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"Be there" for your community

You don’t need to show up – in person or virtually – in order to be there for your community.
As the pandemic continues down an unpredictable path, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland decided to focus on keeping everyone safe physically – by forgoing an in-person event – and …

CSP brings back old favorites

They’re back! “They” being animals, smiles and Jennifer Felberg, all of which returned to Cedar Sinai Park this fall. The pandemic has seriously limited both human and animal visitors to senior living campuses for nearly 18 months. As much as residents have missed seeing family and…

UO hosts Israeli innovator as visiting scholar

Israeli innovator Refael Shamir arrived in Eugene early this month as a visiting scholar at the University of Oregon, where he will work with graduate students and Ph.D. candidates to adapt his physiological monitoring technology for the U.S. market. Shamir, 31, is the founder of Letos, a…

Solomon’s Legacy to explore climate change

Solomon’s Legacy will explore climate change from a legal perspective on Zoom at 11:45 am, Oct. 27. “Climate Change and the Public Trust” will feature University of Oregon Professor Mary Wood and Nigel Savage, founder of Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability. Solomon’s Legacy is…

Mending the Social Fabric is ongoing work

When “Mending the Social Fabric” opens Oct. 7 at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, it will be a work in progress. Just as tikkun olam, repairing the world, requires ongoing attention, Bonnie Meltzer’s interactive fabric exhibit will evolve over its…