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Service Learning


Work for the World - Service Learning

Tikkun olam (repairing the world) is an age-old Jewish value that teaches responsibility for the world around us. Our students learn this principle and live it at PJA by participating in such activities as:

  • Curriculum-based service projects in the Lower School
  • Student-initiated service work in the Middle School
  • Regular visits with Robison Home residents
  • Support of life-long volunteering for our alumni









"PJA allows numerous opportunities to be a leader and “work for the world”, a skill that has allowed me to succeed in so many different and varied pursuits. The foundations of leadership that were created for me at PJA will continue to guide me through the rest of my life, and I am forever grateful for how PJA has allowed me to continue to flourish."

Class of 2018

Service Learning Partners

Animal Aid PDX
Blanchet House
Cat Adoption Team
Cedar Sinai Park
Community Warehouse
Cork Forest Conservation Alliance
Dougy Center
Focus on Youth’s Sunflower Farm
Free Food Mercado
Friends of Fanno Creek Headwaters
James Recycling
Jewish Family & Child Service 
Kindness Farm
Meals on Wheels People
Neighborhood House Free Food Market
Neighborhood House Head Start Preschool
Never Again Coalition
New Avenues for Youth
Oregon Dog Rescue
Oregon Jewish Museum and Holocaust Resource Center
Path Home
Portland Backpack
Portland Diaper Bank 
Project Linus
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon
Rose Haven Day Shelter and Community Center
Schoolhouse Supplies
Stone Soup
Transition Projects
WaterStrong Initiative
Westside Watershed Resource Center