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

Poetry Contest

April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating and kvelling*! We are so excited to announce that FOUR PJA students are winners of the 2020 Cascadia Poetry Contest for Oregon’s K-12th grade students.

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“Postcards from a Pandemic”

Sixth Grade Humanities students have been keeping a digital diary of sorts about this unprecedented time in our lives. Each student is asked to post a daily image and caption to capture how life is changing in this time.

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Distance Learning

What a whirlwind this has been! It was only a couple of weeks ago that the PJA administration team recognized that we were headed into either a voluntary or mandatory school closure in the near future. Our tech experts - Matt Rosenberg and Matthew Dalton - mobilized quickly to get the technology in place and to train our teachers for distance learning.

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