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  • The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will once again welcome visitors, masked and socially distanced, to ground floor exhibits beginning Aug. 6 from 11 am to 3 pm, Thursday through Saturday.
    Due to limited occupancy, all vis...

  • Many individuals are on the brink of economic catastrophe as they face the triple whammy of a pandemic, unemployment and a national government unable to agree on a new relief bill.
    But thanks to the Jewish community’s Greater Portland COVID-19-E...

  • A cohort of seven Portland-area young adults completed a three-week fellowship to become Jewish Changemakers. More than 550 young adults from 80 cities and eight countries graduated July 27 from the program presented by the Jewish Federations of N...

  • A local nonprofit created to provide construction training and tiny homes for houseless Portlanders is handcrafting and selling picnic tables. Families and restaurants could buy the tables to expand outdoor dining options and support the nonprofit...

  • As the effects of the pandemic are prolonged, social issues are exacerbated and volunteerism is needed more than ever. We encourage Jewish community members to volunteer, connect and make a difference in the greater Portland community to do our pa...

  • Catlin Gabel School students Abby Fisher and Donnie Reuther won first and second place, respectively, in Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity’s 2020 Writing, Art and Film Contest. Eliza Robinson won second place in the middle school writing...

  • Image: Forsaken Souls by Erika Leung.
    The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education traditionally announces the winners of the annual Sala Kryszek Art & Writing Competition for middle and high school students by Yom Hashoah. However,...

  • Local teen tapped for national post; JCRC joins push to fund mail-in voting; Weekly Wednesday evolves to become Thoughtful Thursday – first program Sept. 24; Lisa Spiegel new Hesed Shel Emet administrator; Learn resources for Wise Aging in Septemb...

  • Congregation Beth Israel has hired Cantor Rayna Green part time. Before attending cantorial school, Cantor Green served at Congregation Beth Israel as a preschool teacher, youth group advisor, song leader, co-founder of Jews Next Dor and a member ...

  • PDX Business Series: Build Your Biz and Eat it Too; After "Spy Behind Home Plate," MJCC offers "Heading Home;" BB Camp and BBYO plan busy August; Relational engagement during social distancing.

  • If there’s one thing everyone in the world can agree on right now, it’s that it has been a crazy year so far. At the risk of penning yet another COVID-centric piece in a world awash with them, I’ve taken the approaching five-month mark as re...

  • For centuries, Tisha B'Av was our tribal date, focused on our tribal suffering and loss. But what if we view Tisha B’Av through a universal lens? It can be a holiday to connect with everyone for whom systematic discrimination, persecution and vi...

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah is about six weeks away, but in case you haven’t thought about it yet, the High Holidays are going to be...different this year. In order for them to serve their purpose, we’re going to need to spend time preparing ourselves.

  • The Jewish Review publishes job openings from local Jewish agencies and congregations.
    Submit job openings to:
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  • A recent national study and 17 years of anecdotal evidence from the Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation agree: “Jewish teen philanthropy experiences cultivate a lasting desire to change the world while strengthening teens’ connections to...

  • A month after he was unexpectedly sworn in as Portland’s police chief, Charles Lovell told a Zoom gathering that his goal is “to help put the community and police bureau back together … and give some healing and some hope.” The July 13 vir...


 In recognition of the sudden change of circumstances faced by many individuals and families in our community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jewish Free Loan Program of the Jewish Federation has expanded its offerings.

Individuals who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and require a loan may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $1,000 with no cosigners. The number of these types of loans is limited.

Loan repayments will begin after 120 days and will be divided into equal payments of $28/month for 36 months.

For more information, call 503-892-7417 or click here.



Thanks to the local Jewish community’s COVID-19-Emergency Campaign, funds are available to help individuals and families weather the economic storm triggered by the pandemic that threatens our health.

For more information or assistance, contact JFCS Emergency Aid Program Manager Tavia Berrigan at 503-226-7079 ext. 134 or by email at



Many organizations offer online programs. Visit for websites.

Mittleman Jewish Community Center offers virtual programming: and

Congregation Neveh Shalom streams services:
Congregation Beth Israel streams services:

Congregation Shir Tikvah has Shabbat morning study and prayer on Zoom; for link:

Hillel International has launched Hillel@Home:


See all online events at:



Deborah Moon

Editor, Jewish Review

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

9900 SW Greenburg Road, Suite 220

Tigard, OR 97223

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