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William Toll, 1941 - 2015, historian of Oregon Jewish History

Posted on January 5, 2016

William "Bill" Toll died on December 20, 2015 due to heart failure after surgery. He was a supportive and kind man who was admired and beloved as a husband, father, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, professor, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Junko Iwao Toll of Eugene, OR, his son, Kenshi Toll of Seattle, WA, and his brother, Mitchell Toll of Fair Oaks, CA.  Click to continue »


Holocaust Remembrance YouTube

Posted on December 18, 2015

November 9th 2015 Tigard Public Library had local Holocaust survivors speak about their experiences under Nazi persecution during WWII. Click to continue »


"Articles of Faith" in American Craft Magazine

Posted on December 10, 2015

Anika Smulovitz makes exquisite, delicately fabricated works of Judaica, the ritual objects used for holy days, worship, and other Jewish observances.  Click to continue »


Holocaust survivor Miriam Greenstein shares her story

Posted on December 4, 2015

Hanukkah begins this Sunday and for Portland resident Miriam Greenstein it is a time to celebrate freedom. Jenica Villamor spoke with the local Holocaust survivor and shares her story.

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Holocaust survivors tell story of survival, tolerance

Posted on November 13, 2015

Les Aigner doesn’t want to talk about what happened to him.

“I can’t say that it’s my pleasure to talk about this,” he told a packed house at the Tigard Public Library on Monday. “But it’s my duty.” Click to continue »


Alice and Paul Meyer to be honored on December 3

Posted on November 11, 2015

The Stampfer Community Enrichment Award nominating committee this year has selected Paul and Alice Meyer as the 2015 honorees. Alice is a native Portlander, a social activist who has been involved with many organizations, among them the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, for which she served as the first President., the Portland and Oregon League of Women Voters and Multnomah County Library. Click to continue »