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More Than 1,400 Jewish Clergy Call for Protection for Asylum Seekers

PHOTO: (from left) HIAS Rabbi-in-Residence Rachel Grant Meyer; HIAS Border Fellow Nicolas Palazzo; Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, Executive Director RRA; Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld, Congregation Albert, Albuquerque, NM; Rabbi Devorah Marcus, Temple Emanu-El, San Diego, CA; Meggie Weiler; Smita Dazzo and Rebecca Kirzner.   HIAS convenes faith leaders and attorneys in Washington, DC, to deliver petition to…


Welcoming new citizens

PHOTO: Speaker Amy Herzfeld-Copple, left, and OJMCHE Director Judy Margles joined Richard Miller, Portland field office director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as he presented citizenship certificates after he administered the citizenship oaths. Photos courtesy of OJMCHE To celebrate World Refugee Day, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Eduction hosted a naturalization ceremony…


Pamper for a Purpose

Have you ever walked, run or petitioned for a good cause? This time, you’re in for a treat. The second annual Pamper for a Purpose lets you help Darfur and Congolese refugees by basking in the ultimate spa. Join hair stylists, hypnotists, massage therapists and more at Lake Oswego’s Millennium Park Plaza on July 1…