I hope you and your family had a meaningful Yom Kippur holiday.
With all the Jewish holidays and Sukkot beginning Sunday night (my favorite Jewish holiday -- and if the weather holds, I plan to sleep in my sukkah each night), I will not be writing this week. I look forward to sharing more thoughts next Friday.
I hope you find multiple Sukkot events to participate in. Click here for events throughout the community. One special event this year is Jewish Music Fest PDX on Thursday, October 13 at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Come join us for a night of family fun, food, and live music starting at 5:00 p.m.. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.
One quick announcement. Yesterday, I received the list of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon in 2022. This list “showcases organizations that have committed to best-in-class workplace practices and is based on scoring of surveys sent to the employees themselves.” Employees rate their satisfaction with five features of the workplace: work environment; management and communication; mission and goals; career development and learning; and benefits and compensation.
Mazel tov to the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland for being ranked #12 for organizations with fewer than 20 employees and to B’nai B’rith Camp ranked #3 for medium-sized organizations with 20-49 employees. It is wonderful for Jewish organizations to be recognized in this way.
Please note the Jewish Federation will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday in celebration of the Sukkot holiday.