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Retirement Celebration for David Fuks

Come join us to celebrate the accomplishments and retirement of David Fuks!


david-and-fish-4Thursday, October 8, 2015
from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
at Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Portland,OR 97219


There will be refreshments, music, dancing & fun. Put on your dancing shoes!


RSVP to Teri Patapoff at 503.535.4360 or We welcome memories & well wishes for David along with your RSVP.


This event is made possible in part by the generous support of the Living Room Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Fund (OJCF).


Playback Theater

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Sunday, September 27th

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Playback Theater is an improvisational form of theater whereby audience members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by actors and musicians. Portland Playback Theater is an ensemble company made up of professional actors, dancers, musicians, and writers. They are members of the international Playback Theater Network and the Portland Area Theater Alliance.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Art Goodman on Guitar

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Thursday, September 24th

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Art Goodman has a long history of musical enjoyment and performance. He plays acoustic guitar, the harmonica, and sings. His repertoire includes old favorites, swing, ballads, jazz, blues, rock, gospel, folks, Spanish and holiday.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email


Shana Tova

Rosh Hashanah, literally “Head of the Year”, is the Jewish New Year. It falls on the first and second days of the Jewish month of Tishrei, always in the autumn. The two days are often considered to be one long, 48 hour day.Rosh Hashanah smaller

This year Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, September 13th

and concludes at sundown on Tuesday, September 15th.

Services will be held the evening of September 13th & the mornings of the 14th and 15th.

Traditionally, Jews spend many hours in prayer on these two days. We are introspective and serious, but we are also joyous, for a New Year brings the promise of hope and joy. Rosh Hashanah begins the Ten Days of Repentance, during which we attempt to return to God’s good graces. We seek forgiveness, but God cannot forgive wrongs we have done to other people. We must seek forgiveness from our friends, neighbors, family and co-workers if we have wronged them.

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated with festive meals. It is customary to eat sweet foods like honey cake and apples and honey, symbolizing a sweet year to come. On Rosh Hashanah, challah is round, rather than braided, symbolizing both wholeness and the cycle of life.

For information about Rosh Hashanah or any of the Jewish holidays, please contact Jemi Kostiner Mansfield, Director of Spiritual Life: 503-535-4038 or

All of us at Cedar Sinai Park wish you and your family a very sweet New Year! May 5776 be a year filled with health, happiness and peace for all.

Cedar Sinai Park Chief Executive Officer Transition

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CSP Board President Lance Steinberg with Sandra Simon, now Chief Executive Officer.

Cedar Sinai Park’s board of directors has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sandra Simon as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 8, 2015. This appointment follows the retirement of David Fuks, now Chief Executive Officer Emeritus. Fuks will end his Emeritus appointment effective on October 31, 2015.

On behalf of Cedar Sinai Park’s board, President Lance Steinberg said, “Our community sincerely appreciates the leadership of David Fuks and is excited at the opportunity of working with Sandra Simon as our new Chief Executive Officer. We are so pleased that our transition plan will make it possible for Cedar Sinai Park to continue to provide the excellence our community needs.”

Ms. Simon joined Cedar Sinai Park as Chief Operating Officer in July of 2014 and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Jewish Home.

Ms. Simon said, “I am deeply honored to be appointed CEO for CSP, to serve in a mission driven organization that is committed to serving the community with exemplary and innovative high quality programs and services.  I am grateful for this past year of mentorship from David Fuks, whose guidance and support were instrumental in preparing me for the next step.”

As chief executive officer, Ms. Simon will work with Cedar Sinai Park’s executive team to facilitate an orderly leadership transition while overseeing the organization’s ongoing transformation. Ms. Simon is also a member of the newly formed Board of Directors for the CSP Foundation. CSP has embarked upon the search for a new Chief Operating Officer to replace Ms. Simon in that role.

Mr. Fuks retires after 18 years at CSP. During his tenure, he was responsible for significant growth and expansion of the scope and services of Cedar Sinai Park.  He will now be working as a consultant and pursuing his many evocations.

“The 18 years I’ve spent at Cedar Sinai Park have been a great adventure,” said Mr. Fuks. “It has been a delight to work with a remarkable staff, dedicated community volunteers, and with the people we serve and their families. I am very pleased that Sandra Simon will be my successor. Her skills and talents are ideal as we move to develop the system of care that will best serve our community. I hope all will join me in supporting her as she undertakes this important work.”

World Travel Ain’t for Sissies – Lecture #4

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietist chambers.  The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy


Rose Schnitzer Manor will present “World Travel Ain’t for Sissies,” a series of presentations by world travel buffs, during the month of August.  These free lectures take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m. in Zidell Hall.

Tuesday, August 25, 6:45pm

Two Trips to the Philippines

With Jennifer Felberg

Join Jennifer for an armchair travel experience to the Philippines. She will review the fascinating history of this mixed-culture “halo halo.” Then she will take you on a visual trip to Manila for the 45th Anniversary Gala of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Ballet Philippines, followed by a second trip to some of the 7,000 islands during typhoon season.

Jennifer Felberg has travelled the world as a professional singer and recording artist. She has worked for Cedar Sinai Park as a Life Enrichment Director for over five years and continues to give-into her wanderlust during her vacations.

The Cedar Sinai Park Lecture Series is open to residents and community members and features talks on topics such as modern technology, music, and culture. A goal of this program is to make lifelong learning easily accessible to residents and community members alike.

Rose Schnitzer Manor is at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, call (503) 535-4004 or visit