Community Connections

Local News from the Jewish community of Portland and SW Washington

OJCF Giving Council Holds Happy Hour Designed to Do Good

The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation's Giving Council is holding its first pop-up giving circle event! Young Jewish Professionals are invited to join the Giving Council for A Taste of Giving, a fun evening of food, drink and philanthropy.

Israeli Christian Arab, George Deek, Addresses BDS with JCRC

George Deek, an Israeli Christian Arab who is on sabbatical leave from the Israeli Foreign Ministry, spoke at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon at the invitation of the Jewish Federation's Community Relations Council.

Enjoy Shabbat in the Park on Both Sides of the River with Rabbi Kosak

Congregation Neveh Shalom's Rabbi David Kosak will be hosting a Shabbat in the Park this summer on each side of the river.

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.