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  • Oregon couple to brew kosher kegs for community

    March 10, 2015 | 10:38 am

    For Theo and Sonia Marie Leikam, the dream is nearly complete.

    Behind the couple’s tidy Victorian house on a tree-lined street in southeast Portland is a pitched-roof building that vaguely resembles a garage with too small a door. But inside, the gleaming stainless steel tanks,...

  • Is a new Jewish Portland rising in the east?

    March 5, 2015 | 8:59 am

    Until recently, Jo Borkan was thinking about leaving Portland.

    She had lived in the city almost her whole life and owns a house on the city’s east side. But Borkan craved a connection to Judaism, and she couldn’t seem to find one that fit with her spiritual explorations into yoga...

  • Portland preschool pushes boundaries of Jewish outdoors education

    December 29, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Even on a cold, gray and rainy morning, the children from the Gan Shalom Collaborative School are outside, seated under a wood-framed shelter topped by corrugated plastic.

    With their teacher, Sarabel Eisenfeld, they grate potatoes for latkes, then cup their hands beside their...

  • Three teens shot outside Portland, Oregon, high school

    December 12, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire.

    The two boys and one girl shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north...

  • Wexler’s artisan-style deli to open in Grand Central Market

    March 20, 2014 | 11:51 am

    In a cover story last year for this publication, I lamented the lack of a contemporary, artisan-style deli in Los Angeles. While the deli scene in this city appears to be robust, we still need food entrepreneurs and chefs willing to shake up the status quo, much like what’s been...

  • Portland-area paper to shut down

    October 19, 2011 | 11:37 am

    An Oregon Jewish paper, The Jewish Review, will close in January after publishing for more than 40 years.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland announced last week that it would cease publication of the semimonthly.

    According to the Federation, the paper was a victim of the...

  • Jazzman Frishberg charts own tuneful territory

    By Kirk Silsbee

    August 13, 2008 | 3:16 am

    One of the great joys of L.A. jazz, from the mid-1970s to the mid-'80s, was the blossoming of jazz pianist Dave Frishberg into a singer-songwriter of quirky, yet warmly satisfying, material. His tunes navigated a pathway that sidestepped melodramatic cabaret material on one hand and...

  • Just a Theory

    By Amy Kaufman

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In a sea of competitors, 17-year-old Ilya Gurevich of Israel is alone in the field of theoretical physics. All the other teenagers competing in the physics division at this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair have entered projects in practical physics, Gurevich...