We are delighted to share PJA's 2023 digital Winter Newsletter! If you would like to request a printed copy, please email Lisa Katon here.
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Winter 2023 Newsletter
Overnight trips are back in a big way at PJA! Our 5th-8th graders will all get to experience multi-day trips.
Kehillah (community), and Shayachut (belonging) are two key words that come to mind when I think about our wonderful school.
Friday, December 16 was a “Special” Day at PJA for many reasons.
We had colorful Hawaiian shirts and flip flops, undersea creatures, fab ’60’s garb...
Merrill recently spotted PJA alum, Cassie Fowler, in the halls of PJA, at a Tuesday night BBYO meeting where Cassie serves as an advisor!
On November 29, PJA welcomed back four recent alumni to speak to current 8th graders and their families...
Leave it to a PJA graduate to figure out how to connect a love for Dungeons & Dragons, making awesome stuff, and helping others!
PJA’s Kehillah is a cadre of hard-working parent volunteers who aim to build community through class and school-wide programs.
Daily life at Portland Jewish Academy is guided by our six Middot...
Our PJA Dragons are one active group of student athletes!
On a beautiful September weekend, 30 families gathered at BB Camp for PJA’s second Family Camp.
Please remember PJA in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.
Adam Zappa answers: What does Restorative Practices look like in school?
Our first All School Kabbalat Shabbat this year was on September 30, which was also the first Friday of the Jewish New Year 5783.
We didn’t anticipate that she would be rubbing shoulders with Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet...
The PJA Caldecott Club is in full swing once again.
PJA’s Safranit Molly has taken on a leadership role in Oregon’s school library community.
In early November, PJA Pre-K students met their 3rd-5th grade Day School buddies in the library.
This year, our Early Childhood program participated in a community light project.
We are grateful to the following donors who made recent grants in support of PJA.
Our 2022-23 Board of Directors:
Danelle Romain | President
John Emshwiller | Vice President
Richard Barker | Treasurer
Naomi Harwin | Secretary
Jason Zidell | Immediate Past-President
To learn more about our board, visit this page and click on the Board Members tab.
Thank you to the following people who contributed to this newsletter:
Steve Albert, Richard Boyd, Elana Cohn-Rozansky, Kate Dickinson-Villaseñor, Zoe Duncan-Doroff, Becky Ewer, Cassie Fowler, Sarah Glass, Naomi Harwin, Merrill Hendin, Anna Hixon, Lisa Katon, Amy Katz, Saul Korin, Kim Krikorian, Rosanne Levi, Eden Samiee, Molly Sloan, and Adam Zappa.