• Photo: Young adults competed to see who could create the best topping/decorated latke at the Jews Next Dor Chanukah party.

    Portland is fortunate to have several organizations hosting events for young adults. The organizations below shared their February events and invite all to attend.
    JEWS NEXT...

  • Photo: The Congregation Beth Israel group visits the Che Gervera Memorial Mausoleum in Santa Clara, Cuba.

    Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana took 18 Congregation Beth Israel members and friends and two duffle bags of requested supplies (medicines, guitar strings and more) on...

  • PHOTO: Mathias Anderson and his dog, Akela, sit with Rabbi Chayim and Simi Mishulovin in the living room of the Jewish Oasis. Sofas, chairs, tables, books and artwork give the space the feel of a Jewish home.

    The Jewish Oasis has opened in Portland’s Pearl District to share the...

    As the Jewish Federation’s community security director, you may think I spend most of my days working with congregations and organizations. Yes, my days are mostly spent fielding questions about suspicious emails, helping organizations develop safety plans, following up on p...


    Imagine a holiday so all-pervasive that it encompasses the preciousness of each person’s internal holiness with the grandeur of the creation of the cosmos.
    Tu B’Shvat is that holiday.
    This “New Year of the Trees” begins at sunset on Feb. 5. Originally, it was related...

  • PHOTO: Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education galleries are closed while the museum's new 1,000-square-foot gallery space is integrated into the museum as shown in this architectural image.

    The galleries at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education are closed ...

  • Each issue, the Jewish Review is featuring a profile of one of the 18 local beneficiary agencies of the Jewish
    Federation of Greater Portland’s 2022 Annual Campaign.

    This winter, students from Oregon Hillel and Hillel Santa Cruz questioned their relationship to Israel, Judaism and each other while participating in a free 10-day trip to Israel. According to Birthright’s webpage, the trip was established to “motivate young people to con...

  • PHOTO: Children who enjoyed their first year of camp last summer are now eligible for a year two retention grant to return to camp again. Some of these smiling faces at Camp Solomon Schecter will likely be back this summer. See story below.

    Give preschoolers the Right Start

    Recognizing the impo...

  • PHOTO: Students at The Gan-Portland Jewish preschool enjoy the large outside play area in Southwest Portland. It is one of six area preschools profiled below.

    Portland has six Jewish preschools

    The Greater Portland area now has four preschools on the west side, one on the east side and one in V...


    AREA OF SERVICE: Jewish Education (early childhood, day school, afterschool)
    pjaproud.org | 503-244-0126
    2022 ALLOCATION: $187,590
    MISSION: As a Jewish day school, we strive to ensure an academically rich environment that honors the whole child. PJA nurtures and inspires ...

    The pressure to remain up to date with everything going on in the world is all pervasive and can become overwhelming and self-destructive. I learned this lesson the hard way during the 2020 presidential election. In the late summer, tension was building between Biden and Trum...

  • PHOTO: JFCS Board Vice President Bill Treuhaft and wife, JoAnne Treuhaft, carefully comb through JFCS documents, but they need help from you. Photo by Robyn Taylor.

    This is the 75th year of Jewish Family and Child Service – the perfect opportunity to celebrate the agency’s past presidents an...

  • PHOTO: An April 30 concert by Israeli Superstar Noa is part of our community’s Israel at 75 Celebration. Pre-sale tickets will be available Jan. 9. See story below.

    Federation offers grants for programs and events

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is offering grants to Jewish organiza...

  • Mittleman Jewish Community Center’s new role as implementing partner of the Portland-area PJ Library dovetails perfectly with the center’s new strategic plan to enhance youth and family engagement (see related story). The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, which assumed leadership of the ...

  • PHOTO: Members of the MJCC Stingray Swim Team

    Each issue, the Jewish Review is featuring a profile of one of the 18 local beneficiary agencies of the Jewish
    Federation of Greater Portland’s 2022 Annual Campaign.

    Full-service community center offering youth an...

  • PHOTO: Volunteers take challah, grape juice and a taste of Torah to women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility every Friday. More volunteers are needed to keep this mitzvah going weekly.

    Teaching Torah to women in prison is both challenging and rewarding according to volunteers ...

    In the 10 months since I became your new community security director, I have heard how stressful increasing antisemitism has been for many of you.
    I’ve met and corresponded with most of the Jewish organizations across Oregon and Southwest Washington and with many individual ...


Deborah Moon

Editor, Jewish Review


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