Community Connections

Local News from the Jewish community of Portland and SW Washington

Receive a Scholarship from OJCF

The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation is pleased to offer scholarship programs for higher education and Jewish overnight camp. To be eligible for these scholarships, applicants must be Jewish residents of Oregon and must demonstrate financial need.

We Oppose Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants and Refugees

“We are deeply concerned about President Trump’s actions on immigration and refugees. These pronouncements not only severely restrict immigration, they instill fear among existing immigrant populations that they are not welcome and may be at risk."

Preserving the Past: The Legacy of Jewish Women

A Lifelong Learning Lecture Series presented by Cedar Sinai Park, featuring speakers Priscilla Kostiner, Ellen Eisenberg, Ida Rae Cahana, Jeannie Smith, and Kimberly Hartnett.

Adopt-A-Family Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help deliver gifts on Sunday, December 18th for our Adopt-a-Family holiday to provide gifts & items such as cold weather gear— for 60 needy families.


Seasons of Light, an annual benefit concert since 2007, returns this year with an exciting program of music that celebrates the many cultural and faith traditions of our community.