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Challah Shaping Party

Last Friday, Middle School students and staff were invited to participate in an optional after school activity of shaping challah together over Zoom. The idea came from two 7th grade students reminiscing about the summer cooking class.

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School Supplies

This week all of our K-8th grade students received a “kit” of carefully selected supplies and materials that they will use to enhance PJA’s distance learning program. Thank you to all of the teachers who compiled these materials.

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Early Childhood Summer Program

On July 6th, the quiet hallways of Portland Jewish Academy were once again filled with voices and laughter; as a group of children ages one through four returned to school for PJA’s Early Childhood summer program.

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Graduation and the End of the School Year

We cannot count how many times we have said “unprecedented” in the last three months, and here we are saying it again. This year’s 8th Grade Graduation Celebration was unprecedented and unforgettable.

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PJA's Virtual Art Show

Greetings from the PJA virtual art studio! We couldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous work of our PJA artists this year, so our exhibition is coming to you digitally!  You will notice many of the photos highlight our students in the process of making their artwork.

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The Sack Lunch Challenge

On May 22, dozens of PJA families brought boxes and bags full of supplies for some of the most vulnerable populations of Portland. These bags contained sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars. Together, we collected 2500 sack lunches for Blanchet House...

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The Book Fairy

First graders received a surprise visit by the Book Fairy last weekend! What or who is the Book Fairy? The Book Fairy is a magical creature who helps first grade readers get excited about books and determined to read as much as they can. 

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PJA@Home Science Lab

Last week, we had the opportunity to participate in an online strawberry DNA lab. Our eighth-grade class is currently learning about DNA, along with many other subjects related to biology. To conduct the lab, we extracted and isolated DNA from a strawberry using only household ingredients.

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