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.










Strategic Plan

We are delighted to share the new 2017-2022 Strategic Plan for Portland Jewish Academy. This plan, approved unanimously by PJA’s Board of Directors in May 2017, establishes priorities for the coming years as we seek to further strengthen our school community and program. The plan identifies four areas of focus, and within each are strategies and action steps for implementation. The plan, though ambitious, is achievable and will enable PJA to serve a wider array of children and families more thoroughly and effectively than ever.

The development of the new Strategic Plan was a comprehensive process that engaged the entire community over a period of more than a year. In partnership with the School’s Board of Directors, Merrill and Steve assembled a Steering Committee that oversaw the work of four sub-committees, each addressing one of the areas of focus. The members of these committees included Board members; school administrators, faculty and staff; current and alumni families; and members of the Jewish community. Data was gathered from school families, students, alumni, teachers and community members through a variety of surveys and interviews. Whatever your level of participation, we thank you. This plan could not have been completed without the input of hundreds of people.

In the coming months and years, the school leadership will provide updates on the implementation of the plan. We know you share our excitement about achieving our collective vision for the future of PJA.

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