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        Parents: Deborah and   Parents: Oren Kosansky   Parents: Bob and    Parents: Michelle   Parents: Caron Blau Roth-
        Steven Eisenbach-     and Julie Hastings    Dorice Horenstein     Bombet Minch and      stein and Ari Rothstein
        Budner                Affiliations: Havurah   Affiliations: Congrega-  David Minch      Affiliations: NCSY, Ore-
        Affiliations: Havurah   Shalom, Habonim Dror,   tion Neveh Shalom, ADL   Affiliations: Congrega-  gon Jewish Community
        Shalom, Habonim Dror   Camp Miriam          Ida B. Wells-Barnett   tion Beth Israel, Hillel  Youth Foundation, Camp
        (youth group), Tivnu  Franklin High School   High School          West Linn High School   Ramah
        Cleveland High School  (Valedictorian)      College: University   (2019)                Beaverton High School
        College: undecided    College: Whitman      of Oregon with direct   College: University of   (National Merit Finalist)
                              College               admittance into the   Oregon, Sophomore     College: Cal Poly San
                                                    Lundquist College of                        Luis Obispo (General
                                                    Business                                    Engineering)
        Scholarships aid students now,                                                           JFGP 101ST

                                                                                             ANNUAL MEETING
        Jewish community in the future                                                      Monday, June 14, 2021

                                                                                            4:30 pm via Zoom
        BY DEBORAH MOON              “I think our community  is  says  Abby. “Receiving this
         Five Portland-area  Jewish  better because of it (Sussman  grant … shows that my Jewish   jewish-federation-of-
        students will join the ranks of  scholarship),” says Rich. “Re-  community at home appreciates   greater-portlands-
        the dozens who have received  cipients from past decades have  what I am doing here in Eugene
        scholarships from the Sussman  given back to our Jewish com-  and sees the effort I am putting   101st-annual-meeting
        Fund to pursue undergraduate  munity  here  in Portland and  in to continue being part of the
        degrees.                    other places in so many ways.”  Jewish world at college.”  community, I am also a member
         Scholarship honorees Lev    Many past recipients (who re-  Samuel Rothstein agrees the  of the National Society of High
        Eisenbach, Tali Hastings, Yaniv  ceived the grants anonymously  hometown support is meaning-  School Scholars,” he says.
        Horenstein, Abigail Minch and  in the early years) now  serve  ful.  “Having  been  involved  in   Lev Eisenbach  participated
        Samuel Rothstein will be fea-  in lay and professional roles in  the community through various  in several  important  programs
        tured at the virtual annual meet-  Portland Jewish organizations  organizations – youth group,  during high school. He was
        ing of the Jewish Federation of  and congregations.    synagogue, etc. – it feels mean-  involved in SAFER club (Stu-
        Greater Portland (see box).   Three of this year’s recipients  ingful to have their support.”  dent Activist for Ending Rape)
         “The applicant  pool was in-  will graduate from high school   Like Abby, Samuel looks for-  and the  Portland  Fire and
        credibly  impressive,”  says  this  month,  one  is  finishing  a  ward to the vaccinated  world  Rescue Cadet Program, and
        Lois Shenker, daughter of Lil-  gap year with Tivnu: Building  that  will enable  him “to meet  he  volunteered  with  a  trauma
        lian  and  Gilbert  Sussman, z”l,  Justice and one is a sophomore  and connect  with new people,  intervention  program. He also
        who created the fund in 1981.  at the University of Oregon.  especially  after  all  the  separa-  spent four months as a person-
        “When  applicants are  equally   Majoring in journalism with  tion of the past year. Learning  al support worker for a young
        capable,  we choose students  a  Judaic  studies  minor,  Abby  from  and  reacting  to others  is  person with Tourette syndrome.
        who will give back to the com-  Minch  is  already  fulfilling  the  an excellent way to push your-  After graduating from high
        munity in future years.”    promise of ongoing Jewish in-  self to grow.”          school, he attended  a “folk
         Lois chaired  the selection  volvement. She has participat-  Rich  says the  committee  en-  school” in Norway for a year
        committee for many years, but  ed in Oregon Hillel, where she  joys reviewing the applications  before returning to Portland to
        she has now handed  the  reins  hopes vaccines  will  allow  her  and seeing the contributions the  participate in Tivnu, the Jewish
        to Richard Meyer, who became  to meet  more Jewish students  students have already made to  gap year  program  founded by
        an “adopted  grandson” of her  and enable her to experience “a  the Jewish community and be-  his  father,  Steve  Eisenbach-
        parents when his family moved  true University of Oregon stu-  yond.               Budner.
        to Portland when he was young.  dent experience.”       Yaniv  Horenstein  has spent   Tali Hastings was valedictori-
        “He calls me Aunt Lois,” she   “Receiving the Sussman schol-  the past two years participating  an at her high school, where she
        says, adding she is pleased he  arship from my Jewish commu-  in the ADL No Place For Hate  found time to be “in every pro-
        accepted  chairmanship  of the  nity makes me feel even more  program at his high school. In  duction in my high school the-
        committee to select scholarship  connected to the community  addition to “working to reduce  ater department.” She worked
        recipients.                 I left when I went to college,”  the hate and bias in our school  as a counselor at Camp Miriam.
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