News Archive

Honoring Oregon Holocaust Survivors

Posted on July 31, 2017

We are grateful to announce that OJMCHE Speakers’ Bureau members Les and Eva Aigner’s biographies will be read into the Congressional Record by Senator Ron Wyden on August 9th, at 12:30pm, at Hazelbrook Middle School, 11300 SW Hazelbrook Road, Tualatin. Les and Eva are the first to have their stories read into the record as part of an effort by Senator Wyden to honor and preserve the memories and stories of Oregon survivors. You are warmly welcome and invited to join on this very important occasion. The Speakers' Bureau is comprised of Holocaust survivors, refugees and descendants who are trained to share their family stories with students and other groups. Click to continue »

Lefty's Cafe has its Own Page!

Posted on July 31, 2017

Lefty's Cafe has its own page on the website now. You can find general information as well as interviews with our partners. Our first interview was with Nossa Familia Coffee on July 17th.  Click to continue »

OJMCHE is Open in our New Home!

Posted on June 26, 2017

After a wonderful series of opening events OJMCHE is thrilled to be sharing our new home with visitors. In addition to all there is to explore in the galleries, Lefty's Cafe is getting rave reviews for the locally sourced fare that includes Jewish themed sandwiches, salads, and pastries—think egg salad on rye bread with a side of pickled beet salad, a chocolate egg cream, and a piece of rugelach. Thank you to everyone who supported us in our opening events. Click to continue »

Anneke Bloomfield Honored at “Song of Miriam” Awards Brunch

Posted on May 10, 2017

OJMCHE is thrilled that Anneke Bloomfield will be our 2017 Song of Miriam Awardee, honoring outstanding women volunteers. Anneke was born in 1935 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Between the ages of five and ten, Anneke spent the war in hiding, sometimes returning home only to have to leave again. Through all of her stays in different places, she was never told what was happening. Telling children the truth was too risky, in case they were captured and gave away information. After the war, Anneke moved first to Canada and then to the United States. Anneke has been a dedicated member of the Holocaust Speakers' Bureau for 17 years, traveling regularly through the state to share her story with thousands of schoolchildren and adults. Hearing Anneke speak is a critical part of many students' understanding of Holocaust history, allowing them to connect what they are learning with somebody who lived through it.

Please join us for the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 4, 10:00 at the MJCC. Click to continue »

Help Fight Proposed Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA

Posted on March 16, 2017

Today, the American Alliance of Museums issued this statement:

Trump Budget Proposes Billions in Cuts, Including Elimination of IMLS, NEH and NEA
This morning, the Trump Administration formally proposed eliminating the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its preliminary budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. These eliminations are part of a package that the administration projects would cut $54 billion in domestic spending in order to offset an identical increase in defense spending. Although a full budget proposal is not expected from the Administration until May, this document also appears to target museum-related programs at the Department of Education, the Department of State, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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We Stand in Solidarity

Posted on February 1, 2017

"The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Leviticus 19.34

OJMCHE stands side by side with our Muslim friends and colleagues, in Oregon, in this country, and around the world. We have grave concerns President Trump’s executive order banning Muslims from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from the United States of America. That this order was released on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is a grotesque insult to the memory of all who perished and to all who survived the Holocaust. Click to continue »