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Table of Contents

Where We Were .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 10

A timeline of Jewish Life in Oregon

Where We Are/The Resource Guide

Organizations/Agencies .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 17-21

Community Diversity.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 18

Organizations/Agencies.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 20

Spiritual Life .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..22-32

Shabbat .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..23

Kids & Shabbat .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..24

Jewish holidays.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 26

Congregations.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 28

Kashrut & Food .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..28

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Generations/Dor l’Dor .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 41-60

Life-cycle primer.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 42

Mohel/Mikvah/Burial.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 47

Family resources.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 47

Education: Preschools,

Day schools, Hebrew/

Religious schools, Adult education .. .. .. . 48

Camps: Day camps, Resident camps .. .. . 50

Youth & Teens .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..52

Special needs .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..52

Campus groups .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..52

Young adult.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 52

Families .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..52

Single survey results.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 53

Seniors.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 54

Elder care. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..57

Israel .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..61

Businesses/Services.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 62-69

Arts & Entertainment .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..62

Auto .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..63

Financial.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 63

Health .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..64

Home.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 65

Jewelers .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..65

Legal .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 65

Real estate.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 66

Venues .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . 67

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WHERE WE WERE

Top left: FOUNDING FATHER – Aaron Meier, a native of

Germany like many early immigrants, came to Portland

in 1857 and founded what for decades was Oregon’s

dominant department store. This photo taken in 1887.

Top right: MAKING A HOME – Joseph and Fannie

Nudelman, shown here with their family in 1916.

Nudelman, originally from Odessa, had lived in Jewish

agricultural colonies in Canada, North Dakota and

Nevada before settling permanently in Portland.

Bottom left: OREGON’S FIRST SYNAGOGUE –

Congregation Beth Israel’s first building, at Southwest

5th Avenue and Oak Street in downtown Portland. Dated

after 1861.

Above: Presidents of NCJW circa 1910

All photos courtesy Oregon Jewish Museum

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Cantor Judith Schiff, one of the first to expand women’s roles in the synagogue, reads

from the Torah at Congregation Beth Israel.

Oregon’s Jewish Evolution

A timeline of Jewish life

By Sura Rubenstein

For more than 150 years, Jewish life in Oregon has been

characterized by dreamers, doers and those devoted to a cause.

The pioneer Jews who came to the Western Frontier sank deep

roots. Those first Oregon Jews, who came from Germany in

the mid-1850s, often lived in other places in America before finding

their way out West. Many of them were merchants who, along with

other pioneers, helped build their new communities and played important

roles in business and civic life.

Jews served as mayors in towns from Astoria to Pendleton and Troutdale

to Burns. They were leaders in state government and had roles as

varied as postmaster and Internal Revenue Service agent, establishing a

legacy of public service and political involvement that continues to this day.

They also built a strong Jewish community – founding synagogues, schools,

social and charitable organizations and welcoming waves of other immigrants,

refugees and survivors who would come to call Oregon their home.

Those later arrivals made their own contributions, strengthening the community

and adding new colors and textures to the tapestry that is Oregon Jewish life.

Here is a look back at some of the people, events

and history that have made us who we are today:

1849 – Jacob Goldsmith and Lewis May, recognized

as the first known Jewish settlers in Portland,

arrive and open a general store on Front Avenue.

They both move on within two years. The 1850

census shows only one person in Portland who can

be identified as Jewish, but he does not seem to

stay either. Portland reports a population of 821 –

though the streets in the small settlement are still

dotted with tree stumps, and the dirt streets turn

to mud in the rain.

1853 – Caroline Weinshank, a widow described

as “the first Jewish woman in Oregon,”

arrives in Portland and opens a boarding house

for Jewish bachelors. In 1858 she marries Elias

Stille of Independence in one of Oregon’s earliest

Jewish marriages. Portland’s1860 census records

show 84 Jews over the age of 16 in the city – 61

men and 23 women.

1855 – Louis Blumauer, the first Jewish child

born in Oregon, is born in Portland.

1856 – The first Jewish New Year services in

the Oregon Territory are held in the gold-rush

boomtown of Jacksonville in Southern Oregon,

where German-Jewish immigrants moved from the

California gold fields. The small community thrives

for a generation or so. The community’s last Rosh

Hashanah services are held in 1883, with most of

the pioneers and their families eventually moving

to San Francisco.

1856 – The first Jewish organization in Oregon,

Portland’s Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association, is

incorporated by an act of the Territorial Legislature,

and the city’s first Jewish cemetery is located

near what is now the west end of the Ross Island

Bridge. In 1862 the cemetery association is

absorbed by Congregation Beth Israel and, after

Corbett Avenue is widened, graves are relocated

to the Beth Israel Cemetery on Taylors Ferry Road.

1857 – Aaron Meier, a founder of what was to

become Portland’s dominant department store

for decades, Meier & Frank, settles in Portland. By

1914 Meier & Frank is the fourth-largest department

store in the country. Meier returns to his native

Ellerstadt, Germany, to marry Jeanette Hirsch

in 1863. Ten years later in 1873, Emil Frank becomes

Meier’s partner. Julius Meyer, Aaron’s and

Jeanette’s son, promotes Portland’s 1905 Lewis

and Clark Centennial Exposition, is considered

the “father” of the Columbia River Highway and in

1930 is elected governor of Oregon.

1858 – Congregation Beth Israel, the first

Jewish congregation west of the Rocky Mountains

and north of California, is founded in Portland.

The Reform congregation’s members include

prominent Jewish business and civic leaders.

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CALLED TO SERVE -- Fred Rosenbaum, who

went on to become a brigadier general in

the Oregon Air National Guard, was among

many Oregon and Northwest Jews who

served in the military during World War II.

Rosenbaum, who was born in Austria, went

to England on a Kindertransport before

being reunited with his parents.

1869 – Congregation Ahavai Sholom, a Conservative

congregation, is founded by Jews originally

from Prussia, with four of the eight founders

having left Beth Israel, perhaps because of

disputes over a move to more “American-type”

Reform religious practices. Congregations Neveh

Zedek and Talmud Torah begin in 1892 and

1893, respectively, and eventually merge

with Ahavai Sholom in 1961 to form Congregation

Neveh Shalom.

1869-71 – Bernard Goldsmith becomes

Portland’s first Jewish mayor. The Bavarian

native, like many Jewish pioneers, lived

elsewhere in the United States before coming

to Oregon. He was a cavalry lieutenant in

the Indian Wars in Northern California and

Southern Oregon in the mid-1850s. In Portland

he buys a jewelry store attached to an

assay office and then buys a wholesale dry

goods store to be operated by his brothers ,

whom he’d brought to Oregon. He quickly becomes

part of Portland’s financial elite and is

involved in everything from shipping wheat to

railroads to building the locks at Willamette

Falls in Oregon City.

1871-73 – Goldsmith’s successor, Philip

Wasserman, is Portland’s second Jewish

mayor.

1880-1910 – Portland attorney Joseph

Simon, according to historian E. Kimbark

MacColl, becomes “clearly the most powerful

individual in Oregon’s politics.” Simon serves

as state GOP chairman, a state senator

1880-91 and 1895-98, U.S. Senator 1898-

1903 and Portland mayor 1909-11.

1896 – The Portland chapter of the National

Council of Jewish Women organizes, just three

years after the national organization is begun in

Chicago. In 1905 the group opens Neighborhood

House, a settlement house in the Old South

Portland neighborhood, to help the wave of

new immigrants from Eastern Europe adjust to

American life.

1902 – Congregation Shaarie Torah organizes

as an Orthodox congregation, purchasing its first

building in 1905. Rabbi Joseph Fain (originally

Faivusovitch), a noted Lithuanian scholar, serves

the synagogue from 1916 until his retirement in

1946. He also assists two other early Orthodox

synagogues, Linath HaZedek, which eventually

merges with Shaarie Torah, and Kesser Israel,

which continues as an Orthodox congregation.

This past year Shaarie Torah, unaffiliated for

many years, joins the Conservative movement.

1905-1906 – Rabbi Steven S. Wise serves

as rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel, speaking

out on a variety of civic and religious issues

including ardent support of Zionism. After leaving

Portland he founds the Free Synagogue in New

York and becomes one of the preeminent rabbis

in America.

1914 – The B’nai B’rith Building, later to

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on Southwest 13 th Avenue and Mill Street. The

center provides meeting space for community

activities, classrooms, recreation and entertainment.

The physical education program at

the center becomes one of the best in the city.

A summer camp launches in 1921 and by 1928

has a permanent home on Devil’s Lake near

Lincoln City on land donated by Julius Meier. In

1971 the center moves to a modern facility in

Southwest Portland, where it continues today to

be a home for the Jewish community.

1916 – The community organizes to take care

of older people in need. The Jewish Women’s

Endeavor Society first remodels its building at

647 SW Fifth Ave. to provide housing, and then in

1920 joins forces with the Old Men’s Hebrew Fraternal

Organization. That group buys a 16-room

house on Southwest Third Avenue and College

Street that becomes “The Jewish Old Peoples

Home.” A sisterhood group, also organized in

1920, helps raise money for and provide services

to the home. The home moves to Southwest Portland

in 1955 and continues to expand services,

adding senior apartments, an assisted-living

facility, adult day care and additional services

under the Cedar Sinai Park umbrella.

1920 – The Federated Jewish Societies, the

precursor of today’s Jewish Federation of Greater

Portland, organizes to raise money for a variety of

Jewish institutions. The goal is $50,000. Beneficiaries

include the B’nai B’rith Building, the First

Hebrew Benevolent Society, Jewish Relief Society,

Jewish Women’s Benevolent Society, Jewish

Women’s Sewing Society, National Jewish Hospital

for Consumptives, Neighborhood House, the

Committee on Jewish Orphans, Portland Hebrew

Free School, Sisters of Israel Benevolent Society

and the South Portland Benevolent Society.

World War II, the Holocaust and

the Founding of Israel – Oregon Jews

serve in the military and in support positions

throughout the war. One veteran, Fred Rosenbaum,

goes on to become a brigadier general

of the Oregon Air National Guard in addition to

volunteer service as a chairman of the Housing

Authority of Portland and founding an annual

summer camp that has hosted thousands of Oregon

children and is now known as Camp Rosenbaum.

Holocaust refugees and survivors build

new lives in Oregon, and the creation of the State

of Israel is celebrated in Jewish communities and

homes throughout Oregon. (See “Portlanders

Supported Israel Long Before Birth of Modern

Nation” in the April 2013 Oregon Jewish Life.)

1949 – Gus Solomon becomes a U.S. District

Court judge, a position he holds until his death

in 1987. Prior to his appointment he helps found

Americanization/Citizenship Class 1925

the local American Civil Liberties Union chapter.

In the 1960s his efforts to open up social clubs

to Jews break barriers for Jews in business, as

well. He is remembered as a champion of social

justice.

1953 – Rabbi Stampfer is installed as rabbi of

Ahavai Sholom, beginning a generation of communal

religious leadership by “The Three Rabbis”:

Stampfer and Rabbis Emanuel Rose of Congregation

Beth Israel and Yonah Geller of Congregation

Shaarie Torah, with the latter two arriving in

1960. Among them the rabbis serve for a total of

more than 120 years, creating unusual stability

in the city’s religious leadership and pioneering

innovations including a community “Introduction

to Judaism” course. Their impact is featured in an

award-winning 2005 Oregon Public Broadcasting

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1958 – Portland voters create the Portland Development Commission,

whose first major project is an urban renewal clearance project comprising

109 acres south of Civic Auditorium, the heart of the Jewish and Italian

immigrant community. More than 1,500 residents, including 336 families,

are relocated as are nearly 290 businesses. A total of 455 buildings are

demolished including Jewish-oriented stores, synagogues and churches.

Though many Jews had earlier moved to other neighborhoods, one community

member called it “the new Holocaust.”

The decades since have seen continued growth and diversity within

Oregon’s Jewish community, with vibrant new congregations in the greater

Portland area and throughout the state offering options from Jewish

Renewal to Chabad Hasidism and Humanistic Judaism.

Jewish education options also have expanded, with opportunities for ages

from preschool through senior adult, Judaic studies programs at Oregon

colleges and universities, and Jewish Student Unions at many Portlandarea

high schools.

Jews remain active in civic life, with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR, currently

the state’s highest-ranking Jewish officeholder. Attorney General Ellen

Rosenblum is the first woman and the first Jew to hold that post.

There are challenges, to be sure, as there always have been. But as

Oregon’s Jewish community looks to its future, it can draw strength from

its rich history and pioneers who called Oregon home. t

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Photos clockwise from top left: Jewish Theatre

Collaborative actors perform a Hanukkah play;

Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation

members; Oregon Jewish Museum; and the

Mittleman Jewish Community Center pool.

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Engaging a diverse community

By Deborah Moon

Nationally and locally, the organized Jewish community

has striven to embrace and engage an increasingly diverse and

diffuse population.

The so-called Big Tent approach has been spurred in part by

Jewish population studies, such as the 1990 national study that

revealed a 52% intermarriage rate and the 2008-09 Portland

study that found an astonishing 47,500 Jews in the greater

metro area, many living on the east side of the Willamette River.

In Portland the Jewish community organizations reacted

jointly or individually by hosting programs such as Shabbat

in the Park on the eastside. The Jewish Federation of Greater

Portland’s Community Engagement Director Caron Rothstein

and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center’s Community

Concierge Linda Nemer Singer help individuals connect with

whatever interests them Jewishly.

“I can have lots of Jewish

friends, but not belong to a

Jewish organization and still

feel like I’m living a Jewish

life,” Caron says of many people’s feelings.

“You have to embrace a more diverse and diffuse community

and transition in the definition of Jewish identity and affiliation,”

says Caron. “It’s not just about belonging to a synagogue; it’s

more what you feel inside and less about what you do outside.

Formal affiliation rates are down, but there’s been a proliferation

of grassroots community-based activities.”

“Our conversations with people and national trends tell

us there has been a surge of very independent, personalized,

customized experiences,” she says.

Oregon has embraced many of the programs created by

national philanthropists, foundations and new organizations.

More than 100,000 families in the United States receive free

books or music each month from the PJ Library for their young

children. The Jewish Outreach Institute created the Mother’s

Circle to help non-Jewish mothers to raise their children

Jewishly. Portland’s successful program, which includes Jewish

mothers not raised in Jewish homes and related programs for

fathers, inspired JOI to make Portland’s Mother’s Circle its

national “poster child.”

Many Oregonians have participated in Taglit-Birthright

Israel, which has given more than 340,000 young adults free

10-day trips to Israel. Birthright NEXT helps returnees continue

exploring their connection to Israel and the Jewish people.

Young adults in Portland have also benefited from the national

Moishe House movement, which subsidizes rent and program

costs for young adults who host programs for other young adults

in their community. Two years ago, Portland’s Moishe House

moved from the center of the organized Jewish community in

Southwest Portland to the eastside, where many younger Jews

have made their home.

“People want to experience the community on their own

terms,” explains Caron. “We have to give people what they

want, not what we think they want. That requires a lot of

conversations.”

Caron is perhaps ideally poised to serve as a bridge in this

generational shift. As a 40-year-old mother of three schoolaged

children, she is part of the generation linked to the world

through social media. Her late father was a Holocaust survivor

and her mother grew up in Israel in the community her family

founded in 1882.

“I grew up with the horrors of the Holocaust and pride and

joy of Israel as defining elements,” she says, noting those historic

events are very distant for most Americans her age and younger.

“I felt a responsibility to have kids and a Jewish home. Now

people do it because they want to.”

“If it’s not on Facebook, it’s not an event,” quips Caron as she

explains the increasing importance of social networking.

At the end of August 2013, Portland’s federation launched

another national program – Grapevine. GrapeVine is an

innovative application that delivers personalized information via

social media to you about what’s going on in Jewish Portland.

Grapevine is just the latest addition to help people navigate

the increasingly individualized landscape of Jewish life. The

online Portland Mitzvah Network helps people find volunteer

opportunities that fit their interests and time constraints. Caron

says the Oregon Jewish Life Resource Guide will be a staple on

her desk and many others for those wanting to connect.

But in this new era, how do you measure success

“You have to have faith,” says Caron. “You have to take the

long view that something you do today will have an impact

tomorrow.”

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Organizations/Agencies

Community Relations Committee

Bob Horenstein, Director

6680 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-245-6496

Fax: 503-245-6603

bob@jewishportland.org

www.jewishportland.org/crc

The Community Relations Committee develops

and articulates consensus positions

concerning matters of public importance

on behalf of its constituency. It is the public

affairs coordinating and advisory body for the

organized Jewish community of NW Oregon

and SW Washington. It promotes mutual understanding

among all groups in the greater

community and works to advance democratic

pluralism, harmonious relationships and respect

for human dignity and individual rights

across religious, racial and ethnic lines.

Hadassah, Portland chapter

3570 SW Troy St.

Portland, OR 97219

503-244-6389

Hadassah, Shalom chapter

(Vancouver & SW Washington)

shalomchapterofhadassah@gmail.com

360-833-1338

Jewish Business Network

9604 NE 126th Ave. Suite 2320

Vancouver, WA 98682

360-597-3942

Jewish Family and Child Service

Marian Fenimore, Executive Director

Melissa Bloom, Director of Marketing & Development

Les Soltesz, President

1221 SW Yamhill St., Suite 301

Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-226-7079

Fax: 503-226-1130

info@jfcs-portland.org

www.jfcs-portland.org

Jewish Family & Child Service delivers essential

human services to alleviate suffering,

sustain healthy relationships and support

people in times of need. Founded in 1947,

JFCS now helps over 1000 people per year in

our community.

Jewish Family Services of Lane County

PO Box 5924

Eugene, OR 97405

541-484-2541

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

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Marc Blattner, President and CEO

6680 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-245-6219

Fax: 503-245-6603

info@jewishportland.org

www.jewishportland.org

For almost a century, the Jewish Federation of

Greater Portland has been your means of connecting

with your community, discovering new

ways to do good and giving back to those who

came before you. By raising funds that support

a broad network of organizations and through

innovative programming and initiatives, we are

able to meet the ongoing needs of people at

home, in Israel and around the world for today

and for future generations.

Jewish Federation of Lane County

PO Box 5924

Eugene, OR 97405

541-484-2541

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

PO Box 19736

Portland, OR 97280

503-249-1976

Jewish Women’s Roundtable

JWRT.org

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

1990 South Bundy Dr. Ste. 260

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-442-0020

Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Jordana Levenick, MJCC Operations Manager

Matt Sasser, Manager of Membership & GuestServices

Beth Germain, CFO

6651 SW Capitol Highway

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-244-0111

Fax: 503-245-4233

mjcc@oregonjcc.org

www.oregonjcc.org

The MJCC has been a vital part of the greater

Portland community for nearly 100 years.

We provide a gathering place for the Jewish

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National Council of Jewish Women

3030 SW Second Ave.

Portland, OR 97201

Mail to: PO Box 69333

Portland, OR 97239

503-222-5006

Oregon Area Jewish Committee

7410 SW Oleson Road #190

Portland, OR 97223

503-295-6761

Oregon Board of Rabbis

PO Box 399

Brush Prairie, WA 98606

360-896-8088

Oregon Community Warehouse

3969 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,

Portland, OR 97212

503-235-8786

Oregon Holocaust Resource Center

1953 NW Kearney St.

Portland, OR 97209

503-245-2733 or 888-515-6472

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation

Janet Storm, Marketing & Donor Relations Manager

Julie Diamond, Executive Director

Gail Mandel, Legacy Development & Grants Manager

610 SW Broadway, Ste. 407

Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-248-9328

Fax: 503-248-9323

janets@ojcf.org

www.ojcf.org

Since 1989, OJCF’s mission has been to create,

promote and facilitate a culture of giving

and to serve as a guardian of permanent

funds available to safeguard the quality of

Jewish communal life in Oregon and Southwest

Washington.

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Portland Mitzvah Network

Caron Blau Rothstein, Coordinator

6680 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-245-6219

Fax: 503-245-6603

volunteer@jewishportland.org

www.portlandmitzvah.org

The Portland Mitzvah Network coordinates and facilitates volunteerism

in the Jewish community, for the Jewish community and by Jewish

community members. Hosts volunteer events, promotes ongoing volunteer

opportunities and more. Organizations can join the network to

recruit volunteers and/or opportunities for their constituents. Community

members can learn more about one-time and ongoing volunteer

opportunities. All users can take advantage of the resources related to

volunteering more generally and volunteering in a Jewish context more

specifically.

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Spiritual Life

Shabbat primer …. 23

Shabbat for kids ….. 24

Holiday Guide …… 26

Congregational growth.. 28

Congregations ….. 29

Kashrut /Food….. 31

Clockwise from top left: The Gan-Portland Jewish Preschool students

celebrate Shabbat on Friday afternoons, Women at ReJewvenation

say the blessing over challah during the annual woman’s retreat at

B’nai B’rith Camp, Children enjoy Purim at Gan-Garret and Simchat

Torah at Beth Israel.

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The beauty of Shabbat

By Amy R. Kaufman

In words that form images of light and darkness, waters receding

from the firmament and stars separating day and night, the Hebrew

Bible (Torah) describes the separation of the seventh day from all

the others. This is the Sabbath – the day G-d desisted from the

work of creation. The Hebrew word Shabbat comes from the original

phrase in Genesis 2:1, “VaYishbot,” meaning “And He stopped.”

On Shabbat (also pronounced Shabbos) we abandon worldly

pursuits and turn our gaze to the riches of our heritage and family.

A spirit of joy prevails, and all forms of mourning are forbidden.

Refraining from work, though it may entail discipline, is considered a

way of casting off burdens. Shabbat is a gift that is treasured by the

Jewish people, and it has held us together through the centuries.

Shabbat brings Jews to the synagogue, where magnificent

songs, prayers of praise, the reading of the Torah portion and the

rabbi’s sermon become part of the day’s spiritual observance and

edification. “Adon Olam” (Master of the Universe) and “Yigdal”

(Magnified Be), traditionally sung at the close of Shabbat services,

express the essence of Judaism – G-d, creator of the universe, is

One. A favorite Friday night melody, “Lecha Dodi,” composed by

one of the Jewish mystics of Safed, reflects the Hassidic tradition of

greeting the Shabbat queen or bride.

The Torah recounts that the Jews were aware of the Sabbath

even while wandering in the desert; delicious manna fell from

heaven, with a double portion in time for Shabbat. In honor of

the double portion that fell, two loaves of challah are traditionally

set on the Shabbat table dressed in snowy white. When the Jews

gathered at the base of Mount Sinai, where they received the

Ten Commandments, Shabbat became a covenant. The Fourth

Commandment begins: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it

holy.” The next several phrases specifically characterize Shabbat as

a day of rest dedicated to G-d. The writings mention several forms

of daily activity that are forbidden on the Sabbath, such as working

in the fields, buying and selling, cooking and traveling. The Talmudic

sages greatly expanded this list, and in modern times, depending on

their customary observance, individuals may refrain from turning on

electric lights, driving a car and talking on the phone.

The home is given over to the peace of Shabbat, and all

preparations are carried out in a spirit of gratitude. Traditionally,

before sunset on Erev Shabbat (Friday evening), the Shabbat

candles are lit and the blessing is recited. When parents return from

synagogue, Kiddush (sanctification) is recited over a goblet of wine

and they bless the children. The wife is honored as her husband

chants “A Woman of Valor” (Proverbs 31:10): “Far beyond pearls is

her value … . She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching

of kindness is on her tongue … . Give her the fruit of her hands, and

let her be praised in the gates by her very own deeds.” Rich or poor,

the family has prepared a fine meal. The person who kneads the

dough for the Sabbath loaf (challah) traditionally separates the first

portion and burns it as an offering. Everyone lingers at the table

after the meal, joining in zemirot (songs), many of them centuries

old. On Saturday, when three stars can be seen in the evening

sky, Shabbat has ended. The Havdallah ceremony, with its braided

candle and redolent spices, marks the return to the working week

with a blessing for the Master “who distinguishes between the holy

and the mundane.”

The seventh day reminds us of our purpose in creation and

remains a day of delight for all time. t

Amy R. Kaufman is a Portland journalist, book editor and publisher.

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ids Shabbat

and

A toddler at The Gan Preschool is excited about the Shabbat candles

at The Gan’s weekly mock Shabbat celebrations on Friday mornings.

A recipe for sweet weeks and strong

identities

By Rich Geller

Last February my family was about to sit down to Shabbat

dinner. As we gathered in the dining room and took our seats,

my then 5-year-old son, Leo, was nowhere to be found. My wife

and I called out his name, and suddenly he emerged from his

bedroom, running up to us with a big smile on his face. All by

himself, he had managed to put on his button-down shirt, black

pants and dress shoes, and completed his ensemble with a clip-on

tie and kippah! Beaming with pride, he exclaimed, “I wanted to

dress up for Shabbat!” At 5, he “got it.” Shabbat is special: a day

to celebrate life and family.

If Shabbat has kept the Jews more than the Jews have kept

Shabbat, it is especially true for families with young children.

Consistently observing Shabbat has been instrumental in helping

our children forge strong Jewish identities from an early age.

The rhythm of their week is punctuated by that one moment of

Zen when the family comes together to say the blessings and

break bread.

Young children really groove on structure and ritual, and

Shabbat provides both in abundance. As soon as my 4-year-old,

Sela, notices me setting up for Shabbat she wants to pitch in.

Her special jobs are to choose two candles, which I put into

our silver candlesticks, and to carefully lay over the challah

three covers that the kids decorated at religious school. These

are simple to make and give kids a real sense of pride, as their

handiwork becomes part of every Shabbat. (Using a translucent

white fabric and a Shabbat template from the Internet, your

child can trace the design with colorful permanent markers.)

After the kosher grape juice and Manischewitz are poured,

we turn off the TV, dim the lights and take our seats. The

candles are lit (our kids get a kick out of blowing out the

match), we wave the light in three times and welcome Shabbat

into our home. We raise our cups high as we sing the Kiddush.

A cacophony of clinking cups generally ensues as the kids shout

“L’chaim” and merrily drink their juice. As we touch the challah

and chant the hamotzi, a tangible connection is made with the

bread that sustains us, G-d who created the ingredients necessary

to bake it and with each other.

One of Shabbat’s many blessings is the respite it can bring

from the digital age. Put down that smartphone, iPad or

whatever else is distracting you, and read a book with your kids.

After all, the Jews are the “people of the book,” not the people

of the Kindle! The Children’s Illustrated Jewish Bible by Laaren

Brown is an excellent introduction to the Torah. It’s Challah

Time! by Latifa Kropf will teach your child the fine art of baking

challah. My First Shabbat Board Book by Clare Lister is perfect

for babies and toddlers. A truly delightful book is Shabbat Can

Be by Raymond A. Zwerin and Audrey Friedman Marcus. This

1979 title is out of print but is still readily available from used

booksellers. This book perfectly encapsulates everything that

is special about spending Shabbat with your family, and the

illustrations by Yuri Salzman are classic. Dig those groovy ’70s

sideburns on the hip young rabbi! Mark Shulman’s Bagel Books

are another fun way to spend a Saturday morning. These clever

books are aimed at toddlers but are fun for everyone, using

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pictures of bagels for learning shapes, colors, opposites and

counting. Sit down with your little ones and a dozen bagels,

and let your imagination run wild!

As any parent of young children can attest, kids crave your

undivided attention. When I am about to leave for work and

am asked, “Daddy will you play with me” my Jewish guilt

inevitably conjures up a “Cat’s in the Cradle” scenario, with

my kids all grown up and too busy for me. Why not make

Saturday a dedicated day for a family walk or trip to the park

after the morning soccer game If you have musical instruments,

bust them out and play some Shabbat songs. “Shabbat

Shalom (Bim Bam),” “The Dinosaur Song” and “Shabbat is

Here” are all Shabbat classics. “My Sweet Lord” by George

Harrison is another fun one to sing along to. Whether or not

you attend services, make it a day all about family.

When three stars appear in the sky, it is time to conclude

your Shabbat with Havdalah. This brief service brings a

sense of closure to your observance and provides a moment

of transition between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Our

children delight in passing around the spice bags they made at

preschool and listening for the telltale crackle of the braided

candle’s flame as it is extinguished in the wine. Spice bags

and spice boxes are easy to create, and instructions for making

them can be found at kveller.com. Watching their dreamy smiles

as they inhale the spicy aroma is enough to make every week a

Shavua Tov, or a sweet week! t

A preschooler at The Gan Preschool participates in The Gan’s

weekly mock Shabbat celebrations on Friday mornings with challah

and a kiddush cup.

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A guide to Jewish holidays

Note: Jewish holidays start at

sundown the day before the first

day of the holiday.

Rosh Hashanah (Sept. 5-6,

2013) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is

celebrated each year on the first day of Tishrei, early

in the fall. The day is a special time of rejoicing as

we wish each other L’Shanah Tovah, a good year.

It is also a solemn day because Rosh Hashanah is

not only the day on which we celebrate the creation

of the world, it is also important as the Day of

Remembrance, when the sound of the shofar calls

each of us to recount our deeds of the past year

in preparation for repentance on Yom Kippur. The

Rosh Hashanah festival meal table is set specially,

as for Shabbat. Throughout the High Holy Days,

the challah is to be a round spiral or “turban” loaf

rather than a long twisted one. The round challah

symbolizes the cyclical nature of life, the seasons

and the Jewish year.

Yom Kippur (Sept. 14, 2013) Yom

Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a solemn

fast day. We pray for forgiveness from G-d

and repent sincerely for our sins during the

past year. Appropriate greetings for Yom

Kippur inclued “May you have an easy fast”

and g’mar chatimah tovah, “May you be

sealed for a good year (in the Book of Life).”

Families gather for a plentiful if simple meal

before sundown on the eve of this holy day.

At the end of the meal, festival candles are

blessed and the fast begins for all adults

in the household. The family then attends

worship services at which Kol Nidre is

chanted. While children under the age of

13 are bnot required to fast on Yom Kippur,

meals for children should be Spartan to

introduce the notion of fasting while still

providing proper nutrition. At the conclusion

of Yom Kippur, families and friends gather

for a light break-the-fast meal. Traditionally,

this is a cold meal consisting primarily of

dairy products and fish.

SuKKOT (Sept. 19-25) Beginning

five days after Yom Kippur, this seven-day

festival is a celebration of the abundance

with which G-d has blessed us. We are

encouraged to take our meals in the sukkah

throughout the festival. The sukkah is a temporary

dwelling covered with leafy branches

and decorated with fruits and vegetables,

symbols of the harvest. The sukkah is a

reminder of the temporary dwellings our

ancestors in ancient Israel used to live in

during the harvest. It also reminds us of the

booths in which G-d caused the Children

of Israel to dwell during their wanderings

in the desert after the exodus from slavery

in Egypt. Meals throughout Sukkot include

generous portions of fruit and vegetables,

highlighting the importance of an abundant

harvest.

ShEmini Atzeret/Simchat

Torah (Sept. 26-27, 2013) The days

immediately following the end of the

festival of Sukkot are the semi-independent

holidays Shemini Atzeret and Simchat

Torah. Some liberal congregations celebrate

both in one day as Atzeret-Simchat

Torah. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat

Torah formally end the season of the High

Holidays. Simchat Torah is a final assembly

day, formally ending the season of the High

Holy Days. It is also when we celebrate

the renewal of the annual cycle of Torah

readings. We read the final verses of

Deuteronomy, then immediately recommence

the cycle by reading the opening

verses of Genesis. We mark the occasion

with hakafot, joyous circuits of marching

around the synagogue with Torah scrolls,

flags and banners. Children beginning their

formal religious education are consecrated

on Simchat Torah.

Hanukkah (Nov. 28-Dec. 5 – light

the first candle on your Hanukkiah

the evening of Nov. 27) The festival of

Hanukkah lasts for eight days, beginning on

the 25th of Kislev, which can fall anywhere

from late November to late December.

The holiday celebrates the victory of the

Maccabees, Jewish military leaders who

rebelled against the Greek-Syrian King

Antiochus, who forbade the practice of

Judaism and desecrated the great Temple

in Jerusalem. The word “Hanukkah” means

“dedication,” and the holy day commemorates

the rededication of the Temple after

the Maccabees’ victory. The Talmud tells us

that the festival lasts eight days because,

when the Maccabees rededicated the

Temple, they found only enough holy oil to

light the eternal lamp for one day. A miracle

was wrought, however, and the oil lasted

eight days, long enough for new consecrated

oil to be made.

Tu B’Shevat ( Jan. 16, 2014) Tu

B’Shevat takes its name from its date on the

Hebrew calendar, the 15th of Shevat. It is

called the “Birthday of Trees,” and it celebrates

the first beginnings of spring, although

on the Gregorian calendar the 15th of Shevat

usually falls in February. Tree-planting is a

common activity on Tu B’Shevat.

Portland Jewish Academy students dress up

for Purim.

Purim (March 16, 2014) Purim celebrates

the salvation of the Jews in ancient

Persia from the wicked Haman, through the

leadership of Queen Esther and her cousin

Mordecai. Purim takes place on the 14th day

of Adar. (In the case of a leap year, it takes

place in the 13th month, Adar II.) Costumes

are often worn on Purim and gifts of food

– mishloach manot – are delivered. The

story of Purim is found in the Book of Esther,

often referred to as “The Megillah.” This is

read aloud in synagogues twice on Purim:

when the holiday begins at nightfall and the

following morning.

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Passover (April 15-22, 2014) Passover, also known as

Pesach, is the eight-day observance commemorating the freedom

and exodus of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt – perhaps during

the reign of the Pharaoh Ramses II. The holiday begins at sunset on

the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan.

A time of family gatherings and lavish ritual meals called seders,

the story of Passover is retold through the reading of the Haggadah.

With its special foods, songs and customs, the seder is the focal

point of the Passover celebration.

Yom Hashoah (April 28, 2014) On April 12, 1951, the

Knesset passed a resolution proclaiming the 27th of Nissan “the

Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance Day – a day of perpetual

remembrance for the House of Israel.” The date was chosen

to fall between the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943

and the observance of Israel Independence Day. In Israel the day

is marked by various observances including two minutes of silence

signaled by the wailing of sirens on the morning of the observance.

At that moment, Israelis stop what they are doing, no matter what,

and stand in solemn silence in memory of all who suffered and

perished. In America, including Portland, most Jewish communities

come together for a community-wide gathering of remembrance.

According to the Torah, we are obligated to count the days

from Passover to Shavuot. This period is known as the Counting

of the Omer. An omer is a unit of measure. On the second day of

Passover, in the days of the Temple, an omer of barley was cut

down and brought to the Temple as an offering.

Every night, from the second night of Passover to the night

before Shavuot, many among us recite a blessing and state

the count of the omer in both weeks and days. The counting

is intended to remind us of the link between Passover, which

commemorates the Exodus, and Shavuot, which commemorates

the giving of the Torah. It reminds us that the redemption from

slavery was not complete until we received the Torah.

Yom Yerushalayim (May 28, 2014) Yom

Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is the fourth of the new holidays that

have been added to the Jewish calendar since the establishment

of the State of Israel. (Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom

Ha’atzmaut fall earlier in the month). The day commemorates the

re-unification of Jerusalem in June 1967, when the Old City came

under Israeli control.

Yom HAZIKARON (May 5, 2014) Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s

day of remembrance for the men and women, boys and girls who

have lost their lives due to war or terrorism. It is celebrated on the

fourth day of the Jewish month of Iyar. As the sun sets that evening,

Israel turns to the celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Yom Ha’atzmaut (May 6, 2014) Yom Ha’atzmaut is the

national independence day of Israel, commemorating the Jewish

state’s declaration of independence in 1948.

Celebrated annually on 5th of the Jewish month of Iyar, it centers

around the declaration of the state of Israel by David Ben-Gurion in

Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948 (5 Iyar, 5708) and the end of the British

Mandate of Palestine.

It is always preceded by Yom Hazikaron, the Israel fallen soldiers

Remembrance Day on the 4th of Iyar.

Maayan Torah students are Shavuot Superheroes.

Shavuot ( June 4-5, 2014) Shavuot occurs on the sixth day of

the Hebrew month of Sivan – late May or early June. Shavuot commemorates

the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to Moses

and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. It is one of the Shalosh Regalim,

the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. It marks the conclusion of the

counting of the Omer.

A Lag B’Omer bonfire at Little Garden Preschool.

Lag B’Omer (May 18, 2014) Lag B’Omer is celebrated on

the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer, which is on the 18th of

the Jewish month Iyar.

Tisha B’Av (Aug. 5, 2014) Tisha B’Av is a fast day that

commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.

It also became a day of general mourning for other major disasters

that have befallen the Jewish people, from the Edict of Expulsion from

England in 1290 and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 to

the mass deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto during World

War II. t

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Oregon’s congregations evolve

By Deborah Moon

During the first 100 years of Jewish life in Oregon, congregations

emerged, merged and evolved to meet the ever-changing

spiritual, life-cycle and community needs of an increasingly

dispersed and diverse population (see the early history, pages

10-14).

By the 1960s, Oregon’s synagogues had stabilized to include

today’s Congregations Beth Israel, Neveh Shalom, Shaarie

Torah, Ahavath Achim and Kesser Israel, all in Portland;

Temple Beth Israel in Eugene; and Temple Beth Sholom in

Salem.

Corvallis had to wait until 1974 before Beit Am arrived.

When Havurah Shalom was founded in 1978, the

Reconstructionist synagogue was the first new congregation

in Portland in decades. The South Metro Jewish Community

began in West Linn in 1992 with religious school and social

gatherings; SMJC has since evolved into Beit Haverim, a

full-service Reform congregation in Lake Oswego. In 1995

“It’s easy to separate ourselves, it’s more complex

to bring people in,” Rabbi Zuckerman

Congregation Shaarie Torah


Happening Now at Shaarie Torah

Religious School & Preschool

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Education

Community Shabbat Dinners

Warm Shabbat Services

Holiday Services

Women’s Shabbat

Free Education Grant

Connect With Us

503.226.6131

shaarietorah.org

facebook.com/shaarietorahpdx

Twitter: Shaarie_Torah

Congregation P’nai Or hired Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield, who

led the congregation until his death in 2009; now Rabbi Debra

Kolodny leads the Renewal congregation in Southwest Portland.

Congregation Shir Tikvah arrived on the eastside in 2002 and

hired Rabbi Ariel Stone in 2003 after she spent two years in

Israel as a Mandel Jerusalem Fellow.

In 1979 Ashland Jews began to worship at Temple Emek

Shalom, which built its “beautiful temple building” in 2002.

Ashland’s second congregation, Havurah Shir Hadash, began in

1985.

Bend’s first congregation, Jewish Community of Cental

Oregon, arrived in the early 1990s. It was joined by Reform

congregation Temple Beth Tikvah in 2008.

The Jewish Community Association of Southwest

Washington began meeting the social needs of Clark County’s

Jews in 1989. It evolved into a full service Reform congregation,

Congregation Kol Ami.

Since the 1984 arrival of Chabad of Oregon, the region has

seen even more options. The ninth Chabad Center opened in

2012 in Northeast Portland. Other centers are located in Central

Oregon, Eugene, Hillsboro, Southeast Portland, Southwest

Portland, Salem, Southern Oregon and Clark County, WA.

Oregon Board of Rabbis Past President Rabbi Arthur

Zuckerman (who served as board president July 2011 through

June 2013), says diverse rabbis are increasingly working together

on mutual concerns.

“There is a desire for more rabbinic interaction with other

rabbis,” says Zuckerman. “We have the participation of many

denominations, including the Orthodox, working together on

areas such as the mikvah and education. Rabbis from around

the state are kept abreast of the board’s work and are always

welcome to participate.”

“It’s easy to separate ourselves, it’s more complex to

bring people in,” he says, noting he’s pleased with the new

collaboration.

In July, Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker of Congregation Kol Ami

in Vancouver assumed the leadership of the board. She adds,

“The OBR is an important organization for ongoing support

and collegiality among the rabbis of our area; I have found that

to be an especially rewarding benefit of involvement. Of course,

the OBR is also an important tool for rabbinic community involvement

and coordination with other Jewish organizations in

our area. I look forward to ongoing and improving cooperation

between the OBR and all of the other vital Jewish organizations

and services we have in our area.”

At last count, the greater Portland area boasts 18 congregations,

with at least 21 around the rest of the state. There are

several small groups and havurot – such as Ad Olam Mishpacha

in Eugene, The Columbia Gorge Havurah around Hood River,

Mayim Shalom and North Coast Shabbat Group on Oregon’s

coast, and Umpqua Valley Havurah in Roseburg – that meet

seasonally or around the holidays. Spiritual life is alive and well

throughout Oregon (and Southwest Washington).

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SPIRITUAL LIFE/RUACH

CONGREGATIONS

CHABAD

Bais Menachem (Chabad of Oregon)

2317 SW Vermont

Portland, OR 97219

503-977-9947

Chabad of Eugene

1330 E 20th Ave.

Eugene, OR 97403

541-484-7665

Chabad of Hillsboro

111 NE Porto Way

Hillsboro, OR 97124

503-747-5363

Chabad of NE Portland

2509 NE Weidler St.

Portland, OR 97232

503-309-4490

Chabad of SE Portland

3355 SE Steele St.

Portland, OR 97202

503-236-6642

Chabad of SW Washington

9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste. 2320

Vancouver, WA 98682

360-993-5222

Chabad of Salem

1370 Crowley Ave. SE

Salem, OR 97302

503-363-0522

Chabad of Southern Oregon

804 Hillview Dr.

Ashland, OR 97520

541-482-2778

CONSERVATIVE

Anshe Shalom

PO Box 7953

Klamath Falls, OR 97603

541-884-5965

CONGREGATION Neveh Shalom

Fred Rothstein, Executive Director

Wendy Kahn, Membership and Development Director

Mel Berwin, Director of Congregational Learning

2900 SW Peaceful Lane

Portland, OR 97239

503-246-8831

fax: 503-246-7553

info@nevehshalom.org

www.nevehshalom.org

Congregation Neveh Shalom, a vibrant,

welcoming and egalitarian Conservative congregation.

We offer a full array of religious services

from daily minyan, a contemplative Keva

service, PDX Live!, lay-led Downstairs Minyan

and a scarf-waving dance-filled Tot Shabbat

for families with young children in addition to

regular Torah services. Neveh Shalom offers

stellar educational programs for all ages, from

pre-school to adult. Find your place… with us!

Shaarie Torah

Rabbi Zuckerman

Dorice Horenstein, Education Director

Michael Imlah, Office Manager

920 NW 25th Ave.

Portland, OR 97210

503-226-6131

fax: 503-226-0241

stdir@shaarietorah.org

www.shaarietorah.org

Shaarie Torah is Portland’s Conservative

Jewish Home: an inclusive, multigenerational

synagogue, nestled in the heart of Northwest

Portland. Shaarie Torah offers extensive Jewish

programming, services, and activities for

every age and interest.

HUMANIST

Kol Shalom

1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Suite 2H

503-459-4210

Portland, OR 97239

INDEPENDENT

Ad Olam

Eugene synagogue without walls

adolam.org@gmail.com

www.AdOlam.org

Beit Am

625 NW 36th St.

Corvallis, OR 97330 (or)

PO Box 1143

Corvallis, OR 97339

541-753-0067

Central Coast Jewish Community

PO Box 871

Depoe Bay, OR 97341

Columbia Gorge Havurah

Hood River Valley and

Mid-Gorge Region

541-806-0069 (Evenings only!)

emilykohner@mail.com

Gesher – A Bridge Home (Outreach)

10701 SW 25th Ave.

Portland, OR 97219

503 246-5070

Jewish Community of Central Oregon

21555 Modec Lane

Mail: PO Box 1773, Bend, OR 97709

541-385-6421

Mayim Shalom

PO Box 307

Coquille, OR 97423

541-266-0470

North Coast Shabbat Group

Meets at: 1225 Ave. A

Seaside, OR

503-244-7060

Or HaGan

Eugene, OR 97405

541-434-6551

Portland Women’s Tefillah

503-246-3185

Congregation Shir Tikvah

Rabbi Ariel Stone

Amelia Schroth, Office Manager

Katie Schneider, Education Director

7550 NE Irving St.

Portland, OR 97213

503-473-8227

info@shirtikvahpdx.org

shirtikvahpdx.org

Shir Tikvah is an independent congregation on

Portland’s Eastside committed to the principle

that learning is intrinsic to Jewish life. We

have services erev Shabbat and Shabbat

morning, lively interactive Shabbat morning

Torah study, Sunday education programs for

Pre-K through 6th graders, weekly Talmud

study with Rabbi Ariel Stone, festive holiday

celebrations, and a welcoming, open approach

that invites you to enjoy living Judaism

with us through study, prayer, music, and acts

of social justice.

Umpqua Valley Havurah

PO Box 5044

Roseburg, OR 97470

541-677-0575

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ORTHODOX

Kesser Israel

6698 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-222-1239

Ahavas Torah

3800 Ferry St.

Eugene, OR 97405

541-334-6772

RECONSTRUCTIONIST

Havurah Shalom

Mario Castellar, Operations Manager

Rabbi Joseph Wolf

Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, Education Director

825 NW 18th Avenue

Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-248-4662

Fax: 503-248-4668

info@havurahshalom.org

www.havurahshalom.org

We are a spirited, friendly, inclusive community

located in Northwest Portland. The

Havurah Shalom mission is to provide a

vibrant, diverse, participatory Jewish community

steeped in Jewish values, promoting

spirituality, learning and acts of social responsibility.

We encourage identification with

social change movements and welcome a

rich and open conversation about Jewish life.

We have numerous opportunities for worship

and study, including our High Holiday services

which are open to the public at no cost.

Temple Beth Israel

1175 East 29th Ave.

Eugene, OR 97403

541-485-7218

Temple Beth Sholom

1274 Cunningham Lane S

Salem, OR 97302

503-362-5004

REFORM

Beit Haverim

Alan Cohen, President of Board

Rabbi Alan Berg

Michelle Bombet Minch, Board Member

1111 Country Club Dr.

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

503-344-4839

office@beithav.org

www.beithav.org

Beit Haverim is an open, inviting and spiritually

alive Jewish community, located just

outside of Portland in Lake Oswego. Beit

Haverim welcomes everyone to our Reform

congregation of Jews by birth, Jews by choice

and Jews at heart. We invite you to visit our

congregation where families and individuals

experience the sense of Jewish belonging

that comes from shared worship, religious

instruction, tikkun olam and social events at

a location not too far from home.

Congregation Beth Israel

Sydney Baer, Executive Director

Michael Z. Cahana, Senior Rabbi

Jemi Kostiner Mansfield,

Congregational Affairs Director

1972 NW Flanders St.

Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-222-1069

Fax: 503-274-1400

resources@bethisrael-pdx.org

www.bethisrael-pdx.org

Congregation Beth Israel, affiliated with

Reform Judaism since 1879, is a vital center

of Oregon Jewish life. Our historic landmark

sanctuary serves as a house of prayer, a

house of study and a house of assembly,

hosting religious services, celebrations and

ceremonies; youth, family and young adult

musical services; preschool, religious school;

plus numerous adult and social action programs.

Beth Israel’s beautifully maintained

cemetery is located in southwest Portland.

Congregation Kol Ami

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker

Lauren Trexler, Director of Education

Cheryl Richards, President

7800 NE 119 th St.

Vancouver, WA 98665

Phone: 360-896-8088

Email: admin@jewishvancouverusa.org

Website: www.jewishvancouverusa.org

Congregation Kol Ami brings together a Jewish

community for worship, learning, social

events and tikkun olam. Our worship services

are inclusive and energetic, blending traditional

with contemporary in prayer and song.

Services on all major holidays, Friday Shabbat

service, Saturday Torah study and service,

and monthly Tot Shabbat service. We have a

monthly potluck Shabbat meal. Everyone of

all ages is welcome to attend and participate

in our services and Shabbat meals. (see Education

listing).

Keshet (LGBT)

Mike Winer

503-331-1111

Temple Beth Tikvah

P.O. Box 7472

Bend, OR 97708

541-388-8826

Temple Emek Shalom

1800 E. Main St

Mail: P.O. Box 1107

Ashland, OR 97520

541-488-2909

RENEWAL

Havurah Shir Hadash

185 N Mountain Ave.

Mail: P.O. Box 1262

Ashland, OR 97520

541-488-7716

P’nai Or of Portland

Debra Kolodny, Rabbi

Deanna Cohen, Education

Gayle Lovejoy, Administrator

9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-248-4500

admin@pnaiorpdx.org

www.pnaiorpdx.org

P’nai Or is a vibrant, egalitarian Jewish

Renewal congregation. Our joyous worship is

infused with singing, chanting, and dance. We

“pray with our feet” through tikkun olam. We

study Torah, Kabbalah, teachings of Chassidic

masters, and other classic Jewish sources.

A diversity of Jewish experience and expression

is reflected in our membership; all are

welcome. P’nai Or is a place where a Jewish

spiritual perspective can flourish. Our intent is

to make Jewish spirituality accessible.

SEPHARDIC

Ahavath Achim

3225 SW Barbur Blvd.

Portland, OR 97239-4615

503-227-0010

Beit Yosef

6686 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-295-1170

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Food

KASHRUT

The word kosher means proper or acceptable, and it has informally entered the English language with that

meaning. But kosher laws have their origin in the Bible, and are detailed in the Talmud and the other codes

of Jewish traditions. They have been applied through the centuries to ever-changing situations. In today’s age

of modern food production, amidst the rise of many different types of certification, kosher remains the gold

standard many consumers look to verify the safety and purity of the food they eat.

Oregon Kosher

6698 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-343-3497

Kosher Groceries

While a large percentage of foods on all grocery

shelves is certified kosher, the following stores have

devoted kosher sections.

Albertsons at Shattuck

5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

Portland, OR 97221

503-246-1713

Burlingame Fred Meyer

7555 SW Barbur Blvd.

Portland, OR 97219

503-452-3000

Everything Jewish

6684 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-246-5437

Food Front

Holly Jarvis, General Manager

Jessica Miller: Director of Marketing, Outreach &

Ownership

Phone: 503-222-5658 ext. 133

info@foodfront.coop

www.foodfront.coop

Northwest:

2375 NW Thurman St.

Portland, OR 97210

Tom Lonie, Store Manager

503-222-5658

Hillsdale:

6344 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97239

John Conlin, Hillsdale Store Manager

503-456-6559

Established in 1972, Food Front Cooperative

Grocery Stores are your neighborhood’s

source for farm-direct produce, delicious deli,

fresh meat and seafood, bulk and packaged

groceries, award-winning beer and wine, and

much more. Our knowledgeable staff members

are there to provide you with excellent

customer service 7 days a week 8 am-10

pm at our NW location, and 8 am-9 pm in

Hillsdale.

Trader Joes

626-441-1177

All Trader Joe’s locations offer a pamphlet listing their

kosher items.

Restaurants

(Inlcudes kosher and non-kosher listings)

Albertsons Kosher Deli

5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.

Portland, OR 97221

503-246-1713

Alexander’s Great Falafel

(Kosher)

1298 Kincaid St.

Eugene, OR 97403

Bombay Cricket Club Restaurant

1925 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Portland, OR 97214

Phone: 503-231-0740

www.bombaycricketclubrestaurant.com

Indian & Middle Eastern Cuisine

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5 pm-9 pm

Sunday 5 pm-9 pm

Friday & Saturday 5 pm-10 pm

Bowery Bagels

310 NW Broadway

Portland, OR 97209

503-227-NOSH (6674)

Email: info@bowerybagels.com

www.bowerybagels.com

Bagels certified Kosher Parve by Oregon

Kosher.

Open daily 7AM-2PM.

Cafe at the J

(Certified by Oregon Kosher)

6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-535-3630

Krispy Kreme

(Certified by Oregon Kosher)

16415 NW Cornell Road

Beaverton, OR 97006

503-645-2228

Mama Mia Trattoria

Barry Brown, Owner

Jared Brown, General Manager

439 SW 2nd Ave.

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-295-6464

Fax: 503-295-1116

info@mamamiatrattoria.com

www.mamamiatrattoria.com

When you step through the doors of Mama

Mia Trattoria, you’ve taken a step back in

time to a creative and imaginative, yet traditional

Italian kitchen. Our sauces and meatballs

simmer all day and most everything

is made from scratch, including our fresh

mozzarella, pastas and savory desserts.

We’re committed to providing the highest

quality food and service, sparing no expense

when using exceptional local products and

superior sustainable resources. Come dine

with us today!

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meet all the needs of our residents. In fact,

you could say we spoil them with kindness.

We want you to eat well, too. Rose Schnitzer

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kosher food all day, every day.

Rose Schnitzer Manor. Chicken soup for the

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Havurah Shalom

Reconstructionist Community

Joseph Wolf

Rabbi

825 NW 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

(503) 248-4662 | www.havurahshalom.org

Deborah Eisenbach-Budner

Education Director

Havurah Shalom is an inclusive

Jewish community, striving to

bring the full meaning of our

Jewish heritage into our modern

lives through:

Spirituality and learning

Music-filled services

Warm support for life-cycle

events

Acts of social responsibility

locally and globally

High Holiday Services open

to the public and free of

charge

6140 SW Boundary St. • Portland, OR 97221


Calendar

5774

2013-2014


September 2013/Elul 5773-Tishrei 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 Tishrei 1

5 6 7

Rosh Hashana Rosh Hashana

Candle lighting 7:23

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Yom Kippur

7:10

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Sukkot Sukkot

Sukkot

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Sukkot Sukkot Sukkot Sukkot Shmini Atzeret Simchat Torah

6:56

29 30

Shabbat candle-lighting times listed on the calendar are for the Portland area. Since Shabbat candles should be lit before sunset, it is

customary to list candle-lighting times 18 minutes prior to sundown on Friday evenings. Check your local sunset or candle-lighting times for

areas outside of Portland.

Blessing when lighting Shabbat candles: Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vitzi-va-noo

li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bbat. Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His

commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the Holy Shabbat.

October 2013/Tishrei-Cheshvan 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 4 Cheshvan 1 5

Jewish Federation

of Greater Portland

2014 Annual

Campaign Kick-Off

Candle lighting 6:30

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

6:43

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

6:17

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

6:04

27 28 29 30 31

5:52


November 2013/Cheshvan-Kislev 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Shabbat candle-lighting times listed on the calendar are for the Portland area. Since Shabbat candles should be lit before sunset, it is

customary to list candle-lighting times 18 minutes prior to sundown on Friday evenings. Check your local sunset or candle-lighting times for

areas outside of Portland.

Blessing when lighting Shabbat candles: Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-noo

li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bbat. Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments,

and commanded us to kindle the light of the Holy Shabbat.

Daylight time ends

Back 1 hour

Sunday, November 3, 2013

2:00 AM clocks are turned

backward

1 hour to 1:00 AM

Candle lighting 5:42

1 2

3 Kislev 1

4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11 12 13 14 15 16

4:32

17 18 19 20 21 22 23

4:24

JFGP Women’s

Philanthropy

IMPACT

4:17

24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Thanksgiving

December 2013/Kislev-Tevet 5774

4:13

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 3 Tevet 1

4 5 6 7

Hanukkah Hanukkah Hanukkah Hanukkah Hanukkah

Candle lighting 4:10

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

JFGP Super Sunday –

Community Action Day

Portland Jewish

Academy’s 52nd

Annual Auction

SUNDAY NIGHT

FEVER

15 16 17 18 19 20 21

22 23 24 25 26 27 28

4:10

4:11

29 30 31

4:15


January 2014/Tevet-Shevat 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Blessing when lighting Shabbat candles: Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu melech

ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-noo li-had-leek ner shel

Sha-bbat. Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has

sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the

Holy Shabbat.

1 Shevat 1

2 3 4

Candle lighting 4:21

5 6 7 8 9 10 11

12 13 14 15 Tu B’Shevat 16 17 18

4:29

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

4:37

26 27 28 29 30 31

4:47

February 2014/Adar I 5774

4:57

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Adar I 1

1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Candle lighting 5:07

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

5:17

23 24 25 26 27 28

Mittleman Jewish

Community Center

100th Anniversary

Friends of the Center

Dinner

5:37

5:27


March 2014/Adar I-Adar II 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Shabbat candle-lighting times listed on the calendar are for the Portland area. Since Shabbat candles should be lit before sunset, it is customary to list candle-lighting times

18 minutes prior to sundown on Friday evenings. Check your local sunset or candle-lighting times for areas outside of Portland.

Blessing when lighting Shabbat candles: Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-noo li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bbat.

Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the Holy Shabbat.

1

2 Adar II 1

3 4 5 6 7 8

Maimonides Jewish Day

School Annual Dinner

Candle lighting 5:47

Daylight Saving Time

Forward 1 hour

March 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM clocks are

turned forward 1 hour to 3:00 AM

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

6:56

Purim

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29

7:05

30 31

7:14

April 2014/Nissan 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Nissan 1

1 2 3 4 5

Candle lighting 7:23

6 7 8 9 10 11 12

7:32

13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach

Pesach

20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Pesach Pesach Pesach

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May 2014/Iyar-Sivan 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Shabbat candle-lighting times listed on the calendar are for the Portland area. Since Shabbat candles should be lit Iyar 1

1 2 3

before sunset, it is customary to list candle-lighting times 18 minutes prior to sundown on Friday evenings. Check your

local sunset or candle-lighting times for areas outside of Portland.

Blessing when lighting Shabbat candles: Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu

bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-noo li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bbat. Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the

universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the Holy Shabbat.

Candle lighting 7:59

Oregon Jewish Museum

Annual Gala

4 Yom Hazikron 5 Yom Ha’atzmuat 6 7 8 9 10

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8:08

8:16

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8:24

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8:31

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August 2014/Av-Elul 5774

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Shabbat candle-lighting times listed on the calendar are for the Portland area. Since Shabbat candles should be lit before sunset, it is customary to list candle-lighting times

18 minutes prior to sundown on Friday evenings. Check your local sunset or candle-lighting times for areas outside of Portland.

Blessing when lighting Shabbat candles: Baruch a-ta A-do-nay Elo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam a-sher ki-dee-sha-nu bi-mitz-vo-tav vi-tzi-va-noo li-had-leek ner shel Sha-bbat.

Translation: Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the Holy Shabbat.

Candle lighting 8:22

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Generations/Dor l’Dor

Life Cycle Primer ......................................42

Mohels/Mikvahs/Burial .............................46

Family Resources .........................................47

Education.......................................................48

Camps ............................................................50

Youth & Teens................................................52

Special Needs ...............................................52

Campus Groups.............................................52

Young Adult...................................................52

Families..........................................................52

Singles Survey Results................................53

Senior Trends...............................................54

Elder Care.....................................................57

Top left: Oregon’s outdoors is a great place for fun.

Top right: Bar Mitzvah moment. Photo by Images by Floom

Left: A groom breaks a glass at the end of the wedding

ceremony.

Above: Kim Palumbis uses music to bring generations

together at Rose Schnitzer Manor for Yad b’ Yad sessions

several times a year.


Life-cycle primer

By Lois Sussman Shenker

In the Jewish tradition, the life-cycle events of birth, bar and bat mitzvah, weddings,

death and mourning carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries.

Rabbi Tzvi Fischer, a seventh-generation mohel, cradles baby

Simon Schnacky at the naming ceremony following the bris.

Birth

Jewish children are given Hebrew names in addition to their

English names. The most prominent ceremony surrounding

a birth in our tradition is the circumcision of the male child,

performed on the eighth day after birth. The ceremony is called

a brit milah, which means covenant, harking back to when

Abraham entered into a covenant with God and circumcised

himself as a sign of that covenant. The circumcision is performed

by a highly trained person called a mohel or, if a mohel

is unavailable, by a Jewish doctor under the supervision of a

rabbi. A brit or bris is an occasion for great joy and celebration

in the Jewish tradition.

A part of this ceremony is the giving of the baby’s Hebrew

name and the special prayer for newborns, also given to girls

when they are named. While there is no specific covenant

ceremony for girls, many have been created in recent years.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

The ceremony of bar or bat mitzvah is the formal rite of

passage into adulthood for Jewish boys and girls. A boy actually

becomes a bar mitzvah simply by achieving his 13th birthday.

For girls, the bat mitzvah is typically anytime during the year

after the 12th birthday.

Bar Mitzvah Pride. Photo by Images by Floom

According to Jewish law, young men and women are obligated

to observe Jewish laws at this time, whether or not they have

a formal ceremony. In common practice, however, one is said to

become a bar or bat mitzvah when one is called to the Torah for

the first time. In liberal synagogues, both men and women are

called to the Torah. The ceremony is the culmination of much

effort and preparation on the part of the young person.

Weddings

Traditional Jewish weddings are performed by rabbis. The

ceremony takes place under a chuppah (wedding canopy). It may

take place anytime other than Shabbat (Friday night sundown

until Saturday night sundown), Jewish holidays and some

designated periods on the calendar. The ceremony begins with

words of greeting, after which the rabbi says blessings over a cup

of wine shared by the bride and groom. The groom then presents

the bride with a ring, which may be accompanied by the bride

presenting the groom with a ring. The groom’s declaration to the

bride, first in Hebrew and then English, is, “Be thou consecrated

unto me with this ring according to the laws of Moses and

Israel.” If the bride gives her groom a ring, the bride may make

the same declaration or use one taken from the “Song of Songs”

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or some other appropriate source. The ketubah (wedding contract)

is read, and the cantor or rabbi chants the Sheva Brachot

(seven blessings) in Hebrew. Finally the groom (and sometimes

the bride) will shatter a wine glass, wrapped in a cloth, with his

(her) foot. When the glass is broken, the congregation often

shouts, “Mazel Tov!”

• Orthodox (and some Conservative) brides will visit the mikvah (ritual bath)

prior to their wedding as a spiritual cleansing to prepare them for their new

life transition.

• The groom, may be called to the Torah for a special blessing at a service

preceding the wedding where the Torah is read. This custom is called an

aufruf. If the synagogue allows women to be called to the Torah, the bride

and groom may be called individually or as a couple.

• The chuppah under which the wedding takes place symbolizes the bridal

chamber and the Jewish home the couple is about to create together. It also

is symbolic of hospitality.

• The breaking of the glass at the conclusion of the ceremony has been interpreted

by many to symbolize the remembrance of sorrow at our moment of

greatest joy. It commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem,

in the year 70 C.E., and reminds us that life consists of both joy and sorrow.

Death and Mourning

When a Jewish person dies, there are clear directions as to

how things should proceed with regard to the body, the burial,

the funeral and mourning. The concept of honoring the dead is

reflected in all Jewish burial customs. Burial takes place as soon

as possible, sometimes within 24 hours after death, or as soon

thereafter as relatives can gather for the service.

• Prior to the service, traditional Jewish mourners participate in the custom

of kri’a, which is a symbolic tearing of clothing accompanied by a prayer to

symbolize the tear in the heart of a loved one.

• The casket is kept closed. Out of respect for the deceased.

• At the conclusion of the service, the mourners, family and friends proceed to

graveside for the burial. The mourners recite the mourner’s prayer and the

casket is lowered into the ground. It is considered a mitzvah to participate

in the ritual of burial by shoveling some earth onto the casket.

• Upon leaving the cemetery, it is customary to wash one’s hands.

• Only Jews are permitted to be buried in Jewish cemeteries. Within some

liberal branches of Judaism exceptions are made for non-Jewish family

members.

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Jewish mourning laws recognize the need for grieving.

• It is not generally the custom to send flowers to a Jewish funeral, although it is

sometimes done. Similarly, it is not customary to bring flowers when visiting

the cemetery. Some visitors, however, leave a small stone on the tombstone

or the edge of the grave to indicate they have been to visit.

Jewish mourning laws recognize the need for grieving. They

also recognize the need for healing. We are required to mourn

intensely for seven days after burial. This period is known as

shiva, which means seven. During this time, one stays at home,

sits on low chairs and wears only slippers or stockings instead

of shoes. These are traditional signs of mourning. Mourners also

may cover all mirrors and not groom themselves (shave or put

on makeup) to show the feeling of pain and loss. Services are

held in the home of the deceased on the night of the funeral and

for as many nights during the first week as the family desires in

liberal families, and for all nights during shiva (except Shabbat)

in Orthodox families. Morning services are often held in the

home, as well. In order for the mourners to say the mourner’s

prayer, a minyan (quorum) must be present. It is a special mitzvah

to ensure that a minyan will be present for the mourners in

the home during this period.

The 30 days following the funeral is the period of mourning

called sheloshim (meaning 30). During this time, the mourners

return to their work, but they refrain from excessive enjoyment

such as attending parties, the theater, dances, vacations and the

like. The Kaddish (the mourner’s prayer), may be said for 11

months less one day after the death of a loved one. This prayer

is a part of every synagogue service and therefore is said by the

mourner whenever attending services. In addition, traditional

Jews often go to minyan (daily service) every day, morning and

night, if it is available, in order to say the prayer every day.

After the 11 months are over, traditionally, the only time

the mourners are permitted to say the mourner’s prayer is at

Yizkor, a memorial service that occurs four times during the

year on specific holidays, and on the yahrzeit (anniversary) of

the person’s death. In this way, our healing and mourning are

defined by degree, with the end goal of returning fully to our

lives in society.

Unveiling

Jews do not erect tombstones at the time of death or at the

funeral service. In America, this is done some time around the

end of the mourning period (11 months). At this time, the

family holds a graveside service called an unveiling, at which

prayers are recited, more words are said about the deceased

and the mourners remove a sheet covering the tombstone, thus

unveiling it. t

(Adapted from her book Welcome to the Family: Opening Doors to the

Jewish Experience. The book is available at loisshenker.com.)

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GENERATIONS/DOR L’DOR

Life Cycle

Mohels

A mohel is the person who performs the circumcision in the brit milah ceremony for a male child on the eighth day after his birth. For more information, contact your local

congregation.

Rabbi Tzvi Fisher, Oregon Bris Center, www.oregonbris.com, mohel@oregonbris.com, 503-757-0606. A seventh-generation mohel, has performed ceremonies throughout

the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Larry L. Veltman, obstetrician, certified as a mohel by Conservative Movement in Judaism, 503-292-5227.

Dr. Richard Lowensohn, a professor at OHSU and former chief of obstetrics, certified by Hebrew Union College as mohel, 503-383-9621.

Dr. Wendy Smith, pediatrician, certified by the Reform movement, 503-241-9528. Limited availability.

Pending certification: Dr. Bruce Birk, a Portland pediatrician, expects to complete a Mohel certification course through Hebrew Union College in December 2013. He may be

contacted, after December, at birkbrucemd@gmail.com, or 503-799-2794.

Central Oregon: Bend area: No certified mohels,

but two pediatricians will perform circumcisions

in the synagogue or home:

Dr. Jennifer Lachman, Central Oregon Pediatrics

541-318-3548, and

Dr. Peter Boehm, Mosaic Medical 541-383-3005.

For more information, contact info@JCCObend.com

or 541-385-6421.

Salem/Corvallis:

Dr. Michael Kelber, a family practice doctor in Salem,

has performed circumcisions in conjunction with local

congregations. mkelber201@aol.com.

MIKVAHS

A mikvah is a ritual bath satisfying very specific

building requirements that incorporate “living water”

(running or moving water from a God-given source such

as rain, snow, ice or a spring). Immersion in a mikvah

is performed for ritual purification and a change in status,

including conversion. It is used by Jews who wish

to observe the Jewish laws concerning family purity

or sanctification before a Jewish holiday, wedding or

conversion ceremony. The purpose of immersion is not

physical, but spiritual, cleanliness. Today, mikvah use

has taken on some modern spiritually satisfying meanings.

Immersion is often a way of celebrating both

happy milestones and the pains of overcoming losses.

Jackson Wellsprings Community Mikveh

2253 Highway 99 N

Ashland, OR 97520

541-482-3776

Mikvah Shoshana

6612 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97239

503-358-7000

Portland Jewish Ritualarium (mikvah)

1425 SW Harrison

Portland, OR 97201

503-224-3409

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Hevra Kadisha/

Jewish burial societies:

Portland area:

Chevra Kavod Hamet: chevrakavodhamet@gmail.

com, or 503-292-3425. Under the umbrella of

Congregation Neveh Shalom, also includes volunteers

from Havurah Shalom, Shir Tikvah, P’nai Or,

Beit Haverim, Congregation Beth Israel and Shaarie

Torah.

Hevra Kadisha of Portland: Michael Rosenberg,

michael@cashcoloan.com, or 503-519-2454.

Includes volunteers from Congregation Kesser

Israel, Chabad of Portland, Shaarie Torah, other

congregations as well as unaffiliated.

Corvallis and Salem:

Willamette Valley Jewish Community Burial Society:

www.beitam.org/organizations/burial-society (has

chapters in Salem and Corvallis), email office@

beitam.org, or 541-753-0067.

Eugene:

Temple Beth Israel, Eugene: www.tbieugene.org/

page/chevra-kadisha, or info@tbieugene.org, or

541-485-7218.

Medford/Ashland area:

Hevra Kadisha of the Rogue Valley: Daniel

Greenblatt, Daniel@greenleafrestaurant.com or

541-482-5917.

Central Oregon:

Through Congregation Shalom Bayit (Jewish Community

Center of Central Oregon), Bend: Contact

Rabbi Jay Shupack, jshupack@juno.com, info@

JCCObend.com, or 541-385-6421.

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Family Resources

By Rich Geller

Long known as “The People of the Book,” the Jewish people

have treasured books and learning for millennia. Embedded

within our most central prayer, the Shema, is the V’ahavta in

which we are instructed by G-d to “Take these words which

I command you this day and teach them faithfully to your

children.”

The Jews of Oregon have taken this task to heart. For almost

as long as Jews have been in Oregon, there have been schools to

help facilitate the transmission of knowledge to the next generation.

Since the founding of the Portland Hebrew School in the

early 1900s, opportunities for Jewish education have blossomed

along with the growth of the Jewish community. In recent years

many programs such as PJ Library have arrived to reinforce the

link between schools and parents, while also engaging families

who have no other connection to the Jewish community.

Since 2007 the PJ Library has been providing Jewish

children’s literature free to Jewish families with young children

throughout Oregon. The international program launched by

the Harold Grinspoon Foundation provides free books and is

available to all Jewish families with children from 6 months to

up to 8 years (each community sets the age at which children

age out of the program).

Children love getting a package delivered with their name on

it each month! It is like being mailed the perfect reason to take

a break and read with your kids. As PJ Library Director Caron

Blau Rothstein says, “The PJ Library impacts the observance of

families and provides families with a shared vocabulary to talk

about Jewish traditions and values.”

Portland Jewish Academy Principal Merrill Hendin believes

that “Organizations like PJ Library go very far to help supplement

both the home environment and the Jewish preschool and

early day school environment.”

Deborah Kaplan, early childhood education director at Beth

Israel in Portland, supports that notion. “Parental involvement

is a fundamental part of supporting a child’s Jewish education

at home and at school. ” she says, “We encourage children to

explore the world around them and find connections to Judaism

in their daily lives. This foundation in Jewish early childhood

education supports all learners and paves the way for an engaged

Jewish childhood and beyond.”

In Portland PJ Library also sends out a monthly e-newsletter

with a calendar of events for young families, such as

Yad B’Yad at Cedar Sinai Park with singer/guitar player Kim

Palumbis. Newsletters feature great events such as Mommy

and Me with a Jewish Twist, Shabbat at the pool and at the

park, and berry-picking excursions. Many congregations offer

programs to engage young families as well. Neveh Shalom’s

Shoreshim (Hebrew for roots) offers Shabbat in the park, Tot

Shabbat, berry picking on Sauvie Island and even a camping

trip.

Oregon boasts a wide variety of Jewish schools and educational

opportunities. The major population centers including

Portland, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Corvallis and Ashland each

offer some type of Jewish education, often at the local synagogue.

Portland’s three day schools and extensive network of

preschools, Hebrew schools and religious schools offer Jewish

education for children from 6 months through high school.

Like preschools around the state, Congregation Neveh

Shalom’s Foundation School is “based on the values and beliefs

of the Jewish faith.” Leah Conley, director of early childhood

services at Neveh, sums up the school’s mission succinctly: “To

nurture the curiosity, creativity and character of each child.”

At Ashland’s Temple Emek Shalom’s Pomegranate

Preschool Director Robin Heald says, “Young children are

best nurtured through their creativity and through a Jewish

sensibility that respects individual temperaments, rituals, care

of the world and, of course, humor.” Like many preschools in

communities with smaller Jewish populations, Pomegranate

not only educates Jewish students but also introduces the faith

to others in the community.

Rabbi Boris Dolin, associate rabbi of Temple Beth Israel in

Eugene, faces a similar demographic challenge. “Especially in a

smaller city such as Eugene, starting the kids and the families

off with a community of like-minded people allows them to

stay connected Jewishly as they encounter the challenges of

being Jewish in a town where most of the people they meet are

not.”

Lisa Horowitz, the executive director of PJA and

Mittleman Jewish Community Center, believes there are more

options for Jewish childhood education in Portland today than

in years past. “Yes, there are more options, without a doubt, and

the more that is out there, the more choice people have and

the greater the likelihood of children being raised with strong

identity as members of a greater Jewish community.”

After more than a century of Jewish education in Oregon,

our children are heirs to a rich legacy of learning and study.

With the PJ Library actively promoting Jewish literacy and literature,

and parents more involved than ever in their children’s

schooling, the 21st century may well become the golden age of

Jewish education.

When you read with your kids, you are planting a seed that

may one day change the world. Def Schlepper, Congregation

Beth Israel’s house band, sings a song titled “Teach Your

Kids to Swim.” A line from that song is one parents might

want to embrace: “Teach your kids to read, so they question

everything.” t

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EDUCATION

PRESCHOOLS

Beth Israel Early Childhood EducatioN

1972 NW Flanders

Portland, OR 97209

503-222-2037

Early Childhood Learning Center at PJA

Portland Jewish Academy

6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-535-3536

Foundation School

Congregation Neveh Shalom

2900 SW Peaceful Lane

Portland, OR 97239

503-246-8831 x122

Gan-Garret Preschool Vancouver

9604 NE 126th Ave. Suite 2320

Vancouver, WA 98682

360-256-0859

The Gan: Portland Jewish Preschool

6612 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97239

503-977-7850

Gan Neve Shalom

Havurah Shir Hadash

185 N Mountain Ave

Mail: P.O. Box 1262

Ashland, OR 97520

541-488-8887

Little Garden Preschool

Elana Einstein

7570 SW Alden St.

Portland, OR 97223

Phone: 503-892-6678

elanapdx@msn.com

littlgardenprschool.com

Rich, multi-cultural curriculum where children

engage in a unique and supportive classroom

environment modeled after Israeli Kibbutz

education. Offering Arts and Crafts, Hebrew,

Gardening, Animal Care, Yoga, Puppets,

Nature walks, Field Trips, Jewish Holiday

Celebrations and more! 5-day, 3-day, and

2-day-a-week programs: 8:30 am-12:30 pm,

after-care optional.

Milt & Cissi Carl

Parent-Child Preschool

Congregation Shaarie Torah

920 NW 25th Ave

Portland, OR 97210

503-226-6131

Pomegranate Preschool for the Arts

Temple Emek Shalom

1800 E. Main St./Mail: PO Box 1107

Ashland, OR 97520

541-488-2909

DAY SCHOOLS

Maayan Torah Day School

2900 SW Peaceful Lane

Portland OR 97239

503-245-5568

Maimonides Jewish Day School

6612 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-977-7850

Portland Jewish Academy

Merrill Hendin, Principal

Inge Hoogerhuis, Admission Director

Beth Germain, CFO

6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-244-0126

Fax: 503-452-7001

office@pjaproud.org

www.pjaproud.org

PJA is a Jewish community day school with a

superior academic education, built on Jewish

tradition and values, but representative of the

whole Jewish community. Academically, PJA is

a powerhouse. Our graduates are proof of this,

from their performance in the area’s best high

schools to their acceptance at prestigious colleges

and universities. Our students, parents

and staff represent the diversity of Portland’s

Jewish and non-Jewish community and are

inclusive of all family types.

HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS

Beit Haverim Religious Schools

Alan Cohen, President of Board

Rabbi Alan Berg

Michelle Bombet Minch, Board Member

1111 Country Club Dr.

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

503-344-4839

office@beithav.org

www.beithav.org

We offer quality Jewish education for

preschoolers through teenagers, including

Hebrew, tutoring and preparation for B’nai

Mitzvot, and Confirmation class. We provide

spiritual and moral foundations for life-long

Jewish learning and practice through instruction

in Bible stories, weekly parsha, Jewish

music, dance, art and Israeli programming.

Congregation Beth Israel Education

Department

Sydney Baer, Executive Director

Michael Z. Cahana, Senior Rabbi

Jemi Kostiner Mansfield, Congregational Affairs

Director

1972 NW Flanders St.

Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-222-1069

Fax: 503-274-1400

resources@bethisrael-pdx.org

www.bethisrael-pdx.org

Our education department serves Jews of

all ages. Our nationally accredited Religious

School and state certified Preschool guide

students to apply Judaism’s teachings to their

personal lives and our world, while adults find

educational programming for those new to

Judaism and the more advanced student.

Chabad Hebrew Schools

Southwest: 503-246- 5437

Southeast: 503-236-6642

Northeast: 503-477-6696

Hillsboro: 503-747-5363

Vancouver: WA: 360-993-5222

Congregation Kol Ami Education

Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker

Lauren Trexler, Director of Education

Cheryl Richards, President

7800 NE 119 th St.

Vancouver, WA 98665

Phone: 360-896-8088

Email: admin@jewishvancouverusa.org

Website: www.jewishvancouverusa.org

Congregation Kol Ami education programs

include a K-12 weekly religious school, a

weekly Hebrew School, and Adult education

all supervised by an Education Director

plus congregational support. Enhancing the

programs are age-appropriate social groups

to heighten the learning and to facilitate in

Tikkun Olam.

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Neveh Shalom Religious Schools

2900 SW Peaceful Lane

Portland, OR 97239

503-293-7312

Neveh Shalom provides nurturing, dynamic

and innovative programming for all ages.

From Foundation School’s full day and partial

day preschool through ALIYAH, our engaging

K-12th grade programming, to an exciting

array of lifelong learning opportunities for

adults, it’s never too late – or too early – to

love learning!

P’nai Or of Portland Simcha School

Rabbi Debra Kolodny

Deanna Cohen, Education

Gayle Lovejoy, Administrator

9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-248-4500

admin@pnaiorpdx.org

www.pnaiorpdx.org

Our Simcha School is an engaging educational

experience and solid foundation in

Jewish tradition that provides a rich variety

of experiential learning opportunities. With a

spirit of inquiry, we share joyous and creative

experiences of Torah, Midrash, ethics, mitzvot,

holidays, prayer and Jewish history.

Shaarie Torah Education Program

Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman

Dorice Horenstein, Education Director

Michael Imlah, Office Manager

920 NW 25th Ave.

Portland, OR 97210

Phone: 503-226-6131

Fax: 503-226-0241

stdir@shaarietorah.org

www.shaarietorah.org

Passing on our traditions is important and

Shaarie Torah features a broad range of

learning opportunities for adults, teens and

children. Our education framework enables

individuals and families to discover what it

means to be Jewish in a safe and supportive

environment.

Shir Tikvah Religious School

Rabbi Ariel Stone

Amelia Schroth, Office Manager

Katie Schneider, Education Director

7550 NE Irving St.

Portland, OR 97213

503-473-8227

Education@shirtikvahpdx.org

shirtikvahpdx.org

Our innovative classes are held 18 Sundays

per year in southeast Portland. Community

holiday and Shabbat celebrations round out

the learning experience.

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ADULT EDUCATION

Florence Melton School of Adult

Jewish Learning

Rachel Pollak, Agency Coordinator

7410 SW Oleson Road #404

Portland, OR 97223

Phone: 503-384-2476

Fax: 503-497-9054

learn@meltonportland.org

www.meltonportland.org

Melton offers adults weekly courses on Jewish

practice, belief, history and ethics. Students

engage in pluralistic text study and discussion

with each other and their distinguished

teachers. Adults at all levels of practice and

knowledge are welcomed and valued.

The Harold Schnitzer Family

Program in Judaic Studies at

Portland State University

SALP office SMSU 119

Portland, OR 97207-0751

503-725-3601

The Harold Schnitzer Family

Program in Judaic Studies at

the University of Oregon

Prince Lucien Campbell Hall Room 837

5273 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-5273

541-346-5288, Fax: 541-346-4118

Institute for Judaic Studies of

the Pacific Northwest

2900 SW Peaceful Lane

Portland, OR 97201

503-246-8831

Introduction to Judaism Class

Oregon Board of Rabbis

503-639-0853

lscord@comcast.net

Morasha: The Jewish Education

Alliance

7410 SW Oleson Road #404

Portland, OR 97223

503-384-2476

Mother’s Circle

503-293-7313

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of

the University of Oregon

Ruth Heller, Program Director

Eugene: UO Baker Downtown Center

975 High St.

Eugene, OR 97401

Bend: UO Center in Bend

80 NE Bend River Mall Dr.

Bend, OR 97701

phone: 541-346-0697 and 800-824-2714

fax: 541-346-6166

osher@uoregon.edu

www.osher.uoregon.edu

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the

University of Oregon (OLLI-UO) celebrates

the joy of learning, encouraging academic

exploration without the pressures of grades

or tests. Individuals from all backgrounds and

levels of education are welcome to enjoy the

benefits of membership. Low annual fees

provide unlimited access to the curriculum

offerings. Lectures, short courses, study and

discussion groups, trips and tours are led by

current and retired faculty, community professionals

and by our members.

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MALS students, who come

from diverse backgrounds and

specialties. Reed transports me

out of my day-to-day stressful

commitments and the intellectual

stimulation is exhilarating.”

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High School English Teacher

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Portland Kollel

6688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-245-5420 X 613

Reed College Master of Arts

in Liberal Studies

Barbara Amen, Director

Cathy D’Ambrosia, Assistant

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Portland, OR 97202

Phone: 503-777-7259; 503-777-7710

Fax: 503-517-7345

mals@reed.edu; bamen@reed.edu

www.reed.edu/MALS

The Reed MALS is an interdisciplinary graduate

program in the liberal arts and sciences. An

alternative to the highly specialized course

of study characteristic of more traditional

programs, MALS is intended for those students

who wish to pursue interdisciplinary graduate

work in a flexible yet rigorous course of study.

The program attracts a diverse group of bright

and intellectually curious students of varied interests,

ages and backgrounds who have made

a lifelong commitment to learning.

Camps

DAY CAMPS

Camp SEED

6688 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-245-5420

Gan Israel Day Camp

6612 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97239

503-246-KIDS (5437)

Mittleman Jewish Community Center Day

Camp

6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-244-0111

PJA Summer Discovery

6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-244-0126

RESIDENT CAMPS

B’nai B’rith Camp

Danika Duren, Director of Sales/Marketing

Michelle Koplan, Executive Director

David Zimmerman, Camp Director

9400 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. #147

Beaverton, OR 97005

Phone: 503-452-3444

Fax: 503-452-0750

dduren@bbcamp.org

www.bbcamp.org

B’nai B’rith Camp, located on Devils Lake near

the Oregon coast, offers a range of activities

including arts and crafts, dance, Jewish

enrichment, Israeli culture, Shabbat celebrations,

high ropes course, out-of-camp trips,

wakeboarding, kayaking and hydro-tubing.

Specialty programs include Outdoor Jewish

Adventure, New Service Learning program

for 11th graders, and Kehila, an inclusive

program for children with special needs. BB

Camp is JCC affiliated and accredited by the

American Camp Association.

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Camp Solomon Schechter

Sam Perlin, Executive Director

David Furman, Assistant Director

Carolyn D’Albora, Registrar

117 East Louisa St. #110

Seattle, WA 98103-3203

Phone: 206-447-1967

Fax: 206-447-2629

Email: info@campschechter.org

www.campschechter.org

Camp Solomon Schechter has a 60-year tradition

of fun, friendship and Jewish education

in the Pacific Northwest. We create a unique,

welcoming and spiritual Jewish environment,

offering an innovative experience for youth of

all denominations entering 2nd-12th grades.

At Schechter, Judaism and joy are truly one!

Our spectacular 170-acre wooded facility,

located near Olympia WA, features breathtaking

views of our private lake and hiking in

the untouched beauty of our own forests and

protected wetlands.

JWest Campership Program

720-242-7482

onehappycamper.org

URJ Camp Kalsman

425-284-4484 (winter)

360-435-9302(summer)

URJ Camp Newman

Winter Office: 703 Market St, Ste. 1300

San Francisco, CA 94103

707-571-7657

YOUTH & TEENS

BBYO

Mittleman Jewish Community Center

6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

503-244-0111

Jewish Student Union (JSU)

503-757-3037

North American Federation of Temple

Youth

Congregation Beth Israel

1972 NW Flanders

Portland, OR 97209

503-570-1115 x250

Northwest NCSY

503-757-3037

United Synagogue Youth

Pacific Northwest Regional Office

2900 SW Peaceful Lane

Portland, OR 97219

503-246-8077

United Synagogue Youth

Shaarie Torah

920 NW 25th Ave.

Portland, OR 97210

503-226-6131

SPECIAL NEEDS

RESOURCES

KEHILA

For campers with special needs at BB Camp

503-452-3444

dduren@bbcamp.org

TASK, Your Jewish Connection to

Disability Awareness

JFCS

503-226-7079, ext. 155

Corinne@jfcs-portland.org

TIKVAH, social/recreation for ages 18+

JFCS

503-226-7079, ext. 155

Corinne@jfcs-portland.org

CAMPUS GROUPS

Chabad House at the University of

Oregon

1330 E 20th Ave.

Eugene, OR 97403

541-484-7665

Chabad at Portland Campuses

3355 SE Steele St.

Portland, OR 97202

503-236-6642

Greater Portland Hillel

P.O. Box 1547

Portland, OR 97207

503-867-3646

Hillel at the U of O

1059 Hilyard St.

Eugene, OR 97401

541-343-8920

Hillel at OSU

240B Moreland Hall

Corvallis, OR 97331

541-737-2131

JSU at U of O

Erb Memorial Union, Ste. 5

Eugene, OR 97403

541-346-4366

Lewis & Clark College Jewish Student

Union

MSC 171

0615 SW Palatine Hill Road

Portland, OR 97219

503-768-7082

Portland State University Jewish

Student Union

PO Box 751

Portland, OR 97207-0751

503-725-4023

Reed College JSU

PO Box 769

Portland, OR 97202

503-771-1112 ext. 7873

YOUNG ADULT

Moishe House

3322 SE Brooklyn St.

Portland, OR 97202

moishehousepdx@gmail.com

Jews Next D’or

1972 NW Flanders

Portland, OR 97209

jnd@bethisrael-pdx.org

Portland Jewish Events

www.portlandjewishevents.com

Urban Jews of Portland

urbanjewspdx@gmail.com

FAMILIES

PJ Library Portland

Caron Blau Rothstein, Coordinator

6680 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-245-6219

Fax: 503-245-6603

pjlibrary@jewishportland.org

www.jewishportland.org/pjlibrary

PJ (Pajama) Library, a Jewish Federation

program, supports the Jewish journeys of families

raising young children through the gift

of free high-quality Jewish children’s books

and music, along with resources, events and

programs. Children 6 months to 6 years are

eligible to receive a free book/ CD in the

mail each month as part of our community’s

commitment to creating innovative opportunities

for Jewish family engagement, especially

for those who are less connected and/or in

interfaith homes.

PJ Library Bend/Central Oregon

pjlibrarybend@gmail.com

541- 504-1160

PJ Library Eugene/Lane County

pjLIBRARY@tbieugene.org

541-485-7218

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PJ Library Salem/Corvallis

office@tbsholom.org

503-362-5004

PJ Library Southern Oregon/Rogue Valley

andreashupack@gmail.com

541-218-6766

Mommy and Me

6612 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97239

503-977-7850

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Oregon Jewish Life

Singles Survey Results

In February, Oregon Jewish Life posted a survey for singles

on our website as part of our effort to get to know our

readers. Now we want to share the results of that survey:

Single status

Never Married ............................ 36.54%

Divorced ..................................... 46.15%

Widowed .......................................17.31%

Age

20-30 ........................................... 21.15%

40-50 ...........................................19.23%

50-60............................................13.46%

60+ .............................................. 46.15%

Average time single ............................. 7.6 years

Views on singles groups

50% would like to join a singles group

Many commented they would like to join a singles group

with a Jewish focus

Prefer to find dates:*

Online ..............................................................36.54%

Through Friends/Family..................................84.62%

Social Gathering..............................................69.23%

Professional networking................................. 11.12%

Bars/Clubs .....................................................03.85%

Average dates per month............................... 0-2

Looking for:*

Commitment, but not Marriage ....................53.85%

Friendship/Companionship ...........................59.62%

Marriage .........................................................42.31%

Casual Dating .................................................40.38%

Importance of dating Jewish:

Important ........................................................44.23%

Crucial .............................................................13.46%

Somewhat .......................................................30.77%

Not At All ........................................................11.54%

Importance to marry Jewish

Crucial .............................................................19.23%

Very Important ................................................30.77%

Somewhat .......................................................34.62%

Not Important..................................................15.38%

of Drawers

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A new era in aging

By Liz Rabiner Lippoff

Helen Goldhammer was living alone in her Hillsdale

condominium, doing just fine, says her daughter Carol Levy. Last

July, though, Helen had a mild stroke and moved to the Robison

Jewish Health Center for rehabilitation. She had a room of her own

and, Carol says, “a team of very caring people” who helped Helen

recover well enough to the point where she was finally told that, even

though she couldn’t do much on her own, she could live at home.

“Mom has always valued her household time and her

independence,” says Carol. “She figured if she needed full-time care,

and we would be providing it wherever she lived anyway, she could

choose to be back at home.” Today Helen is still frail and needs a

lot of help with personal services, but she has improved a great deal

over the last year.

The key to her health and safety is the 24/7 care she gets from

Sinai Family Home Services. Started in 2008 with the support of

Jewish Family and Child Services and Cedar Sinai Park, the nonprofit

took a couple of years to establish its reputation in the community,

according to Executive Director Jack Honey. Today they are very busy,

offering three levels of care ranging from homemaker/companion

services to complex care with nurse oversight.

Jack believes the reason for their growth is that they take the

approach of “client-centered services.” Carol Levy would agree.

“Mom’s caregivers are competent, but they also make an attempt

to be good companions to her. They go with her everywhere, so it’s

good that they are integrated into the family.”

Helen Goldhammer is 98.

David Molko is a senior outreach therapist and counselor at

JFCS in Portland, and he says times are changing. Seniors are living

longer, which is great, he says. However, that presents issues:

“A lot of folks run through their money and can’t maintain their

lifestyle. There can be tension between parents and adult children

who, more often than not, are still dealing with the complexities of

raising their own families.

From a medical standpoint, we’ve done a good job of

enhancing age. We’ve come up with fabulous drugs and other

ways of extending life. I’m not sure we’ve always addressed the

psychological and emotional needs of people living into their 90s

and older. We haven’t had to before.

Our elders are now living with chronic diseases as they live

longer... that raise the conflicting issue: living longer versus quality

of life.”

Helen Goldhammer’s story is familiar to him: At JFCS, David

works with the whole family – in one or two sessions or even over

years – to get a road map for the future, a plan they can all agree on

that makes the transition into the older years easier for all involved.

And in increasing numbers, people are not moving into facilities.

They are staying at home if at all possible, for as long as possible.

Hence, the explosion of home health and other services.

JFCS Executive Director Marian Fenimore is optimistic about

some of the innovation and collaboration that can keep people

at home, keep them healthier and cut costs at the same time.

Governor Kitzhaber, for example, has put together reforms that allow

Medicaid to pay for additional services to enable people to get what

they need so they don’t have to get so desperately sick.

With the help of

caregivers, including

Juline Machus, Helen

Goldhammer was able

to return to her own

home after a mild stroke

and a stay at Robison

Jewish Health Center for

rehabilitation.

Experts across the state agree there will always be a need for

residential care for seniors, but that the emphasis has changed. We

need to encompass a continuum of care that includes a new model

of residential care, but with increased emphasis on housing with

services and on services provided in private homes.

Kimberly Fuson was recently named chief operating officer of

CSP, the Portland organization whose programs run the gamut from

adult day services to assisted living to nursing care at the Robison

Jewish Health Center. She says the most important services for

seniors are quickly becoming home care and inpatient or outpatient

physical, occupational and speech therapy.

“Nursing homes and the rest of long-term care is going through

a significant change: most people want to be home first, and at all

costs. This means that, while nursing homes once provided a lot

of palliative long-term care, they will now be primarily focused on

short-term rehabilitation,” Kimberly says.

“We are making the difficult decisions so that we can meet

the changing needs of the Jewish community. People will need an

excellent place to stay, and we want to be that place, recognizing

that a growing percentage of today’s and tomorrow’s residents will

be here short term and then will go back home.”

Sinai Family Home Services, Adult Day Services and outpatient

rehabilitation are all in place. “We are looking at enhancing our

community-based services and exploring options like private

case management, Jewish meals on wheels, a Jewish health and

wellness center. All smart ideas are on the table,” Kimberly believes.

Kimberly also envisions a system where, once you use Cedar

Sinai Park in any context, you are “in” and can access the various

CSP and even community services as you need them, where you

need them and seamlessly.

“Maybe the story is about people,” Kimberly says, “not about

walls. How do you take care of people where they want to be”

Carol Brooker-Bardner is RN administrator and president of

two Roseburg companies that grew out of people’s desire to stay

at home. The first is Home Helpers, which she and her husband

opened in 2009. It provides comprehensive in-home care. Carol says

they now have 100 clients and 95 caregivers; they provide 2,000

hours of service a week in individual homes.

The second business is Ralph & Millie’s Adult Day Retreat, and

it is the only one of its kind in Roseburg. Similar to CSP’s Adult

Day Services, it is an interactive daily community for people with

dementia and other mental acuity issues. With mental activities,

physical exercise and occupational therapy, it is, she says, “a safe

place to bring your loved ones so you can take a breath.”

“People want to live at home and their children are listening,”

Carol says. “But we talk with kids who worry their parents aren’t

safe. We check that the burners are off.” In her crystal ball, she sees

in-home and foster care “exploding.”

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“We know from studies that people live eight to nine years

longer when they’re in their own home rather than in nursing care.

If people make a choice to go to an independent living facility,

they’re fine. But then they end up needing assisted living. We

can actually go into the independent living facility, and they like it

because that’s their home now.”

According to a recent survey, 80% of adults 65 and older want

to remain in their current residence “as long as possible.” (Aging

in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices; AARP

Livable Communities, Sept. 4, 2012.) This summer, The Jewish

Federation of Greater Portland helped distribute a survey by David,

Hibbits & Midghall, Inc., a communications and market research

firm, commissioned by Cedar Sinai Park. Respondents included

650 people, 291 from the Jewish community, answering a range

of questions about what is important to them as they think about

various elements of senior care. The full report is not yet available,

but CSP CEO David Fuks says it will help to confirm and shape their

plans for growth.

“We do know already that there is strong loyalty from the Jewish

community to Robison and Cedar Sinai Park as a health care asset,”

David says. People have a strong preference for private rooms,

and the agency is already moving in that direction as it builds and

remodels. And, he says, people have a strong interest in home care

and community-based services, some of which CSP has, and others

that they are interested in developing.

“We envision a significant increase in our ability to provide posthospitalization

rehabilitation care that will enable people to return

home,” David adds. “And there they will have home care that will

enable them to stay there as long as possible.”

Not everybody, however, can choose to stay home. Depending

on the person’s condition, it can be a lot of work to take care of

somebody, points out Dr. Mark Rosenbaum, program director,

Internal Medicine Residency at Providence Portland. Finding the

“right” caregiver, or combination of caregivers, can be difficult. And,

he says, the cost of home care can be prohibitive.

“It is cheaper to provide care at home, but Medicare doesn’t pay

for it,” Mark says. If it is out of pocket, that pocket can empty pretty

quickly.

In addition, at-home care isn’t everybody’s preference, even if

they can afford it.

“I always said I’d stay in my home if I could,” says Portland

resident Rosalie Goodman. “But now I don’t think so. I like people.

I want to be around people. I’d probably go to the Rose Schnitzer

Manor. And, if I needed more care and eventually ended up at

Robison, I’d have no qualms about it.”

Carol Brooker-Bardner of Roseburg had no home option for her

own mother years ago. They moved her mom into a facility against

her will at age 80. She wanted to go home, but Carol and her

siblings had to insist. “It was a beautiful facility,” Carol remembers,

“but Mom was gone in less than three months.”

“That was the impetus for us to get into this business,” Carol

says. “We want people to have a choice. The loss of dignity, the loss

of grounding … . My mom said, ‘The things that are important to

me are gone.’ I said, ‘It’s just stuff, Mom.’ I didn’t understand. That

was her stuff, the stuff of memories, the stuff that held her on the

Earth.” t

Liz Rabiner Lippoff is a Portland freelance writer and a marketing and PR

consultant specializing in medical marketing. She serves on the boards of

Cedar Sinai Park and Project Access NOW. LizRL@rabiner.com LizInk.biz.

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Paul Robin – VP

Jody Forlenza – President

Christina Forlenza – Manager

12833 NE Airport Way

Portland, OR 97230

Phone: 503-255-5005

Fax: 503-255-5010

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Cedar Sinai Park Adult Day Services

Nancy Heckler, CSP ADS Program Coordinator

Kathy Tipsord, CSP Community Life Director

6125 SW Boundary St.

Portland, OR 97221

Phone: 503-535-4403

Fax: 503-535-4334

nancy.heckler@cedarsinaipark.org

cedarsinaipark.org

Our social model program provides socialization,

support services and recreation in a

secure, supervised setting. Planned group

activities are adjusted to the needs, abilities,

and interests of participants to encourage

self-esteem and feelings of success. Join us

once or twice a week or for all five days for

yoga, music therapy, horticulture therapy,

creative arts, brain fitness activities, reminiscing,

board games, and special events. Lunch

and two snacks are included in the daily cost

of the program.

David Fuks, Chief Executive Officer

Ali Reis, Robison Jewish Health Center Admissions

Coordinator

Deborah Elliott, Rose Schnitzer Manor Marketing

Director

6125 SW Boundary St.

Portland, OR 97221

Phone: 503-535-4300

Fax: 503-535-4330

info@cedarsinaipark.org

www.cedarsinaipark.org

Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and

community-based care to our elders and

adults with special needs, allowing them to

live with comfort, independence and dignity

in a manner and in an environment based on

Jewish values.

Courtyard Village at Raleigh Hills

Joanie Ceballos, General Manager

Merry Larsen, Marketing Director

Doris Kelleher, Operations Manager

4875 SW 78th Ave.

Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 503-297-5500

Fax: 503-297-6179

joaniec@courtyardvillage.com

www.courtyardvillage.com

A welcoming, comfortable community where

you feel you belong is important for your

future. Courtyard Village at Raleigh Hills

provides high quality and affordable housing

for active, independent seniors 62 years of

age or older. We are independently owned

and operated locally. It’s the privacy and

freedom of home combined with services of

friendly, helpful and caring staff. Residents

feel connected and continue to thrive as they

foster meaningful relationships. Embrace the

beauty of retirement!

Lifeline/JFCS

1130 SW Morrison, St. 316

Portland, OR 97205

503-226-7079

Ginni Kennedy, Executive Director

2420 NW Marshall St.

Portland, OR 97210

Phone: 503-221-2075

Fax: 503-221-3024

NorthWest_Place_Marketing@srg-llc.com

www.SRGseniorliving.com

Nestled in one of Portland’s most vibrant

residential neighborhoods, NorthWest

Place will change the way you think about

retirement living. Here, you’ll discover an

active, luxury community that caters to

those looking for a fully engaged lifestyle.

From restaurant-style dining and rooftop

terrace social hours to a full calendar of

events, residents are presented with new

opportunities daily. Call today and come see

how you’ll live at NorthWest Place.

NW Senior Resources, Inc.

1233 SW Boca Ratan Dr.

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

503-680-9407

NancyRaske@gmail.com

www.nwseniorresources.com

Free senior consulting placement services

covering Portland/tri-county areas. Personal

escorted tours (Monday-Saturday). Additional

resources available.

Pacifica Senior Living

Calaroga Terrace

Stephanie Hertzog, Marketing

Sandra Burdeshaw, Community Outreach Coordinator

Gary Warren, Executive Director

1400 N.E. Second Ave.

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-736-3642

Fax: 503-239-3399

marketing.calarogaterrace@encoresl.com

www.pacificacalarogaterrace.com

Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace is a

retirement community in Portland offering

independent and assisted living with close

access to medical care, shopping, dining and

entertainment.

Robison Jewish Health Center at CSP

6125 SW Boundary St.

Portland, OR 97221

503-535-4300

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Rose Schnitzer Manor

Sinai Family Home Services

Terwilliger Plaza

David Kohnstamm, Administrator

Deborah Elliott, Marketing Director

Irit Mandelsberg, Office Manager

6140 SW Boundary St

Portland, OR 97221

Phone: 503-535-4000

Fax: 503-535-4214

deborah.elliott@cedarsinaipark.org

www.RoseSchnitzerManor.org

Rose Schnitzer Manor is the happiest, healthiest

and smartest retirement community in

Oregon. Our residents enjoy healthy kosher

food, a loving, highly trained staff and a warm,

home-like feeling. Whether you’re looking for

independent living, assisted living or help for

aging parents, the Manor offers the best of all

worlds. Located on the campus of Cedar Sinai

Park, extra care is always available when you

need it, right across the street at Robison

Jewish Health Center.

Jack Honey, Executive Director

Alexis Wilson, Home Care Manager

Tonya Bitz, Office Manager

7412 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. #106

Portland, OR 97225

Phone: 503-542-0088

Fax: 503-542-0077

homecare@sinaifamily.org

www.sinaifamily.org

Sinai Family Home Services is a licensed

Comprehensive Home Care Agency offering

quality in-home elder care in Multnomah,

Clackamas and Washington counties. Offerings

include care coordination, homemaker

services, personal care, complex care,

nursing and medication services. Support

through referrals and continuum of care

options as needs change. We help ensure

that you or your loved one can remain comfortably

at home. Our exceptional homecare

services, founded on Jewish values, offers

support to clients and families.

Keely Raff, VP of Sales and Marketing

Naz Agaeian, Membership Sales Manager

2545 SW Terwilliger Blvd.

Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-808-7870

Fax: 503-299-4208

info@terwilligerplaza.com

www.terwilligerplaza.com

Terwilliger Plaza is a private, non-profit,

Continuing Care Retirement Community

for 62+ in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

The Plaza embraces diversity and is self-governed,

non-sectarian and internationally

accredited. It’s a city under one roof and a

doorway to one of the most dynamic cities in

the world. It is a warm, friendly place you can

truly call home.

#partyonthedeck

Deck, included.

(What you put on the grill is up to you.)

In The Heights, you won’t get a balcony big enough

for two. You’ll get a deck ready for entertaining.

Because the views are amazing — and there’s

no place you’d rather be than grilling up a

masterpiece for your friends. (Can we be one

of your new friends)

Get party ideas, grilling

tips and more at

terwilligerplaza.com/

partyonthedeck.

A Community for People 62+ • terwilligerplaza.com • 503.808.7870

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WHY COURTYARD VILLAGE

Welcoming and friendly environment, variety of social

gatherings, and an array of musical events and entertainment.

THE AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The Voice

of the

Pro-Israel Community

Embrace

the Beauty of Retirement

503-297-5500 ❉ CourtyardVillage.com

4875 SW 78th Avenue in Portland

(next to Fred Meyers Raleigh Hills)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is

the only American organization whose sole mission

is to lobby Congress about legislation that

strengthens the relationship between the United

States and Israel. Every day the professional staff

and members of AIPAC are hard at work helping

to educate members of Congress, candidates for

public office and policy-makers about the importance

of the U.S.-Israel friendship.

JOIN AIPAC TODAY

Active Independent Retirement Living

503-227-NOSH (6674)

310 NW BROADWAY

PORTLAND, OR 97209

7AM-2PM DAILY

WWW.BOWERYBAGELS.COM

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Preventing a Nuclear Iran

Supporting the Peace Process

Enhancing Strategic Cooperation

Promoting Foreign Aid

GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM

Congressional Lobbying

Current Affairs Briefings

Young Leadership Programs

Trips to Israel and Washington DC

AIPAC WASHINGTON & OREGON STATES OFFICE

AIPAC WASHINGTON & OREGON STATES OFFICE

seattle_office@aipac.org 206-624-5152

PO PO BOX 2603, SEATTLE, WA WA 98111 98111

AIPAC is registered as a domestic lobby and supported financially by private

donations. The Organization receives no financial assistance from Israel, any

national organization or any foreign group. AIPAC is not a political action

committee. It does not rate, endorse, or contribute to any candidates. Because

it is a lobby, contributions to AIPAC are nottax tax deductible.


An inspired setting for memorable occasions.

GREAT MUSIC.

PERIOD.

Ten concertos over two weekends

by J.S. Bach open PBO’s 30th

Anniversary Season, performed by

rockstar soloists Monica Huggett,

Gonzalo X. Ruiz (pictured), and PBO’s

stellar violinists. An assortment of

concertos continues through May.

Bach Concertos: Violin and Oboe (Oct)

Two weekends of concerts

The Concerto Grosso (Nov)

Muffat, Hellendaal, Handel, Van Wassenaer, Geminiani

The Classical Concerto (Feb)

Bach, Haydn, Mozart

The Vocal Concerto (Apr)

Bach, Buxtehude, Tunder, von Biber

Concerti Bizzarri (May)

Vivaldi, Fasch, Telemann

PORTLAND

BAROQUE

ORCHESTRA

great music. period. | pbo.org | 503.222.6000

photo by Tatiana Daubek

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PHOTOS BY AMOS MERON

ISRAEL

Development

PHOTOS BY AMOS MERON

American Friends of Magen David Adom

Yossi Mentz, Director

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 650

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Phone: 800-323-2371

Fax: 323-655-4659

western@afmda.org

www.afmda.org

Magen David Adom provides a rapid and

skilled emergency medical response, including

disaster, ambulance and blood services, to

Israel’s 8 million people. MDA is the only organization

mandated by the Israeli government

to serve in this role, but it’s not funded by the

government. Instead, MDA relies on funding

from donors around the world. Through your

gift, you’re saving lives.

American Israel Public Affairs

Committee

AIPAC Washington & Oregon Office

PO Box 2603

Seattle, WA 98111

206-624-5152

Seattle_office@aipac.org

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee

is the only American organization whose sole

mission is to lobby Congress about legislation

that strengthens the relationship between

the United States and Israel. Every day the

professional staff and members of AIPAC are

hard at work helping to educate members

of Congress, candidates for public office and

policy-makers about the impor

Anti-Defamation League

1700 Seventh Ave., Ste. 116-222

Seattle, WA 98101

206-448-5349

Consulate General of Israel

456 Montgomery, Ste. 2100

San Francisco, CA 94104

415-844-7500

Israel Aliyah Center

6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1600

Los Angeles, CA 90048

1-866-835-0430

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

116 E 27th Ave.

New York, NY 10016

212-684-6950

Jewish National Fund, Western Zone

8692 E. San Alberto Dr., Ste. B

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

J Street Portland

portland@jstreet.org

PO Box 66073

Washington, DC 20035

202-596-5207

Oregon Israel Business Alliance

Portland, OR

OregonIsrael.com

Info@oregonisrael.com

Corporation for Israel /

Israel Bonds

Bob Leve, Registered Representative

4500 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ste. 355

Tempe, AZ 85282

800-229-4342

Bob.leve@israelbonds.com

www.israelbonds.com

Development Corporation for Israel, commonly

known as Israel Bonds, offers investments

that diversify portfolios and preserve

capital. Capital realized through the sale

of Israel bonds has developed every aspect

of Israel’s economy, enabling cutting-edge

innovation that saves lives and changes

the world on a daily basis. Recognized as a

valued economic and strategic resource, the

Bonds organization has secured global sales

exceeding $35 billion since the first bonds

were issued in 1951.

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Businesses/Services

Arts & Entertainment

Oregon Jewish Museum

Artists Repertory Theatre

Nicole Lane, Marketing & PR Director

Jessica Gleason, Marketing & PR Manager

Jim Neuner, Director of Finance & Administration

1515 SW Morrison

Portland, OR 97205

503-241-1278

nlane@artistsrep.org

www.artistsrep.org

Artists Rep – for the culturally adventurous person who

values the thrill of theatrical discovery! As Portland’s longest-running

professional theatre company for the past three

decades, Artists Rep has made a name for itself offering

adventurous plays – comedies, dramas and musicals alike –

that are supremely entertaining, thoughtful and provocative.

Next season includes outrageous comedies and nail-biting

dramas and stage realism alongside theatrically heightened

parables or satires, plus the deceptively simple followed by

the psychologically complex.

Jewish Theatre Collaborative

PO Box 42022

Portland, OR 97242

Phone: 503-512-0582

Info: 503-512-9582

info@jewishtheatrecollaborative.org

www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org

Jewish Theatre Collaborative has brought over 30 stories to

the stage since 2008. JTC’s acclaimed productions include

“Charlotte Salomon: Life Or Theatre,” “Kindertransport”

and “The Loman Family Picnic.” JTC is now in residence at

Miracle Theatre but brings performances to satellite venues

around town. Touring shows travel the state. This fall JTC

launches its inaugural Page2Stage season featuring Meir

Shalev’s novel A Pigeon and a Boy. Take the Page2Stage

journey with us!

Judith Margles, Director

Anne LeVant Prahl, Curator of Collections

Sandra Preston, Program Coordinator

1953 NW Kearney St.

Portland, OR 97209-3925

Phone: 503-226-3600

Fax: 503-226-1800

museum@ojm.org

www.ojm.org

The Oregon Jewish Museum examines and preserves the rich

cultural heritage of one of Oregon’s earliest immigrant groups.

Through creating and hosting a variety of community-based and

traveling exhibitions, maintaining a library and archive, presenting

films and other cultural programming, and engaging in educational

outreach, we seek to stimulate dialogue about identity, culture and

assimilation. We allow Jews and non-Jews to understand the Jewish

experience as a paradigm both for cultural survival and inter-cultural

understanding.

Portland Baroque Orchestra

PORTLAND

BAROQUE

ORCHESTRA

1020 SW Taylor St., Suite 200

Portland, OR 97205

503-222-6000

www.pbo.org

Portland Baroque Orchestra produces fresh and historically informed

interpretations of music composed before 1840 for a wide audience,

educates the community, including its youth, about composers,

themes and performance practices of this music through world-class

professional performances and community outreach and dialogue.

AUTO

Land Rover Portland

Bjorn Gullhom, Sales Director

Randy Anderson, Service Director

Jeff Bazurto, Parts Director

720 NE Grand Ave.

Portland, OR 97232

Phone: 503-230-7700

Fax: 503-230-7799

info@landroverportland.com

www.landroverportland.com

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Land Rover Portland is the exclusive authorized Land Rover and

Range Rover center for Oregon and Southwest Washington states. Our

award-winning Sales, Parts and Service teams are committed to practicing

The Land Rover Way philosophy of fairness and openness in all

interactions with our customers. Land Rover Portland is now featuring

the new Range Rover Evoque, winner of more than 120 international

Car of the Year and Total Quality awards.

Lithia Motors

Robert Sacks, Multi-Store Manager

Dick Heimann, Vice Chairman

Medford, OR 97501

Phone: 855-422-0030

rsacks@lithia.com

www.lithia.com

We take great pride that so many thousands of customers turn to us,

year in and year out, to meet their driving needs. We appreciate the

trust that has been placed in us by Jewish communities across the

West. Thank for your years of loyalty to us, and we look forward to

serving YOUR needs soon!

FINANCIAL

First Republic Private Wealth Management

Rebecca DeCesaro, Managing Director

947 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-471-4906

Fax: 503-525-8801

rdecesaro@firstrepublic.com

firstrepublic.com

First Republic is a client-focused private bank specializing in wealth

creation and management. We offer an array of services to help both

individuals and businesses meet their financial goals.

Impac Mortgage

Jim Lowenstein, NMLS# 57654

Branch Manager/Sr. Loan officer

829 NW 19th Avenue

Portland, Or. 97209

503-243-2674

Toll free: 1-800-595-7280

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With stores across the nation, Robert and I have taken

by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (License #4131083).

great pride that so many thousands of customers turn

to us year in and year out to meet their driving needs.

We appreciate the trust that has been placed in us by

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We Subaru appreciate the trust that has been placed in us by

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Jewish communities across the West. We appreciate

your years of loyalty to us, and we look forward to

serving YOU without any hassles, in the years to come.

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Neighborhood lending is back with Impac.

Residential Financing Programs Include:

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Impac is a direct agency seller which

means you can expect great programs,

extremely competitive pricing

and fast service.

The “Impac” name may be “New”

but our lending expertise is rich

with deep roots throughout the

local community.

Jim Lowenstein NMLS # 57654

Branch Manager/Sr. Loan Officer

can be just like calling an old friend.

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NW Investment Counselors LLC

Christel Turkiewicz – Relationship Manager

Cheyne Sorensen – Portfolio Administrator

John Woolley – Portfolio Manager

340 Oswego Pointe Dr., Ste. 100

Lake Oswego,OR 97034

Phone: 503-607-0032

Fax: 503-905-2995

cturkiewicz@nwic.net

www.nwic.net

We are an independent investment advisor

group committed to designing and implementing

individualized investment portfolios

that help our clients achieve their goals.

Pearson Financial Group

Barbara Fassnacht, Manager of Finance

Cameron Pearson, Business Manager

Conrad Pearson, Financial Representative/Owner

5665 Meadows Road, Ste. 120

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Phone: 503 670-0500

Fax: 503 670-0501

cpearson@pearsonfinancial.com

www.pearsonfinancial.com

Pearson Financial Group has provided a team

of experienced professionals for more than

30 years to assist clients in designing and

navigating their personal journey to financial

security. Areas of Focus: Retirement Planning,

Business Retirement Plans, Employee

Education, College Funding, Asset Allocation,

Wealth Transfer, Long Term Care Planning,

Life Insurance, Disability Insurance.

HEALTH

Insights to Health Clinic

Christine Winkelman, ND

Gil Winkelman, ND

Kristiyn Burton – Admin

2929 SW Multnomah Blvd. #302

Portland, OR 97219

Phone: 503-501-5001

Fax: 503-546-0145

Info@insightstohealth.net

www.InsightsND.com

Insights to Health Clinic is a four-doctor clinic

providing full-service holistic care for people

of all ages. We dedicate our specialized expertise,

compassionate approach, and non-invasive

natural medicine treatments to helping

you to feel better—and stay better. We spend

time getting to know you and deeply understanding

your health challenges, and combine

natural therapies with lifestyle enhancements

targeted to your specific goals--to help you

alleviate symptoms and cultivate wellness for

the long term.

Pacific Audiology Clinic

Doctor Alisa B. Weinzimer

Doctor Allison E. Bradley

5010 NE 33rd Ave.

Portland, Oregon 97211

Phone: 503-284-1906

Fax: 503-546-0894

5331 SW Macadam Ave., Ste. 395

John’s Landing, Water Tower Building

Portland, Oregon 97239

Phone: 503-719-4208

Fax: 503-719-4209

info@pacoregon.com

www.pacoregon.com

Pacific Audiology Clinic is a women-owned

and operated clinic. We are dedicated to your

success in achieving better hearing. We pride

ourselves in offering you high-quality assessments

and various treatment options for all

your needs.

HOME

Closet Factory

Dan Grandon, Owner

19824 SW Teton Ave.

Tualatin, OR 97062

Phone: 503-692-2877

Fax: 503-692-4484

Dan.grandon@closetfactory.com

Closetfactory.com

For 20 years Closet Factory has been helping

people throughout Oregon and Southern

Washington customize their storage needs

with beautifully designed and handcrafted

systems. Visit us on online, at our showroom

or call for a free design consultation.

Jewelry

Little Shop of Drawers

Little Shop

of Drawers

7875 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR 97219

503-246-2556

Jones & Jones Jewelers

7858 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97219

Phones: 503.223.6020/800.316.4314

www.jonesandjonesjewelers.com

Trained by a third generation European Jeweler,

Thomas has over 40 years experience in

the jewelry industry. He has worked to design

and create unique, original, one of a kind,

and limited edition custom jewelry. At Jones

& Jones Jewelers, fine craftsmanship and

attention to detail blend together to create

beautiful and wearable works of art.

Our designs are fresh, exciting, and truly

different from the mass market merchandise

that one sees today. Hours: Wednesday

through Friday 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday 10

am to 5 pm.

Legal

Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, P.C.

Holly M. Pierce, Director of Marketing &

Client Relations

Shawn N. Menashe, Managing Shareholder

Zachary Fruchtengarten, Shareholder

115 NW First Ave., Ste. 400

Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-227-1515

Fax: 503-243-2038

info@gevurtzmenashe.com

www.gevurtzmenashe.com

Gevurtz Menashe has more than 400 years of

combined experience in family law and estate

planning. Large or small, simple or complex,

they help clients protect what’s important. For

more than 30 years, Gevurtz Menashe is the

firm that thousands of Oregon and Southwest

Washington clients have chosen to provide

peace of mind for all the tomorrows in their

lives.

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Kell, Alterman & Runstein, LLC Attorneys at Law

520 SW Yamhill St. Suite 600

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-222-3531

Fax: 503-227-2980

info@kelrun.com

www.kelrun.com

Since 1929, Kell, Alterman & Runstein, L.L.P. has provided regional

and national clients with premier representation in a range of legal

work, including all aspects of business law, environmental law, family

issues, and litigation. After more than 80 years, we still follow the

same principles on which our firm was founded: vigorous advocacy, the

highest levels of client service, and active community involvement. We

represent clients throughout the Pacific Northwest from our offices in

Portland and Vancouver.

Realtors

The Hasson Company

Radiant health starts here

When you feel well, you live well.

Address the cause of your symptoms and cultivate lifelong health

with compassionate naturopathic medical care.

Insights to Health Clinic helps you chart your

best course toward sustainable health and happiness.

Get the hormone-free support

you need to heal:

• Anxiety and depression

• Chronic pain

• Fatigue

• Infertility

• Menopausal concerns

• Migraine headaches

• Painful/irregular periods

• PCOS/Endometriosis

Christie Winkelman, ND, MA

and Gil Winkelman, ND, MA

• PMS

Because we are both physicians and therapists,

we truly treat the whole person. We look forward

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to empowering you to live your best life.

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your introductory consult

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Conveniently located in Multnomah Village just off highway I-5 in Southwest Portland

Carolyn Weinstein, Principal Broker

Robin Weinstein, Principal Broker

25 NW 23rd Place, Ste. 4

Portland, OR 97210

Phone: 503-802-6415 Carolyn

503-802-6405 Robin

FAX: 503-802-6515

Weinsteinc@hasson.com

www.carolynandrobin.hasson.com

We specialize in helping buyers and sellers with homes and condos in

the entire Portland Metro area. Whether you are a first time home buyer

or a seller, we provide invaluable information on how to choose the

right property, make an offer, establish correct pricing, provide effective

marketing, negotiate the details, and everything else involved in making

an informed real estate decision in today’s market. When you are an

educated buyer or seller, you’ll make the best decisions.

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DOCTORS OF AUDIOLOGY

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www.pacoregon.com

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Realtors

Jeanne Paul Team

MJ Steen

VENUEs

The Benson Hotel

Jeanne Paul, Principal Real Estate Broker

James Loos, Licensed Real Estate Broker

733 NW 20th Ave.

Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-497-5033

Fax: 971-230-7769

Team@JeannePaulTeam.com

www.JeannePaulTeam.com

PROACTIVE, PROFICIENT, PROFESSIONAL.

The Jeanne Paul Team brings an unmatched

breadth of talents, depth of experience and

energy level to the Portland real estate market.

Windermere/CCRGI.

Keith Berne, Re/Max Equity Group

Keith Berne, Broker

6245 SW Capitol Hwy.

Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 503-734-6646

FAX: 503-495-5288

kberne@equitygroup.com

www. keithberne.com

Lorraine Rose Real Estate Broker

Lorraine Rose

A reputation for Honesty and Integrity

Lorraine Rose

Kelsey McAlpine

2424 SW Vista Ave.

Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-703-8666

Fax: 503-241-4174

lorrainerosepdx@gmail.com

www.lorrainerosecity.com

Lorraine Rose, Principal Real Estate Broker,

has more than 20 years experience in Portland.

Lorraine and her competent assistant

Kelsey are professional, ethical and work hard

to listen and learn their clients’ needs whether

buying and selling. Lorraine Rose is an active

member of Congregation Beth Israel.

733 NW 20th Ave.

Portland, OR 97209

Phone: 503-497-5199

Fax: 971-230-7778

MJSteen@windermere.com

www.MJSteen.com

As a full time Principal Broker with 28

years of experience in real estate sales

and development, I am currently a Premier

Director for Windermere Cronin and

Caplan. I have helped clients buy and

sell homes in all price ranges throughout

my career. Dedicated to confidentiality,

professionalism and exceeding

expectations, I embrace technology and

am always looking for innovative ways to

market and provide the best possible real

estate experience for my clients.

Realty Trust Group

Joe Menashe

600 Avenue A, Ste. 200

Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Phone: 503-784-1855

Fax: 503-675-3303

joemenashe@realtytrust.com

www.JoeMenashe.com

Joe Menashe, a native Portlander, has been

helping people buy and sell homes for

more than 20 years. Joe brings a wealth of

knowledge to every real estate transaction.

His professional analysis and marketing is

spot on, giving sellers a winning experience.

Buyers always benefit from Joe’s strategic

approach and representation. Visit Joe

Menashe’s website for up-to-date client

reviews and see why working with Joe was

the best choice for them.

Leslie Caldwell, Director of Sales and Marketing

Kim Bosch, Director of Catering

Sheena Wituschek, Catering Sales Manager

309 SW Broadway

Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-219-6708

Fax: 503-471-3921

lcaldwell@bensonhotel.com

www.bensonhotel.com

The Benson Hotel features 287 elegantly

appointed guestrooms/suites; The Palm Court

restaurant/bar; El Gaucho steakhouse; Gold

Key Concierge; fitness room; business center.

The hotel’s special event spaces are perfect

for weddings, rehearsal dinners, bar/bat

mitzvahs, meetings, celebrations of all kinds

for up to 400. On the National Register of

Historic Places, named The Oregonian’s 2012

Best Hotel-Staff Pick and awarded TripAdvisor

2013 Certificate of Excellence, this is the ideal

setting for your next event.

B’nai B’rith Camp

Danika Duren, Director of Sales/Marketing

Michelle Koplan, Executive Director

David Zimmerman, Camp Director

9400 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. #147

Beaverton, OR 97005

Phone: 503-345-9476

Fax: 503-452-0750

dduren@bbcamp.org

www.bbcamp.org

Located on the waterfront on Devil’s Lake

near the Oregon Coast, B’nai B’rith Retreat

Center is the perfect location for conferences,

weddings, family reunions and retreats.

Our exciting amenities and professional

catering combined with the heated cabins

and vacation housing create the perfect

experience for groups.

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The Stampfer Retreat Center at Camp Solomon Schechter

World Forestry Center

Sam Perlin, Executive Director

David Furman, Assistant Director

Carolyn D’Albora, Registrar

117 East Louisa St., #110

Seattle, WA 98103-3203

Phone: 206-447-1967

Fax: 206-447-2629

info@campschechter.org

www.campschechter.org

Enjoy your own 170-acre retreat center nestled in the woods by a

private lake, conveniently located in Olympia, WA. It is perfect for

conferences, retreats and special events utilizing the challenge course,

zipline tour, climbing tower, waterfront, fire pits and other camp equipment

and facilities.

Embassy Suites Portland-Downtown

Amber Morrison: Event Sales and Rental Manager

Reade Weber: Event Sales

Jennifer Kent: Marketing Director

4033 SW Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221

Phone: 503-488-2101

Fax: 503-228-4608

eventsales@worldforestry.org

www.worldforestry.org/facility-rental/events-spaces.html

The World Forestry Center’s picturesque campus and versatile banquet

rooms are the ideal location for any social or business occasion,

large or small. Our 5.5 acre campus is located 10 minutes from downtown

in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park and conveniently on the

MAX line. Our experienced staff will set the room to your specifications

and our extensive preferred caterer’s list allows you the flexibility

to choose a personalized menu.

Olivia Olson, Director of Catering

Jennifer Clements, Catering Coordinator

319 SW Pine St.

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-796-3699

Pdxps_ds@hilton.com

www.embassyportland.com

In the heart of downtown Portland, located in the historic Multnomah

Hotel, the Embassy Suites provides elegant space for special events

and receptions that will inspire memories lasting a lifetime. Time and

time again, clients have raved about our exceptional service, exquisite

cuisine and impeccable attention to every detail. Paired with our

sophisticated and spacious suites for your friends and family, our hotel

makes for the ideal location to enhance your event.

The Nines

Faye Comer, Director of Catering

Lisa Harley, Senior Catering Sales Manager

Charlotte Bell, Catering Sales Manager

1085 NW 91st Ave.

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-802-4830

Fax: 503-802-5343

Sales.administrator@thenines.com

www.thenines.com

The Nines is Portland’s premiere event destination, providing the

highest levels of service and quality. Ideally situated next to Portland’s

Pioneer Square and the MAX Light Rail, the Nines rests atop the landmark

Meier & Frank Building.

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INDEX

Ad Olam ..............................29

Ahavas Torah ..........................30

Ahavath Achim .........................30

Albertsons at Shattuck ..................31

Albertsons Kosher Deli ..................31

Alexander’s Great Falafel ................31

All In One Mobility, Inc. ..................57

American Friends of Magen David Adom ...61

American Israel Public Affairs Committee ...61

Anshe Shalom .........................29

Anti-Defamation League .................61

Artists Repertory Theatre .................62

Bais Menachem (Chabad of Oregon) .....29

BBYO .................................52

Beit Am ...............................29

Beit Haverim ..........................30

Beit Haverim Religious Schools ...........48

Beit Yosef .............................30

Beth Israel Early Childhood Education ......48

B’nai B’rith Camp .......................51

B’nai B’rith Camp .......................66

Bombay Cricket Club Restaurant ..........31

Burlingame Fred Meyer . .................31

Cafe at the J ...........................31

Camp SEED ...........................51

Camp Solomon Schechter ...............52

Cedar Sinai Park .......................57

Cedar Sinai Park Adult Day Services .......57

Central Coast Jewish Community ..........29

Chabad at Portland Campuses ............52

Chabad Hebrew Schools .................48

Chabad House at the University of Oregon ..52

Chabad of Eugene ......................29

Chabad of Hillsboro .....................29

Chabad of NE Portland ..................29

Chabad of Salem .......................29

Chabad of SE Portland ..................29

Chabad of Southern Oregon ..............29

Chabad of SW Washington . ..............29

Closet Factory .........................64

Columbia Gorge Havurah ................29

Community Relations Committee ..........20

Congregation Beth Israel .................30

Congregation Beth Israel

Education Department ................48

Congregation Kol Ami ...................30

Congregation Kol Ami Education ..........48

Consulate General of Israel ...............61

Courtyard Village at Raleigh Hills ..........57

Dan Grandon, Owner ....................64

Early Childhood Learning Center at PJA .....48

Embassy Suites Portland-Downtown .......67

Everything Jewish .......................31

First Republic Private Wealth Management ..63

Florence Melton School

of Adult Jewish Learning ...............50

Food Front ............................31

Foundation School .....................48

Gan-Garret Preschool Vancouver ..........48

Gan Israel Day Camp ....................51

Gan Neve Shalom ......................48

Gesher – A Bridge Home (Outreach) .......29

Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe, P.C. .....64

Greater Portland Hillel ...................52

Hadassah, Portland chapter ..............20

Hadassah, Shalom chapter ..............20

Havurah Shalom .......................30

Havurah Shir Hadash ....................30

Hesed Shel Emet . ......................46

Hillel at OSU ...........................52

Hillel at the U of O ......................52

Holman’s Funeral Service ................46

Impac Mortgage ........................63

Insights to Health Clinic ..................64

Institute for Judaic Studies of the

Pacific Northwest .....................50

Introduction to Judaism Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Israel Aliyah Center .....................61

Jackson Wellsprings Community Mikveh ....46

Jeanne Paul Team ......................66

Jewish Business Network ................20

Jewish Community of Central Oregon .......29

Jewish Council for Public Affairs ...........61

Jewish Family and Child Service ..........20

Jewish Family Services of Lane County .....20

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland ......20

Jewish Federation of Lane County .........20

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon .....20

Jewish National Fund, Western Zone .......61

Jewish Student Union (JSU) ..............52

Jewish Theatre Collaborative ..............62

Jewish Women’s Roundtable .............20

Jews Next D’or .........................52

Jones & Jones Jewelers ..................64

J Street Portland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

JSU at U of O ...........................52

JWest Campership Program ..............52

Kehila ................................52

Keith Berne, Re/Max Equity Group .........66

Kell, Alterman & Runstein,

LLC Attorneys at Law ...................65

Keshet (LGBT) .........................30

Kesser Israel ...........................30

Kol Shalom ............................29

Krispy Kreme ..........................31

Land Rover Portland ....................62

Lewis & Clark College Jewish Student Union. 52

Lifeline/JFCS ..........................57

Lithia Motors ..........................63

Little Garden Preschool ..................48

Little Shop of Drawers ...................64

Lorraine Rose Real Estate Broker ..........66

Maayan Torah Day School ................48

Maimonides Jewish Day School ...........48

Mama Mia Trattoria .....................31

Mayim Shalom .........................29

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. . . . . . 20

Mikvah Shoshana ......................46

Milt & Cissi Carl Parent-Child Preschool .....48

Mittleman Jewish Community Center .......20

Mittleman Jewish Community Center

Day Camp .............................51

MJ Steen ..............................66

Moishe House .........................52

Mommy and Me ........................53

Morasha: The Jewish Education Alliance ....50

Mother’s Circle .........................50

National Council of Jewish Women .........20

Neveh Shalom Religious Schools ..........49

North American Federation

of Temple Youth ......................52

North Coast Shabbat Group ..............29

Northwest NCSY ........................52

NorthWest Place .......................57

NW Investment Counselors LLC ...........64

NW Senior Resources, Inc ................57

Oregon Area Jewish Committee ...........20

Oregon Board of Rabbis .................20

Oregon Community Warehouse ...........20

Oregon Holocaust Resource Center ........20

Oregon Israel Business Alliance ...........61

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation .....20

Oregon Jewish Museum ..................62

Oregon Kosher .........................31

Or HaGan .............................29

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

of the University of Oregon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Pacific Audiology Clinic ..................64

Pearson Financial Group .................64

PJA Summer Discovery ..................51

PJ Library Bend/Central Oregon ...........52

PJ Library Eugene/Lane County ...........52

PJ Library Portland ......................52

PJ Library Salem/Corvallis ...............53

PJ Library Southern Oregon/Rogue Valley ...53

P’nai Or of Portland .....................30

P’nai Or of Portland Simcha School ........49

Pomegranate Preschool for the Arts. . . . . . . . 48

Portland Baroque Orchestra ..............62

Portland Jewish Academy ................48

Portland Jewish Events ..................52

Portland Jewish Ritualarium (mikvah) ......46

Portland Kollel .........................51

Portland Mitzvah Network ................21

Portland State University

Jewish Student Union ..................52

Portland Women’s Tefillah ................29

Realty Trust Group ......................66

Reed College JSU .......................52

Reed College Master of Arts

in Liberal Studies .....................51

River View Cemetery Funeral Home ........46

Robison Jewish Health Center at CSP ......57

Rose Schnitzer Manor ...................58

Shaarie Torah ..........................29

Shaarie Torah Education Program .........49

Shir Tikvah Religious School ..............49

Sinai Family Home Services ..............58

TASK, Your Jewish Connection

to Disability Awareness ................52

Temple Beth Israel ......................30

Temple Beth Sholom ....................30

Temple Beth Tikvah .....................30

Temple Emek Shalom ...................30

Terwilliger Plaza ........................58

The Benson Hotel .......................66

The Gan: Portland Jewish Preschool. . . . . . . . 48

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program

in Judaic Studies at

Portland State University ...............50

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program

in Judaic Studies at the

University of Oregon ...................50

The Hasson Company ...................65

The Nines .............................67

The Stampfer Retreat Center

at Camp Solomon Schechter ...........67

TIKVAH, social/recreation for ages 18+ .....52

Trader Joes ............................31

Umpqua Valley Havurah .................29

United Synagogue Youth .................52

United Synagogue Youth .................52

Urban Jews of Portland ..................52

URJ Camp Kalsman .....................52

URJ Camp Newman .....................52

World Forestry Center ...................67

Yiddish Club ...........................21

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