• Parenting teens in unconventional times

    To assist parents helping our teens cope with this difficult time, Maimonides Jewish Day School presents an online publication, Back to School in Unconventional Times, featuring articles by child and adoles...

  • In the best of times, the Rose Schnitzer Manor Health Services Department focuses on the health and welfare of its residents. In the worst of times, the mandate to optimize health and welfare is the same, but it takes more time, effort and commitm...

  • “Civil discourse grows increasingly difficult.” Rabbi Elka Abrahamson said she wrote those or similar words “a decade ago, five years ago, and of course today I can say that again without any equivocating.”
    Rabbi Abrahamson, President of T...

  • PHOTO: Chef Michael Solomonov returns for a Chanukah cooking demonstration Dec. 2.

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  • Though its galleries are closed, the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education has unveiled Good Trouble, a new virtual exhibit on the museum’s website, and an exhibit of Oregon Jewish Stories in the museum's highly visible ground ...

  • Israel360 will present an SWU Discover interactive Zoom tour of the Old City’s Jewish Quarter Dec. 13. Master guide Yoni Zierler will blend history, storytelling and trivia to bring extra light to your Chanukah.

  • Beginning in mid-March, the Portland Jewish community raised $900,000 with the Greater Portland Jewish Community COVID Emergency Fund, a joint project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation. 
    By ea...

  • To understand mindfulness, Rabbi Barry Cohen suggests viewing "The Bill Murray Stories." Bill Murray shows us how we can stop dwelling in the past, resist the urge to worry about the future, and for a few precious hours, exist in the present, conn...

  • Chase away the winter blues. Explore the new virtual world with these online programs: Chanukah cooking; PJ Library Havdalah-la-la; Hillel College Fair; OneTable Vegan Friendsgiving; PJA Auction; Business of cannabis; Next Generations; PJA open ho...

  • Thanksgiving is definitely different this year. Most of us will not be cooking a giant turkey for our extended family, while some might not even feel like preparing anything at all. Fortunately, Portland’s great restaurants are cooking up nouris...

  • From Colonial time to the present, Jews have been a continual and dependable presence in the defense of the United States of America. This Veterans Day we reflect on the Oregon Jews who served in the United States armed forces and share stories fr...


 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 Ruth Scott at RScott@jfcs-portland.org.



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

Mittleman Jewish Community Center offers virtual programming: oregonjcc.org/live-events and oregonjcc.org/at-home

Congregation Neveh Shalom streams services:  nevehshalom.org/virtual-services/
Congregation Beth Israel streams services: bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/

Congregation Shir Tikvah has Shabbat morning study and prayer on Zoom; for link: office@shirtikvahpdx.org

Hillel International has launched Hillel@Home: welcome.hillel.org/hillelathome/


See all online events at:



Deborah Moon

Editor, Jewish Review


Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

9900 SW Greenburg Road, Suite 220

Tigard, OR 97223

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