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Estelle Director Sholkoff ’31

Estelle Director Sholkoff ’31, March 4, 2000, in Portland. She attended Reed for one year and then transferred to the University of Washington, where she earned her undergraduate degree. In 1937, she earned a master’s in education from the University of Oregon. She and her husband owned and operated the Portland Outdoor Store from the early 1930s until the 1980s. She taught school in Portland from 1951-61, and was a religious school teacher for Temple Beth Israel in 1947–76. In 1961–66, she was director of religious education at the temple. She served on the board of the Jewish Community Center in 1953–57, and was on the boards of Hadassah and the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. She was the author of a 75th anniversary yearbook for Portland’s Council of Jewish Women and edited two cookbooks. Her other interests included flower arranging, swimming, dancing, and handicrafts. Survivors include a son, two sisters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1986, and her daughter in 1998.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2000

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