Community Connections

Local News from the Jewish community of Portland and SW Washington

Israel360: Diverse Perspectives on Israel in an Atmosphere of Respect

Israel360 is a series of regularly occurring programs that will consider many aspects of Israel–modern and ancient–from diverse viewpoints and approaches. Some sessions will have a cultural, political or military focus, while other events will examine Israeli history, sociology or the…

Informational Meetings for OJCYF's 2017-2018 Year

The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation (OJCYF) will be holding two informational meetings for Jewish teens in grades 9-12 who are interested in applying for the program's 2017-2018 year. A parent or guardian must accompany the teen to the meeting.

Passover4all helps local families celebrate

Each year many in our area struggle to celebrate one of the most cherished holidays on the Jewish calendar. For some, getting the items needed for the Passover seder is difficult, if not impossible.

Sephardic Winter Film on April 4

This Academy Award-winning documentary examines the critical post-World War II period from 1945 – 1948, and the plight of the tens of thousands of refugees who survived the Nazi Holocaust but whom most of the world left to fend for themselves.

Jewish Arts Month Kicks Off February 26

This year’s show takes place in the MJCC lobby from Sunday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 31, and includes rotating displays, in different mediums, an offbeat film screening and a new opportunity for young artists throughout the area.