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Young adults get taste of Israel on free Birthright trips

PHOTOS by Sarah Northrop/sartakespics.com Taglit-Birthright, a free 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults, has provided an eye-opening and life-changing experience for more than 650,000 participants who have experienced Israel since Birthright launched in 1999. Hundreds of classic, campus and themed tours are available each year. Trips are operated by various trip organizers, but…

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Israeli Soldiers Tour greeted by welcome and protest

PHOTOS: At the University of Oregon, above, the Israeli Soldiers Tour was greeted with a warm welcome. Below the visiting IDF reservists were greeted by protesters. Photos courtesy of StandWithUs   StandWithUs’ “Israeli Soldiers Tour” visited Oregon in October. Chen and Aviv (last names withheld for security) presented programs at Oregon State University, University of Oregon,…

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StandWithUs NW meets challenges of 2018-19 school year

From left: SWU Pacific-Northwest Campus Coordinator Matt Levin at the August conference with SWU Emerson Fellows: Jackson Anderson-Kovacs, Oregon State University; Chasen Daniels, University of Oregon; and Moussa Kone, Portland State University.     StandWithUs Northwest is poised to again meet the challenges of the 2018-19 school year with its campus Emerson Fellows and High…

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Hillel goes out to bring students in

Through the first three months of the 2013-14 academic year, Oregon Hillel on the University of Oregon campus has seen consistent growth. From connecting with off-campus Jewish organizations to packing students in on Friday nights, Executive Director Andy Gitelson has seen many new initiatives breed success in Eugene’s Jewish community. “I think the big thing…