On October 20 a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the new Portland Community Mikvah, a collaboration of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and Oregon Board of Rabbis.
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Depression is a common and potentially debilitating – but highly treatable – condition. Joseph, a local senior in his 70s suffers from social isolation and bouts of sadness. He noticed that he...
Early in freshman year, a friend dragged Rebekah to a Bagel Break at the campus Hillel, a Federation beneficiary. She felt out of place there, intimidated. When she told the Hillel director that s...
Because of your support and the help of StandWithUs Northwest, Timna Rockman will be the shelicha or Israeli emissary in the Portland area through May 2017. She will be sharing stories of her life ...
When Mikah lost his mother last year, making him an orphan, the high school senior turned to Jewish Federation for physical and emotional support. The Jewish community had always been a part of his life, and it once again stepped in to help. Hear about how Mikah’s experiences with the Federation have molded his sense of responsibility and leadership, and how he plans to give back to the Jewish community that has given him so much.
Hear Mikah tell his story in his own words.