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Celia Wisks Ettinger MAT ’63

Celia Wicks Ettinger MAT ’63, January 5, 1996, in an auto accident near Dundee, Oregon. Prior to attending Reed, Ceal received a BS in education from Portland State University (1960). She taught for many years in the Portland Public Schools and for the Jewish Education Association, now the Portland Jewish Academy. In 1979, she was the director of the Hebrew after-school program at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. She served as the executive director of the Portland Jewish Education Association from 1981 until her retirement. She helped found Oregonians for Israel and served as its first president, and she remained active in that organization until her death. Survivors include her daughter, Carmella Ettinger ’72; a son, a sister, and three grandchildren. Her husband died in 1993.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1996

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