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 students receive a well-rounded education, which helps them develop into children with character who become tomorrow’s leaders. Our rigorous academic programs foster a love of learning by focusing on both critical thinking and creativity. Each subject, lesson, experiment and field trip is treated as one part of an equation that creates a child who is curious about the world and brave enough to explore it.

Spotlights on Programs at PJA

Digital Creative Exploratory Class

Creating content and sharing ideas and artistic expressions is easier and more common than ever before. The Middle School students in Mr. Rosenberg’s Digital Creative Exploratory Class are gaining the skills to help them do exactly that - create content that allows them to express themselves in the digital world.

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Garden Club

We are so excited to celebrate that the Junior Garden Club is officially up and running! This week, six amazing fourth-graders and four wonderful fifth-graders came out to the PJA garden with their masks and gardening gloves on, to help bring this growing space and learning community back to life.

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First Grade Changemakers

First graders began to engage in the tough and necessary conversations about racism through their literacy curriculum. In a guided discussion, students shared what they know about the word “racism.” Following the discussion, their teacher read them the book “A Kids Book About Racism” by Jelani Memory.

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Blessings for a New Year 

At the virtual PJA Rosh Hashana celebration last week, our 8th grade students shared their blessings for our community. These beautiful blessings show us what is in the hearts and minds of our students at this particular moment in time.

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