Rita Shmulevsky has been working for JFCS since 2008, starting as bilingual case manager by serving Russian Jewish immigrants, low-income seniors, and people with disabilities. Rita’s largest accomplishment at JFCS has been her ultimate role in creating and maintaining several programs for the Holocaust survivors, such as home care, case management, emergency aid, and assistance in applying for individual reparations. Helping Portland Holocaust survivors, she has become the most local learned expert in the different types of such reparations. Rita is professionally fluent in both speaking and writing Russian and English languages. She holds Master’s Degree in Computer Science/ Mathematics Education from Latvia State University. After immigrating to the US and being settled in Portland with the help of the local Jewish Community and JFCS, Rita worked as Programmer Analyst for a big insurance company and Real Estate Broker / Principal Broker for a small real estate office, managing six realtors.
Besides enjoying helping people, Rita is a passionate reader. She also likes writing stories after attending two-year advanced creative writing program at Portland Community College. Rita is an active member of the Portland Jewish community, and a member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which she attends with her family a few times a year.
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