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Winter Newsletter 2021
We are delighted to share with you PJA's 2021 Winter Newsletter, now in a new format! In order to be as flexible and cost-efficient as possible during these challenging times, this issue of our newsletter will only be printed in a very limited quantity. If you would like to request a printed copy, please email Lisa Katon here.
Since mid-March of 2020, Portland Jewish Academy has been delivering our teaching and instruction online due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Jacob Glass and Evan Horwitz, PJA alumni from the Class of 2019, recently joined the Student Advisory Board of the OJMCHE.
Although we have not been able to give the PJA garden as much love as usual, we have been lucky to have a few opportunities to gather together...
During these dark times, it’s important for us to find opportunities to focus on the light and the blessings we have before us each day.
For the third year in a row, PJA students have received the Harold Schnitzer Spirit of Unity Award from the Wholistic Peace Institute.
This year’s production of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins marks the first time Kindergarten has not performed a Hanukkah play live.
We were delighted to catch up recently with PJA alumna, Emma Rosenthal, Class of 2012.
The MJCC is thrilled to offer fun, safe social interaction for children, and a break for families this winter.
In a first for PJA, the 2020 Annual Auction was held entirely virtually on Sunday, December 6th
If you have come to the Schnitzer Family Campus lately, you may have noticed that the sukkah in the MJCC courtyard is still up.
How do you celebrate Chanukah in a pandemic? At PJA, the magic, joy and light of Chanukah was as bright as ever.
PJA has always made health and safety a number one priority for its students, families, staff and the broader community.
Please remember PJA in your will, trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy.
Learn about 529 plans (tax-advantaged plans for paying educational expenses) from expert, Eric J. Kodesch.
We are grateful to the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Portland for an emergency grant...
Our 2020-21 Board of Directors:
Jason Zidell | President
Rich Barker | Vice-President
Amy Blauer | Secretary
Marni Glick | Treasurer
Steven Klein | Immediate Past-President
Carol Ray Richmond
Danelle Romain | Vice-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:
Eric J. Kodesch