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Agencies & Organizations Jewish media

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A year full of holidays




Chabad 17 Conservative 17 Humanist 18 Independent 18 Orthodox 18 Outreach 18 Reconstructionist 19 Reform 20 Renewal 20 Sephardic 21



Lifecycle moments 22 Shalom Bayit: Achieving peace in the home 25 Mohels 26 Mikvahs 26 Simcha venues 27 Simcha vendors 27 Chevra kadisha 27 Funeral services 28 Cemeteries 28



Families 29 Preschools 30 Day schools 30 Hebrew/religious schools 33 Day camps 34 Resident camps 35 Camperships 36 Youth groups 36 Special needs resources 37







Colleges 43 Scholarships 43 Gap year 44 Campus groups 44 Adult education 46 Young adult 46 Social/social action/networking groups 46 Counseling 47 Emergency aid 47 Special needs resources 47

ACTIVELY SENIOR Programs & services Senior living


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Certifying agency 53 Grocers 53 Restaurants 53







Financial 60 Insurance 60 Real estate 61



“Tree of Life” by artist Osnat Tzadok. See page 8.





Oregon Jewish Life • 5782


elcome to our 8th annual Resource Guide – your complete guide to the Jewish communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Each year we do our best to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible. This year is no different. Whether you are new to Oregon and Southwest Washington, or have been here for years, active in the Jewish community, or just passing through, we hope this guide will serve as a reminder of just how much our community has to offer. And our community has a lot to offer. We realize these last 18 months have been both rough and enlightening. Although we look to the future with positive anticipation, we know that many are still struggling and sometimes struggling alone. Please know that you are not alone. The community is here for you, and so are we. As 2021 ends and 2022 begins, I want to thank all of you, as well as our advertisers, for your continued support, engagement and enthusiasm.

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Osnat Tzadok


he cover art for this year’s Resource Guide is titled “Tree of Life” by artist Osnat Tzadok. Osnat was born and raised in Israel and now lives in Canada, where she relocated with her family 22 years ago. A self-taught artist, Osnat creates abstract art with or without texture and with colorful or minimal color palettes. The ability to play with colors – without giving too much thought to the process – is at the core of her creations. “I paint without planning ahead, without picking up favorite colors or paints,” she says. “Abstract style allows me to detach myself from the physical world and delve into my inner world where the real celebration is taking place.” When Osnat first moved to Canada, she didn’t have a work permit to work outside the home, but she kept plenty busy raising two small children and running and managing the family’s home. Then, one day, a friend gave her a copy of the book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Dr. Joseph Murphy, telling Osnat that it had changed her life. Osnat began reading the book and soon found that she couldn’t put it down. The book mentions various mind-focusing techniques for removing obstacles in the subconscious that prevent someone from achieving the success they want. Inspired, Osnat created her own bedtime prayer that she repeated nightly. “I prayed to find my purpose in life, with the conviction that the answer has already been given to me, and with the sincere feeling that I have already accomplished this goal,” she shares. Two weeks went by, and another friend came over, asking Osnat if she would like to accompany her to an art supply store. At first, she refused, she

needed to make dinner and it was getting late, but her friend insisted, and Osnat is forever grateful that she did. “The moment I stepped into that store, I felt strange, ignited, exasperated and intrigued,” Osnat remembers. “I was staring at the canvases, brushes and paints with a strong attraction.” She bought a few basic materials, and when she got back home, she cleared the kitchen table and started to paint. “I felt like I was in a state of flow with my own creation, and it felt awesome,” says Osnat. She filled the house with paintings, and within a month, all her walls were covered with new artwork. She started to change her nightly prayer and imagined herself making sales and shipping those pieces to new customers. The following month, she started selling her works on eBay. “At first, I sold them for minimal amounts, but as I started gathering feedback and a reputation, my sales grew stronger,” says Osnat. “ A few months after my first sale, I started reaping the fruits of my effort, as bidders were fighting over my artwork creating bidding wars.” Creating the art, selling it online and receiving positive feedback was an exciting process that spurred Osnat into creating more art and reinventing herself over and over again. She continues to experiment with different painting techniques, and stays attune to market needs. “As a spiritual person but especially as an artist – flow is my motto,” shares Osnat. “Flow is the art of letting things happen; it is where the subconscious is leading the conscious, and where the apparent is giving way to the hidden.” To read more about Osnat and her work, visit OsnatFineArt.com. OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 9




he first Oregon Jews 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, 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.


AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) Oregon and Washington office 206-624-5152 aipac.org

ALBERTA SHUL 503-703-5205 albertashul.wordpress.com

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

JEWISH EVENTS WILLAMETTE VALLEY 2531 Chula Vista Blvd., Eugene, OR 541-514-2571

EASTSIDE JEWISH COMMONS 2420 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR ejcpdx.org GIFT (GIVING IT FORWARD TOGETHER) 9604 NE 126th Ave. #2340, Vancouver, WA 360-524-4830 giftclarkcounty.com HADASSAH, PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION 6214 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA hadassah.org/regions/pacific-northwest JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK 9604 NE 126th Ave. #2340, Vancouver, WA 360-524-4830 thejbn.org JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-245-6496 jewishportland.org/jcrc

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE Larry Holzman, Board President Ruth Scott, Executive Director 1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR 503-226-7079 info@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org JFCS is the social-services agency for Portland’s Jewish community and beyond serving all ages in Portland metro. Counseling provides patient-centered, trauma-informed mental health care and has flexible payment options. Disability Support Services offers resources and social programs for adults with disabilities and for parents whose children have disabilities. Emergency Aid helps clients in crisis. Holocaust Survivor Services is Oregon’s only program whose employees are trained specifically to provide dedicated services for Survivors.


JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES 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-family-services JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER PORTLAND 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 97223 503-245-6219 jewishportland.org 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 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7417 jewishportland.org/ourcommunity/jewish-free-loan JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF OREGON PO Box 19736, Portland, OR 971-266-0005 sites.rootsweb.com/~orjgs/contact JEWISH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF WILLAMETTE VALLEY nwfam.com/jgswvo JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE 140 W. 31st St., 2nd floor, New York, NY 212-477-0707 jewishlaborcommittee.org JEWISH WOMEN INTERNATIONAL 1129 20th St. NW #801, Washington, DC 800-343-2823 jwi.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND, PACIFIC NORTHWEST 1455 NW Leary Way #400, Seattle, WA 206-760-1188 jnf.org JEWISH WOMEN’S ROUND TABLE Portland, OR jwrt.org



JOINT ACTION COMMITTEE FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS (JAC) 847-433-5999 jacpac.org MAZON: A JEWISH RESPONSE TO HUNGER 10850 Wilshire Blvd. #400, Los Angeles, CA 800-813-0557 mazon.org

MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Steve Albert, Executive Director Jennifer Harrington, Assistant Executive Director 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. The MJCC offers work out facilities, group exercise classes, personal training, a 25 yard lap pool, a warm water pool, racquetball courts, massage services, basketball, youth and adult soccer leagues, afterschool youth programs, summer day camp, a wide array of arts, cultural, educational and social programs, holiday programming, a cafe and more! NA’AMAT USA 6320 Canoga Ave. #270, Woodland Hills, CA 844-777-5222 naamat.org OREGON BOARD OF RABBIS 971-248-5465 oregonboardofrabbis.org

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Tara Siegman, Vice President of Philanthropy 1618 SW First Ave. #210, Portland, OR 503-248-9328 taras@ojcf.org ojcf.org OJCF helps individuals and families throughout Oregon

and Southwest Washington achieve their philanthropic goals through the most tax-advantaged approaches to charitable giving. The foundation offers donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts and other sophisticated planned giving options. Its mission is to build and promote a culture of giving that supports a thriving Jewish community now and for generations to come. 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


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OLIDAYS Yom HaShoah April 28, 2022

Purim March 17, 2022

Hanukkah Nov. 29Dec. 6, 2021

Yom HaZikaron May 4, 2022

Passover April 16-23, 2022

Tu B’Shevat Jan. 17, 2022




(Note: Jewish holidays start at sunset the evening before the first day of the holiday) For full descriptions of the holidays visit orjewishlife.com/ holidays-resource-guide.

Rosh Hashanah Lag B’Omer

Sept. 2627, 2022

May 19, 2022

Yom Kippur Oct. 5, 2022

Shavuot June 5-6, 2022

Yom Ha’atzmaut May 5, 2022

Sukkot Oct. 10-16, 2022

Tisha B’Av Aug. 7, 2022

Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah Oct. 17-18, 2022

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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 German-Jewish 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 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 16


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, On the following pages, you can find the congregations and outreach groups that now serve the Jewish communities of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

CHABAD CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE-SALEM 1370 Crowley Ave. SE Salem, OR 503-383-9569 jewishsalem.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF CLARK COUNTY 9604 NE 126th Ave. #2340 Vancouver, WA 360-993-5222 jewishvancouverwa.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GRESHAM Gresham, OR 503-389-0312j jewishgresham.com CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF HILLSBORO 965 SW Brookwood Ave. Hillsboro, OR 503-747-5363 chabadh.com CHABAD LUBAVITCH OF OREGON 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR chabadoregon.com CHABAD OF CENTRAL OREGON Bend, OR 541-633-7991 jewishbend.com CHABAD OF EUGENE 1400 High St. #A Eugene, OR 541-801-8653 jewisheugene.org CHABAD OF LAKE OSWEGO Lake Oswego, OR 503-753-4744 jewishlo.com CHABAD OF NORTHEAST PORTLAND 2858 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 503-309-4490 jewishnortheast.com

CHABAD OF SW PORTLAND 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-381-7119 jportland.com THE LEVIYITZCHAK CHABAD HOUSE Reed College and SE Portland 3355 SE Steele St. Portland, OR 503-752-2258 jewishreed.com TIGARD CHABAD JEWISH CENTER Tigard, OR 971-329-6661 jewishtigard.com CONSERVATIVE

CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM Fred Rothstein, Executive Director Michelle Caplan, Director of Congregant Connections 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! CONGREGATION SHAARIE TORAH 920 NW 25th Ave. Portland, OR 503-226-6131 shaarietorah.org

CHABAD OF SOUTHERN OREGON 1474 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 541-482-2778 chabadofashland.org OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 17

HUMANIST KOL SHALOM 1509 SW Sunset Blvd. # 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 Eastside Jewish Commons 2420 NE Sandy Blvd. Mail: 1631 NE Broadway St. #314 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



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 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 503-892-7401 JEWISH ENCOUNTER GROUP Portland, OR 503-349-5381 GESHER – A BRIDGE HOME 10701 SW 25th Ave. Portland, OR 503-246-5070 ourjewishhome.org PORTLAND’S UNSHUL Portland, OR 503-396-9191 asthespiritmovesus.com/unshul RELIGION OUTSIDE THE BOX Portland, OR 503-908-4472 rotb.org


HAVURAH SHALOM 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



2900 SW PEACEFUL LANE | PORTLAND | OR | 97239 | 503.246.8831 | NEVEHSHALOM.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 Rabbi Alan Berg, Rabbi Jaime Gross, Temple Administrator Shelli Hutchinson, Religious School Director 1111 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR 503-568-1241 office@beithav.org beithav.org

Beit Haverim, “House of Friends,” is an inviting inclusive Reform congregation located in Lake Oswego. We welcome Jews by birth, by choice, and at heart, along with members who may identify as interfaith, multi-ethnic, and LGBTQ+. We are committed to ending systemic racism and hate in all forms, theory and practice. Join us in worship, educational programming and our religious school which conveniently meets Sunday afternoon during the school year. CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL 1972 NW Flanders St. Portland, OR 503-222-1069 bethisrael-pdx.org 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 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 Rabbi Hannah Laner Zmira Lovejoy, Administrator 6948 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-248-4500 admin@pnaiorpdx.org 20


pnaiorpdx.org Our joyous egalitarian worship is infused with singing, chanting and dance. We dive deeply into Torah and other Jewish texts. We “pray with our feet” through Tikkun Olam partnerships, working for social, environmental, and economic justice. Hannah Laner, our new rabbi, leads services for Shabbat and holidays. Rabbi Hannah is also a cantorial soloist, an ordained maggidah (Jewish storyteller) and professional Jewish educator who infuses her teaching with a passionate love of Torah and tradition.

Skolnik and members of the community. Our prayer services are offered in the traditional Sephardic styles, incorporating melodies from Rhodes, Turkey, Morocco, Yemen, and many other Sephardic countries. A drasha related to the weekly Torah portion is given by our rabbi who infuses current events and practical applications to make the sermon more relevant to our lives. Following Shabbat morning services, the community is invited to a lunch prepared by our Kitchen Committee which is accompanied by a discussion led by Rabbi Skolnik.


CONGREGATION BEIT YOSEF 4200 SW Vermont St. Portland, OR 971-220-8152 beityosef.org

CONGREGATION AHAVATH ACHIM Melissa Abu, Synagogue Administrator Mark Abolofia, Membership Chair Richard Matza, Treasurer 6686 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-227-0010 info@ahavathachim.com ahavathachim.com We offer services every Shabbat led by Rabbi Sholom

ERUVIM PORTLAND ERUV 6688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR portlanderuv.com EUGENE ERUV 541-844-1340 ahavastorah.info/kosher/kosher

P’nai Or of Portland invites all to share in the wellspring that is Jewish Renewal! We welcome Jews by birth, Jews by choice, Jews of color, LGBTQI+, interfaith families.

Our joyous services are infused with singing, chanting, and dance. We dive deeply into Torah, Kabbalah, the teachings of Chassidic masters, other Jewish writings, and other wisdom traditions, and we are inspired by contemporary sources as well. We are strongly motivated by Tikkun Olam

(working for social, environmental, and economic justice).

Join us on Zoom or (someday soon, we hope) in person! More information at www.pnaiorpdx.org.



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.

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. 22


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.

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 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.

Marriage 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. PHOTO COURTESY PURE IN ART PHOTOGRAPHY, WWW.PUREINART.COM


Lifecycle Death and Mourning When a Jewish person dies, there are clear directions as to how things should proceed with regard to the body, the burial, the funeral and mourning. The concept of honoring the dead is reflected in all Jewish burial customs. Burial takes place as soon as possible, sometimes within 24 hours after death, or as 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.



Shalom Bayit:

Achieving peace in the home By Sherri Curley


halom Bayit” (Hebrew) or “Shlom Bayit” (Yiddish) is a Jewish value rooted in the Talmud. Roughly it translates as “peace in the home.” More specifically, peace via domestic harmony between spouses. Let’s look at it from a broader context. We build our nests to support us, a place to seek safety and security for ourselves and our families. From moments of celebration to times of despair, our homes are our cradles of joy and comfort. Fully supported, we achieve peace, completeness, wholeness and fulfillment. The more content we are, the more our relationships thrive. Shalom Bayit. Shalom Bayit. Hello. Welcome Home. Peace in your home. Goodbye to any and all things standing between you and a peaceful, harmonious lifestyle. We’re spending a lot of time in our homes. Even as pandemic restrictions wind down, the “workplace of the future” for many of us will continue to be a home office or kitchen table. Our spaces enhance our productivity and creativity. At this point, it is unclear if hybrid schooling

will become the “education of the future.” With so many bodies at home day and night, our storage, work and study spaces, and the flow between multiple users for multiple purposes need to be maximized for the sake of peace. This shift has caused many of us to rethink how we use every inch of space. You may have already embarked on a clearout or two to pare down to gear up for this new way of life. You’re on your way to Shalom Bayit. If you’re not professionally working from home, does your home bolster you in other ways? Are you able to sail through chores? Less clutter enables completing tasks quicker with greater ease and fewer four-letter words. You can get on to the next item on your to-do list or chill to refill your resource cup. Does your home nurture you? Are there comfortable, unobstructed places to relax, eat, entertain and sleep? Does your home facilitate Shalom Bayit? In an internet search for Shalom Bayit, the spell checker suggested “shalom buy it.” I hadn’t seen that Continued on page 26 OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 25

Continued from page 25 coming, although I can promise you that superfluous purchases are not the magic sauce despite what advertisers and social media lead us to believe. I’ve worked with enough clients to know that things are rarely the keys to peace. In fact, quite the opposite. Excess leads to higher levels of stress, confusion, irritation, overwhelm, budget depletion, productivity impediments and contention between family members or roommates. I’ve worked in situations where one partner was given an ultimatum to clean up or clear out – not a pleasant experience. One recipe for Shalom Bayit is to buy what you need and if your budget and storage space allows, purchase the things that enliven your spirit. Peace and harmony originate from within, not from the mall or online marketplaces. Unfortunately, we can’t buy Shalom Bayit. Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of minimizing, simple living and arranging furniture and décor to realize greater balance and flow. When barriers are removed, energy is harnessed, and harmony is created between the home environment and those dwelling within. As in the principles of Feng Shui, Shalom Bayit is attainable through simplicity and clearing away physical and mental clutter. When our home is out of balance, our physical and emotional life also become unbalanced. Chaotic piles and clutter lead to safety hazards, visual overwhelm and tension in relationships. Productivity is hampered by items lost among the morass and time-wasting searches. Well-being suffers from stressful surroundings. Moderation is fundamental to flow, focus, optimal health, prosperity and serenity. We strive to maintain a healthy body weight to move with ease, live each day with vitality, and feel content in our skin. We feel better. Being mindful of the weightiness of our homes helps us achieve harmony safely, visually, kinesthetically, productively and relationally within our surroundings. Shalom Bayit. Sherri Curley, aka The Practical Sort, is a home organizer, organizing motivator, speaker and writer at The Practical Sort Eco-Organizing Solutions. Based on her personal experiences with ADHD and her professional tools, she adores sharing her passion for organizing through adult ADHD obstacles and simplifying lifestyles via practical, eco-friendly solutions. She worked for the EPA during the early days of grassroots recycling, and works with her clients to reduce, reuse and recycle. Follow her weekly practical tips and monthly blog at ThePracticalSort.com. 26


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 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 God-given source such as rain, snow, ice or a spring). Immersion in a mikvah is performed for ritual purification and a change in status, including conversion. It is used by Jews who wish to observe the Jewish laws concerning family purity or sanctification before a Jewish holiday, wedding or conversion ceremony. The purpose of immersion is not physical, but spiritual, cleanliness. Today, mikvah use has taken on some modern spiritually satisfying meanings. Immersion is often a way of celebrating both happy milestones and the pains of overcoming losses. JACKSON WELLSPRINGS 2253 Highway 99 N, Ashland, OR 541-601-8983 jacksonwellsprings.com/mikvah MIKVAH MEI MENACHEM Ashland, OR 541-482-2778 chabadofashland.org MIKVAH SHOSHANA/WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-309-4185 facebook.com/PortlandWomensMikvah

RACHEL’S WELL COMMUNITY MIKVAH 6655 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 971-220-5580 jewishportland.org/mikvah SIMCHA VENUES B’NAI B’RITH CAMP RETREAT CENTER Lincoln City, OR 503-496-7447 bbcamp.org/rentals

MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER Bethany West, Rentals + Events Manager 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-244-0111 oregonjcc.org/rentals Think outside the box when you celebrate your simcha at the 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 EVERYTHING JEWISH 2.0 Urban Jewish Oasis 1218 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 503-246-5437 everythingjewishportland.com CHEVRA KADISHA/ JEWISH BURIAL SOCIETIES Chevra kadisha, literally holy society, performs the traditional ritual of preparing individuals for burial. Volunteers carry out the ritual of washing, purifying and dressing the deceased, with men caring for men and women caring for women to maintain modesty even in death. Since Judaism promotes the dignity of all with all being treated equally in death, the deceased is dressed in simple shrouds and buried in a plain wooden (usually pine) box.

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.



CENTRAL OREGON TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH 541-388-8826 bethtikvahbend.org JEWISH COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL OREGON 541-815-4912 jccobend.org FUNERAL SERVICES HESED SHEL EMET Oregon Jewish Indigent Burial Society 503-564-8430 jewishportland.org/ourcommunity/hesed-shel-emet

PORTLAND HEVRA KADDISHA 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 KADISHA 541-753-0067 beitam.org

RIVER VIEW CEMETERY FUNERAL HOME Marcus Terry, Managing Director 8421 South Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 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, three funeral directors are on hand to assist with arrangements: Gary Sands, Gordy Reece and Maleah Wraith. CEMETERIES Many congregations maintain their own cemeteries; see congregations section for contact information.

EUGENE TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL 541-485-7218 tbieugene.org AHAVAS TORAH 503-261-3850 ahavastorah.info



JEWISH CEMETERY AT RIVER VIEW CEMETERY 300 S Taylors Ferry Road, Section 142, Portland, OR 503-287-0066, 503-246-4251 jewishcemeteryatriverview.org






or 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.

FAMILIES PJ LIBRARY PORTLAND 9900 SW Greenburg Road # 220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 jewishportland.org/pjlibrary PJ LIBRARY EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD PO Box 5924, Eugene, OR 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



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

FOUNDATION SCHOOL Congregation Neveh Shalom Cory Willson, Director 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 503-293-7307 cwillson@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 problemsolvers. 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.

RIGHT START 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 jewishportland.org/rightstart

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 Mrs. Lindsey Voorhees, Early Childhood Director lvoorhees@maayanpdx.org Mrs. Rebecca Berzow, 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 30


TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL 1175 East 29th Ave., Eugene, OR 541-345-7314 tbieugene.org/preschool TREE OF LIFE MONTESSORI SE 42nd Ave. and Stark St., Portland , OR treeoflifemontessori.org DAY SCHOOLS

MAAYAN TORAH DAY SCHOOL Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter, Principal Mrs. Darcie Young, Principal of General Education & Guidance Mrs. Lindsey Voorhees, 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 lifelong 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 our students’ lives.

MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL Karen Denardo, Principal Devora Wilhelm, Director 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-977-7850 office@PortlandJewishSchool.com PortlandJewishSchool.com Maimonides Jewish Day School is an accredited, kindergarten through 8th-grade school committed to teaching

Student Centered Education. High Academic Achievement.

“We feel so blessed to send our children to Maayan where we know our children are receiving the nurturing, support, and skills that they need to thrive in the world as human beings, and as Jews. At Maayan, you can feel that every teacher believes in your kids like they are members of their own family.” - Dr. Joaquin and Rachel Espinoza “What I appreciate most about Maayan’s preschool program is the nurturing approach the staff and teachers bring, as well as the individualized attention provided to students.” - Sarah Evans


Call 503-245-5568 www.maayanpdx.org 18 months - 8th grade

Come check out our fantastic campus”


the whole child, inspiring lifelong learning and providing personalized, meaningful and empowering Judaic and general studies education for a diverse community of Jewish children. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Maimonides launched its Montessori-inspired program and curriculum. The Montessori Method is child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children, and it is employed in educational institutions worldwide.

OREGON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL Susie Gundle, Director of Admissions 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 503-246-7771 oes.edu/admissions admit@oes.edu Nestled within 59 wooded acres of natural wetlands, nature trails, ropes courses, and gardens in southwest Portland, OES is a college preparatory, independent, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 day school, and grade 9-12 boarding school. Since 1869, Oregon Episcopal Schoolhas prepared students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so students may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.

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.

MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL The Jewish Day School Where Learning Is Personal, Meaningful and Empowering!

Grades K-8

(503)-977-7850 portlandjewishschool.com




BEIT HAVERIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL Shelli Hutchinson, Religious School Director 1111 Country Club Road, Lake Oswego, OR 503-568-1241 office@beithav.org beithav.org/religious-school Beit Haverim, “House of Friends,” is a small and inviting inclusive Reform congregation located in Lake Oswego. We welcome Jews by birth, by choice, and at heart, along with members who may identify as interfaith, multi-ethnic, and LGBTQ+. Our school values the tradition of mitzvot and the practice of tzedakah through thought and action. Join us in worship, educational programming and our religious school which conveniently meets Sunday afternoons during the school year. CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOLS Northeast: 971-801-2424 Southeast: 503-236-6642 Hillsboro: 503-747-5363 Vancouver, WA: 360-993-5222

Now Enrolling!

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


Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy All are welcome | Small class sizes Ages 12 months - 5 years Experienced teachers

Enrolling for full day options this year 5 days a week from 8:30am-4pm Contact: Cor y Wi l l son 503.293. 7302; cwi l l son@nevehshal om.or g


CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 1972 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 503-222-1069 bethisrael-pdx.org/education 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/limud 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 havurahshalom.org. THE HEIMANN FAMILY WISDOM GARDEN HEBREW SCHOOL Havurah Shir Hadash 185 N Mountain Ave. Mail: P.O. Box 1262 Ashland, OR 541-488-7716 havurahshirhadash.org/school KOL SHALOM CHILDREN’S EDUCATION 1509 SW Sunset Blvd. #1E, Portland, OR 503-459-4210 kolshalom.org/childrens-education NASHIRA EDUCATION PROJECT 2420 NE Sandy Blvd. Mail: 1631 NE Broadway St. #314 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 920 NW 25th Ave., Portland, OR 503-226-6131 shaarietorah.org SHORESH PORTLAND Maayan HaTorah 2 Touchstone Dr., 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 bbcamp.org/portland CAMP GAN ISRAEL-VANCOUVER 9604 NE 126th Ave., Vancouver, WA 360-256-0859 jewishvancouverwa.com/camp-gan-israel 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 Ashley Scacco, Recreation, Fitness + Youth Programs Manager 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-244-0111 jharr@oregonjcc.org oregonjcc.org/daycamp PJA SUMMER DISCOVERY Contact: Celinda Llanez 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 503-244-0126 pjaproud.org RESIDENT CAMPS B’NAI B’RITH CAMP Located on the Oregon coast 503-452-3443 bbcamp.org CAMP MIRIAM #303-950 W 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC 604-266-2825 campmiriam.org

CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER Zach Duitch, Executive Director Mail: 117 East Louisa St. #110 Seattle, WA 206-447-1967 info@campschechter.org campschechter.org Camp Solomon Schechter has a 68-year tradition of fun, friendship, and Jewish education immersion in the Pacific Northwest. Camp creates a unique, welcoming, and spiritual community for youth entering 1st-12th grades. Schechter’s spectacular 175-acre wooded facility located near Olympia WA features a private lake, river, miles of hiking trails

Register today!

206-447-1967 info@CampSchechter.org

www.CampSchechter.org Where Judaism and Joy Are One! OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 35

in pristine forests and wetlands, and outdoor adventure courses (ropes course, zip line, giant swing and climbing tower). At Schechter, Judaism and joy are truly one! EDEN VILLAGE WEST 6176 McBryde Ave., Richmond, CA 510-560-5610 edenvillagewest.org

URJ CAMP KALSMAN Rabbi Ilana Mills, Camp Director Jena Whitesman, Assistant Director 14724 184th St. NE, Arlington, WA 425-284-4484 campkalsman@urj.org campkalsman.org Camp Kalsman’s 300 beautiful acres offer a great balance of Jewish education and recreation. Our campers learn and hone skills in athletic, aquatic, artistic and nature programs. Join us for a summer of fun, friendships of a lifetime, and an unparalleled Jewish experience. We can’t wait to welcome you home! URJ CAMP NEWMAN 711 Grand Ave. #280, San Rafael, CA 415-392-7080 campnewman.org

YOUTH GROUPS BBYO – EVERGREEN REGION Mercer Island, WA 971-303-9764 bbyo.org CTEEN OF NORTHEAST PORTLAND 2858 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR jewishnortheast.com/cteen JEWISH CUB SCOUTS PACK 739 Portland, OR 503-432-1135 facebook.com/pack739 JEWISH STUDENT UNION 503-504-1301 jsu.org NCSY 6688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-757-3037/503-504-1301 oregon.ncsy.org NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH Congregation Beth Israel, Portland 503-222-1069 bethisrael.org/youth-education

CAMPERSHIPS ALBERT J. KAILES MEMORIAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OJCF 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 646-278-4500 jewishcamp.org CHAI ISRAEL 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 jewishportland.org/travelisrael ONE HAPPY CAMPER jewishcamp.org/one-happy-camper



OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY YOUTH FOUNDATION 1618 SW First Ave., # 210, Portland, OR 503-248-9328 ojcf.org OJCYF empowers Jewish teenagers to take action by grantmaking, volunteering and advocating for causes that align with their Jewish values. As a program of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF), OJCYF strives to develop future community leaders, smart philanthropists and engaged citizens PINWHEEL/UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 480-892-2732 usy.org/regions/pinwheel

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES BB CAMP INCLUSION PROGRAM 503-452-3443 bbcamp.org TASK, YOUR JEWISH CONNECTION TO DISABILITY AWARENESS/JFCS Janet Menashe, TASK Program Inclusion Specialist 1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR 503-729-8648 janetmenashe@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? Many hands make lighter work. Houselessness in Portland can be reduced if we all invest some time and resources into helping those who are trying to help themselves exit life on our streets. – Andrew Olshin




LIFETIME “Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools.” ~Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, z’l



CONGREGATION NEVEH SHALOM 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland Neveh Shalom ALIYAH program: nevehshalom.org/learning/ Foundation School Preschool: foundationschoolpdx.org, 503-293-7302

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. Cory Willson 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. We are back in person this year with a new, more individualized approach to Hebrew for our K-6th grades. Check our website or contact us directly for the most up-to-date information.

MAAYAN TORAH DAY SCHOOL 2 Touchstone, Lake Oswego, OR 503-245-5568 maayanpdx.org

With large outdoor play areas, a soccer field, indoor gym and performing arts auditorium, Maayan welcomes 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. “Maayan has been a lifeline for so many children during these turbulent times of COVID-19. Not only are students learning every day, they are engaging with peers in a safe and healthy way.” says Principal, Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter. “Despite the challenges, we managed to stay open and our students have continued to learn, scoring extremely high on standardized Reading and Math assessments.” 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. This begins with experiences that start in our preschool,” says Kalter. 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 Mrs. Aviel Brodkin - founder and current Maayan parent. In elementary school, teachers use current best teaching practices to engage students. This year, middle schoolers will participate in intergenerational programming with senior citizens thanks to a grant Maayan received from the Legacy Heritage Better Together Program. Principal Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter says, “Good education and positive classrooms can inspire students to reach goals that they never before thought possible!”




MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-977-7850 PortlandJewishSchool.com

Maimonides Jewish Day School is an accredited, kindergarten through 8th-grade school committed to teaching the whole child, inspiring lifelong learning and providing personalized, meaningful and empowering Judaic and general studies education for a diverse community of Jewish children. Maimonides’ administration and faculty wondered if they could make Maimonides even more personal, meaningful and inspiring. Enter the Montessori method of education. The Montessori Method is a childcentered educational approach based on scientific observations of children, and it is employed in educational institutions worldwide. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, Maimonides launched its Montessori-inspired program and curriculum. “Our community and our world continue to grow and become more diverse,” says Maimonides Director Devora Wilhelm. “Maimonides is committed to evolve to meet today’s challenges while maintaining a strong commitment to the teachings of the Torah and the Jewish way of life.” Before deciding to implement the new programming, school leaders visited schools around the country that have initiated Montessori-style programs and curriculum. “Integrating Montessori-inspired practices means increasing trained staff for greater individualized attention for our students and the creation of student work plans,” says Karen Denardo, adding the updates will “strengthen our already robust core values and mission.” The Montessori approach augments the school’s already successful program. Core courses incorporate reading, writing, math, science, social studies and art. The low teacher-student ration offers individualized instruction to ensure the maximum academic and social growth of each student.




OREGON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 503-246-7771 oes.edu Mo Copeland, Head of School

Since 1869, Oregon Episcopal School has prepared students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic and spiritual growth so students may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities. Nestled within 59 wooded acres of natural wetlands, nature trails, ropes courses and gardens in southwest Portland, OES is a college preparatory, independent, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 day school, and grade 9-12 boarding school. Learning and leadership opportunities abound in academics, music, art, world languages, and athletics, and students can pursue the subjects that intrigue them. Hands-on, discussion-based, project-oriented learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Time is intentionally set aside for regular gathering and reflection as part of educating to a larger purpose: inclusion and respect, understanding and compassion, service and social justice, and meaning and commitment beyond oneself. OES is an educational home for the student ready to practice critical thinking. It’s a place for students to feel safe in making mistakes as they ask questions and explore, developing a growth mindset to set them up for higher education and the 21st-century workforce. “OES is almost like another family to me,” said 8th grader Jacob. “I have all my friends here, and then there are all the great teachers.” OES recently unveiled its newly expanded and renovated 42,000-square-foot Athletic Center. Team rooms are replacing traditional locker rooms for meetings, game reviews, classes, and more. In June 2021, OES was the grand prize winner of the Team American Rocketry Challenge. The school’s 10-student squad beat 614 teams across the nation to bring home more than $25,000 in scholarships. It was the Aardvarks’ first time qualifying for the prestigious competition.



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. 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 Early Childhood programs provide welcoming and inclusive settings that recognize children’s diverse abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles. We believe that children learn best through meaningful play, exploration, and an inquiry-based approach to learning. 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.


STANDWITHUS P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 206-801-0902 standwithus.com Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO

StandWithUs (SWU) is an international nonprofit and nonpartisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism. It empowers and energizes students and communities with leadership training and educational programs on hundreds of college campuses, high schools, and middle schools. StandWithUs informs through social media, print and digital materials, films, conferences, weekly newsletters and missions to Israel. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has programs on five continents with chapters and offices throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada and Brazil. For the last nine years, SWU has received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum). StandWithUs founded the Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship and the Emerson Fellowship on campuses in five countries, including a prestigious Fellowship in Israel. The programs select, train, inspire and empower student leaders around the world for a full year to run educational programs about Israel, and to combat anti-Israel rhetoric and antisemitism on their campuses and communities. The SWU Saidoff Legal Department has handled over 1,000 inquiries and incidents from students, professors and community members. Working together with the Legal department, the Center for Combating Antisemitism has also created downloadable materials and offers a reward program for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of perpetrators of antisemitic acts. Since 2009, StandWithUs Northwest has run a unique program where guest speakers from Israel (“Shlichim”) provide a 360-degree view of Israel to high school students in their classrooms. Tune into standwithus.tv with more than 100 different programs, including bi-monthly interviews with people who make the headlines. And, don’t forget to take a Virtual Tour of Israel with StandWithUs Discover!






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-year-long 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 business or social networks, or expand your knowledge of Judaism through religious studies. 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. SCHOLARSHIPS

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,

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS ojcf.org OJCF scholarships support the educational pursuits of Jewish Oregonians. Students complete one online application to be considered for all eligible awards. JULIE DIAMOND SCHOLARSHIP Supports undergraduate and graduate education at accredited institutions. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need. LESTER AND ANNETTE GOLDSCHMIDT HILLEL SCHOLARSHIP Supports undergraduate education at the University of Oregon. Students must demonstrate strong financial need. OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 43

GUS AND LOLA ROSENBLATT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Supports undergraduate and graduate education for males at accredited institutions in Oregon. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need. REBECCA AND SADA TARSHIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Supports undergraduate and graduate education at accredited institutions. Students must demonstrate merit and financial need. ARTHUR P. KRICHEVSKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Supports day school education with direct awards to schools; teen travel to Israel through the Oregon Board of Rabbis’ Teen Israel Experience; and undergraduate and graduate education in Jewish studies at accredited institutions. 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 jewishportland.org/sussman GAP YEAR AARDVARK ISRAEL IMMERSION PROGRAMS 646-844-7784 aardvarkisrael.com CHAI ISRAEL 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 jewishportland.org/travelisrael MASA ISRAEL Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates masaisrael.org/gap-year 44


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. #A, Eugene, OR 541-801-8653 jewisheugene.org 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 OLAMI OREGON Part of Oregon NCSY 1208 E. 19th Ave., Eugene 404-532-8763 oregon.olami.org OREGON HILLEL FOUNDATION Serving University of Oregon and Oregon State University 1059 Hilyard St., Eugene, OR 541-343-8920 oregonhillel.org

STANDWITHUS Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO Randy Kessler, Executive Director StandWithUs Northwest P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 206-801-0902 northwest@standwithus.com standwithus.com StandWithUs is an international non-partisan organization that inspires and educates people of all ages about Israel, and fights against antisemitism. Through

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university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials and social media, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. For the last nine years, StandWithUs has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).

ADULT EDUCATION BENAROYA JEWISH LEARNING ACADEMY Chabad of Oregon 6612 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-381-7119 jportland.com CONSCIOUS TORAH 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 Mel Berwin, Director of Congregational Learning 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 503-293-7306 nevehshalom.org/adult-ed/ PORTLAND KOLLEL 6688 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-245-5420 portlandkollel.org YOUNG ADULT JEWS NEXT DOR 1972 NW Flanders, Portland, OR 503-222-1069 bethisrael-pdx.org/community/jews-next-dor-20s-30s MOISHE HOUSE PORTLAND Portland, OR moishehouse.org/find-a-house/portland



OJCF GIVING COUNCIL 1618 SW First Ave., #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/SOCIAL ACTION/NETWORKING GROUPS CO/LAB Portland, OR colabpdx.org JEWISH DAD’S NIGHT OUT Portland, OR 503-246-8831 JEWISH HAPPY HOUR meetup.com/Jewish-Happy-Hour THE JEWISH MAMA MASHUP 503-780-7470 loveadventuremom.com/jewish-mama-mashup NEXT GENERATIONS GROUP 503-312-2530 nextgenerationsgroup.wordpress.com

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS GROUP 1618 SW First Ave., #210, Portland, OR 503-248-9328 ojcf.org OJCF’s Professional Advisors Group (PAG) 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

PDX MOTS Portland, OR meetup.com/PDXMOTS-35-54 SHULCHAN PDX facebook.com/groups/994642067546434 TISCH PDX Portland, OR tischpdx.org WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY Portland, OR 503-892-3015 jewishportland.org/ourcommunity/womens-philanthropy





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JFCS COUNSELING SERVICES Douglass Ruth, LCSW, CCTP, Clinical Director 1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR 503-226-7079 ext. 123 douglassruth@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org JFCS’ Counseling team provides culturally competent, patient-centered, trauma-informed counseling for individuals, couples, families and children. Its Program to Encourage Active & Rewarding Lives (PEARLS) offers free, in-home solution-focused counseling services for seniors and people with disabilities. Hybrid (both online and in-person) workshops for children, family and adults, as well as support groups for family caregivers, comprise our services. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, some private insurance and sliding-scale options. EMERGENCY AID JEWISH FREE LOAN OF GREATER PORTLAND 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7417 jewishportland.org/freeloan

CONTACT MEL BERWIN mberwin@nevehshalom.org

NEVEHSHALOM.ORG/MACHON-IVRIT SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES 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 housing for adults with developmental disabilities. JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE Disability Support Services Janet Menashe, Program Manager 1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR 503-226-7079 ext. 155 janetmenashe@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE Emergency Aid Caitlin DeBoer, Program Manager 1221 SW Yamhill St. #301, Portland, OR 503-226-7079 ext. 134 CDeBoer@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 47



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


ALL IN ONE MOBILITY, INC. 12833 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 503-255-5005 sales@allinonemobility.com allinonemobility.com We sell, install and service stair lifts, walk-in tubs, barrier free showers, wheelchair lifts, track lifts, elevators and more. Visit our showroom near the airport to see and try stair lifts, mobility scooters, lift chairs, walkers, baths, showers, wheelchairs, elevators and other mobility products. We service everything we sell. We are open 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday. 48


ADULT DAY SERVICES 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. #301, Portland, OR 503-226-7079, ext. 129 kimvankoten@jfcs-portland.org jfcs-portland.org

SINAI IN-HOME CARE 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. The staff help older adults and people with disabilities to stay independent. With four levels of care, your loved one can choose from a variety of programs to meet their needs. Sinai In-Home Care is dedicated to providing customized care, available any time of the day, seven days a week. WISE AGING Dinah Gilburd, dgilburd@jfcs-Portland.org jfcs-portland.org/services/wise-aging The Wise Aging program offers a guided path, designed to help those 55 and over who want to discover new resources to enhance their later years with spirit, resilience and wisdom.


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. OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 49

Courtyard Village RALEIGH HILLS

CEDAR SINAI PARK - AFFORDABLE HOUSING Quinn Black, HUD Administrator, Harsch Investment Properties QuinnB@harsch.com Deborah Theisen, HUD Properties Support Manager DeborahT@harsch.com 1431 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 503-224-1563 Harsch.com Located in downtown Portland, Lexington Apartments, Park Tower Apartments, Rose Schnitzer Tower, and The 1200 Building offer 540 HUD funded (United States Housing & Urban Development), 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, LLC 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 and comfortable community where you feel you belong is important as you search for a senior living community. 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.

LOCATION, RELATIONSHIPS, & VALUE Begin a new adventure! Live independently with the option to engage with others by participating in socials, events, and our robust calendar of activities. Affordable retirement living at it’s best. Light and bright apartment homes boast spacious kitchens with full-size appliances and 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


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 housing for adults with 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 JEWISH HEALTH 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 vivian.villegas@cedarsinaipark.org Polina Munblit Gregg, MBA, Assistant Administrator polina.munblit@cedarsinaipark.org 6140 SW Boundary St. Portland, OR 503-535-4000 roseschnnitzermanor.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.

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? The inimitable depth and powerful resilience of the human spirit as we continue trekking through this capricious pandemic journey. ~Kimberly Fuson





ortland has become a culinary destination, and in recent years the state’s kosher options have expanded too. Oregon Jewish Life does not guarantee the

CERTIFYING AGENCY OREGON KOSHER 6698 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-343-3497 oregonkosher.org 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

kashrut of any merchandise in these listings. Please check with the store or restaurant to be sure it meets your kashrut requirements.

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

NEW SEASONS MARKET 16 stores in greater Portland Area OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 53

CAFE AT THE J (Certified by Oregon Kosher) 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 503-535-3630 oregonjcc.org

HOLY SMOKES (Glatt Kosher Smoked BBQ foods by Oregon Kosher) 3975 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 503-706-1006 holysmokes.house

CENTURY CATERING (Certified by Oregon Kosher) 503-849-2605

KRISPY KREME (Certified by Oregon Kosher) 16415 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton, OR 503-645-2228 krispykreme.com

GARBONZOS CART (Certified by Oregon Kosher) Food Cart located at the Mittleman JCC Events at Zidell Yards 503-475-4875 garbonzos.square.site

LEIKAM BREWING TAPROOM (Beers certified by Oregon Kosher) 5812 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 503-477-5246 leikambrewing.com

HENRY HIGGINS BOILED BAGELS (Bagels certified by Oregon Kosher) 523 NE 19th Ave. 6420 SE Foster Road 1325 SE Tacoma St. Portland, OR hhboiledbagels.com

SARAH BELLUM’S BAKERY & WORKSHOP (Certified by Oregon Kosher) 7828 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland 971-249-2870 sarahbellumsbakery.org SUNNY’S LEGENDARY FROZEN YOGURT (Yogurts and most toppings certified by Oregon Kosher) 4397 SW Vermont St., Portland, OR 971-271-8348 sunnysfrozenyogurt.com

What’s the most valuable lesson you have learned in the past year? Even when our normal, everyday lives require change in an unprecedented manner, our creative minds still allow us to make life happen for ourselves and each other. We are not paralyzed by unfamiliarity; instead, charting new territory together makes our lives richer and more connected on a new path. ~Sallie Pearlman Cohen




ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL Hod HaSharon, Israel 800-327-5980 amhsi.org


om Ha’atzmaut not only marks the dream of restoring Jewish independence in our ancestral homeland, it also celebrates all the great achievements of the last 73 years. Over the past seven decades, Israel has given the world amazing advances from agriculture to high tech.

AMERICANS FOR BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY 1001 Avenue of the Americas, 19th Floor, New York, NY 800-962-2248 americansforbgu.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. #650, Los Angeles, CA 800-323-2371 afmda.org AMERICAN ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (AIPAC) 602-277-3318 aipac.org AMERICAN TECHNION SOCIETY 10900 NE Fourth St, #2338, Bellevue, WA 425-440-2686 ats.org BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL 888-994-7723 birthrightisrael.com CHAI ISRAEL 9900 SW Greenburg Road #220, Tigard, OR 503-892-7415 jewishportland.org/travelisrael 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., 18 th 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 #220, Tigard, OR 503-245-6496 jewishportland.org/jcrc ISRAEL ALIYAH CENTER Jewish Agency for Israel, Western Region 323-658-7302 jewishagency.org/aliyah



ISRAELI AMERICAN COUNCIL israeliamerican.org J STREET 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 1455 NW Leary Way #400, Seattle, WA 206-760-1188 jnf.org JNF’S VIRTUAL TOURS TO ISRAEL 212-879-9305 ext. 256 jnf.org/visit-israel/tours OREGON ISRAEL BUSINESS ALLIANCE A program of the Technology Association of Oregon 123 NE Third Ave. #210, Portland, OR 503-228-5401 techoregon.org

STANDWITHUS Roz Rothstein, Co-founder and CEO Randy Kessler, Executive Director StandWithUs Northwest P.O. Box 341069, Los Angeles, CA 206-801-0902 northwest@standwithus.com standwithus.com StandWithUs is an international non-partisan organization that inspires and educates people of all ages about Israel, and fights against antisemitism. Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials and social media, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel. For the last nine years, StandWithUs has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (four stars) and Guidestar (Platinum). VOLUNTEERS FOR ISRAEL (VFI) Pacific Northwest 510-387-6000 vfi-usa.org ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA 212-481-1500 zoa.org


BONHAMS Sheryl Acheson Portland sheryl.acheson@bonhams.com 971-727-7797 or 503-312-6023 bonhams.com/oregon One of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Bonhams' Portland regional office provides local access to the exceptional resources of our extensive global network. Whether building a collection or consigning property to our global auctions, we offer key benefits including complimentary auction appraisals, expert specialists in numerous departments, exceptional customer service, access to thousands of collectors, as well as Trust Accounting.

CHAMBER MUSIC NORTHWEST Peter Bilotta, Executive Director Gloria Chien, Artistic Director Soovin Kim, Artistic Director 2300 SW First Ave. #103, Portland, OR 503-294-6400 info@cmnw.org cmnw.org/ Now in its 51st season, Chamber Music Northwest shares the richness and diversity of chamber music with more than 50,000 people through 80 events annually, including our Summer Festival of outstanding concerts, illuminating outreach activities, educational programs and support of young musicians, and innovative collaborations across the Portland Metro region. For its 2021/22 Season, Chamber Music Northwest will present a strikingly diverse line-up of eight live concerts at four venues throughout the Portland metro area, with the first five recorded and available online. The 2021/22 year-round season includes West Coast and North American engagements exclusive to CMNW, world premieres, and a wide range of chamber music favorites, undiscovered masterpieces, bold new works, and even a dance collaboration with Portland's BodyVox. OREGON JEWISH LIFE | RESOURCE GUIDE 2022 57

OREGON SYMPHONY Claire Buchanan, Marketing Operations Coordinator Fran Jamison, Director of Marketing Matthew DiBattista, Marketing Manager 909 SW Washington, Portland, OR 503-228-1353 symphony@orsymphony.org orsymphony.org Adventurous programming. Inspiring collaborations. Bridging art forms. Connecting lives. Sparking conversation. Every day, and with each exhilarating performance, the Oregon Symphony is moving music forward.

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. Many of these programs are offered in a hybrid format to support the engagement of community members who cannot readily travel to campus.



TRIANGLE PRODUCTIONS Donald Horn, Executive Director/Founder 1785 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 503-239-5919 info@trianglepro.org trianglepro.org For more than 30 years triangle productions! has brought thought-provoking 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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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.com carolynandrobin.hasson.com It takes smart, savvy expert Real Estate professionals to navigate the HOT 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 65 years combined experience isn’t expensive, IT’S PRICELESS.




INDEX * advertiser A Aardvark Israel Immersion Programs 44 ADL Pacific Northwest 10 Adult Day Services 48 Ahavas Torah Synagogue 18 Akiva on Campus University of Oregon 44 Alberta Shul 10 Albert J. Kailes Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund of OJFC 36 Albertsons at Shattuck 53 Alexander Muss High School in Israel 55 All in One Mobility, Inc. 48, 50 American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science 56 American Friends of Magen David Adom 56 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 10, 56 American Jewish Committee 10 Americans for Ben-Gurion University 55 American Technion Society 56 B BB Camp Inclusion Program BB Day Camp Portland BBYO – Evergreen Region Beit Am Beit Haverim Beit Haverim Religious School Benaroya Jewish Learning Academy Birthright Israel B’nai B’rith Camp B’nai B’rith Camp Retreat Center B’nai B’rith International Bonhams Bowery Bagels Bruce J. Birk, Md Bunkconnect Burlingame Fred Meyer

37 34 36 18, 28 20 33 46 56 35 27 11 7, 57 53 26 36 53

C Cafe at the J Camp Gan Israel-Vancouver Camp Miriam Camp Seed Camp Solomon Schechter Cedar Sinai Park Cedar Sinai Park - Affordable Housing Central Coast Jewish Community Century Catering Chabad at University Of Oregon Chabad Center for Jewish Life-Salem Chabad Hebrew Schools 62

54 34 35 34 35 49 51 18 54 44 17 33

Chabad House at Reed College 44 Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County 17 Chabad Jewish Center of Gresham 17 Chabad Jewish Center of Hillsboro 17 Chabad Lubavitch of Oregon 17 Chabad of Central Oregon 17 Chabad of Eugene 17 Chabad of Lake Oswego 17 Chabad of Northeast Portland 17 Chabad of Southern Oregon 17 Chabad of SW Portland 17 Chai Israel 36, 44, 56 Chamber Music Northwest 57, 59 Chevra Kavod Hamet 27 Co/Lab 46 Community Chaplain 18 Congregation Ahavath Achim 21 Congregation Beit Yosef 21 Congregation Beth Israel 20, 34 Congregation Beth Israel Education Department 34 Congregation Kesser Israel 18 Congregation Kol Ami 20, 34 Congregation Kol Ami Education 34 Congregation Neveh Shalom 17, 19, 39 Congregation Shaarie Torah 17 Congregation Shir Tikvah 18 Conscious Torah 46 Consulate General of Israel 56 Courtyard Village at Raleigh Hills, LLC 51 CTeen of Northeast Portland 36 D Development Corporation for Israel/ Israel Bonds


E Eastside Jewish Commons Eden Village West Eugene Eruv Everything Jewish 2.0

11 36 21 27

F Foundation School Fournier Group Friends of the IDF (FIDF)

30, 33 5, 60 56

G Gan Israel Day Camp Garbonzos Cart


35 54

Gesher – A Bridge Home Gift (Giving It Forward Together) Greater Portland Hillel

18 11 44

H Hadassah, Pacific Northwest Region Harold Schnitzer Center For Living Havurah Shalom Havurah Shalom Education Havurah Synagogue Henry Higgins Boiled Bagels Hesed Shel Emet Holocaust Survivor Services Holy Smokes Hood River Havurah

11 52 19 34 20 54 28 49 54 18

I Institute for Judaic Studies Introduction to Judaism Class Israel Advocacy Committee/JCRC Israel Aliyah Center Israeli American Council

46 46 56 56 56

J Jackson Wellsprings 26 Jewish Business Network 11 Jewish Cemetery at River View Cemetery 28 Jewish Community of Central Oregon 18, 28 Jewish Community Relations Council 11 Jewish Council for Public Affairs 56 Jewish Cub Scouts Pack 739 36 Jewish Dad’s Night Out 46 Jewish Encounter Group 18 Jewish Events Willamette Valley 11 Jewish Family & Child Service 11, 13, 47 Jewish Family Services of Lane County 12 Jewish Federation of Greater Portland 12 Jewish Federation of Lane County 12 Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland 12, 47 Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon 12 Jewish Genealogical Society of Willamette Valley 12 Jewish Happy Hour 46 Jewish Labor Committee 12 Jewish National Fund, Pacific Northwest 12, 56 Jewish Student Union 36 Jewish Women International 12 Jewish Women’s Round Table 12 Jews Next Dor 46 JFCS Counseling Services 47

JNF’s Virtual Tours to Israel Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs (JAC) J Street

56 12 56

K Kehillah Kol Shalom Kol Shalom Children’s Education Krispy Kreme

47, 52 18, 34 34 54

L Leikam Brewing Taproom


M Maayan Preschool 30 Maayan Torah Day School 30, 31, 39 Machon Ivrit Hebrew Institute page 47 Maimonides Jewish Day School 30, 32, 40 Masa Israel 44 Mayim Shalom 18 Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger 12 Mikvah Mei Menachem 26 Mikvah Shoshana/Women’s Resource Center 26 Mittleman Jewish Community Center 11, 12, 27, 28, 35, 58 Moishe House Portland 46 N Na’amat USA 12 Nashira Education Project 34 NCSY 36 Neveh Shalom Adult Education 46 Neveh Shalom Aliyah Program 34 New Seasons Market 53 Next Generations Group 46 North American Federation of Temple Youth 36 North Coast Shabbat Group 18 O OJCF Giving Council 46 Olami Oregon 44 One Happy Camper 36 Oregon Board of Rabbis 12 Oregon Episcopal School 31, 32, 40 Oregon Hillel Foundation 44 Oregon Israel Business Alliance 56 Oregon Jewish Community Foundation 3, 12, 43, 46

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Professional Advisors Group 46 Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships 43 Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation 36 Oregon Jewish Life 13, 42 Oregon Jewish Mountaineers 46 Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education 13 Oregon Kosher 53 Oregon Symphony 58, 59 Or Hagan: Light of the Garden Jewish Community 20 Ort America 13 P PDX Mots 47 Peace Garden Preschool & Kindergarten 30 Pinwheel/United Synagogue Youth 36 PJA Summer Discovery 35 PJ Library Eugene-Springfield 29 PJ Library in Oregon 29 PJ Library Portland 29 PJ Our Way 29 P’nai Or of Portland 20, 21 P’nai Or of Portland Simcha School 34 Pomegranate Preschool 30 Portland Eruv 21 Portland Jewish Academy 30, 32, 33, 41 Portland Kollel 46 Portland’s Unshul 18 Portland Women’s Tefillah 18 R Rabbi Gadi Levy Rabbi Tzvi Fischer Rachel’s Well Community Mikvah Religion Outside the Box Right Start River View Cemetery Funeral Home Robison Jewish Health Center Rose Schnitzer Manor

26 26 27 18 30 27, 28 52 52

S Safeway Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop Shaarie Torah Education Program Shoresh Portland Shulchan Pdx Shul School

53 54 34 34 47 34

Sinai In-Home Care 49 StandWithUs 41, 44, 55, 56 Sunny’s Legendary Frozen Yogurt 54 Sussman Fund for Undergraduate Studies 44 T Task, Your Jewish Connection to Disability Awareness/JFCS 37 Temple Beth Israel 19, 28, 30 Temple Beth Israel Preschool 30 Temple Beth Sholom 20 Temple Beth Tikvah 20, 28 Temple Emek Shalom 20 The Gan-Garret Jewish Preschool 30 The Gan: Portland Jewish Preschool 30 The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University 42, 43, 45 The Hasson Company 61 The Heimann Family Wisdom Garden Hebrew School 34 The Jewish Mama Mashup 46 The Leviyitzchak Chabad House 17 Tigard Chabad Jewish Center 17 Tisch PDX 47 Tivnu: Building Justice 44 Trader Joes 53 Tree of Life Montessori 30 Triangle Productions 58, Back Cover U Umpqua Valley Havurah Urdes Miller Group URJ Camp Kalsman URJ Camp Newman

18 2, 60, 61 36, 37 36


Volunteers for Israel (VFI)



Wendy Smith, MD Whole Foods Market Wise Aging Women’s Philanthropy

26 53 49 47


Zionist Organization of America




Let ’s Celebrate

A year telling true stories _ join us! Live theatre by one of the oldest LGBTQ-identified theatres in america

Sept 9 - 25 IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD by Eve Ensler

May 12 - 28 SEX ON THE RIVER Book and lyrics by Donnie

Nov 26 - Dec 11 BELLA BELLA by Harvey Fierstein

Jan 27 - Feb12 BAKERSFIELD MIST by Stephen Sachs

June 9 - 25 MR. MADAM by Donnie

1785 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 (503) 239-5919 • trianglepro.org

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