• The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland celebrated 102 years of supporting a vibrant Jewish community locally and globally at its annual meeting June 13 in the Mittleman Jewish Community Center Ballroom.
    “I love seeing all these amazing faces in person,” said outgoing JFGP Board Chair Laure...

  • Portland Jewish Academy graduate Elianna Beard scored the winning goal in the final of the Women’s National Cup in Israel.
    Portland-area athlete Josephine “Jojo” Zober Appling will be on the first Israel Softball Association 12U Israeli national team for one of the biggest international sta...

  • PHOTO: Could this camel be waiting for more people to sign up for the March 2023 Portland to Israel trip? He actually took this break during a 2018 planning trip for trip co-chairs and staff. Hurry and snag one of the remaining openings for the trip and experience the wonders of Israel – inclu...

  • PHOTO: Lauren Goldstein. Photo by Kitta Bodmer Photography.

    Lauren Goldstein had an agenda to bring Jewish Portlanders together when she became board chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland in June 2019.
    With her rallying cry of “When we come together as a communit...

  • PHOTOS: Portland State University students from PDX Hillel, CHAI (the Cultural and Historical Association for Israel) and MENASA (the Middle East North Africa South Asia) cultural center came together for a night of friendship, coexistence and dialogue centered around cooking (and eating!) Middle...

  • PHOTO: Last year Liza and Beth Milliner, Danit Rothstein and Rachel Nelson represented the Jewish community in Pride at the 2021 PrideNW parade in a car draped with Pride banners from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Portland Jewish Academy and Congregation Neveh Shalom. This  year th...

    Congregation Kesser Israel invites the community to help celebrate the contributions and vibrancy Rabbi Kenneth and Aviel Brodkin have shared with the local Jewish community during their 17 years in Portland. 
    Before the couple moves to take on fresh challenges at a new congregat...

  •  Reflections after Portland's civil rights trip to the South

    PHOTO: Portlanders participating in a civil rights trip to the South march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge as part of their journey toward a more just society. The bridge, now a National Historic Landmark, was the site of the brutal B...

  • When I look back on my so-called high school education, specifically my one and only U.S. history course, I feel cheated. Cheated because what I was taught at that time glossed over important – and uncomfortable – parts of American history, downplaying the ugly legacy of slavery and Jim Crow ...

  • Jessica Rehfield’s studies have led her to write and illustrate Mayn Kneydl, a new book about matzah ball soup that doubles as a Yiddish-English primer. The artist aims to spread awareness of the Yiddish language among younger generations while helping older generations reconnect with the langu...

  • PHOTOS: Twenty-six Reform rabbis and cantors from across the United States and Israel traveled to Krakow, Poland, to bring assistance to Ukrainian refugees at the Krakow Jewish Commuinty Centre. They returned to their communities to share the refugees' stories. Below, Congregation Beth Israel Rab...

  • Day camps traditionally have been a place for youth to have fun, socialize and learn new skills. At Jewish camps, children also gain a sense of Jewish culture and community through Jewish values-based programs.
    Two years into a global pandemic, the need for socialization and community are greater...

  • PHOTO: Supplies for Ukrainian children line the lobby and hallway at Congregation Neveh Shalom after the Foundation School hosted a donation drive March 29 and 30.


    The news and images from Ukraine and bordering countries swarming with refugees have torn at the heartstrings of ...


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



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