A project to aid impoverished women and children in rural Honduras is rooted in Oregon. Eugene native Shmuel Rubinstein spent 1998-99 living and working in Israel through Project OTZMA thanks to funding from Jewish Federation of Greater Portland. He says the value of tikkun olam (healing the world) is the basis of his work with Light of Esperanza.
Although making a soufflé may sound intimidating, it is really quite easy and an exceptional way to serve tender spears of asparagus.
Four diverse Portland teens beat out a host of larger teams to win this year’s national JUMP championship, NCSY’s five-month program created to give yeshiva day school students leadership training and broader understanding of global issues facing the Jewish people.
Home may be where the heart is, but it’s also a place many people are forced to abandon as they grow old or infirm. But if an Oregon group has its way, a concept known as “lifelong housing” will prove that doesn’t have to happen.
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