• PHOTO: Gala Chair Ed Tonkin invites the community to join him Oct. 8 for the party of the century! (See Gala details below story.)

    The Jewish Federation’s Centennial Gala will be a glamourous evening of reconnecting and celebrating a century of community building in Jewish Port...

  • PHOTO: Portland-area pitcher Jojo Zober Appling led the tournament in strikeouts. Photo courtesy of EMRYT Coollecchio


    The Israel Softball Association 12U Israeli national team won the silver medal in the European Massimo Romero Youth Tournament. Portland-area pitcher Josephine ...

  • PHOTO: September National Tay-Sachs Awareness Month (see below) and Shari Ungerleider shares the story of her son, Evan (pictured), who lost his battle with Tay-Sachs when he was almost 4½ years old.


    When I gave birth to my first child, Evan, in August of 1994, my husban...

  • OneTable expands Shabbat dinner subsidies; Tabor & Tea; Jewish Movie in the Park; Russian and Ukrainian Narratives; Jewcology; Sha-barbeque with Moishe Pod; BB Camp YA weekend; Moishe Pod Clothing Exchange; YA day camp; OneTable Shabbat dinner subsidies

  • Ever since she was an infant, Cedar Sinai Park/Robison Jewish Health Center (or the Home, as it is fondly called) has been a second home for Barbie Enkelis, 71.
    Her mom and dad, Velma Zelda (Cissi) and Milt Carl, z”l, used to bring her to the Robison Home to visit her grandparents, Gussie and N...

  • The Jewish Women’s Round Table presents the Song of Miriam Awards to outstanding women volunteers. The 14 Song of Miriam honorees for 2022 are Myra Blatt, Lois Eaton, Judy Freeman, Lauren Goldstein, Robbie Lambert, Shoshanna Lansberg, Carol Lavender, Shirona Lurie, Niomi Morr, Danelle Romain, A...

  • PHOTO: Maimonides Jewish Day School and Chabad of Northeast Portland are purchasing this former preschool at 4635 NE 9th Ave. to house the day school, a preschool and all of Chabad NE's programs.


    Portland’s east side will finally have a Jewish day school and a new preschool wh...

  • PHOTO: Physical Therapist Patty Magid-Volk and Cantor Linda Shivers prepare a wheelchair for someone needing a lift following surgery, injury or illness. The durable medical-equipment lending library could use more wheelchairs.


    Shortly after I wrote an article announcing the cre...

  • PHOTO: Jodi Garber-Simon, right, interviews Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal for the film “Shattered: How Women Broke the Glass Ceiling in Oregon Politics.”  

    During the pandemic, Jodi Garber-Simon realized that all five of the Multnomah County Commissioners are women. Then An...

  • PHOTO: Sophie Lippert, an international correspondent for All Classical Portland, plays the piano on a patio overlooking the Tel Aviv beach.

    Pianist and educator Sophie Lippert has worn many hats during her professional life, from concert series curator to community-builder and...

  • PHOTO: Students from the University of Oregon and Oregon State University show their pride at Tiberias, Israel, while on a Birthright Israel trip with Oregon Hillel.

    Following a two-year, Covid-related hiatus of Birthright trips, Oregon Hillel returned to Israel June 19-29 with i...

  • PHOTO: Portland’s Wexner Heritage Fellows and several of their spouses pose for a group photo at Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem during their July visit to Israel as part of their two-year leadership program.


    The Portland class of the Wexn...

  • PHOTOS: New leaders from left: Rabbi Sholom Skolnik becomes the rabbi of Congregation Kesser Israel on Sept. 1; Congregation Ahavath Achim welcomes new leader Rabbi Devin Maimon Villarreal on Shabbat July 30; and Eastside Jewish Commons has hired Howie Bierbaum as its new executive director.



  • PHOTO: A Lag B'Omer bonfire at Moishe Pod-WestPDX was a great opportunity to make s'mores. July 23, Moishe Pod will host a Havdallah Bonfire, so more s'mores will be on offer!

    Young adults in Portland have several July events to choose from at Moishe House on the east side and Moishe Pod on the ...

  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland celebrated 102 years of supporting a vibrant Jewish community locally and globally at its annual meeting June 13 in the Mittleman Jewish Community Center Ballroom.
    “I love seeing all these amazing faces in person,” said outgoing JFGP Board Chair Laure...


Deborah Moon

Editor, Jewish Review


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 In recognition of the sudden change of circumstances faced by many individuals and families in our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jewish Free Loan Program of the Jewish Federation has expanded its offerings.

Individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and require a loan may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $1,000 with no cosigners. The number of these types of loans is limited.

Loan repayments will begin after 120 days and will be divided into equal payments of $28/month for 36 months.

For more information, call 503-892-7417 or click here.



Thanks to the local Jewish community’s COVID-19-Emergency Campaign, funds are available to help individuals and families weather the economic storm triggered by the pandemic that threatens our health.

For more information or assistance about the JFCS Emergency Aid Program, contact Caitlin DeBoer at CDeBoer@jfcs-portland.org



Many organizations offer online programs. Visit jewishportland.org/community-directory for websites.

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