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.


Thank you so much for making our 58th Annual Auction a night we will never forget! We are so grateful for the support from our amazing community who helped us raise over $800,000 for PJA.

You can make a PJA Auction donation here.

Our Auction is PJA’s most important fundraiser, because it benefits our scholarship fund and provides essential operating support. Over half of PJA students receive some scholarship support, which reflects our diverse student body. Demand for financial assistance continues to increase, in response to today’s economic climate. Your support will ensure the continued growth and success of PJA and the education of our children in the Middot (fundamental values) we hold dear – Limmud (study), Hodah'ah (appreciation), Kavod (respect), Akharayut (responsibility), Kehillah (community) and Zehut (identity).

Through your continued support, PJA has educated hundreds of capable and confident students who have strong values. Our alumni are leaders, deep thinkers, active community members and achievers.

Founded in 1961 as Hillel Academy, the first class had 26 students in grades 3-6. Now, we have over 370 children enrolled in our infant toddler program, preschool, lower school and middle school. As we educate more of our community’s children, the auction’s impact becomes even greater.

Watch our 2019 Auction video below:





Auction 2019 Sponsors

Community Grand Patron
Steve “Rosy” Rosenberg and Ellen Lippman
The Jay & Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation

Chai Grand Patron
The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Family Fund of OJCF/Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer
Jay and Diane Zidell

Robert and Rita Philip

Teri and Steve Barnett
Joel Mullin and Sheri Katz
Howard & Carole Ory, Jill Ory and Joe Cissna
Jonathan Singer/The Jerry & Helen Stern Grandchildren's Fund of OJCF

Kelly and Richard Barker
The Dembling Family
Les Hemmingson and Sharon McLeod
Samuel Metz, MD
Northwest Forensic Institute

Provenance Hotels
The Gayle Schnitzer Romain Fund of OJCF
Stan & Madelle Rosenfeld Family Foundation

Dan and Ellie Albert
Bluestone & Hockley Real Estate Services
Michael and Chris Feves
Jonathan and Sarah Glass
Rosalie Goodman
Hachler Investments, LLC
Brian, Amara, Jared and Jordan Norman
Bunny and Jerry Sadis
Seabold Construction
Steinberg Investment Group
Eve Stern and Les Gutfreund
Jim and Susan Winkler
Carolyn Wooden-Johnson and J. Michael Johnson

Steve Albert and Janie Goldenberg
Marc and Sarah Blattner
B'nai B'rith Camp
Congregation Shaarie Torah
Annette Demsey and Erik Richmond
Julie and Tom Diamond, Melissa and Rachael
The Drucker Family
First Republic Bank
John and Beth Germain
Julie Graff
Merrill and Perry Hendin
Marje Jacobson and Lowell Lebenzon
JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance
The Ellen M. and Peter M. Klein Foundation, Inc.
Tony and Priscilla Kostiner and Family
Ryan and Jordana Levenick
Gail Mandel and Steven Klein
The Mark Spencer Hotel
Lora & Jim Meyer Family Fund of OJCF
Dr. Andrew Moore and Ms. Laura Pollan
Mother's Bistro & Bar
Ben O'Glasser, Bullard Law
Carol and Jeff Richmond
Law Office of Ariel S. Rogson, P.C.
Stan and Pam Rotenberg
Faye Gordon Samuels
Marshal P. Spector and Gevurtz Menashe

Alan Bacharach, ChFC
Susan Baillet and Herman Asarnow
Beadnell Family Dentistry
Barry and Karla Benson
Frieda Cohen
Mitch and Lynne Cohen
Columbia Fresh Transportation and the La Forte Family
Dr. John and Joyce Evans
Robert Gitelson, LCSW
Marni Glick and Hank Kaplan
Hawthorne Chiropractic
Jay's Products, Gail and Joel Semler
Josh and Michelle Kashinsky
Eileen "Ikie" Nolan Kressel
Judy Margles and Steve Wasserstrom
Dena Marshall
Richard and Judi Matza
Jeff Menashe and Wendy Gutmann    
Adam and Stacie Mishcon
Dale Oller
Carol S. Richmond Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund
Rabbi Joshua and Channah Rose
Kyle and Becky Rotenberg
Richard and Patricia Schwartz
Terri Simon
Linda and Gary Singer
The Zeidman Family
The Zeitzer Family