• 15 women receive Song of Miriam Award: Marni Glick, Eliana Temkin, Sam Perrin, Hannah Berkowitz, Joni Plotkin, Kathleen Doctor, Robin Ellison, Carol Ray Richmond, Shari Raider, Liza Milliner, Diana Lindemann, Sheryl Chomak, Leora Troper, Toinette Menashe and Kara Orvieto.

    For 27 years, the Je...

  • The High Holidays start “early” on our Gregorian calendar this year; the Hebrew month of Elul begins Aug. 9, Selichot is Aug. 28 and Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown Sept. 6. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland hosts the online community calendar for community members to easily access in...

  • PHOTO: Young campers enjoy B’nai B’rith Camp’s first eastside day camp July 12-16. The new Eastside Jewish Commons will be home for many community programs, including two more weeks of BB Day Camp Eastside Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13.


    Jewish options are multiplying on Portland...

  • PHOTO: The lobby at ther Mittleman Jewish Community Center is starting to feel like the community's living room once again.

    The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is poised to reclaim its title as the “living room of the Jewish community” as the lobby reopens, in-person classe...

  • Portlander Glen Coblens has been named head coach of the Team USA Men’s Over 45 Basketball Team for the 21st Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2022. The Maccabiah Games, also known as the Jewish Olympics, are the third-largest international multi-sport event in the world.
    “My first Macca...

  • PHOTO: Oregonian Josh Foster spent five months volunteering at this day care center in Yafo, Israel, while on the Young Judaea Year Course. Here Josh and Israeli counselor Ophir are shown with three youth he worked closely with, Adisu, Adisu and Adam. “This day was really special, because we ce...

  • Thirty years ago, Amy Shapiro blanched when she had to teach her Portland Jewish Academy choir the lyrics “blood of martyrs” and “land of empire builders” when they were invited to sing the state song at the Capitol.
    She returned last February to sing the new lyrics she wrote featuring mo...

  • Portland-based Race Talks, which hosts difficult conversations to inform people and build relationships, presented “How David Became Goliath: Israel’s 100 Year War on Palestine” on June 17.
    “When I heard the title … I was hesitant about participating,” said Sharon Erez-Shai, who was b...


    Adult Day Services resume at Cedar Sinai Park July 1.
    Before COVID restrictions closed the program in March 2020, about 18 seniors a day enjoyed socialization, activities, games and good food. Thanks to support from the state and CSP, the adult day staff are poised to relaunch th...

  • Sima Wilhelm, a ninth-grader at Portland’s Maimonides Jewish Day School, won first prize in the Better Together Cohort V: National High School contest with her essay “One Full Year.”
    Better Together, a school-based Jewish intergenerational program, launched the contest in recognition that s...

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland’s 101st annual meeting, held on Zoom June 14, 2021, looked at lessons of the difficult past year and shared plans for moving strongly into its second century to enhance local Jewish life.
    JFGP Chair Lauren Goldstein shared how Federation...


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.

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

Congregation Shaarie Torah's virtual services: shaarietorah.org/stream/

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/


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