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.







Gift Cards/Scrip

The Painless Way to Support PJA... That Doesn't Cost a Penny More.


Q: Let’s start with the obvious – what is SCRIP?

A: SCRIP is a program in which you buy gift cards from Portland Jewish Academy to
restaurants or retailers you were planning to shop at anyway in order to support the school.

Q: So, what does SCRIP stand for anyway?

A: Substitute Cash Redeem In Person – basically it’s a gift card, but unlike those you pick up in
the store, PJA gets to keep a percentage of the purchase price.

Q: How does that work?

A: Essentially, PJA purchases the SCRIP cards at a reduced rate, and sells them to you at
full price. The discount amount varies by retailer, but typically falls between 2%-10%.

Q: Can I pick the cards up now?

A: Well, sure! We’d be happy to sell you Fred Meyer, New Seasons, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Safeway,
or Kaady Car Wash cards today. If you are interested in one of the hundreds of
other retailers
, or in setting up a monthly subscription, we can take an order.

Q: So, how do I place an order?

A: You can place an order at www.pjaproud.org/buyscrip, pick up a form in
the PJA office, or stop by our SCRIP sales table any Friday morning that school is in session.

Q: Where do I pick up my SCRIP when the order comes in?

A: At that SCRIP table on Friday mornings or in the PJA office during office hours.

Q: Wait! Can you mail it to me?!

A: Sure! That will be an additional $3.00 please.

Q: While I’m thinking about it - can my uncle’s third cousin’s best friend buy SCRIP?

A: Anyone can! In fact, this is a great opportunity for aunts, uncles, grandparents, and
family friends to support PJA.

Q: Are there other ways I can support PJA?

A: We like to give you options, so there are a bunch of ways you can support the school!
You can make a gift to the Annual Fund, make a tribute gift in honor or memory of someone,
donate an item for the Auction, or become a member of our Legacy Society. Learn more
about all of these things at pjaproud.org, Supporting PJA under the About Us tab.

If you need any further information, just email our Development Coordinator
Lisa Katon at lkaton@pjaproud.org or call 503.535.3532

How Do I Pay?

We accept cash, checks (made out to PJA), or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only).
You may also purchase SCRIP online here.

Thanks for Supporting PJA!