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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 »

Launch of Oral History Page!

Launch of Oral History Page!

Posted on March 17, 2015

Launch of Oral History Page!
Launch of Oral History Page!

OJMCHE is happy to announce the launch of our new Oral History Page. 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. The current project expands and augments the Oregon Jewish Oral History and Archive collection assembled by Shirley Tanzer in the 1970s and the Holocaust survivor and witness interviews conducted by the Oregon Holocaust Resource Center from 1994 until 2012. We aim to collect a comprehensive range of oral histories chronicling the Jewish experience from community members across the state. OJMCHE currently has more than 600 interviews and continues to add to the collection with its ongoing project. In 2014 OJMCHE received a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission to provide online access to the collection. Click to continue »Click to continue »