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…

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.

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.