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After the Fire, the Gift of Family

A few months ago, Odelia and Ohad Brat celebrated their son’s bar mitzvah. They’ll never forget when he received his brand-new tefillin. And they’ll never forget grabbing that same tefillin as they and their six children fled their home in Talmon. A raging fire was only minutes away.

A Community Mikvah

On October 20 a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the new Portland Community Mikvah, a collaboration of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and Oregon Board of Rabbis.

Empowering Seniors to Overcome Depression

Depression is a common and potentially debilitating – but highly treatable – condition. Joseph, a local senior in his 70s suffers from social isolation and bouts of sadness. He noticed that he lost interest in the activities he once liked and felt disconnected from his community.

The Words That Changed Rebekah's Life

Early in freshman year, a friend dragged Rebekah to a Bagel Break at the campus Hillel, a Federation beneficiary. She felt out of place there, intimidated. When she told the Hillel director that she didn’t consider herself Jewish, the director said something that changed her life.

The Gift of Debt-Free Education

Meaghan always knew she wanted a career helping people. Meaghan had been very diligent in managing her finances while attending classes and simultaneously holding a part-time job, but it was still not enough. That's where the Jewish Free Loan program stepped in.