 2017

Rabbi Stampfer to Receive Ageless Award April 27 Jessie F. Richardson Foundation will present Rabbi Joshua Stampfer with its Ageless Award April 27. Since 2013, JFRF has given the Ageless Award to individuals who are 75 years or older, and demonstrate the importance of living a purposeful life and continue to make significant contributions to…

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Oregon’s modern-day Maccabees

RABBI JOSHUA STAMPFER On Nov. 29, 1947, Joshua Stampfer, then a young rabbinic student in Jerusalem, awoke to the news that the United Nations, the night before, had approved the creation of a Jewish state. Soon after the UN announcement, he joined the Haganah, the underground Jewish defense army that, after statehood, became the Israel…

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Biz Ins & Outs

CBI hires Josh Kashinsky as new executive director Congregation Beth Israel has hired Josh Kashinsky as the Reform congregation’s new executive director. Josh assumes his new post May 1. Prior to joining the CBI family, Josh served as the Assistant Executive Director at the Siegel JCC in Wilmington, DE, during which time he helped complete…

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23rd Annual Portland Jewish Film Festival

Films ranging from touching comedies to thought-provoking documentaries will entertain and enlighten thousands during the 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival June 14-28. The festival is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented by the Institute for Judaic Studies, with an opening night reception presented by Oregon Jewish Life magazine (https://orjewishlife.com/oregon-jewish-life-presents-film-festival-opening-reception/). Rabbi Joshua Stampfer and…