• Maps these days tend to be depressing – showing COVID deaths and cases being typical – so Mark Lawton recruited two Jewish students to help him create a tikkun olam map to share uplifting, positive stories from around the globe.

  • When COVID-19 changed the world, HILOS founders Elias Stahl and Gaia Giladi shifted their prototype 3D printers to producing personal protection equipment, specifically “ear savers,” for people who need to wear masks all day, every day.

  • MJCC Day Camps adapt for summer; Solomon Schechter cancels overnight camp; Local Orthodox shuls plan phased reopening; Federation's 100th annual meeting June 16; Tivnu extends deadline for gap year; Moishe House seeks housemate; The Challahman restar...

  • I don’t want to sound melancholy or morose, but I have to admit that I enjoy visiting cemeteries. I find the experience to be quiet, reflective, contemplative and at times, spiritual.

  • The MJCC held its Community Celebration virtually on Thursday, May 14, honoring members, all-stars and the Harry Glickman Scholar Athletes of the year.  
    More than 50 people attended the celebration over Zoom and more tuned in through Facebook. ...

  • Jews and students of Judaism throughout Oregon and southwest Washington are invited to Zoom a different kind of tikkun leyl Shavuot – late-night learning on erev Shavuot in honor of the giving of the Torah. According to Jewish tradition, the Tor...


 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.


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

ALL AGES: MJCC Virtual Talent Show, 11:30 am, March 31
YOUTH: BB Camp's Virtual Shabbat Walk, 4 pm, Fri. 
TEENS: NFTY-NW Wonderful Wednesday, 1 pm, Wed.
YOUNG ADULT: Punchline: Comedy Shabbat, 5:30 pm, May 29
ADULTCommunity Connection: Face COVID, 1 pm, May 28
         Hope, Resilience and Joy, 2 pm, June 4, 11 & 18
SPORTS: Timbers Mike Golub, 4 pm, June 4
BOOMERS & BEYOND: Yarn Crafting, 7 pm, June 3


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