Intense, inspiring, grateful, empathy, eye-opening, and incredible. These are some of the words the students in seventh grade recorded in their One Word Diaries...
On June 8, we graduated 18 wonderful PJA students, some of whom have been here since they were babies...
The Capstone experience stands out as a meaningful synthesis of Jewish values, self expression, and academic discovery.
The Song of Miriam Awards event was held in person, once again, at the MJCC this year.
In addition to an excellent afterschool program here at the Portland Jewish Academy, PJA Afterschool has partnered with Portland Public Schools for over 25 years...
Kehillah has been VERY busy during the second half of the school year...
Our celebration of poetry each year focuses on one of three rotating themes.
Did you know that there is a key that unlocks all of the joy, knowledge, community building, and mensch-making for every grade at PJA?
This year’s eighth grade class got to experience all of the joy, spirituality, history, delicious food, and other delights...
Mazal tov to the PJA Class of 2019 alumni! See all of their updates here.
Mark your calendars for the party of the year... Sunday, December 10, 2023.
The end of the 2022-23 Portland Jewish Academy school year brings with it a variety of exciting events for students and faculty alike.
Before the pandemic, families were invited regularly to our early childhood Kabbalat Shabbat celebrations.
There are three newer holidays in the Jewish tradition that all happen in the spring.
Check out some admission highlights for the upcoming school year!
In January, four PJA alumni, from the classes of 2020 and 2021, embarked on the experience of a lifetime.
We are very excited to welcome new staff to the day school in the 2023-24 school year.
Our beloved B’Yachad program made its highly anticipated return as our seventh graders teamed up...
Summer is a perfect time to work for the world! Here are some ways to get started.
Please remember PJA in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.
We are grateful to the following donors who made recent grants in support of PJA.
Our 2023-24 Board of Directors:
Jason Zidell | President
John Emshwiller | Vice President
Richard Barker | Treasurer
Naomi Harwin | Secretary
Nadine Gartner | President-Elect
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, Sean Bartlett, Abby Brody, Elana Cohn-Rozansky, Saul Drucker, Becky Ewer, Sarah Glass, Naomi Harwin, Merrill Hendin, Anna Hixon, Lisa Katon, Amy Katz, Lia Komitor, Kim Krikorian, Bella Robinson, Eden Samiee, Karen Sapoznikow, Elliott Saunders, Kim Schneiderman, Asher Segal-Adoff, David Solondz, Harriet Wingard, and Noah Zeitzer.