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  • The COVID-19 Emergency Fund has raised $683,000 as of noon, March 24.
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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 additional 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.


Virtually all synagogues andorganizations are closed during Oregon's Stay Home, Save Lives order.

Many organziations are offering online or virtual programs. Check congregation and organization websites for their offerings. Visit jewishportland.org/community-directory for website addresses.

Mittleman Jewish Community Center is closed but is offering virtual programming. oregonjcc.org/live-events and oregonjcc.org/at-home

Congregation Neveh Shalom has cancelled all on site events; Friday evening and Saturday morning virtual services:  nevehshalom.org/virtual-services/
Congregation Beth Israel encourages virutal services attendance. bethisrael-pdx.org/worship/watch-services-live/
Congregation Kol Ami will offer many Zoom programs for adults and kids. jewishvancouverusa.org
PDX Hillel has canceled all in-person activities immediately. Online program details posted on facebook.com/PDXHillel/ and instagram.com/pdxhillel/
Hillel International has launched Hillel@Home: welcome.hillel.org/hillelathome/
B'nai Brith Camp offers a Virtual Shabbat Walk and Friendship Circle Every Friday at 4 pm. bbcamp.org/virtual-shabbat/





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