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Who We Are

Our Mission

To support caring, safe, inclusive and enduring Jewish Communities.

Our Priorities ​​​

Caring for Jews in Need

If we don’t take care of our community who will?

Because we believe it is our responsibility, the Federation leverages the strength of our community to provide aid for Jews in need. The well-being of Jewish seniors is a core priority.

Our work also includes seeing to daily necessities for those in need, connecting people to the skills and services necessary to be self-sufficient, and ensuring children with special needs and others at-risk have their needs met and can participate in Jewish life.

  • The Social Services program

  • Durable Medical Equipment Lending Library

  • Jewish Federations of North America


Check out our The Social Services Program to see how we can help you!


Ensuring the Jewish Future

The future is built on what we do today, so the Federation creates opportunities for people of all ages to participate in and celebrate Jewish life and to connect with the community as well as with Israel.
  • The PJ Library: Books and Activities

  • Camp Scholarships

  • Building our next generation of leaders by supporting Oregon Hillel

  • The Oral History Project


Engaging and Organizing Community

We mobilize our community to pursue an inclusive society that reflects the best of American and Jewish values, a strong Jewish future and a safe and vibrant Israel. We advocate for major public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.

  • The Jewish Community Relations Council

  • Mitzvah Day

  • Refugee Resettlement and Support for Asylum Seekers

Board of Directors

The Federation is governed by a board of directors composed of not less than seven and not more than 18 community members. Included on the board are the offices of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. Several committees assist in the operation of the Federation.


Martha MacRitchie, M.D.

Vice President

Dan Weber


Jonathan Sternberg


Amy Steckel

Social Services Coordinator

Lesley Griffel

PJ Library Coordinator

Yael Dyckman

Jewish Community Relations Council

Margot Helphand

Administrative Coordinator

Katherine Lavine

Board Members

Rebecca Kovach - Past President

Amy Clifton

Josh Dyckman
Rebecca Hart
Margot Helphand 

Anna Kate Mallaris

Kelly Menachemson 
Diane Schechter

Kara Schnoes
Rob Stein
Pearl Wolfe

Rabbi Jacob Siegel

Anni Katz

We Appreciate Your Support!

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