This is a story of when two documents meet again after a long separation. The first is a photograph from the collection of the National Council of Jewish Women, Portland Section, which ran the Neighborhood House in South Portland. As a settlement house for new immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century, Neighborhood House had among its services a free clinic for the local residents. In this photo, a doctor (possibly Dr. Gordeau), stands in the center of a room crowded with onlookers. Some of them are mothers with infants in need of check-ups; others appear to be doctors, nurses, and ...read more
The Oregon Jewish Museum’s collection documents the experiences of Oregon Jews from our earliest history through today. We are the community repository for family and institutional history, documenting Jewish life through photographs, oral history interviews, material artifacts, music, and written records.
OJM merged with the Jewish Historical Society of Oregon in 1996, acquiring that organization’s historic records and artifacts. We have continued to engage the Jewish community by advocating for the preservation of and access to our documentary heritage. With connections to all of the Jewish organizations in the state, OJM is uniquely positioned to tell the rich story of our shared history and ongoing experience.