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JFCS Continues 20-Year Tradition

  Photo: Volunteers packing Thanksgiving Food Boxes prior to the pandemic. This month, Jewish Family & Child Service is continuing its 20-year tradition of brightening the season for families and individuals of all ages, including greater Portland’s Holocaust Survivors, experiencing hard times. Their Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Family-to-Family (previously Adopt-a-Family) programs give hundreds of people…


Cooking up Food Memories

Thanksgiving is a special holiday for kosher chef Paula Shoyer. “Thanksgiving is such a beautiful American holiday and since it is always on Thursday, Shabbat comes up 24 hours later,” says Paula. “My American and Jewish culinary traditions come together with 48 hours of gratitude.” For the Shabbat after Thanksgiving, Paula says she traditionally makes…