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Mon. 01/22/18
Media Advisory: Nordic Northwest Opens Wallenberg Exhibit with Scandinavian Havdalah Ceremony
Woloshin Communications Inc. - 01/22/18 10:26 AM
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An inclusive Jewish ceremony in English, Swedish and Hebrew at sundown Saturday, Feb. 3, honors Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg by sharing traditions and rituals to individuals of all faiths.


WHAT: An exhibit entitled: "Raoul Wallenberg: To Me, There Is No Other Choice" documents the saga of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during World War II. The opening reception for the exhibit is slated for Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. with a Scandinavian Havdalah Ceremony. Havdalah is a traditional Jewish ceremony that separates the Sabbath and other holidays with good wishes for a new week. This brief and beautiful ritual involves lighting a special candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine and smelling sweet spices. Members of all faiths have observed and participated in this ceremony for centuries.

Wallenberg is widely celebrated for saving Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II. The Swedish diplomat issued protective passports and purchased buildings creating a sovereign Swedish territory in Budapest. Wallenberg saved more than 15,000 lives in just six months while working in Budapest between July and December 1944. After his arrest by the Soviets during the Red Siege of Budapest, he was never seen again. The exhibit, imported from the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, is free and open to the public now through March 30. It is sponsored by Barry and Darlene Peterson, ePrint and the Swedish Institute.
WHAT AND HOW: Supporters of the nonprofit community center Nordic Norwest (formerly The Scandinavian Heritage Society), members of the New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society and PSU's Institute of Judaic Studies have collaborated to create the Scandinavian Havdalah to celebrate the exhibit opening. The Feb. 3 Scandinavian Havdalah will offer refreshments that reflect the foods and drinks of Scandinavian heritage. Kosher foods and wine will be available.

WHEN AND WERE: The opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the Scandinavian Havdalah Ceremony at Nordic Northwest slated for 6:30pm at Nordia House 8800 SW Oleson Road Portland, Ore. 97223. RSVPs recommended: 503.977.0275 or shf.chaney@gmail.com. The Nordia House exhibit hall is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m., weekends 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

DETAILS: Neutral countries that took in Jews during WWII include Switzerland, Portugal and Sweden. The Swedish took in nearly 30,000 Jews from Norway and other counties, including 7,000 Jews and 700 of their relatives who were not Jewish in a rescue coordinated by the Danish resistance movement.



Attached Media Files: 2018-01/6030/111372/Logo_Horizontal.png.pdf , Nonprofit Community Center in Portland invites publice to opening reception on Wallenberg, Saturday, Feb. 3 at sundown

Sun. 01/21/18
Access to Majority of Bureau of Land Management Public Lands to Remain Open During Government Shutdown: BLM facilities will be closed
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 01/21/18 4:02 PM
Washington, D.C. -- During the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent shutdown of the federal government, the majority of Bureau of Land Management public lands across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures. BLM roads, trails, campgrounds, boat ramps and recreation sites will remain accessible to visitors, but emergency and rescue services will be limited. All BLM facilities on public lands however will be closed.

Please note that because of the federal government shutdown, the BLM websites and social media are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions.

For updates on the shutdown, please visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.

--BLM--

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 - more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs

Wed. 01/17/18
Public meetings set for BLM fuel breaks and restoration environmental impact statements
Bureau of Land Management Ore. & Wash. - 01/17/18 10:25 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management will hold 14 public meetings in six western states to identify issues and receive public comments. The purpose of these meetings is to gather input for the preparation of two Programmatic Environmental Impact Statements (PEIS) aimed at reducing wildfires and restoring sagebrush steppe habitat.

The two PEISs will analyze future projects in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah and California. One will analyze fuels breaks, which slow the advance of wildfire and thereby reduce the threat to life and property, among other benefits. The other will analyze restoration work of burned areas, with an emphasis on replacing invasive species with native and other species more conducive to sagebrush-steppe health. BLM manages public lands for the benefit of current and future generations, supporting conservation as we pursue our multiple-use mission. When completed, the two documents will provide standard analyses for fuels breaks and restoration projects, thereby reducing the need for in-depth evaluation on an individual project basis.

"The fuel break PEIS will help us to limit the size of wildfires and provide better protection for the public and firefighters," said John Ruhs, BLM Nevada State Director. "The restoration PEIS will speed the recovery of burned areas, helping the vegetation to recover faster and minimize the disruption of local economies."

BLM will accept comments until March 1, 2018. Comments may be submitted in writing at the public meetings, by email at GRSG_PEIS@blm.gov or by fax at (208) 373-3805. Written comments may also be sent via mail to Jonathan Beck, BLM Idaho State Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709.

All of the scoping meetings listed will be conducted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location / Date / Venue / Address

CALIFORNIA
Susanville, CA 2/6/18
BLM Eagle Field Office; 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130

IDAHO
Boise, ID 1/30/18
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Boise Airport; 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise, ID 83705

Twin Falls, ID 2/13/18
Canyon Springs Red Lion Inn; 1357 Blue Lakes Blvd., Twin Falls, ID 83301

Idaho Falls, ID 2/14/18
Hilton Garden Inn; 700 Lindsay Blvd., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

NEVADA
Reno, NV 2/7/18
UNR, Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom C; 1644 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89503

Elko, NV 2/8/18
Red Lion Hotel, High Desert Inn Ballroom; 2065 Idaho St., Elko, NV 89801

Ely, NV 2/13/18
BLM Ely District Office; 702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301

OREGON
Lakeview, OR 2/7/18
BLM Lakeview Interagency District Office; 1301 S. G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630

Burns, OR 2/8/18
Harney County Chamber of Commerce/Community Center; 484 N. Broadway, Burns, OR 97720

UTAH
Salt Lake City, UT 2/15/18
Courtyard by Marriot Downtown; 345 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Snowville, UT 1/31/18
Snowville Elementary School; 160 N. Stone Road, Snowville, UT 84336

Cedar City, UT 2/14/18
Heritage Center -- Festival Hall; 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, UT 84720

Vernal, UT 2/1/18
Uintah Conference Center; 313 East 200 South, Vernal, UT 84078

WASHINGTON
Moses Lake, WA 2/1/18
Moses Lake Best Western; 3000 W. Marina Dr., Moses Lake, WA 98837


-BLM--

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America's public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016--more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

http://www.blm.gov/id



Attached Media Files: 2018-01/5514/111260/JAN18-003_(PEIS_Scoping_Meetings_NR)_Final.pdf