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Chabad 22 Conservative 22 Humanist 23 Independent 23 Orthodox 24 Outreach 24 Reconstructionist 24 Reform 25 Renewal 26 Sephardic 26

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Lifecycle moments 27 Mohels 31 Mikvahs 31 Simcha venues 31 Simcha vendors 32 Chevra kadisha 32 Funeral services 32 Cemeteries 32

KIDS & TEENS

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Families 33 Preschools 34 Day schools 36 Hebrew/religious schools 36 Day camps 38 Resident camps 39 Camperships 39 Youth groups 40 Special needs resources 40

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College 45 Scholarships 46 Gap year 46 Campus groups 46 Adult education 48 Young adult 48 Social/networking groups 48 Counseling 49 Emergency aid 49 Special needs resources 49

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ISRAEL

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PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE 6

“A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness.” ~Rabbi Schneur Zalman CINDY SALTZMAN Publisher

2020 has been a year like no other. We have seen a pandemic, the likes of which the world has not experienced in more than 100 years. We are also experiencing one of the most divisive political and social climates in our nation’s history. Anti-Semitism, racism and unemployment are up, and our economy is tumbling down. Top that off with a crisis in leadership, healthcare, mental health services and education – the perfect storm. While no one would ever wish this chaos and pain on anyone, some beautiful experiences are happening now too. We are reaching out to one another in more authentic and creative ways. As a country and as individuals, we have felt the need to uncover our most essential values: love, understanding and compassion towards our fellow men and women. It is the flip side of the divisiveness, but just as real.

When in our lifetime have we ever shared a collective emotional experience with all of the world’s citizens? And when have we ever had more understanding and compassion toward each other? Seriously, who would ever have thought that the simple act of wearing a mask would become the ultimate symbol of compassion toward our fellow citizens? We are learning. And finally, we want to sincerely thank you, the Oregon Jewish Life community, and our advertisers for your support and patience at this time especially. For almost 10 years, we have brought you the most comprehensive guide of Jewish resources in Oregon and SW Washington. This 2020-2021 version continues that tradition. Even during these challenging times, and there have been many, we have been so pleased to see our reach and engagement grow. So, thank you again. As Jews have done for thousands of years, we are all learning to “pivot” and find some light in the darkest of times. We will get through this together, and shine on. With love and gratitude,

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JEWISH HOLIDAYS How were

YOUR holidays this year? By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

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he Jewish High Holidays and

Sukkot have come and gone and

this year, unlike any other, posed new and significant challenges

for all of us in different ways because

of COVID-19. Yet it also offered new opportunities.

So, on the spiritual report card of life, how

did we do?

In years past, we took for granted that we

to Los Angeles, and in the evening, I broke my fast on Zoom with my family.

In a spiritual context, COVID-19 provides an

opportunity to enhance our holiday experience rather than limit it. True, this requires us to have a major attitude shift, but historically,

Jews have been doing that for years – adapting to the challenges imposed by history,

governments and hostile communities.

So perhaps we can see this new year of 5781

could celebrate holidays together – with

as a time when we accept that while we can’t

services, meals and communal gathewrings.

minds and souls – to truly reflect on what

family, friends and community members – at We schlepped kugels, briskets and honey cakes across town and happily anticipated the joy

of dining together under the night sky in our sukkahs.

Not so easy this year as we painfully accepted,

some of us kicking and screaming, the reality of COVID-19 and the varied, dramatic changes it has required of us in how we live, work, socialize and pray.

In spite of that, we still created ways to come

together as a Jewish community and nourish

our spiritual health, at a time when gathering

together was necessarily limited or prohibited in order to protect our physical health.

Online services were abundant, with many of

us experiencing the delight and inspiration of

“attending” congregations in other cities, even

countries. In my own home, I created a special feeling by designing my own mikdash me’at,

go outward, we can go inward. Into our hearts, is important to us and find ways to better

ourselves and others. Perhaps this is the year

that we commit ourselves, from the privacy of

our living rooms as we encounter the world on

our computers, to make it a safer, healthier and more equitable place to live.

Maybe this will be the year that we use the

time and energy that we will save, by not doing all of the things we have done in the past, to consciously and intentionally look for new

ways to contribute our resources, counsel and

support to those people and organizations that so desperately need our help. Because while

we may not be physically together as we were in the past, we can still do something that

will bring us closer to who we want to be and

how we want to be as a member of the Jewish community in the future.

a sanctuary at home. I placed a white lace

tablecloth, flowers, candlesticks and my siddur on my dining room table and tuned in to an

early morning service in New York, followed

by one in Tucson. The afternoon brought me

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Chai on

Challah Although the word challah simply means “loaf � in Hebrew, there is no food more associated with Jewish ritual and tradition than the challah. And based on Instagram photos, the baking craze that has swept the nation during the quarantine shows that home bakers are working on more than sourdough starter.

Sweet and Salty Mini Chocolate Chip Challah Buns

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customary to light 24-hour yahrzeit candles in memory of loved ones who have died, and Yizkor, or memorial prayers, are included in the morning service. Yahrzeit

candles are lit before the holiday candles at the end of

the pre-fast dinner eaten before sundown on the eve of this holy day. All adults in the household whose health permits abstain from food and drink for the next 25

hours. At nightfall the next night, a single, long blast of

A year full of

HOLIDAYS (Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday)

Rosh Hashanah Sept. 19-20, 2020

On Rosh Hashanah, the sound of the shofar announces the arrival of the High Holy Days, or 10 Days of Awe

that stretch from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah celebrates the creation of the world, but it

is also a solemn day of reflection. We review our deeds and repent, as we prepare for G-d’s judgment on Yom Kippur. The Rosh Hashanah festival meal includes a round, spiral challah symbolizing the cyclical nature

of life, the seasons and the Jewish year. The traditional apple dipped in honey symbolizes hopes for a sweet New Year.

Yom Kippur Sept. 28, 2020

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. Many people wear white as a symbol of purity, and often a white mantle is used to dress the Torah scrolls. It is also

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the shofar signals the end of the fast, and families and friends gather for a light break-the-fast meal.

Sukkot

Oct. 3-9, 2020 This seven-day festival (eight days in the Diaspora) celebrates the abundance of the fall harvest. It

commemorates the 40 years the Jewish people

wandered in the desert after the exodus from slavery.

The sukkah, a temporary three-sided dwelling covered with leafy branches, gives the holiday its name. The

sukkah is a reminder of the temporary dwellings our ancestors in ancient Israel used for shelter in the

fields during the harvest, as well as the booths they

lived in for 40 years in the desert. The festival has two

additional main symbols: the lulav and etrog. The lulav consists of palm, myrtle and willow branches bound

together. The etrog is a citron, a yellow citrus fruit that looks and smells like a bumpy lemon. It is traditional to bless the Four Species (the lulav and etrog held

together) while waving them towards the four compass points, heaven and earth on each day of the holiday except Shabbat.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Oct. 10-11, 2020

The days immediately following the end of the Sukkot festival are the semi-independent holidays Shemini

Atzeret (eighth day of Assembly) and Simchat Torah. Some liberal congregations celebrate both in one day

as Atzeret-Simchat Torah. These two holidays formally end the season of the High Holy Days. The Torah is a


central symbol of Simchat Torah as we read the final

verses of Deuteronomy, then immediately recommence the cycle by reading the opening verses of Genesis.

The celebration of the annual cycle includes marching around the synagogue with Torah scrolls and flags.

Hanukkah

Dec. 11-18, 2020 The flames on the Hanukkiah brighten each of the

eight nights of the festival of Hanukkah. 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 Temple in Jerusalem. The word “Hanukkah” means “dedication.” The holiday

commemorates the Temple’s rededication after the

Maccabees’ victory. The Talmud tells us that when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple, they found only

enough holy oil to light the eternal lamp for one day;

miraculously, the oil lasted eight days, long enough for new oil to be consecrated. That miracle also inspires

the popular Hanukkah game of dreidel, a spinning top with Hebrew letters on the four sides representing the phrase “A great miracle happened there (Israel).”

Tu B’Shevat Jan. 28, 2021

Tu B’Shevat takes its name from its date on the

Purim

Feb. 26, 2021 On Purim, people gather to hear “the Megillah,” also

known as the Book of Esther, which tells how the Jews in ancient Persia were saved from the wicked Haman through the leadership of Queen Esther and her

cousin Mordecai. When Haman’s name is read, people

stomp their feet, hiss, boo, or shake noisemakers called groggers to obliterate his name. Some congregations ask people to bring pots and pans to bang and then donate the kitchenware to people in need. Gifts of food – mishloach manot – are also common. The

holiday takes on a carnival-like atmosphere with many dressing in costumes.

Passover

March 28-April 3, 2021 Passover, also known as Pesach, is the eight-day

observance commemorating the liberation of the

Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The seder plate with six symbolic foods takes center stage at the seder, a

lavish ritual meal where we retell the story of Passover by reading the Haggadah. In addition to the items

on the seder plate, each representing a piece of the

Exodus story, matzah is featured at both the seder and throughout the festival to represent the unleavened bread the Israelites ate when fleeing Egypt.

Hebrew calendar, the 15th of Shevat. It is called the “Birthday of Trees,” and it celebrates the beginnings of spring. Tree-planting is a common activity on Tu B’Shevat, which is done before or after the holiday when it falls on Shabbat. A tradition of

holding a Tu B’Shevat seder,

celebrating different kinds of fruits that grow in Israel, has become popular.

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JEWISH HOLIDAYS Yom HaShoah April 9, 2021

Israel’s Knesset proclaimed the 27th of Nissan

“Holocaust and Ghetto Uprising Remembrance

Day – a day of perpetual remembrance for the House of Israel.” The date was chosen to fall between the

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943 and the observance of Israel Independence Day. In Israel, the wailing of

sirens in the morning signals two minutes of silence.

At Yom HaShoah commemorations around the world, six memorial candles are often lit to represent the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust.

Yom Hazikaron April 16, 2021

Yom Hazikaron is Israel’s Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for the men and women, boys and

girls who lost their lives to war or terrorism. It is

commemorated on the 4th of Iyar. As the sun sets that evening, Israel turns from mourning to the celebration

of Yom Ha’atzmaut. On both Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli flags and blue and white clothing are common.

Yom Ha’atzmaut April 17, 2021

Yom Ha’atzmaut is the national independence day of

Israel, commemorating the Jewish state’s declaration of independence. Celebrated annually on the 5th 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.

Lag B’Omer April 30, 2021

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to Shavuot. 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.

Bonfires are a traditional part of Lag B’Omer, a day of joy during an otherwise solemn period.

Shavuot

May 17-18, 2021 Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day G-d gave the Torah to Moses and the Israelites at Mount

Sinai. Traditions on Shavuot include all-night study of the Torah on the first night, reading the Book of Ruth and hearing the Ten Commandments in synagogue.

It’s also traditional to eat dairy meals since the Jewish people had just received the laws of kashrut and had not yet had time to apply them to animal slaughter.

Tisha B’Av July 18, 2021

Tisha B’Av is a fast day that commemorates the

destruction of the First and Second Temples. It has also become a day of general mourning for other disasters that befell the Jewish people, including the Edict of

Expulsion from England in 1290, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, and the mass deportation

of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War

II. These tragedies are commemorated by fasting and reading the Book of Lamentations.


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he 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 helped build 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 to Oregon Jewish life. The first Jewish organization in Oregon, Portland’s Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association, was incorporated in 1856. The Portland chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women organized in 1896, remaining active for nearly 120 years. The B’nai B’rith Building, later to become the Jewish Community Center, opened in 1914; in 1971 the center moved to its present location in Southwest Portland. In 1920 The Jewish Women’s Endeavor joined forces with the Old Men’s Hebrew Fraternal Organization to create “The Jewish Old Peoples Home.” The Federated Jewish Societies, the precursor of today’s Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, organized in 1920 to raise money for a variety of Jewish institutions. Beneficiaries included 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. As community and individual needs shifted in subsequent decades, some organizations faded while others evolved, and new groups arose to meet the needs of 21st century America. Following are the organizations that today meet the needs of Jews living in Oregon and Southwest Washington.


AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL) PACIFIC NORTHWEST 206-448-5349 seattle.adl.org AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) Oregon and Washington office 206-624-5152 aipac.org AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE 212-751-4000 ajc.org B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL 1120 20th St. NW #300N, Washington, DC 202-857-6600 bnaibrith.org GIFT (GIVING IT FORWARD TOGETHER) 9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste. 2340 Vancouver, WA 360-524-4830 giftclarkcounty.com HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION Women’s Zionist Organization of America Chapters in Bellingham, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, Salem, Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma 140 Lakeside Ave., Ste. A #36 Seattle, WA hadassah.org/regions/pacific-northwest JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK 9604 NE 126th Ave, Ste. 2340 Vancouver, WA 360-524-4830 thejbn.org

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL Bob Horenstein, Director, Community Relations and Public Affairs 9900 SW Greenburg Road, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 503-245-6496 bob@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/jcrc With representation from a cross-section of the Greater Portland and Southwest Washington Jewish community, the JCRC develops consensus positions to: protect the social safety net, safeguard civil rights, combat anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination, and strengthen local ties to Israel. The JCRC is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the planning and coordinating body for the national organized Jewish community in public affairs advocacy. JEWISH EVENTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY 2531 Chula Vista Blvd. Eugene, OR 541-514-2571

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE Larry Holzman, Board President Ruth Scott, Executive Director Caitlin DeBoer, Emergency Aid Program Manager 503-226-7079 ext. 134 CDeBoer@jfcs-portland.org 1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301 Portland, OR 503-226-7079 info@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org JFCS is the key social service agency for Portland’s Jewish community and beyond serving adults, families and children in the Greater Portland area. Our Counseling team provides behavioral health support, telehealth options, and accepts Medicare, Medicaid and some commercial insurance, in addition to sliding-scale options. People with developmental and other disabilities are able to receive supportive training and resources through our TASK & Tikvah Disability Support Services. Our Emergency Aid program provides resources, referrals and support in crisis situations including wildfire assistance statewide – and our Holocaust Survivor program offers vital support services for Portland’s Holocaust survivor community. OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021

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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES OF LANE COUNTY PO Box 5924 Eugene, OR 541-484-2541 jewishfedlc.org/jewish-family-services

JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PORTLAND Marc N. Blattner, President and CEO 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220 Tigard, OR 97223 503-245-6219 info@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org Since 1920, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland assures the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values. JEWISH FEDERATION OF LANE COUNTY Office: inside Temple Beth Israel at 1175 E. 29th Ave. Mail: PO Box 5924 Eugene, OR 541-484-2541 jewishfedlc.org

JEWISH FREE LOAN OF GREATER PORTLAND Les Gutfreund, chair 9900 SW Greenburg Rd., Suite 220 Tigard, OR 503-892-7417 freeloan@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/freeloan Loans available for up to $4,000 for life’s “ups and downs,” such as tuition, car repair, medical expense, debt consolidation, housing assistance, etc. Applicants must identify as Jewish, be 18 years or older, have a co-signer(s), and have lived in Oregon/SW Washington for at least 6 months. Visit webpage for complete list of guidelines and application. JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF OREGON PO Box 19736 Portland, OR 971-266-0005 sites.rootsweb.com/~orjgs/contact.html

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JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF WILLAMETTE VALLEY nwfam.com/jgswvo.html JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE 140 W. 31st St., 2nd floor New York, NY 212-477-0707 jewishlaborcommittee.org

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, PACIFIC NORTHWEST Boaz Meir, Executive Director 206-760-1188 ext. 977 Jackson Pincus, Campus and Israel Programs Admissions Director 206-760-1188 ext. 941 1455 NW Leary Way #400 Seattle, WA bmeir@jnf.org | jpincus@jnf.org jnf.org Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s strategic vision is to build and connect to the land of Israel. Our driving focus has always been to ensure a strong, secure and prosperous homeland for the Jewish people in the land of Israel. Everything we do – every project, initiative and campaign we take on – connects to our vision. We run an American semester abroad high school in Israel connecting the next generation with Israel. JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL 1129 20th St. NW #801, Washington, DC 800-343-2823 jwi.org JEWISH WOMEN’S ROUND TABLE Portland, OR jwrt.org JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE FOR POLITCAL AFFAIRS (JAC) 847-433-5999 jacpac.org MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER 10850 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 800-813-0557 mazon.org


Jewish Family & Child Service Responding to Community Need

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MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Steve Albert, Executive Director Kelsey Kaplan, Membership + Retention Manager Beth Germain, Chief Financial Officer 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-244-0111 mjcc@oregonjcc.org oregonjcc.org The MJCC has been a vital part of the community for over 100 years, providing a gathering place for the Jewish community while warmly embracing people of all faiths. Presently, the MJCC offers in-person work out facilities and programs for kids as well as virtual group exercise classes, personal training, and arts + culture programs. The 25-yard lap pool and warm water pool will reopen when we enter Phase 2 of the Reopen Oregon plan. NA’AMAT USA 21515 Vanowen St. #102, Canoga Park, CA 844-777-5222 naamat.org OREGON BOARD OF RABBIS JoAnn Bezodis, Administrator 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 971-248-5465 oregonboardofrabbis.org

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Julie Diamond, President & CEO Tara Siegman, Director of Donor Relations and Development Officer 1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210 Portland, OR 503-248-9328 info@ojcf.org ojcf.org OJCF’s mission is to build and promote a culture of giving in Oregon and Southwest Washington that supports a thriving Jewish community now and for generations to come. The foundation promotes strategic philanthropy offering charitable individuals philanthropic tools including donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, planned gifts and trusts. In partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, OJCF directs the LIFE & LEGACY initiative in Oregon to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments and strengthen Jewish organizations for the future. 20

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OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION 724 NW Davis St. Portland, OR 503-226-3600 ojmche.org ORT AMERICA 75 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor New York, NY 800-519-2678 ortamerica.org JEWISH MEDIA

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lmost from the moment Jews arrived in Oregon, they have sought to meet the spiritual needs of the community. The first Jewish New Year services in the

Oregon Territory were held in 1856 in the gold-rush boomtown of Jacksonville in southern Oregon, where GermanJewish immigrants had moved from the California gold fields. During the first 100 years of Jewish life in Oregon, congregations emerged, merged and evolved to meet the ever-changing spiritual, lifecycle and community needs of an increasingly dispersed and diverse population. Congregation Beth Israel, the first Jewish congregation west

Chabad Conservative Humanist Independent Orthodox Reconstructionist Reform Renewal Sephardic

of the Rocky Mountains and north of California, was founded in Portland in 1858 and continues today as the state’s largest Reform congregation. Congregation Ahavai Sholom, a Conservative congregation, was founded by Jews originally from Prussia, in 1869. Congregations Neveh Zedek and Talmud Torah began in 1892 and 1893, respectively, and eventually merged with Ahavai Sholom in 1961 to form Congregation Neveh Shalom. In 1902 Congregation Shaarie Torah organized as an Orthodox congregation, purchasing its first building in 1905. (The congregation is now affiliated with the Conservative movement.) 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. That same decade, Portland saw its first new congregation in many years – Havurah Shalom, founded in 1978. 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 and region offering options from Jewish Renewal to Chabad Hasidism and Humanistic Judaism. Central Oregon now has three congregations – Temple Beth Tikvah, a Reform congregation founded in 2008; the independent Jewish Community of Central Oregon; and Chabad of Central Oregon. On the following pages, you can find the congregations and outreach groups that now serve the Jewish communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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CHABAD CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE-SALEM 1370 Crowley Ave. SE Salem, OR 503-383-9569 jewishsalem.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF HILLSBORO 965 SW Brookwood Ave. Hillsboro, OR 503-747-5363 chabadh.com CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF OREGON 2317 SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 503-977-9947 chabadoregon.com CHABAD OF CENTRAL OREGON Bend, OR 541-633-7991 jewishbend.com CHABAD OF CLARK COUNTY 9604 NE 126th Ave. Ste. 2340 Vancouver, WA 360-993-5222 jewishclarkcounty.com CHABAD OF EUGENE 1400 High St., Ste. A Eugene, OR 541-801-8653 jewisheugene.org

CHABAD OF SW PORTLAND 2317 SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 503-381-7119 jportland.com TIGARD CHABAD Tigard, OR 971-329-6661 Jewishtigard.com CONSERVATIVE

CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM Fred Rothstein Executive Director Michelle Caplan Membership and Community Engagement Director Mel Berwin, Director of Congregational Learning 2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland, OR 503-246-8831 mcaplan@nevehshalom.org nevehshalom.org Portland’s welcoming and egalitarian Conservative congregation, Neveh Shalom offers a dynamic array of religious services, top-tier Jewish education programs from preschool through adult, social justice, cultural and social activities, and much more. CNS creates and deepens relationships to Judaism and our community. Our Senior Rabbi David Kosak, Associate Rabbi Eve Posen, Cantor Eyal Bitton, Rabbi Emeritus Daniel Isaak, and our community, look forward to welcoming you. Come find your place with us!

CHABAD OF NE PORTLAND 2858 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 503-309-4490 jewishnortheast.com CHABAD OF SE PORTLAND/PORTLAND CAMPUSES 3355 SE Steele St. Portland, OR 503-752-2258 jewishsoutheast.com jewishreed.com CHABAD OF SOUTHERN OREGON 1474 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 541-482-2778 chabadofashland.org

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CONGREGATION SHAARIE TORAH Rabbi Joshua Rose Jemi Kostiner Mansfield, Executive Director 920 NW 25th Ave. Portland, OR 503-226-6131 cst@shaarietorah.org shaarietorah.org Shaarie Torah is your home for Conservative Jewish life in the heart of Northwest Portland. An inclusive, egalitarian and multigenerational synagogue since 1905, Shaarie Torah offers innovative Jewish programming, services and activities for every


age and interest. Visit our website to meet our team of dedicated staff – here to welcome you and your family into our hamische community. HUMANIST KOL SHALOM 1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1E Portland, OR 503-459-4210 kolshalom.org INDEPENDENT BEIT AM 4318 NW Circle Blvd. Corvallis, OR 541-753-0067 beitam.org CENTRAL COAST JEWISH COMMUNITY c/o David Gomberg PO Box 113 Neotsu, OR 541-921-1281

CONGREGATION SHIR TIKVAH 7550 NE Irving St.. Portland, OR 503-473-8227 shirtikvahpdx.org HOOD RIVER HAVURAH hrhavurah.blogspot.com JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL OREGON 21555 Modoc Lane Mail: PO Box 1773 Bend, OR 541-668-6887 jccobend.com MAYIM SHALOM PO Box 307 Coquille, OR 541-266-0470 mayimshalom.us NORTH COAST SHABBAT GROUP Bob Chisholm Center 1225 Ave. A Seaside, OR 503-341-0693

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PORTLAND WOMEN’S TEFILLAH Beit Midrash at PJA 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-246- 3185 UMPQUA VALLEY HAVURAH PO Box 1821 Roseburg, OR 541-677-0575 umpquavalleyhavurah.org

PORTLAND’S UNSHUL Portland, OR 503-396-9191 asthespiritmovesus.com/unshul RELIGION OUTSIDE THE BOX Portland, OR 503-908-4472 rotb.org RECONSTRUCTIONIST

ORTHODOX CONGREGATION KESSER ISRAEL 6698 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 503-222-1239 kesserisrael.org AHAVAS TORAH SYNAGOGUE 2935 Onyx St. Eugene, OR 541-844-1340 ahavastorah.info

OUTREACH COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN Rabbi Barry Cohen 9900 SW Greenburg Rd., Suite 220 Tigard, OR 97223 503-892-7401 chaplain@jewishportland.org An employee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, the Community Chaplain works in coordination with the Oregon Board of Rabbis, Jewish Family and Child Service and other communal agencies and organizations to provide pastoral care/ counseling and to serve as a resource for all Jews across our community. JEWISH ENCOUNTER GROUP Portland, OR 503-349-5381 GESHER – A BRIDGE HOME 10701 SW 25th Ave. Portland, OR 503-246-5070 ourjewishhome.org

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HAVURAH SHALOM Benjamin Barnett, Rabbi Deborah Eisenbach-Budner, Education Director Adela Basayne, Program Director 825 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR 503-248-4662 info@havurahshalom.org havurahshalom.org Havurah Shalom is a vibrant, diverse, participatory Jewish community steeped in Jewish values promoting spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility. We welcome people of all ages, gender identifications, and backgrounds. As a part of the Reconstructing Judaism movement, we envision a just and compassionate world where creative Jewish living and learning guide us toward lives of holiness, meaning, and purpose. A decades-long tradition, our High Holiday services are free and open to all. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL 1175 E 29th Ave. Eugene, OR 541-485-7218 tbieugene.org TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM 1274 Cunningham Lane S Salem, OR 503-362-5004 tbsholom.org


TEMPLE EMEK SHALOM 1800 E Main St. Mail: PO Box 1107 Ashland, OR 541-488-2909 emekshalom.org

REFORM BEIT HAVERIM 1111 Country Club Road Mail: PO Box 311 Lake Oswego, OR 503-568-1241 beithav.org CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1972 NW Flanders St. Portland, OR 503-222-1069 bethisrael-pdx.org

Havurah Shalom

Portland’s Reconstructionist Community Havurah Shalom is a vibrant, diverse, participatory Jewish community steeped in Jewish values promoting spirituality, learning, and acts of social responsibility. We welcome people of all ages. gender identifications, and backgrounds. As a part of Reconstructing Judaism movement, we envision a just and compassionate world where creative Jewish living and learning guide us toward lives of holiness, meaning, and purpose.

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CONGREGATION KOL AMI 7800 NE 119th St. Vancouver, WA 360-896-8088 jewishvancouverusa.org OR HAGAN: LIGHT OF THE GARDEN JEWISH COMMUNITY PO Box 5582 Eugene, OR 541-434-6551 orhagan.org

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TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH PO Box 7472 Bend, OR 541-388-8826 bethtikvahbend.org RENEWAL HAVURAH SYNAGOGUE 185 N. Mountain Ave. Mail: PO Box 1262 Ashland, OR 541-488-7716 havurahshirhadash.org P’NAI OR OF PORTLAND 6948 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-248-4500 pnaiorpdx.org

SEPHARDIC CONGREGATION AHAVATH ACHIM 3225 SW Barbur Blvd. 6686 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 720-315-4266 ahavathachim.com BEIT YOSEF OF PORTLAND 4200 SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 503-295-1170 beityosefportland.wordpress.com

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A series of rituals guide Jewish families and individuals through each stage of life. Except for the rituals surrounding death, each of the following stages is often accompanied by festive celebrations. Even the rituals surrounding death bring the community together to remember and honor the deceased and support their family. The following guide is adapted from stories in our archives.


Birth/Infancy The first significant ritual for a Jewish child is the naming. Jewish children are given Hebrew names in addition to their English names. A boy receives his Hebrew name at the brit milah (bris), the circumcision of the male child, performed on the eighth day after birth. 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. The baby girl is named at a simchat bat, with no strict traditions that allow parents to create their own ceremony for welcoming their daughter into the Jewish community.

Upsherin For many boys, their first haircut is at three years of age. This ceremony is called an upsherin – a Yiddish word meaning to “cut off.” The third birthday is a significant stage in the life of a Jewish boy. It is then that he officially begins his Torah education, and starts to wear a kippah and tzitzit..

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah The formal rite of passage into adulthood for Jewish boys and girls is celebrated when they become a bar or bat mitzvah (son/ daughter of the commandment). For both boys and girls, reaching the age of bar/ bat mitzvah means they are considered “adults” according to Jewish law, and are responsible

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for their own actions regarding Jewish ritual, religious laws, traditions and ethics. A boy becomes a bar mitzvah on his 13th birthday; a girl is considered a bat mitzvah, in Orthodox and Conservative Judaism, when she reaches the age of 12; in Reform Judaism, at the age of 13.

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A Jewish wedding is a powerful Jewish ritual that serves as a reminder of the power of love and union. There are a few stages to a traditional Jewish wedding: erusin/also called kiddushin (betrothal on the wedding day), ketubah (statement of obligations), chuppah (the wedding canopy), nesuin (marrying with a ring and witnesses), yichud (marital seclusion, an Ashkenazic custom in which the bride and groom spend 10 to 20 minutes in a private room) and sheva brachot (the seven blessings and celebrations). The breaking of the glass at the conclusion of the ceremony has been interpreted by many to symbolize the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The glass reminds us that even during the most joyous of occasions, we still mourn. Others consider the glass’s fragility as a symbol of the frailty of human relationships, or that the couple is breaking with their past lives so that they can create a new family together.


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De a t h a nd M o u rning 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 shortly thereafter as relatives can gather for the service.

There is a mitzvah to join a burial society (chevra kadisha), which ritually prepares the body for burial, and to sit with the body (as a “shomer,” or guard, between the time of death and the burial). While always tragic, the Jewish rituals around death, funerals and mourning recognize that grieving and recovery after the death of a loved one is a long and gradual process. The process begins with shiva – seven most intense days of mourning; then shloshim – first 30 days of mourning; and aveilut – year of mourning. While one is an avel (mourner) for a full year for immediate relatives, one only says kaddish for the first 11 months of the year. The unveiling consists of removing a veil to reveal the tombstone in a relatively short ceremony marking the gravestone’s dedication. Yahrzeit is the anniversary of the day of death, often observed by saying kaddish, giving charity (tzedakah) in memory of the deceased, and visiting the grave. It is considered a mitzvah is to mark a grave with a stone. Each mourner adds a stone to the collection on the grave. Judaism reminds us that there is permanence amidst the pain. While other things fade, stones and souls endure.

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LIFECYCLE Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life. In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries. These moments truly center us.

MIKVAH SHOSHANA/WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER 6612 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 503-309-4185 facebook.com/PortlandWomensMikvah

Following are the resources that will help you celebrate and mark each stage of life.

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. BRUCE J. BIRK, MD 503-799-2794 portlandmohel.com RABBI TZVI FISCHER Oregon Bris Center 503-757- 0606 oregonbris.com RABBI GADI LEVY 720-315-4266 myhomecircumcision.com

RACHEL’S WELL COMMUNITY MIKVAH Schnitzer Family Campus 6655 SW Capitol Hwy. 9900 SW Greenburg Road, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 97223 971-220-5580 mikvahpdx@gmail.com jewishportland.org/mikvah Community Mikvah owned and operated by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland with supervision by the Oregon Board of Rabbis. Available for traditional and contemporary ritual immersions by all Jews in the Greater Portland area and beyond. Open by appointment only. SIMCHA VENUES

WENDY SMITH, MD 503-241-9528 MIKVAHS (MIKVAOT) A mikvah is a ritual bath satisfying specific requirements that incorporate “living water” (running or moving water from a Godgiven 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 2253 Highway 99 N Ashland, OR 541-482-3776 jacksonwellsprings.com/mikvah MIKVAH MEI MENACHEM Ashland, OR 541-482-2778 chabadofashland.org

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP RETREAT CENTER Lincoln City, OR 503-345-9451 rentals@bbcamp.org bbcamp.org/rentals BB Camp Retreat Center is located just a mile from the Oregon Coast, and nestled on the waterfront of Devil’s Lake. With various lodging options, facilities, amenities and delicious catering prepared on site, BB Camp Retreat Center is the perfect venue for weddings, conferences, family reunions, employee appreciation parties and everything in between. Overnight accommodations available for up to 300 guests.

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MJCC! We offer a variety of flexible spaces at reasonable rates, and we’re available seven days a week for a wide range of events, such as b’nai mitzvahs, weddings, fundraising galas, meetings, and much more. Inquire about virtual and hybrid event options, using our high speed internet to stream. Fill out our rental inquiry form today at oregonjcc.org/rentals. SIMCHA VENDORS

AHAVAS TORAH 503-261-3850 ahavastorah.info CENTRAL OREGON TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH 541-388-8826 bethtikvahbend.org JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL OREGON 541-815-4912 jccobend.org

EVERYTHING JEWISH 2.0 Rabbi Chayim E. & Simi Mishulovin 503-246-5437 EverythingJewishPortland.com Everything Jewish 2.0 is the “mobile” version of Everything Jewish along with its spirit and love. Engage, shop, ask questions or get a nosh. All delivered with Chabad’s signature warmth, joy and open arms. Check our website and Facebook page for locations and times and other updates. CHEVRA KADISHA/ JEWISH BURIAL SOCIETIES PORTLAND AREA CHEVRA KAVOD HAMET chevrakavodhamet.org Includes volunteers from Congregations Neveh Shalom, Havurah Shalom, Shir Tikvah, P’nai Or, Beth Israel, Shaarie Torah, Kol Ami and Beit Haverim as well as unaffiliated. PORTLAND HEVRA KADDISHA 10220 Southwest Nimbus K2 Tigard, Oregon 503-519-2454 Includes volunteers from Congregations Kesser Israel, Chabad of Oregon, Beit Yosef, Shaarie Torah, and other congregations, as well as unaffiliated. CORVALLIS AND SALEM BEIT AM’S CHEVRA KADDISHA 541-753-0067 beitam.org EUGENE TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL 541-485-7218 tbieugene.org 32

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FUNERAL SERVICES HESED SHEL EMET Oregon Jewish Indigent Burial Society 503-564-8430 jewishportland.org/ourcommunity/hesed-shel-emet

RIVER VIEW CEMETERY FUNERAL HOME Marcus Terry, Managing Director 8421 South Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97219 503-246-6488 info@riverviewcemeteryfuneralhome.com riverviewcemeteryfuneralhome.com River View Cemetery Funeral Home was established in 2004 and is conveniently located on the grounds of River View Cemetery in Southwest Portland. The staff of this full-service funeral home is experienced in Jewish burial customs and committed to providing the highest level of quality service to the Jewish community. In addition to Managing Director Marcus Terry, two funeral directors are on hand to assist with arrangements: Gary Sands and Gordy Reece. CEMETERIES Many congregations maintain their own cemeteries; see congregations section for contact information. JEWISH CEMETERY AT RIVER VIEW CEMETERY 0300 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Section 142 Portland, OR 503-287-0066, 503-246-4251 jewishcemeteryatriverview.org


KIDS & TEENS

Families Preschools Day schools Hebrew/religious schools Day camps Resident camps Camperships Youth Group Special needs resources

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he Jewish people have treasured books and learning for millennia. Even our central prayer, the Shema, includes the instruction: “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. Portland now offers three day schools, and Hebrew and religious schools are spread across the state. Informal education is widely available too. Youth groups and camps, both day and overnight, immerse youth in Jewish life. At Jewish camp, children experience a range of activities from arts to sports all in a Jewish setting. Jewish values, culture and traditions permeate the campers’ days through song, food, art and dance. 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. On the following pages, you will find the resources you need to ensure your family can enjoy the sweetness of Jewish life available in our communities.

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PJ LIBRARY PORTLAND Rachel Nelson, Director of Educational Initiatives 9900 SW Greenburg Road,, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 rachel@jewishportland.org OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021

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jewishportland.org/pjlibrary PJ (Pajama) Library, a Jewish Federation program, supports families raising Jewish children through the gift of high-quality Jewish children’s books and music, along with resources, events and programs. ALL Jewish families – dual heritage, single parent, same sex couples, traditional, cultural, etc. – with children ages 6 months through 8 years are encouraged to enroll AT NO COST to you as part of our community’s commitment to creating a vibrant Jewish community for all. PJ LIBRARY EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD PO Box 5924 Eugene, OR 97405 541-484-2541 jewishfedlc.org/pj-library PJ LIBRARY IN OREGON Oregon outside of Portland metro including Salem, Corvallis, Ashland and Bend 503-452-3443 pjlibrary.org   PJ OUR WAY For ages 9-12 pjourway.org   PRESCHOOLS  

CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM CONTACT MEL BERWIN mberwin@nevehshalom.org

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FOUNDATION SCHOOL Leah Conley, Director Congregation Neveh Shalom 2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland, OR 503-293-7307 lconley@nevehshalom.org foundationschoolpdx.org For over 60 years, Foundation School has embraced our youngest learners – sparking imaginations, instilling a sense of wonder, and providing the building blocks for the next generation of creative and confident problem-solvers. The children who are part of the Foundation School legacy embrace an “anything is possible” approach to life where they are asked to wonder, encouraged to inquire, and participate in the process of bringing young families together for a lifetime of friendship.


THE GAN-GARRET JEWISH PRESCHOOL 9604 NE 126th Ave. #2340 Vancouver, WA 360-256-0859 thegan.org THE GAN: PORTLAND JEWISH PRESCHOOL 6612 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-977-7850 portlandjewishpreschool.com MAAYAN PRESCHOOL Tia Weniger, Early Childhood Director Frumie Diskind, Early Childhood Judaic Specialist 2 Touchstone Dr. Lake Oswego, OR 503-245-5568 info@maayanpdx.org maayanpdx.org PEACE GARDEN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN Havurah Shir Hadash 185 N Mountain Ave. Mail: PO Box 1262 Ashland, OR

541-488-8887 havurahshirhadash.org/peacegardenpreschool POMEGRANATE PRESCHOOL Temple Emek Shalom 1800 E Main St. Mail: PO Box 1107 Ashland, OR 541-488-2909 emekshalom.org/education

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-244-0126 office@pjaproud.org pjaproud.org

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RIGHT START Rachel Nelson 9900 SW Greenburg Rd., Suite 220 Tigard, OR 97223 503-892-7415 rachel@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/rightstart Right Start provides funding to qualified families to help ensure children have the right start on developing a life rooted in Jewish values and traditions. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has made this gift available to the Jewish communities of Portland and SW Washington. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL 1175 East 29th Ave. Eugene, OR 541-345-7314 tbieugene.org/preschool   DAY SCHOOLS

MAAYAN TORAH DAY SCHOOL Aviel Brodkin, Principal of General Education & Guidance Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter, Judaic Studies Principal & Development Director Tia Weniger, Early Childhood Director 2 Touchstone Dr. Lake Oswego, OR 503-245-5568 info@maayanpdx.org maayanpdx.org Maayan Torah uses the best practices in education and focuses on the needs and progress of each student from 18 months to eighth grade. Our nurturing philosophy supports our students to develop their strengths and gives them a life-long connection to Judaism. We are dedicated to developing an environment of academic excellence and high student achievement. We seek to instill the love of Torah and Mitzvot as a wellspring, “Maayan,” in students’ lives. MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL 6612 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-977-7850 portlandjewishschool.com

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PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY Merrill Hendin, Principal Erika Saiers, Director of Early Childhood (Infant-PreK) Sarah Glass, Admission Director (K-8th grades) Steve Albert, Executive Director 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-244-0126 office@pjaproud.org pjaproud.org PJA is a community Jewish Day School and Early Childhood program that welcomes families of all backgrounds. Students from 6 weeks through 8th grade thrive in an academically rich environment that honors the whole child. At PJA you will find small classes, dedicated teachers, support services, enrichment opportunities, and a warm and welcoming community. Accredited by Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and a member of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools.   HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS   BEIT HAVERIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Classes: 1111 Country Club Road Mail: PO Box 311 Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-568-1241 beithav.org/ religious-school CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOLS Northeast: 971-801-2424 Southwest: 503-977-9947 Southeast: 503-236-6642 Hillsboro: 503-747-5363 Vancouver, WA: 360-993-5222   CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 1972 NW Flanders St. Portland, OR 503-222-1069 bethisrael-pdx.org CONGREGATION KOL AMI EDUCATION 7800 NE 119th St. Vancouver, WA 360-896-8088 jewishvancouverusa.org


HAVURAH SHALOM EDUCATION 825 NW 18th Ave. Portland, OR 503-248-4662 havurahshalom.org/lifelonglearning Learning for all ages is part of Havurah Shalom’s mission. Adult education opportunities range from cultural/historical through literary/expressive to spiritual practice. Our Shabbat School (K-6) uses a family cooperative model in which parents teach a staff-guided and supported curriculum. We provide Middle School and High School programs for teens. Learn more at www. havurahshalom.org.    THE HEIMANN FAMILY WISDOM GARDEN HEBREW SCHOOL Havurah Synagogue 185 N Mountain Ave. Mail: P.O. Box 1262 Ashland, OR 97520 541-488-7716 havurahshirhadash.org/school KOL SHALOM CHILDREN’S EDUCATION 1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1E Portland, OR 503-459-4210 kolshalom.org/childrens-education

NASHIRA EDUCATION PROJECT 7550 NE Irving St., Portland, OR 503-473-8227 shirtikvahpdx.org/education NEVEH SHALOM ALIYAH PROGRAM 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 503-246-8831 nevehshalom.org/learning Neveh Shalom is known for our warm and vibrant youth community. ALIYAH students in grades K-12 experience holidays and traditions, gain strong Hebrew language skills, celebrate B’nai Mitzvah, and grow from the many opportunities for meaningful leadership within our inclusive after-school learning environment.   P’NAI OR OF PORTLAND SIMCHA SCHOOL 6948 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-248-4500 pnaiorpdx.org SHAARIE TORAH EDUCATION PROGRAM Sharon Pollin, Ed.D., Education Director 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland, OR 503-226-6131 shaarietorah.org

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SHORESH PORTLAND 2 Touchstone Lane, Lake Oswego, OR 971-266-0481 shoreshportland.com SHUL SCHOOL Temple Emek Shalom 1800 E Main St. Mail: PO Box 1107 Ashland, OR 541-488-2909 emekshalom.org/education DAY CAMPS   BB DAY CAMP PORTLAND 503-496-7447 pdx@bbcamp.org bbcamp.org/portland Located at Congregation Beth Israel, BB Day Camp offers a warm and welcoming camp experience filled with art, dance, water play, martial arts, gymnastics, music, Jewish enrichment and Shabbat celebrations for campers entering kindergarten through grade 6. Early and after extended care available.

CAMP GAN ISRAEL-VANCOUVER 9604 NE 126th Ave., Vancouver, WA 360-256-0859 jewishclarkcounty.com CAMP SEED 6688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-245-5420 portlandkollel.org/kids/home   GAN ISRAEL DAY CAMP 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-246-KIDS (5437) ganisraelportland.com   MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Day Camp Josh Harrington, Afternoon Camp Supervisor 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-244-0111 jharr@oregonjcc.org oregonjcc.org/daycamp PJA SUMMER DISCOVERY 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-244-0126 pjaproud.org

Now Enrolling! Nurturing capable, creative and kind learners in a joyful Jewish environment

5 day a week from 8:30am - 4pm

FOUNDATION SCHOOL PRESCHOOL

Contact Leah Conley 503.293.7307 lconley@nevehshalom.org

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy

Enrolling for full day options this year

Congregation Neveh Shalom

All are welcome | Small class sizes Ages 12 months - 5 years Experienced teachers

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RESIDENT CAMPS

URJ CAMP KALSMAN Office: 3805 108th Ave. NE #100 Bellevue, WA 425-284-4484 (winter) 360-435-9302 (summer) campkalsman.org

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP 503-345-9451 info@bbcamp.org bbcamp.org Located on the beautiful Oregon coast, B’nai B’rith (BB) Camp is a vibrant and inclusive Jewish camp serving the Pacific Northwest since 1921. BB Camp has been a home away from home for generations of campers of different ages, backgrounds, denominations and abilities. Our unique culture is built on sharing fun experiences in a welcoming environment that inspires all campers to grow and develop enduring Jewish identities

URJ CAMP NEWMAN Winter Office: 711 Grand Ave. #280 San Rafael, CA 415-392-7080 campnewman.org

CAMP MIRIAM #303 - 950 W 41st Ave. Vancouver, BC   604-266-2825 campmiriam.org CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER Mail: 117 East Louisa St., #110 Seattle, WA 206-447-1967 campschechter.org

EDEN VILLAGE WEST Casey Yurow, Camp Director Emma Silver, Assistant Director Nava Sherwood, Operations Manager 6176 McBryde Ave., Richmond, CA 510-560-5610 edenvillagewest.org welcome@edenvillagewest.org Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table Jewish summer camp in Northern CA for rising 3rd-11th graders that integrates culinary arts, organic farming, wilderness skills and homestead crafts. Located on 350 acres on the Russian River in Sonoma County, CA, our campers have the time of their lives while becoming empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually connected world. Visit edenvillagewest.org to learn more about camp and register for summer!

CAMPERSHIPS ALBERT J. KAILES MEMORIAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OJCF https://ojcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/receive-a-scholarship/ Scholarships are available for Jewish youth and teens from Oregon attending Jewish overnight camp within the United States. Must demonstrate financial need. BUNKCONNECT jewishcamp.org The Foundation for Jewish Camp also offers first-time camper families another opportunity to save. Through this program, eligible families pay introductory prices ranging from 40-60% off the camps’ listed rates.

CHAI ISRAEL Rachel Nelson 9900 SW Greenburg Rd., Suite 220 Tigard, OR 97223 503-892-7415 rachel@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/travelisrael Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provides 18% of the published cost for an Israel experience for ALL Portland-area teens (up to $1,800). Grants also available for immediate posthigh school eligible gap year programs. For those enrolled in a congregational high school program, the Oregon Board of Rabbis continues its Teen Israel program in partnership with the Arthur Krichevsky Fund at OJCF, the teen’s home congregation and JFGP. JWEST CAMPERSHIP PROGRAM onehappycamper.org ONE HAPPY CAMPER jewishcamp.org The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is proud to provide incentive grants for up to $1,000 for your child’s first summer at  Jewish overnight camp. OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021

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NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH Congregation Beth Israel, Portland 503-222-1069 bethisrael.org/youth-education

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY YOUTH FOUNDATION 1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210 Portland, OR 503-248-9328 ojcf.org The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation empowers Jewish teenagers to take action by grant making, volunteering and advocating for causes that align with their Jewish values. The program strives to develop future community leaders. PORTLAND RISHONIM/UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH Neveh Shalom: Rabbi Eve Posen, 503-246-8831 ext. 136 Shaarie Torah: 503-226-6131 usy.org/regions/pinwheel United Synagogue Youth: for 9th to 12th-graders   SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

YOUTH GROUPS BBYO Evergreen Region 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 971-303-9764 bbyo.org   CTEEN PORTLAND Portland, OR 971-801-2424 jewishnortheast.com JEWISH CUB SCOUTS PACK 739 (grades 1-5) Portland, OR Arden Edy: 503-975-3355   NCSY 6688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR oregon.ncsy.org Oregon: 503-757-3037 Portland: 503-504-1301 Eugene: 503-261-3850    40

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BB CAMP INCLUSION PROGRAM 503-496-7450 bbcamp.org For campers with special needs and disabilities at B’nai B’rith Camp. BB Camp is proud to be a boundless Kehila (community) of different ages, denominations, backgrounds, languages and abilities. When you’re part of a community like this – one that accepts, and encourages everyone’s strengths – it’s life changing. Campers and staff learn about themselves, relating to others, form a family of friends they’ll have for life, and of course, have a lot of fun. BB CAMP INCLUSION PROGRAM 503-496-7450 bbcamp.org TASK, YOUR JEWISH CONNECTION TO DISABILITY AWARENESS/JFCS Janet Menashe, TASK Program Inclusion Specialist 1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301, Portland, OR 503-729-8648 janetmenashe@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org


DID YOU KNOW?

JCC Maccabi Games The JCC Maccabi GamesÂŽ are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. The Maccabi Movement began in 1895 when the first allJewish sports club was formed in Constantinople. The first world Maccabiah Games were held in Israel in 1932. Now, this two-week competition takes place every four years and has featured many world-class Jewish athletes including:

Mark Spitz (swimming), Mitch Gaylord (gymnastics), Ernie Grunfeld and Danny Schayes (basketball), Brad Gilbert and Dick Savitt (tennis). Today, over 6,000 teens, ranging from 13 to 16 years of age, participate in the JCC Maccabi GamesÂŽ each summer. The Games are co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel.

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MAAYAN TORAH DAY SCHOOL 2 Touchstone Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 503-245-5568 maayanpdx.org CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland Foundation School Preschool: foundationschoolpdx.org, 503-293-7307 Neveh Shalom ALIYAH program:  nevehshalom.org/learning/ 503-246-8831

At Neveh Shalom, our goal is for children to feel at home in Judaism. From birth through high school, we offer innovative and engaging educational experiences that nurture our children’s hearts, bodies and minds. Beginning with Tot Shabbat and Foundation School, our youngest learners are immersed in a joyful Jewish environment. Leah Conley leads Foundation School’s programs for children ages 12 months through pre-K.  Kindergarten through 6th graders in our ALIYAH program enjoy a vibrant youth community, led by our Director of Congregational Learning, Mel Berwin. Hebrew, Jewish building blocks, mitzvot, lifecycle, holidays and creative arts are all part of the varied and active curriculum. Shabbat and holiday programming continues through the elementary ages leading students to the awesome milestone of becoming b’nai mitzvah. Our program is dedicated to the inclusion and participation of every child in our community, so that all students can learn with and from each other.   Students in 7th-12th grades continue learning and social connection through in-depth conversation in Tichon, Neveh Shalom’s Wednesday night program for teens, and youth group opportunities through USY.  Although our programming is primarily online this year, we are making the most of new opportunities for small-group Hebrew learning, one-on-one tutoring options, and creative small-group in-person programming.  Now, more than ever, community support and effective learning matter!  Check our website for the most up-to-date information. 

With large outdoor play areas, a soccer field, indoor gym and performing arts auditorium, Maayan is poised to welcome students preschool through 8th grade this fall. Last year’s academic growth included a “STEM Challenge” and Torah Fair that integrated science in many of the projects. Students studied the science of vision in conjunction with the Jewish concept of looking at people positively. “The kids were enthralled with more sciencerelated experiences,” says General Education Principal Aviel Brodkin. “Our creative students even developed remote-controlled tissue boxes and zipline bridges.” Accredited by AdvancED, Maayan offers academic excellence in Judaic and general studies for children from 18 months through eighth grade. “Children in our school feel that they love being Jewish and this begins with experiences that start in our preschool,” says Brodkin. That vibrant Jewish atmosphere with a focus on Torah study, Israel and living as Jews continues through eighth grade. “Maayan” is Hebrew for a spring of water; at Maayan, teachers seek to instill in each student the love of Torah as a wellspring in their lives. Maayan’s learner-centered education prioritizes students’ active participation in acquiring knowledge. “Our preschool builds ideas and imagination, teaches kids how to be a friend, and how much joy there is in learning,” says Brodkin. In elementary school, teachers use current best teaching practices to engage students. This year, middle school girls will share experiences with residents at Mirabella retirement community thanks to a grant Maayan received from the Legacy Heritage Better Together Program. The school also will unveil its new nonfiction research library this year. Judaic Studies Principal Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter says, “Good education and positive classrooms can inspire students to reach goals that they never before thought possible!”

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PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-244-0126 pjaproud.org 

At PJA, our Jewish values are the guiding principles of our school: study, respect, identity, responsibility, community and appreciation. Our Early Childhood programs provide welcoming and inclusive settings that recognize children’s diverse abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles. All of our students from infant through 8th grade receive a well-rounded education, which helps them develop into children with character who become tomorrow’s leaders. Our Lower School and Middle School academic programs foster a love of learning by focusing on both critical thinking and creativity. Each subject, lesson, experiment and field trip is treated as one part of an equation that creates a child who is curious about the world and brave enough to explore it. PJA’s project-based learning approach encourages students to explore many areas of interest and make connections between their studies and the real world. We offer a rich and diverse program in Jewish studies that enhances critical thinking skills steeped in tradition. Students learn Hebrew as a modern language of communication as well as a way to connect with ancient texts. We offer extensive enrichment programs including music, visual and media arts, drama, service learning and volunteer opportunities, P.E., wellness and health classes. Our Makerspace supports classroom learning and provides a place for students to explore, create, design and innovate. Collaborative and integrated learning gives students the foundation to think for themselves and work for the world. The Early Childhood program is currently open and follows all guidelines provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Early Learning Division. For K-8th grade, we are currently offering robust online learning that empowers students to be flexible, innovative learners in a caring, supportive community. 44

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THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY 465 UCB, 1881 SW Fifth Ave. PO Box 751 – JST Portland, OR 503-725-8449 pdx.edu/judaic-studies

A bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from Portland State University prepares students to succeed in our interconnected world of diverse cultures and religions. In the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, professors take the 3,000-yearlong history and culture of the Jews as a point of our departure for grappling with urgent human questions about justice and knowledge, tradition and change, and crisis and resilience. “Thanks to the program’s intimate learning environment, students benefit from the type of personal attention normally associated with small liberal arts colleges while still enjoying the advantages of a major urban university,” says Natan Meir, Lorry I. Lokey Professor of Judaic Studies and Academic Director of PSU’s Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. Truly interdisciplinary, the Judaic Studies major explores topics in history, English literature, Hebrew language, religion, and film studies. The program welcomes students of all backgrounds who seek an intensive liberal arts experience and the faculty offer close mentoring to support students’ success. Community partnerships provide opportunities for scholarships, local internships and study abroad.  “We offer an array of scholarships intended to ease financial pressure on students so they can focus on their studies,” says Meir. Scholarships cover from $500 to $7,000 of annual tuition and include the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships, which offer Judaic Studies majors up to $7,000 annually for up to four years. For more information please contact Professor Natan Meir at meir@pdx.edu


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he continuance of a strong Jewish community depends on the involvement of the younger

generations. In Oregon and Southwest Washington, there are many possibilities for young adults to become involved. There are opportunities to serve on boards, connect with others through bwusiness or social networks, or expand your knowledge of Judaism through religious studies.

COLLEGE

College Scholarships Gap Year Campus Groups Adult Education Young Adult Social/Networking Groups Counseling Emergency Aid Special Needs Resources

THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Natan M. Meir, Academic Director University Center Bldg., Ste. 465 1881 SW Fifth Ave. PO Box 751 – JST Portland, OR 503-725-8449 judaicst@pdx.edu pdx.edu/judaic-studies Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from Portland State University, you will learn how to navigate the complexity of our modern world by understanding its relationship with the past. We welcome students of all backgrounds who seek an intensive liberal arts experience. Our faculty offer close mentoring to support your success, and our partnerships provide opportunities for internships and study abroad. We offer several scholarships for students majoring in Judaic Studies, from $500 to $7,000 annually.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

GAP YEAR

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS ojcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/receive-a-scholarship OJCF offers need-based scholarship programs to support the educational pursuits of Jewish Oregonians.

AARDVARK ISRAEL IMMERSION PROGRAMS 646-844-7784 aardvarkisrael.com

Lester & Annette Goldschmidt Hillel Scholarship Fund Students must be a Jewish resident of Oregon, attend U of O, and demonstrate both financial need and merit. Students may apply each year. Arthur P. Krichevsky Memorial Scholarship Scholarships for students pursuing post-high school Jewish education through qualified programs at accredited educational institutions in the United States, including rabbinical schools. Also provides direct scholarship support to day schools and to the Oregon Board of Rabbis’ Teen Israel Experience. Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Memorial Scholarship Provides tuition assistance to Jewish students for higher education at accredited colleges, universities and graduate schools. To be eligible for this one-year scholarship, the student must demonstrate both merit and financial need. Students may apply each year. PSU JUDAIC STUDIES/ HEBREW SCHOLARSHIPS pdx.edu/judaic-studies/scholarships If you are considering majoring in Judaic Studies, you are eligible to apply for the Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship. This scholarship supports Judaic Studies majors up to $7,000 per year throughout your entire undergraduate career at PSU (up to four years). Once you are an enrolled PSU student, you have an array of scholarships available to you. For the other scholarships, you must have accrued at least 12 credits of coursework in Judaic Studies to be eligible to apply. If you are a Judaic Studies minor and have done at least eight credits of coursework in Judaic Studies, you are eligible to apply for three scholarships: Cogan, Jacobs-Kaufman and Aspen Mitzvah. SUSSMAN FUND FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES Rachel Nelson rachel@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/sussman The fund was established by Lillian and Gilbert Sussman to provide grants to Jewish students from the Portland area for their higher education. Students pursuing undergraduate studies at an accredited college in the U.S. are encouraged to apply by March 1.

CHAI ISRAEL Rachel Nelson 9900 SW Greenburg Road, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 rachel@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/travelisrael Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provides 18% of the published cost for an Israel experience for ALL Portland-area teens (up to $1,800). Grants also available for immediate post- high school eligible gap year programs. For those enrolled in a congregational high school program, the Oregon Board of Rabbis continues its Teen Israel program in partnership with the Arthur Krichevsky Fund at OJCF, the teen’s home congregation and JFGP. MASA ISRAEL Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates masaisrael.org/gap-year TIVNU: BUILDING JUSTICE Gap year and summer high school programs 7971 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503-232-1864 tivnu.org CAMPUS GROUPS AKIVA ON CAMPUS UNIVERSITY OF OREGON 1208 E. 19th Ave. Eugene, OR 404-532-8763 akivaoncampus.com CHABAD AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON 1400 High St., Ste. A Eugene, OR 541-801-8653 jewisheugene.org


S E I D U T S C I A D U J N I R MAJO Learn from caring feanctulctoymmunity tud s t i n k e s a clo in the n i d e e l t g s a e g n n E pus m a c n a gon b e r r u O n , a d n n a o l Port Live t n a r b i v f heart o

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CHABAD HOUSE AT REED COLLEGE 3355 SE Steele St. Portland, OR 503-752-2258 jewishreed.com GREATER PORTLAND HILLEL PO Box 1547 Portland, OR 503-867-3646 pdxhillel.org OREGON HILLEL FOUNDATION Serving University of Oregon and Oregon State University 1059 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 541-343-8920 oregonhillel.org

PORTLAND KOLLEL 6688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-245-5420 portlandkollel.org   YOUNG ADULT JEWS NEXT D’OR 1972 NW Flanders Portland, OR 503-222-1069 bethisrael-pdx.org/community/jews-next-dor-20s-30s MOISHE HOUSE PORTLAND 503-908-3394 Portland, OR moishehouse.org/find-a-house/portland facebook.com/MoisheHousePDX

ADULT EDUCATION BENAROYA JEWISH LEARNING ACADEMY Chabad of Oregon 2317 SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 503-381-7119 jportland.com CONSCIOUS TORAH 2531 Chula Vista Blvd. Eugene, OR 541-514-2571 conscioustorah.com INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC STUDIES 2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland, OR 503-246-8831 INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM CLASS Oregon Board of Rabbis Portland, OR 971-248-5465 oregonboardofrabbis.org NEVEH SHALOM ADULT EDUCATION 2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland, OR 503-293-7306 nevehshalom.org/adult-education

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OJCF GIVING COUNCIL 1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210 Portland, OR 503-248-9328 ojcf.org The OJCF Giving Council is a community of Jewish professionals who pool their charitable donations to give collaboratively to deserving nonprofit organizations. The group holds a variety of charitable events throughout the year. SOCIAL/NETWORKING GROUPS JEWISH DAD’S NIGHT OUT Portland, OR 503-246-8831 JEWISH HAPPY HOUR meetup.com/Jewish-Happy-Hour OJCF PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS GROUP 1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210 Portland, OR 503-248-9328 ojcf.org


OJCF’s Professional Advisors Group is comprised of attorneys, accountants, and financial/wealth advisors. The group provides educational programming, continuing education credits and networking opportunities for attendees at lunch meetings held 2-3 times per year. OREGON JEWISH MOUNTAINEERS 6688 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 541-730-7538 climbingrocks.wixsite.com/website

a trauma informed approach for individuals, couples, and families. Additionally, free, in-home solution-focused counseling services for seniors and people with disabilities through the Program to Encourage Active & Rewarding Lives (PEARLS). Offers child and family workshops for community organizations. Support groups for family caregivers. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, some commercial insurance and, offer sliding-scale options.

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NEXT GENERATIONS GROUP 503-312-2530 nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com PDX MOTS Portland, OR meetup.com/PDXMOTS-35-54 PORTLAND JEWISH EVENTS jodiberris@aol.com 248-760-0743 WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY Portland, OR 503-892-3015 jewishportland.org/ourcommunity/womens-philanthropy Women’s Philanthropy provides a place in the Portland Jewish community for all women to come together to promote, enhance and celebrate Jewish life. We are committed to building a Jewish community that is welcoming, engaging and demonstrates the impact a women makes by having her voice heard.

JEWISH FREE LOAN OF GREATER PORTLAND Les Gutfreund, Chair 9900 SW Greenburg Road, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 503-892-7417 freeloan@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/freeloan Loans available for up to $4,000 for life’s “ups and downs,” such as tuition, car repair, medical expense, debt consolidation, housing assistance, etc. Applicants must identify as Jewish, be 18 years or older, have a co-signer(s), and have lived in Oregon/SW Washington for at least 6 months. Visit webpage for complete list of guidelines and application. SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

COUNSELING

KEHILLAH Polina Munblit Gregg, MBA, Assistant Administrator 6140 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4000 polina.munblit@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsiniaipark.org Independent special needs housing on the Cedar Sinai Park Campus.

JFCS COUNSELING SERVICES Douglass Ruth, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Director 1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301 Portland, OR 503-226-7079 ext. 123 douglassruth@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org Provides culturally-competent counseling services utilizing

TASK/TIKVAH DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES/JFCS Janet Menashe, Disabilities Inclusion Specialist 1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301 Portland, OR 503-226-7079 ext. 122 janetmenashe@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org

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eople are living longer, and seniors want more choices for living

active, fulfilling lives. Abundant opportunities for stimulating educational and social programs are available, along with a wide variety of in-home, independent and assisted living options. The increase in in-home care providers and ways to increase accessibility and mobility enables seniors to stay in their homes longer if they choose.

Programs & Services Senior Living

Many retirement communities are offering a continuum of care so that residents can receive the level of care they need as they age.

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ADULT DAY SERVICES AT CEDAR SINAI PARK Nancy Heckler, Director 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4403 nancy.heckler@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org Adult Day Services offers family caregivers convenient, flexible respite along with the comfort of knowing their loved one will be spending the day in a stimulating, nurturing and fun environment. Group activities are adjusted to the needs, abilities and interests of participants and include yoga, music, garden club, creative arts, brain fitness activities, reminiscing, board games and special events. Lunch and two snacks daily are included in the cost of the program.

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SERVICES Kim VanKoten, Holocaust Survivor Services Manager 1221 SW Yamhill St., Ste. 301 Portland, OR 503-226-7079, ext. 129 kimvankoten@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.or

SINAI IN-HOME CARE AT CEDAR SINAI PARK Rachael White, Director 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4300 rachael.white@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org Sinai In-Home Care at CSP can provide everything from full care to occasional visits, all with the dignity and respect you would expect from the Cedar Sinai Park family. Their staff helps older adults and people with disabilities stay independent. With four levels of care, your loved one can choose from a variety of programs to meet his/her needs. Sinai In-Home Care is

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dedicated to providing customized care, available any time of the day, seven days a week. SENIOR LIVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING Quinn Black, HUD Administrator, Harsch Investment Properties Deborah Theisen, HUD Properties Support Manager 1431 SW 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503-224-1563 QuinnB@harsch.com DeborahT@harsch.com harsch.com Located in downtown Portland, Lexington Apartments, Park Tower Apartments, Rose Schnitzer Tower, and The 1200 Building offer 540 HUD funded, affordable, unique onebedroom designs with spacious kitchens and balconies. An on-site Service Coordinator is available to assist residents in accessing social services, so that they can maintain an independent lifestyle.

COURTYARD VILLAGE AT RALEIGH HILLS Joanie Ceballos, General Manager Jason Goodwill, Marketing Director Doris Kelleher, Operations Manager 4875 SW 78th Ave. Portland, OR 503-297-5500 joaniec@courtyardvillage.com courtyardvillage.com A welcoming, comfortable community where you feel you belong is important as you embrace a new venture. Courtyard Village at Raleigh Hills provides high quality and affordable housing for active, independent adults 62 years of age or older. We are independently owned and locally operated. 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 build new and meaningful relationships.  

CEDAR SINAI PARK Kimberly Fuson, CEO 6125 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4300 kimberly.fuson@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org Founded in 1920, Cedar Sinai Park is a non-profit organization committed to providing 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.

HAROLD SCHNITZER CENTER FOR LIVING Krista Mattox, Administrator 6125 SW Boundary St., Portland, OR 503-535-4300 krista.mattox@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org The Harold Schnitzer Center for Living at Cedar Sinai Park (CSP), offers long-term intermediate nursing care in a setting that isn’t just “home like” – it is home. Spacious, stunning private rooms and private bathrooms surround a welcoming hearth and family-style gourmet kitchen. With a focus on person-centered-care, the rhythm of daily life is driven by the individuals who call it home.

KEHILLAH Polina Munblit Gregg, MBA, Assistant Administrator 6140 SW Boundary St., Portland, OR 503-535-4000 polina.munblit@cedarsinaipark.org cedarsiniaipark.org Kehillah at CSP is independent, HUD funded (United States Housing & Urban Development) housing for adults with 52

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developmental disabilities. Located on the Cedar Sinai Park campus, Kehillah is focused on supporting resident inclusion within the community through social activities and employment assistance. We partner with local agencies to offer residents access to an array of social services that aid in their ability to live independently in the community.

ROBISON HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER Krista Mattox, Administrator 6125 SW Boundary St., Portland, OR 503-535-4300 krista.mattox@cedarsiniaipark.org cedarsinaipark.org Robison Health & Rehabilitation Center at CSP offers postacute rehabilitation services and support to those recovering from surgery, strokes, accidents and other major health traumas. Our rehabilitation team develops an individualized plan focused on preparing patients for a return home by providing clinical care in a peaceful and private environment.

ROSE SCHNITZER MANOR Vivian Villegas, Administrator Polina Munblit Gregg, MBA, Assistant Administrator 6140 SW Boundary St., Portland, OR 503-535-4000 vivian.villegas@cedarsinaipark.org polina.munblit@cedarsinaipark.org roseschnitzermanor.org Rose Schnitzer Manor Assisted Living at CSP offers a comfortable, elegant and caring community dedicated to providing the highest quality care while supporting a vital lifestyle. Residents enjoy gourmet meals in an array of fine dining settings, daily fitness classes, frequent outings, plus a wealth of on campus activities to stimulate mind, body and soul. Nestled in 27 acres of urban forest and gardens, Rose Schnitzer Manor is friendly and welcoming ... the perfect place to call home.

LOCATION, RELATIONSHIPS, & VALUE Begin a new adventure! Live independently with the option to engage with others and safely partake in socials, events, and our robust calendar of activities. Affordable retirement living at it’s best. Light, bright apartment homes boast spacious kitchens with plenty of closet/storage space. Tours (in-person or virtual) are available. Contact us at 503.297.5500 to learn more!

Courtyard Village RALEIGH HILLS Active Independent Senior Living

Courtyardvillage.com 4875 SW 78th Avenue

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FOOD

expanded too. The rules regarding what foods

are proper to eat originate in the Bible. The Israelites were given a long list of forbidden foods, including animals that didn’t both chew their cud and have split hooves, rodents, birds of prey, shellfish and fish without fins and scales. Exodus added the restriction: “You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.” The evolution of Jewish dietary laws evolved from there as Talmudic rabbis strove to ensure the mandate was upheld, giving rise to the separation of milk and meat. Jewish concerns extend to how food is slaughtered, prepared and served. For an animal to be kosher, or fit for consumption, it must be killed in a prescribed way – the swiftest, most painless and humane death for an animal. Although kosher laws have their origin in the Bible, with modern food production concerns, kosher is considered the gold standard by many consumers looking to verify the safety and purity of the food they eat.

Certifying Agency Grocers Restaurants

Our food pages include both kosher and nonkosher listings. CERTIFYING AGENCY OREGON KOSHER 6698 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-343-3497 oregonkosher.org

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GROCERS (Although all grocery stores carry kosher certified products, the following have expanded kosher offerings) ALBERTSONS AT SHATTUCK 5415 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. Portland, OR 503-246-1713 BURLINGAME FRED MEYER 7555 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland, OR 503-452-3000 NEW SEASONS MARKET 16 stores in greater Portland Area SAFEWAY (Oregon Kosher certified bakery; kosher fish; kosher Sushi by special order) 8145 SW Barbur Blvd., Portland, OR 503-452-6068 ext. 1210 TRADER JOES 503-777-1601 Trader Joe’s locations offer a pamphlet listing their kosher items. WHOLE FOODS MARKET Nine Locations in Washington and Oregon   RESTAURANTS   BOWERY BAGELS (Bagels certified by Oregon Kosher) 310 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 503-227-NOSH (6674) bowerybagels.com

GARBONZOS – FALAFEL BAR (Certified by Oregon Kosher) Food Cart located at the Mittleman JCC 503-535-3630 HENRY HIGGINS BOILED BAGELS (Bagels certified by Oregon Kosher) 523 NE 19th Ave. 6420 SE Foster Road 1325 SE Tacoma Portland, OR hhboiledbagels.com HOLY SMOKES (Glatt Kosher Smoked BBQ foods by Oregon Kosher) 3975 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 503-706-1006 holysmokes.house KRISPY KREME (Certified by Oregon Kosher) 16415 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton, OR 503-645-2228 krispykreme.com LEIKAM BREWING TAPROOM (Beers certified by Oregon Kosher) 5812 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 503-477-5246 leikambrewing.com SUNNY’S LEGENDARY FROZEN YOGURT (Yogurts and most toppings certified by Oregon Kosher) 4397 SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 971-271-8348 sunnysfrozenyogurt.com

CAFE AT THE J (Certified by Oregon Kosher) 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-535-3630 oregonjcc.org CENTURY CATERING (Certified by Oregon Kosher upon request) 503-849-2605 DAIRY HILL ICE CREAM (Most flavors and some toppings certified by Oregon Kosher) 6352 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-246-2374 dairyhillicecream.com OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021

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ver the past seven decades, Israel has given the world amazing advances from agriculture to high tech.

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL Hod HaSharon Israel Regional Contact: Jackson Pincus, jpincus@jnf.org amhsi.org Founded in 1972, Alexander Muss High School in Israel is the only pluralist, college prep, fully accredited program where high school students from the United States and across the globe study abroad together. AMERICAN ASSOCIATES, BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV (AABGU) Northwest Region 415-927-2119 aabgu.org AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE 1762 Westwood Blvd. #410, Los Angeles, CA 424-442-1000 weizmann-usa.org AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM (AFMDA) Western Region 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 750 Los Angeles, CA 800-323-2371 afmda.orgA western@afmda.org Magen David Adom is Israel’s national ambulance, bloodservices, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first-responders for the state’s more than 9.2 million people. MDA is the only organization mandated by the Israeli government to serve in this role. But it’s not a government agency, so it relies on people like you for funding. Through your gift, you’re saving lives in Israel and around the world. AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AIPAC Washington & Oregon Office 206-624-5152 aipac.org AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY 10900 NE Fourth St, #2338 Bellevue, WA 425-440-2686 ats.org

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BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL 888-994-7723 birthrightisrael.com CHAI ISRAEL Rachel Nelson 9900 SW Greenburg Road, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 97223 503-892-7415 rachel@jewishportland.org jewishportland.org/travelisrael Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provides 18% of the published cost for an Israel experience for ALL Portland-area teens (up to $1,800). Grants also available for immediate posthigh school eligible gap year programs. For those enrolled in a congregational high school program, the Oregon Board of Rabbis continues its Teen Israel program in partnership with the Arthur Krichevsky Fund at OJCF, the teen’s home congregation and JFGP. CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL 456 Montgomery St. #2100 San Francisco, CA 415-844-7510 embassies.gov.il/san-francisco DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL/ ISRAEL BONDS 1999 Harrison St., 18t h Floor #1804 Oakland, CA 800-752-5657 israelbonds.com FRIENDS OF THE IDF (FIDF) 212-244-3118 fidf.org ISRAEL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE/JCRC 9900 SW Greenburg Road, Ste. 220 Tigard, OR 503-245-6496 jewishportland.org/jcrc ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER Jewish Agency for Israel, Western Region 323-658-7302 jewishagency.org/aliyah J STREET PORTLAND PO Box 66073 Washington, DC 202-596-5207 jstreet.org

JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS 116 E 27th Ave. New York, NY 212-684-6950 jewishpublicaffairs.org

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, PACIFIC NORTHWEST Boaz Meir, Executive Director 206-760-1188 ext. 977 Jackson Pincus, Campus and Israel Programs Admissions Director 206-760-1188 ext. 941 1455 NW Leary Way #400 Seattle, WA bmeir@jnf.org | jpincus@jnf.org jnf.org Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s strategic vision is to build and connect to the land of Israel. Our driving focus has always been to ensure a strong, secure and prosperous homeland for the Jewish people in the land of Israel. Everything we do – every project, initiative and campaign we take on – connects to our vision. We run an American semester abroad high school in Israel connecting the next generation with Israel. JEWISH NATIONAL FUND MISSIONS & TOURS 877-563-8687 jnf.org/visit-israel/tours OREGON ISRAEL BUSINESS ALLIANCE A program of the Technology Association of Oregon 123 NE Third Ave., Ste. 210 Portland, OR 503-228-5401 techoregon.org/oiba STANDWITHUS NORTHWEST Seattle, WA 206-801-0902 standwithus.com/northwest VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI) Pacific Northwest 510-387-6000 vfi-usa.org ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA 212-481-1500 zoa.org OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2020-2021

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BUSINESS

Financial Insurance Real Estate

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FINANCIAL

URDES MILLER GROUP Tony Urdes, CIMA, Sr. VP Investments Bianca Urdes, MBA, Associate VP Investments Ken Miller, Senior VP Investments 121 SW Morrison St., Ste. 1800 Portland, OR 503-499-6276 tony.urdes@stifel.com urdesmiller.com With more than 65 years of industry experience it is our privilege to advise families across generations and to build relationships that pass the test of time. Pursue what matters: wealth management for your investments, business, passions, or legacy. We can help. Tell us your goals, and we’ll create a strategy that reflects your unique situation. Let’s talk.

INSURANCE

REAL ESTATE

THE HASSON COMPANY Carolyn Weinstein, Principal Broker Robin Weinstein, Principal Broker 25 NW 23rd Place, Ste. 4 Portland, OR 503-802-6415 Carolyn 503-802-6405 Robin Weinsteinc@hasson.comcarolynandrobin.hasson.com It takes smart, savvy expert Real Estate professionals to navigate the intricate Portland-area market and help clients seize opportunity when it strikes. Carolyn and Robin are agents who are that valuable weapon for finding hidden gems, negotiating great deals and delivering exceptional results. Only industry leaders like them can draw on their invaluable knowledge, connections and resources to pull out all the stops for their clients’ ultimate satisfaction. Over 50 years combined experience isn’t expensive, IT’S PRICELESS.

FOURNIER GROUP 510 SW 5th Ave., Ste. 701 Portland, OR 503-251-2255 info@fourniergroup.com fourniergroup.com Headquartered in Portland with offices in New York and California, Fournier Group is a dynamic independent insurance agency providing a broad array of risk management solutions to diverse people and businesses nationwide. Fournier Group takes pride in being different from other agencies and in making a difference – for each client and the community – through innovation, education, hard work and unparalleled service. Visit fourniergroup.com to learn more.

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FRONT & CENTER

MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Lenny Steinberg, Arts and Culture Manager 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-535-3555 lsteinberg@oregonjcc.org oregonjcc.org MJCC offers a wide range of social, cultural, educational and arts programs including concerts, films, lectures, exhibitions and more. The MJCC anticipates running these programs virtually until the end of 2020. Stay tuned for more.

PROFILE THEATRE Krina Turner, Director of Patron and Donor Relations 216 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 503-242-0080 info@profiletheatre.org profiletheatre.org Until it’s safe to gather again, Profile Theatre’s 2020-21 season will be presented ON AIR as audio plays and podcasts. This is the second year we’re featuring the work of Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwrights; Paula Vogel, Lynn Nottage and MacArthur “Genius” Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Members can listen to our audio plays for a month or longer for free and enjoy an all-access pass to our community podcasts and all programs through June 30, 2021.

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SCHMATTEES Deborah Muller, Creator/Owner 602-515-2304 shopschmattees.com yenta@shopschmattees.com Schmattees is a fun home goods and apparel line for men, women and children that combines Jewish pride with humor and adds a big dose of chutzpah. Incorporating Jewish culture and rituals, Yiddish expression and cool graphics, Schmattees will be your “chosen” gear when you want to show off your Jewish pride AND sense of humor! A perfect gift for Hanukkah, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, birthdays, or just to treat yourself!

TRIANGLE PRODUCTIONS Donald Horn, Executive Director/Founder 1785 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 503-239-5919 info@trianglepro.org trianglepro.org For 31 years triangle productions! has brought thoughtprovoking theater to the Portland area. Our mission is, “to entertain and educate through the celebration and presentation of contemporary live theater, and to promote diversity and tolerance through the presentation of accessible, high-quality productions addressing a broad range of social and political issues.”

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INDEX A

CAMP SEED

38

GARBONZOS – FALAFEL BAR

55

AARDVARK ISRAEL IMMERSION

CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER

39

★ GESHER – A BRIDGE HOME

24

PROGRAMS

46

ADULT DAY SERVICES AT

51, 52

CENTRAL COAST JEWISH

CEDAR SINAI PARK

51

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

52

AHAVAS TORAH

★ CEDAR SINAI PARK

24, 32

AHAVAS TORAH SYNAGOGUE

GREATER PORTLAND HILLEL 23

H

CENTURY CATERING

55

HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST

CHABAD AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

46

COMMUNITY

46

CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOLS

36

★ HAVURAH SHALOM

CHABAD HOUSE AT REED COLLEGE

48

HAVURAH SHALOM EDUCATION

37

HENRY HIGGINS BOILED BAGELS

55 32

ALBERT J. KAILES MEMORIAL CAMP 39

ALBERTSONS AT SHATTUCK

17

CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE-

HAROLD SCHNITZER CENTER

SALEM

SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OJCF

REGION

17 48

24

AKIVA ON CAMPUS UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

GIFT (GIVING IT FORWARD TOGETHER)

22

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER

55

52 24, 25

22

HESED SHEL EMET

CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF OREGON

22

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SERVICES

51

CHABAD OF CENTRAL OREGON

22

HOLY SMOKES

55

AMERICAN ASSOCIATES, BEN-GURION

CHABAD OF CLARK COUNTY

22

HOOD RIVER HAVURAH

23

UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

CHABAD OF EUGENE

22

I

CHABAD OF NE PORTLAND

22

INSTITUTE FOR JUDAIC STUDIES

48

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL

(AABGU)

56

56

AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR

OF HILLSBORO

FOR LIVING

CHABAD OF SE PORTLAND/PORTLAND

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM CLASS

48

22

ISRAEL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE/JCRC

57

CHABAD OF SOUTHERN OREGON

22

ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER

57

CHABAD OF SW PORTLAND

22

J

THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

CAMPUSES 56

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM (AFMDA)

56

AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

17, 56

AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC)

★ CHAI ISRAEL

39, 46, 57

JACKSON WELLSPRINGS

31

CHEVRA KAVOD HAMET

32

JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK

17

COMMUNITY CHAPLAIN

24

JEWISH CEMETERY AT RIVER VIEW

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 17

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

17

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY

56

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL) PACIFIC NORTHWEST

17

B 40

BB DAY CAMP PORTLAND

38

BBYO BEIT AM BEIT AM’S CHEVRA KADDISHA BEIT HAVERIM BEIT HAVERIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

40 23, 32 32 25, 36

ACADEMY BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL ★ B’NAI B’RITH CAMP B’NAI B’RITH CAMP RETREAT CENTER

COUNCIL

★ CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM

JEWISH COUNCIL FOR

22, 23, 34, 43

★ CONGREGATION SHAARIE TORAH

22, 25

40

JEWISH DAD’S NIGHT OUT

48

23

JEWISH ENCOUNTER GROUP

24

JEWISH EVENTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY

17

CONSULATE GENERAL OF ISRAEL

57

★ JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE 17, 19

★ COURTYARD VILLAGE AT RALEIGH HILLS D DAIRY HILL ICE CREAM

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES 52, 53

★ JEWISH FEDERATION

55

JEWISH FEDERATION

57

JEWISH FREE LOAN

OF GREATER PORTLAND

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

31

OF LANE COUNTY

40

FOR ISRAEL/ISRAEL BONDS

OF LANE COUNTY

17

E

BOWERY BAGELS

55

★ EDEN VILLAGE WEST

39, 40

BRUCE J. BIRK, MD

31

EVERYTHING JEWISH 2.0

32

BUNKCONNECT

39

F

BURLINGAME FRED MEYER

55

★ FOUNDATION SCHOOL ★ FOURNIER GROUP

CAFE AT THE J

55

FRIENDS OF THE IDF (FIDF)

CAMP GAN ISRAEL-VANCOUVER

38

G

62

57

JEWISH CUB SCOUTS PACK 739

48

57

9

17

CONSCIOUS TORAH

B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL

CAMP MIRIAM 3

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

23, 32

CONGREGATION SHIR TIKVAH

48

C

OF CENTRAL OREGON

CONGREGATION KOL AMI EDUCATION 36

CTEEN PORTLAND

31, 39

32

JEWISH COMMUNITY 36

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS

36

BENAROYA JEWISH LEARNING

CEMETERY

CONGREGATION KESSER ISRAEL 24

BB CAMP INCLUSION PROGRAM

25, 36

GAN ISRAEL DAY CAMP

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OF GREATER PORTLAND

18 15, 18 18 18, 49

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF OREGON

18

JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 34, 38, 43 5, 59 57

OF WILLAMETTE VALLEY

18

JEWISH HAPPY HOUR

48

JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE

18

JEWISH NATIONAL FUND 38

MISSIONS & TOURS

57


★ ★ JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, PACIFIC NORTHWEST

OREGON ISRAEL BUSINESS ALLIANCE IFC, 18, 57

JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL

18

JEWISH WOMEN’S ROUND TABLE

18

JEWS NEXT D’OR

48

JFCS COUNSELING SERVICES

49

57

PROGRAM

FOUNDATION

3, 20

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR POLITCAL AFFAIRS (JAC)

18 57

JWEST CAMPERSHIP PROGRAM

39

K

38

SHUL SCHOOL

38

46

SINAI IN-HOME CARE

40

STANDWITHUS NORTHWEST

AT CEDAR SINAI PARK

OREGON JEWISH LIFE

49, 52

KOL SHALOM

23, 37

KOL SHALOM CHILDREN’S

OREGON JEWISH MOUNTAINEERS

YOGURT 49

STUDIES

EDUCATION

20 20

TASK, YOUR JEWISH CONNECTION

49

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL

KRISPY KREME

55

P

SERVICES/JFCS

55

PEACE GARDEN PRESCHOOL 35

TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM

35

★ PJA SUMMER DISCOVERY

38

TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH

PJ LIBRARY EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD

34

TEMPLE EMEK SHALOM

PJ LIBRARY IN OREGON

34

THE GAN-GARRET JEWISH

M

35, 36, 43

24 25

36

PJ LIBRARY PORTLAND

33

MASA ISRAEL

46

PJ OUR WAY

34

THE GAN: PORTLAND JEWISH

MAYIM SHALOM

23

P’NAI OR OF PORTLAND SIMCHA 37

★ THE HAROLD SCHNITZER FAMILY

TO HUNGER MIKVAH MEI MENACHEM

18

POMEGRANATE PRESCHOOL

35

31

PORTLAND HEVRA KADDISHA

32

★ PORTLAND JEWISH

MIKVAH SHOSHANA/WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER ★ MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

ACADEMY

31 19, 20, 31, 38, 60, 61

MOISHE HOUSE PORTLAND

48

35 35

PROGRAM IN JUDAIC STUDIES AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

35, 36, 37, 44

PORTLAND JEWISH EVENTS

49

PORTLAND KOLLEL

48

PORTLAND RISHONIM/UNITED

N

PRESCHOOL PRESCHOOL

SCHOOL

SYNAGOGUE YOUTH

36 26, 32

MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL

MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE

40

24, 32, 36

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL

& KINDERGARTEN

★ MAAYAN TORAH

49

TO DISABILITY AWARENESS/JFCS

PDX MOTS

DAY SCHOOL

TASK/TIKVAH DISABILITY SUPPORT

54

ORT AMERICA

★ MAAYAN PRESCHOOL

46

OREGON KOSHER 37

LEIKAM BREWING TAPROOM

55

SUSSMAN FUND FOR UNDERGRADUATE T

CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST

EDUCATION L

51 57

SUNNY’S LEGENDARY FROZEN

6, 10, 11, 20, 22, 31, 34, 36, 45, 52, 54 OREGON JEWISH MUSEUM AND

KEHILLAH

37

SHORESH PORTLAND

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY YOUTH FOUNDATION

J STREET PORTLAND

SHAARIE TORAH EDUCATION

★ OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY

JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE

DENOTES ADVERTISER

44, 45, 47

★ THE HASSON COMPANY

59

THE HEIMANN FAMILY WISDOM GARDEN HEBREW SCHOOL

37

TIGARD CHABAD

22

40

TIVNU: BUILDING JUSTICE

46

NA’AMAT USA

20

PORTLAND’S UNSHUL

24

TRADER JOES

55

NASHIRA EDUCATION PROJECT

37

PORTLAND WOMEN’S TEFILLAH

24

★ TRIANGLE PRODUCTIONS

61

NCSY

40

★ PROFILE THEATRE ★ PSU JUDAIC STUDIES/ HEBREW

NEVEH SHALOM ADULT EDUCATION

60, 61

UMPQUA VALLEY HAVURAH

SCHOLARSHIPS

48

46

R

★ NEVEH SHALOM ALIYAH

U ★ URDES MILLER GROUP

24 58, 59, BC

URJ CAMP KALSMAN

39

RABBI GADI LEVY

31

URJ CAMP NEWMAN

39

RABBI TZVI FISCHER

31

V

RACHEL’S WELL COMMUNITY MIKVAH

31

VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI)

RELIGION OUTSIDE THE BOX

24

W

40

RIGHT START

36

WENDY SMITH, MD

31

23

★ RIVER VIEW CEMETERY FUNERAL

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

55

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY

49

48

ROBISON HEALTH & REHABILITATION

48

ROSE SCHNITZER MANOR

ONE HAPPY CAMPER

39

S

OREGON BOARD OF RABBIS

20

SAFEWAY

OREGON HILLEL FOUNDATION

48

★ SCHMATTEES

PROGRAM NEW SEASONS MARKET NEXT GENERATIONS GROUP

37, 43 5 49

NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH NORTH COAST SHABBAT GROUP O

HOME

★ OJCF GIVING COUNCIL ★ OJCF PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS GROUP

CENTER

30, 32

57

Y 53

YOUNG JEWISH PROFESSIONALS –

53

PORTLAND

49

Z 55 41, 61

ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA

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