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.










K-8 Program

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

Animals of the Pacific Northwest - 1st Grade

PJA first-grade students have been learning all about native animals of the Pacific Northwest. This integrated unit covered a wide array of skills practice: reading, writing, oral presentation, art, and science.

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day

PJA had a fantastic and fun-filled celebration of Israel’s Independence Day yesterday. Knowing our 8th grade students were celebrating the holiday in Jerusalem made the holiday even more special! 

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Shoah Class

Today at PJA we commemorated Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. Each year, the 8th grade students create a meaningful service that includes student reflections, traditional prayers, music, and a candle-lighting ceremony. Shoah is the Hebrew word for "catastrophe" and the term commonly used by Jews to describe the Holocaust.

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The Cell Campaign Project

Our students and staff recently participated in an important annual election at PJA to determine “The Most Important Organelle” of 2022. As a part of their studies in biology, 7th & 8th grade students learn about cells through The Cell Campaign Project. 

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