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.
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Spotlights on Programs at PJA
Our creative Kindergarten class had lots of wonderful ideas for Rosh Hashana celebrations. Some ideas were truly out-of-this-world and included robots, space travel, and giant vats of honey. Others were a bit more practical.
Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) is a special time at PJA. Sometimes we celebrate in large groups with lots of singing, dancing, and joyful energy. Sometimes we celebrate in smaller groups or just with our class.
This past summer’s theme was the final line of Hillel’s quote: “If not now, when?” and challenges all of us to take action.
The holiday of Shavuot begins on Saturday night, June 4th. Shavuot has its roots as an agricultural holiday and is a celebration of the receiving of the Torah and the Ten Commandments. You can read more about Shavout here.