About Women's Philanthropy
Welcome to the world that women build together.
Women's Philanthropy provides a place in the Portland Jewish community for all women to come together to promote, enhance and celebrate Jewish life. Women's Philanthropy is committed to building a Jewish community that is both welcoming and engaging and demonstrates the impact a woman makes by having her voice heard. By perpetuating the ideals and values of Jewish heritage and tradition, and by providing opportunities through programming and leadership development, Women's Philanthropy strives to have all women more deeply understand the significance of their philanthropic decisions.
Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland invites you to get connected. For more details please contact Priscilla Kostiner, Director of Women's Philanthropy at 503.892.3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's Philanthropy at Oregon Jewish Museum, October 20, 10-11:30am, $5 per person includes Museum admission, program and refreshments. Contact Priscilla Kostiner for more details at 503.892.3015. OJM is located at 1953 NW Kearney Street.
Exhibition runs October 9, 2013 - January 26, 2014
On a Saturday morning in 1922 – just two years following the historic vote that guaranteed American women the right to vote – Judith Kaplan, daughter of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan, became the first American girl to mark her bat mitzvah during a public worship service. In the decades that followed, many other girls and women became “firsts” in their communities, helping to reshape American Judaism.
This October the Oregon Jewish Museum hosts the traveling exhibit, Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age. Through photographs, stories, audio clips, and much more the exhibit illustrates the determination of girls, their parents and their rabbis to challenge and change communal values and practice and institute this now widely performed Jewish ritual.
The Oregon Jewish Museum is expanding the exhibit to include a look into the history and tradition of the bat mitzvah in Oregon. Do you have your own stories to tell? Please contact Anne LeVant Prahl, Curator of Collections and be part of Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age!
Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age is a project of the National Museum of American Jewish History and Moving Traditions.