News Archive

"Every Minute Counts" -- The Legacy of Katherine Joseph

Posted on September 13, 2016

Photography was a vibrant and exciting part of her life. Though she ended her career for marriage and motherhood, her work demonstrates an assertive and enterprising personality. She was a determined professional in a field that few women entered. She stood near such luminaries as President Franklin Roosevelt, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Frank Sinatra, but also spent considerable time in factories where members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) worked. Click to continue »

We Hit our 100th on-line oral history

Posted on September 1, 2016

This week OJMCHE posted the 100th oral history on the OJMCHE website. The Oral History Project is a key part of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s mission to preserve and present the history of Oregon’s Jewish community.  Click to continue »

It’s official—OJMCHE has a new home!

Posted on August 31, 2016

On Friday, August 25th Board Chair Elaine Coughlin signed documents that officially closed the sale of 724 NW Davis to OJMCHE. Now that the museum has the keys, work is beginning in earnest on the re-imagining of the space, with the help of Deca Architects. Click to continue »

Welcome new OJMCHE Board Members

Posted on August 31, 2016

The Museum welcomes two new board members Andrea Meyer and Linda Veltman. Both Andrea and Linda grew up in Portland and have extensive professional and volunteer experience. As OJMCHE begins a new chapter in our cultural life, we thank all of our volunteers, docents and board members for their dedication.  Click to continue »

Chocolate Stout Cake Takes OJMCHE by Storm

Posted on August 29, 2016

OJMCHE Director Judy Margles was invited to participate in the Celebrity Chocolate Cake Smackdown at the Oregon Historical Society in honor of the 150th anniversary of the State Fair. While her chocolate stout cake didn’t take first place, the OJMCHE staff and volunteers have pronounced it a real winner. Here is her recipe adapted from Epicurious with the Portland-centric slant of all local ingredients (except the sugar.) Click to continue »

Join us at Powell’s, 7:30pm on September 6 to hear from Elizabeth Rynecki.

Posted on August 18, 2016

The last time anyone is known to have heard from the Polish-Jewish artist Moshe Rynecki was in 1943, when his wife, Perla, received a postcard that he had sent from Majdanek, a concentration camp near Lublin, Poland. The Nazis had transported him there from the smoldering ruins of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw.  Click to continue »