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April Slabosheski Joins the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

April Slabosheski Joins the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

Posted on September 12, 2014

April Slabosheski Joins the Oregon Jewish Museum  and Center for Holocaust Education
April Slabosheski Joins the Oregon Jewish Museum  and Center for Holocaust Education

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is delighted to announce the hiring of April Slabosheski to the newly created position of Holocaust Educator. April grew up in rural Wisconsin and went on to complete her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and her master’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Click to continue »Click to continue »

Listen to OPB Think Out Loud "Exhibit Explores History Of Sephardic Jews In Portland"

Listen to OPB Think Out Loud "Exhibit Explores History Of Sephardic Jews In Portland"

Posted on September 6, 2014

Listen to OPB Think Out Loud
Listen to OPB Think Out Loud

Sephardic Jews originally came from Spain and Portugal. They were expelled from those countries in 1492, settling elsewhere in the region. The first Sephardic Jews came to America in the 17th century and settled in New York (which was then called New Amsterdam). It would be another two and a half centuries before Sephardic Jewish life would be established on the west coast. Sephardic Jews, driven out of Turkey and the Isle of Rhodes due to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, first settled in Seattle in the early 1900s before making their way to Portland around 1910. Click to continue »Click to continue »