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Local News from the Jewish community of Portland and SW Washington

OJCYF Applications Still Being Accepted for 2016-2017

The program, open to teens entering grades 10-12, is designed to encourage a lifelong passion for philanthropy and social activism. Through OJCYF, students develop a deep understanding of the importance of nonprofits and their inner workings.

Shavuot Service with talk by world-renowned economist Prof. Jeffrey Sachs:

Please join Congregation Neveh Shalom in welcoming world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN adviser and bestselling author Prof. Jeffery D. Sachs to our congregation. He will be speaking prior to Yizkor, about 10:30am. Everyone is invited and welcome.

The World’s Leading Klezmer Fiddler Comes to Portland

On Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm, Congregation Neveh Shalom will welcome the world's leading klezmer fiddler, Alicia Svigals, for a concert.

J Street presents Mitchell Plitnick : "Let's Take A Deep Breath On BDS"

Mitchell Plitnick is the vice president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Previously, he was Director of the US Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (2008-2010) and Director of Education and Policy for Jewish Voice for…