Jewish Review reboots as digital newspaper

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We are back. The Jewish Review returns as an e-newspaper (with a printable option) to engage and inform members of the Jewish community of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland published the Jewish Review, a twice-monthly, nonprofit newspaper, from 1959 through Jan. 1, 2012. The paper became the first Jewish newspaper on the internet in 1994. As part of the Federation’s 100th anniversary, we are restarting the publication with the goal of enhancing connections within the community. The Jewish Review will provide much of the same local coverage as its predecessor, but it will not include national and international wire service news, which are readily availalbe online.

The biweekly e-newspaper will publish announcements for, and report on the activities of, local Jewish individuals, organizations and programs. The emailed publication will include snippets of each story with links to the full stories online. We will include a PDF so that organizations and individuals can print the complete issue.

Each issue will include articles on local people, organizations, events and issues. It will also feature coming events with a link to the Community Calendar on the Federation website.

Obituaries will be printed in each issue with new obituaries added online as they are received. Submission of other life-cycle events such as births, engagements and weddings are also accepted.

To inspire community interaction, we will feature a “Question of the Month,” with replies printed in subsequent issues. Responses will be limited to 150 words and may be edited for length, grammar and clarity. Not all responses will be printed.

We are delighted to be back and look forward to working with you. Please send your submissions, comments and suggestions to





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