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Thankful to be of service

Cedar Sinai Park is thankful that we were able to be of service as part of this year’s Jewish Family & Child Service Holiday Campaigns!

JFCS reports that “On Sunday, the holidays were brightened for 62 disadvantaged families who received gift bundles through the JFCS Mitzvah Menorah/Adopt-a-Family Campaign. With the help of our community partners, the many caring individuals and families who “adopted” families in need, our donors, and the amazing volunteers who wrapped and delivered gift bundles, the holiday wishes of these families and individuals came true.”

Cedar Sinai Park was thrilled to help out as a Thanksgiving Food Box Partner, along with Beit Havarim, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Neveh Shalom, Congregation Shaarie Torah, Congregation Shir Tikvah, Havurah Shalom Religious School, Maayan Torah Day School, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland Jewish Academy and Albertsons Safeway.

We are also thankful for all of the participants in the Adopt-a-Family campaign, including:  Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Shaarie Torah, Jewish Boy Scouts Troop 739, Jewish Cub Scout Pack 739, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Kol Shalom, Maayan Torah Day School, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland Jewish Academy and the many families and individuals who also “adopted.”

JFCS volunteers

It’s a wrap! Volunteers wrapped hundreds of gifts, readying them for delivery to families.

When the community comes together, great things happen! So true.

For more information about JFCS’s Holiday Campaigns, contact Carrie Kaufman, Volunteer & Development Coordinator, by email here or call 503-226-7079 x118.

JFCS is a subsidiary of Cedar Sinai Park.



The Leadership Repertoire of Filipina Women in the Diaspora

Tuesday, November 24, 6:45pm

The Leadership Repertoire of Filipina Women in the Diaspora

With Maria Beebe, PhDMariaBeebe-Medium

Dr. Maria Beebe will show a short video about the Philippines that covers the historical and cultural forces that shaped the leadership of the Filipina women in the diaspora.  She will also read brief excerpts from the women’s narratives and present a short synthesis of the why and how of the leadership of the Filipina woman.

Dr. Maria Beebe is an applied socio-linguist who specializes in critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership, and information communication technologies for development.  She has a Masters of Arts in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.  Dr. Beebe recently co-edited “DISRUPT. Filipina Women: Loud. Proud. Leading without a Doubt” based on the leadership journeys of 35 Filipinas who shared their stories.  She wrote one of the chapters and also wrote the introduction and synthesis.  Dr. Beebe has lived and worked in South Africa, Liberia, Philippines, Sudan, and Afghanistan and regularly shares lessons learned through scholarly papers presented at international conferences.

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 located at 6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland.  For more information, and to RSVP, call (503) 535-4004 or visit

Come visit the beauty of our campus!

The Cedar Sinai Park campus is beautiful this time of year!


Come check it out for yourself.

Schedule a tour of Rose Schnitzer Manor, Robison Jewish Health Center or come get an up close view of the new construction.

To schedule a visit at Rose Schnitzer Manor Independent and Assisted Living, please call (503) 535-4004.

To schedule a visit at Robison Jewish Health Center, please call (503) 535-4000.

Globalization – Why the Resistance?

Tuesday, November 17, 6:45pm

Globalization – Why the Resistance?

With Mary Soots, Portland State Universitymary-soots-full

Part of the Lecture Series: “Culture Shock: What Margaret Mead Never Told Us” 

The lecture series consists of free lectures in November, which take place on Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m., giving us a glimpse into the practices of diverse cultures from around the world.

International trade has been reported since prehistoric times.  The current globalization brings a new scale of trade with important ramifications.  At the local and national levels, individuals are working to protect their interests, while at the international levels, corporations are protecting their own interests.  Mary Soots explains the roles of three factions of our global society – the Economy, the Government, and Civil Society – in the negotiation of international trade agreements and explains some of the resistance that surrounds these agreements.  She will also explore how relationships between social groups are re-created at different levels through business.

Mary Soots is a Social/Cultural Anthropologist whose research has explored a globalized social mobilization against free trade and neoliberal economic policies.  She holds a graduate degree in Anthropology with undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Anthropology, and minor degrees in Geography and Spanish.  Mary is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University, works in Research and Evaluation at OMSI, and supports government and community organizations through outreach and advocacy with the Hispanic community.

To RSVP, please call 503.535.4004 or email

Construction Update: 10/30/2015

Construction on the new Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center continues here on campus today, Friday, October 30th.

Walls are continuing to go up and more concrete is being poured (even in the rain). The excavation for the lower parking lot is complete. Come for a visit or to volunteer and check it out!


Staff training on the Green House Model.

To volunteer, contact to apply. Recently administration staff got together for Green House Model® training.

More construction information soon. Stay tuned.


Building strong foundations for healthy aging.

You are invited: Caregiver Support Group

Cedar Sinai Park, in collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service and Sinai In-Home Care, invite you to a family support group:

“It Takes a Village: Supporting Families Caring for Elders”

Caring for a family member – whether in your home, their home or in another care setting – can be very stressful.  Even if you do not provide hands-on care, you may struggle with a lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, feelings of anger, guilt or depression, or an overwhelming sense of responsibility for the wellbeing of your loved one.

We are here to tell you that you are not alone.

Please note that the group will now meet on the third Tuesday of each month.  The group will be facilitated by David Molko, Senior Outreach Clinician for Jewish Family & Child Service. Participants have the opportunity to share their concerns, explore solutions to problems, and suggest topics for future meetings.

Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

May Living Room at Rose Schnitzer Manor

6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland

Please contact Irit Mandelsberg at 503.535.4212 or at to reserve your place today.

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