Young Adults Online: Social justice; PDX Hillel; ADL leadership institute

Young adults invited to explore social justice with five rabbis

Five rabbis from all corners of the Portland Jewish community will come together to share their perspectives on how local leadership is tackling social justice and current events. 
Sip & Tzedakah gatherings provide younger adults in their 20s and 30s a chance to give back while meeting new people and having fun. The Sip & Tzedakah Rabbi Roundtable will be at 7 pm, Oct. 21, on Zoom. Sip & Tzedakah is a program of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.
The roundtable will feature Rabbi Michael Cahana (he/him), Congregation Beth Israel; Rabbi Tzvi Fischer (he/him), Portland Kollel; Rabbi Debra Kolodny (they/them), Portland’s UnShul; Rabbi Eve Posen (she/her), Congregation Neveh Shalom; and Rabbi Ariel Stone (she/her, they/them), Congregation Shir Tikvah. 
The roundtable will be moderated by Sonia Marie Leikam (she/her) of OJCF and Nadine Menashe (she/her) of the JFGP.
For information, email Sonia Marie at or Nadine at To register, visit


PDX Hillel shares comic book legend

PDX Hillel is co-sponsoring “Into the Jewish-verse: A Conversation with Comics Legend Brian Michael Bendis” on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 4 pm. The virtual event is part of Hillel International’s Hillel@Home program. 
Explore the amazing multiverse of comics and pop culture with Brian Michael Bendis, who teaches on the comic studies faculty at Portland State University. Brian is also an award-winning comics creator, Amazon and New York Times bestseller, and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. 
In this Hillel@Home program, you can hear what it takes to succeed in this competitive industry and get answers to questions about your favorite characters. Register here.


Apply for ADL leadership institute by Oct. 31
The ADL Pacific Northwest region has expanded its Glass Leadership Institute to include Portland in addition to its traditional Seattle class. GLI empowers the next generation of leaders committed to ADL’s mission with the tools to fight anti-Semitism and hate and build a just and inclusive society. 
The first session will be in January 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, sessions will be virtual until further notice. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.
Young leaders of all backgrounds in their mid 20s through their early 40s are invited to apply for an inside look into ADL’s work on  civil rights advocacy, domestic extremism, and building bridges with diverse communities to fight bias and discrimination. 
Nine monthly sessions are offered, typically in the evenings after work. Each session features a topic covered by senior ADL professionals who lead in-depth, interactive programs. Typically, young leaders then travel to Washington, D.C., to exercise their skills, connect with GLI leaders from throughout the country and lobby their representatives in Congress. The ADL National Leadership Summit for 2021 is subject to change. 
For more information or to apply visit or email




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