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Cheryl Coon aids today’s refugees

In Oregon, one in 10 residents is an immigrant according to the American Immigration Council. Our state – and Portland, in particular – also is home to increasing numbers of refugees, people fleeing unimaginable hardships including war, persecution and natural disasters. Cheryl Coon has made it her life’s work to represent the most traumatized among…


Portlander finds her passion in Israel

Before Portland-native Tova Cohen began college, she knew she had to participate in Young Judaea Year Course, a Masa Israel-accredited service and academic gap year program. “Aside from being very involved in Young Judaea growing up, I had also spent a year preparing to work with Sudanese refugees in Israel,” said Tova. As a senior…