Photo: Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran speaks on Zoom at the MJCC's #PDXBIZ Business Series: Houselessness, Part 1.
MJCC #PDXBIZ series shifts to Zoom
Entering its fourth year, the MJCC’s #PDXBIZ Business Series will move to a lunchtime Zoom series. Launched as an in-person breakfast series in 2017, the MJCC’s #PDXBIZ Series offers the Greater Portland community a forum to explore pertinent business-related topics and insight on business and social trends impacting the city and region. Two upcoming events are currently scheduled:
July 9, 2020, at Noon: Houselessness, Part 2: Mensches in the Trenches with Craig Gerard from Stone Soup, Andy Olshin from Cascadia Clusters and Nili Yosha from Outside the Frame. Moderated by Rabbi Rachel Joseph from Congregation Beth Israel.
Aug. 20, 2020, at Noon: Build Your Biz + Eat It Too with Jessica Hilbert: Founder, Marketing & Sales, Red Duck Foods, redduckfoods.com ; Valerie Roth: Founder, Mind Your Manna, mindyourmanna.co ; Jenn Topliff: Founder, Roons, eatroons.com. Moderated by David Forman, Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Corporate Finance & Transactions Practice Group, as well as a member of the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services and Mergers & Acquisitions groups.
Events will be the third Thursday of the month. The MJCC seeks input on potential topics: https://forms.gle/j39RTtRnfdFdk2Nx9
Events are free with a requested donation of $18. Sponsorships are available. More information at oregonjcc.org/pdxbiz or by contacting Saul Korin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Wednesday July 8: Carmen Rubio
Weekly Wednesday Updates were created to keep our community informed of how COVID-19 is affecting all of us. It has expanded to explore diversity, systemic racism and police brutality.
The final program before the series takes a summer hiatus will feature Carmen Rubio, executive director of The Latino Network and a member-elect of the Portland City Council. She will speak on Zoom at 4 pm, July 8. Register at: jewishportland.org/covid-19-community-health-update-with-carmen-rubio
You can see the recordings of past programs at
BB Camp plans staff reunions
B’nai B’rith Camp is planning a series of virtual reunions for staff members who made the Devil’s Lake campground their summer home in years past.
For nearly a century, BB Camp has provided campers with opportunities to connect with the outdoors, Judaism and each other, living the motto of Building Friendships for Life. But in today’s busy world, adult responsibilities and commitments have caused many to lose touch. Inspired by its century anniversary next year, BB Camp decided it's time to bring everyone back together.
If you worked at BB Camp, visit bbcamp.org/staff-reunions to get connected with other staff. BB Camp is running reunions throughout the summer and has created Facebook groups for staff to connect. Upcoming reunions (all at 6:30 pm) are slated for staff from the 1920s-60s, July 8; 2000s July 15; 1980s, July 22; and 2010s, Aug. 5. During reunions, participants tell a bit about how they came to work at camp, when, and in what role(s), plus what they’ve been up to since. They share camp memories. And, of course, there are plenty of photos from the good old days.
Free KN95 masks from NE Chabad July 8
Chabad of Northeast Portland will distribute free KN95 masks at the Chabad Center of Jewish Life, 2858 NE Sandy Blvd., from 4 to 6 pm, July 8.