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.

Cafe Limmud

For adults only.

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
8:10 - 9:00 am
Beit Midrash

In an attempt to offer courses that meet the needs of all of our families, we are offering two tracks this year for Cafe Limmud: "PJA Judaism 101" and "Deep Dive." Every session is open to all.

2018-19 Dates and Speakers:


May 8

Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Ha’atzmaut are all days we commemorate at PJA. This session will explore the history and meaning behind these 20th century additions to the Jewish Calendar.

Led by Shahar Eden


April 10

Share ideas on creating a lively Passover Seder that is meaningful and enjoyable for everyone in the family.

Led by Rabbi Barry Cohen, our new community chaplain