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Auto I Biography in the making

Auto I Biography in the making

Posted on June 25, 2015

Auto I Biography in the making
Auto I Biography in the making

OJMCHE staff are gearing up for the opening of Auto I Biography – Portraits of People with Cars. The gallery has been painted, final proofing accomplished and loaned artifacts are arriving daily. Check out this gas pump and pedal cars that arrived on Tuesday, courtesy Monte Shelton. These are just a few of the wonderful things that you will see in the exhibit. The opening tailgate party takes place on July 8, 6 - 8pm and we hope to see you there! Click to continue »Click to continue »

Kennedy students meet Holocaust survivors, visit memorial in Portland

Kennedy students meet Holocaust survivors, visit memorial in Portland

Posted on April 8, 2015

Kennedy students meet Holocaust survivors, visit memorial in Portland
Kennedy students meet Holocaust survivors, visit memorial in Portland

A social studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School has continued a tradition of making her history lessons come alive. For the sixth year, Jessica Schmidtman has taken a group of juniors to Portland, where they visited the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park and met Holocaust survivors. Click to continue »Click to continue »

The Case Against 'Jews Only!' Why Jewish Summer Camp Shouldn't Bar Non-Jews

The Case Against 'Jews Only!' Why Jewish Summer Camp Shouldn't Bar Non-Jews

Posted on March 27, 2015

The Case Against 'Jews Only!' Why Jewish Summer Camp Shouldn't Bar Non-Jews
The Case Against 'Jews Only!' Why Jewish Summer Camp Shouldn't Bar Non-Jews

A summer camp I attended as a teenager has lately been burning up my Facebook feed. A couple of weekends ago, some of my childhood friends in Toronto paid $100 a ticket to attend a dinner in honor of Camp Solelim’s 50th anniversary. It sounded, from their posts, like they had fun reminiscing and reverting to their teenage selves. (One of them, always a troublemaker, apparently spent the night stealing from the ersatz tuck shop — where the candy was free anyhow.) Click to continue »Click to continue »