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.

The Sack Lunch Challenge

From the Perspective of Jacob Glass, PJA Alumni
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, an organization that usually serves lunch and dinner with table service to hungry and houseless people, but during COVID-19 is distributing sack lunches to-go in downtown Portland. It was amazing to participate in such a useful project to help others during COVID-19 and everyone who helped should be very proud.

If you would like to learn more about Blanchet House and the inspiring work they do to help the hungry and homeless and how you can be involved, click here.

“Because of the incredible generosity of our PJA community, 2500 hungry people will be eating delicious and nutritious lunches this weekend! Thank you all for putting into action our school's commitment to Work for the World!”
- Elana Cohn-Rozansky, PJA Service Learning Coordinator

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