JR stories

MJCC reopens

With Multnomah County approved for Phase 1 reopening, the Mittleman Jewish Community Center opened its doors to members on June 19, 2020.
ALL fitness classes (at Home and at the MJCC) are for members only. But virtual arts and culture programs remain open to everyone. Find those events oreg…

It’s TiME to save our planet

A program developed in Portland by an Israeli scientist is protecting biodiversity by buying threatened areas in hotspots around the world. Uri Shanas, Ph.D., spent his 2014-15 sabbatical from the University of Haifa doing research at Portland State University. While in Portland, Uri…

Tikkun olam briefs

NE Chabad spreads good vibes & positivity; Shaarie Torah members randomly get challah; COVID Emergency Fund is helping community; Joe won’t be at Café at the J when it reopens; Eden Village West offers free virtual summer camp programs.

BB Camp feeds hungry children in Lincoln City

B’nai B’rith Camp has provided free meals to nearby Lincoln City children who meet guidelines for free lunch since 2013. With COVID-19 impacting school food programs and increasing food insecurity in the state, this year the Jewish camp expanded and launched its summer food program early.

Exploring historical context of today’s racism

“Racism is as American as apple pie if we are being honest,” said Professor Angela Addae, one of four panelists on the June 18 Zoom program Racism, Protest and Law Enforcement: Historical Context for Contemporary Times. The program was cosponsored by the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center…