Teens continue social action after trip to New Orleans
By JEWISH REVIEW
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WORKING TOGETHER—In mid-June, the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland joined forces with the King Neighborhood Association to clean up the yard of a physically disabled homeowner in Northeast Portland. Three of the students from the CRC’s Jewish/African-American mission to New Orleans last January participated.
Pictured are (back row from left) students Joseph Young from St. Philip Episcopal and Shawn Rosenthal from Neveh Shalom, and the homeowner; and (front row from left) neighbor, student Valerie Trachtenberg from Havurah Shalom, and Jonathan Emanuel and Celeste Carey, who accompanied the teens to New Orleans and who led the team of volunteers to beautify the yard of the homeowner. The King Neighborhood’s Blue Door Project identifies elderly or disabled home-owners who can no longer take care of their yards and recruits volunteers for a major clean-up effort.