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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 »

Student Visits to Anne Frank: A History for Today & A Thank You to Our Docents!

Student Visits to Anne Frank: A History for Today & A Thank You to Our Docents!

Posted on March 9, 2015

Student Visits to Anne Frank: A History for Today & A Thank You to Our Docents!
Student Visits to Anne Frank: A History for Today & A Thank You to Our Docents!

Hundreds and hundreds of middle and high school students from across the state have toured the Anne Frank exhibit. We're at the halfway mark and this seems like a good time to thank all our wonderful docents and volunteers who work so diligently to make certain that students leave with an awareness that they have the power to make the world a better place. Click to continue »Click to continue »