FEATURED STORIES

  • Congregation Shir Tikvah and Eastside Jewish Commons are pleased to announce that they are moving into a new space at 2420 NE Sandy Blvd. The property offers 13,000 square feet, natural light, and ample room for worship, classes, activities and more. Their joint vision is to create an eastside sp...

  • Josh Lake, the new chair of the Climate Action Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council, is leading a four-pronged approach to battling what he calls “the marquee issue of our generation.”
    The committee was created in September 2019 to “inspire, educate and mobilize our Jewish co...

  • With the news that overnight camps in Oregon and Washington will be allowed to open this summer, Jewish camps in both states are gearing up to provide this much needed outlet for youth. (See roundup of OR/WA Jewish Overnight Camps below. NEXT ISSUE Day Camps Roundup).

  • B’nai B’rith Camp was one of 13 camps in North America chosen by the Foundation for Jewish Camp to receive funds in the third round of grants through its Yashar Initiative to increase accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities. BB Camp will use this year’s $100,000 grant toward t...

  • BY JENN DIRECTOR KNUDSEN 

    Jewish Family & Child Service’s TASK program has hit its stride in the pandemic. TASK stands for Treasuring, Accepting, Supporting Kehillah (community) and is the name behind JFCS’ Disability Support Services. 
    Serving all those in the greater community who are di...

  • Camp Solomon Schechter (Seattle) Assistant Director of Camper Life and Inclusion, Jewish Family & Child Service Director of Finance & Business Development, Temple Beth Sholom (Salem) Part-Time Youth Education Director and Maayan Torah Day School Education Positions.

  • This year Passover’s journey to freedom has been a viscerally joyous one for seniors living at Cedar Sinai Park.
    With most residents and staff fully vaccinated and COVID restrictions relaxing, the seniors are enjoying getting out of their apartments and rooms. Small group seders were just one s...

  • Overnight camps in Oregon and Washington will be allowed to open this summer thanks in large part to the efforts of two Jewish camp leaders – B’nai B’rith Camp CEO Michelle Koplan and Camp Solomon Schechter Executive Director Zach Duitch.

  • Broadway star, Billboard #1 recording artist and local treasure Shoshana Bean took a short break at the start of the pandemic but started thinking of ways she could give back. “It’s always important to me to pour back into the places that have poured into me,” says Shoshana. Two of those pl...

  • At the end of June 2021, Maayan Torah Day School General Studies Principal Aviel Brodkin will begin a leave of absence – from the school she helped launch a decade ago – to grow professionally so she can be a more impactful leader in the school’s future.

  • PHOTO: Congregation Beth Israel clergy meet via Zoom using CBI Passover Zoom backgrounds, a collection of which can be downloaded at bethisrael-pdx.org/passover.

    BY DEBORAH MOON
    Passover will be the first major Jewish holiday that will be celebrated for the second time under pandemic restriction...

  • March 16, 2020, marks the day that our schools and buildings closed last year, and our lives were drastically changed by the reality of COVID-19 reaching Oregon. As the soundtrack of the musical “Rent” put it: “525,600 minutes, how do you measure a year?”
    Living according to the Jewish ca...

  • Last fall, local chef and cookbook author Jenn Louis walked into a tent encampment to see if anyone wanted some sweaters her boyfriend wanted to give away. “It is one thing to drive by; it is another to stand in a camp,” says Jenn. “The next day, I bought beans and rice and took them a hot ...

  • PHOTO: Challahman Rich Meyer brings a bin of challah loaves to Janet Menashe to deliver to Kehillah residents. For every two loaves sold, one more is donated to Jewish Family & Child Service. Each week about 75 Holocaust survivors, clients with special needs  and other JFCS clients get a fresh ...

CONTACT:

Deborah Moon

Editor, Jewish Review

editor@jewishportland.org

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

9900 SW Greenburg Road, Suite 220

Tigard, OR 97223

503-892-7404 (leave message)

JEWISH FREE LOAN 

 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.

 

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID 

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

 

VIRTUAL OPTIONS

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 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/

VIRTUAL BEST BETS:

See all online events at:
jewishportland.org/community-calendar/online-events