Portland Jewish Academy is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community as well as the global community.
Portland Jewish Academy and Schnitzer Family Campus partner Mittleman Jewish Community Center are proud partners with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland to bring the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's PJ Library program to Jewish children in Portland.
Pictures & Video
Who doesn't love to see their friends and children having fun and participating at school?
Our 51st Annual Auction: Spotlight on Portland, was a smashing success raising just over $500,000!
Were you there? In case you weren't, you missed this:
Once again, our third graders created some beautiful synagogues.
Each year in third grade, the class studies synagogues, components of synagogues, historical versions of synagogues and asks that the third graders come up with their own ideas of what a synagogue could be. As long as it maintains the proper elements. What do you think of these beauties?
PJA Parents know how wonderful our community of students, parents, and faculty is here at PJA. We want to shout it from the rooftops! Here's our newest video. Thanks to those of you who participated! The story is ever more powerful when YOU tell it.
Recently, in celebration of Sukkot, PJA students were treated to a morning of fun in the fields of Sauvie Island Organics. Click here to view some of the many gorgeous photos taken by PJA mom Debbie L. Many thanks to the Raiders for their generosity in welcoming us to their farm and to Debbie for taking these beautiful photos.
If you haven't seen some of the tremendous work of our recent 8th grade graduates, then you MUST visit this link and see how incredibly creative our students are.
Each year our third graders are challenged with building their own Synagogues out of recycled materials and each year they are spectacular.
The 2009 PJA Auction was a tremendous success in a troubled economy. PJA is grateful to our Sponsors, Donors, Staff and Attendees for making BALI CHAI: Celebration in Paradise such a wonderful time and great success. View some photos from the evening right here.
In the fall of 2009, the PJA middle school Student Advisory Committee held a Fall Dance in our Beit K'Nesset (Chapel). A very talented sixth grader, Zoe D-D, created the video invitation to entire her peers to attend. Check out that video right here.
This past October 18, 2009, PJA students, faculty and parents participated in the community wide Hand-to-Hand event benefitting more than 50 local charities and non-profits. Our 8th graders participated as part of their Capstone project, but many other middle school students participated as well. View a small slide show of our students in action.
Art is everywhere at PJA! Our Second grade artists have certainly contributed to the art within our walls. But did you know their art was displayed online? Click here to see the 2008/2009 Second grade artists in action: impressionist paintings, rainforest visions, and art inspired by Leo Lioni and Dr. Seuss. Click here to see what these artists have been up to!
Cyrano De Bergerac made an appearance at the end of Taglit (Discovery term) in January 2009. Click here to see the Cyrano slideshow . Please note: Many additional talented students were involved in this wonderful production. Due to some permission settings, not all could be represented online in this slide show.
TIRKIDOO 2009 - A PJA Family Dance. Fun was had by all! Students from preschool through 8th grade, teachers, and parents got their grooves on and danced the night away. Make sure to join us next year when the fun continues! Click here for a short Tirkidoo slide show.