A Good Start to Giving Back
Tikkun olam (repairing the world) is an age-old Jewish value that teaches responsibility for the world around us. Our students learn this principle and live it during their years at PJA by participating in such activities as:
- Planting native trees in a local park
- Reclaiming a nearby wetland from neglect and litter
- Becoming more green and energy efficient as a school and community
- Packaging foods to feed indigent Oregonians
- Raising funds for destitute Jews in the Former Soviet Union
- Sending care packages to Israeli soldiers
Recently, students at Portland Jewish Academy collected a donation of 654 pounds of food to help fight hunger in our community through the Oregon Food Bank, a collective, community-minded task that made us feel PJA PROUD.
And our 8th Grade students collected art supplies and stuffed animals to give to the children at the Sheba Medical Center, helping to put some much needed smiles on faces.