Education

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Kollel classes offer keys to Jewish knowledge

Twice a week, Portland Kollel Rabbi Gadi Levy helps groups of adults understand the “key that opens up the wealth of Talmud.” The Talmud is the encyclopedia of Jewish law and Jewish thought. The Talmud is also the medium whereby the rabbis and teachers taught students how to view and accurately analyze contemporary issues. Looking…

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Education Briefs: multi-faith communications program set

The Kenyon Institute, a series of summer writing workshops and intellectual experiences for adults, has opened registration for its 2017 faith-focused program, Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon. During this one-week, writing-intensive program, participants connect with clergy of all faiths while learning how to reach seekers and believers beyond their congregational and denominational walls. Participants…

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Educating for Emotional Intelligence

My son, Elie, is a graduate of Yeshivat Noam High School. In Israel, with so many public religious secondary schools to choose from, you have the luxury of looking for a school that matches your child’s personality. Each of our five children went to different secondary schools. Elie and Yeshivat Noam were the best fit….

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Education Directory

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 503-244-0126 pjaproud.org PJA students, 6 weeks through 8th grade, thrive in an academically rich environment that inspires positive Jewish engagement, respect and responsibility for the world. PJA has a strong focus on STEAM, as well as a collaborative approach to learning, allowing students to think…

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Ambassador explores AMIT’s Education Innovation

PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro  with AMIT students and teachers. RA’ANANA, Israel – U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro visited AMIT’s state-of-the-art Gogya Education Innovation Center recently to see the latest innovations in the way that education and training are being taught to more than 32,000 students throughout the country. AMIT is Israel’s…

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Seniors, Students Bond Through Weekly Torah Study

PHOTO: Throughout the school year, five students have visited seniors at Cedar Sinai Park in Portland each week as part of a program called “Torah & Us.” From left, bottom row, are: Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm, principal of Maimonides Jewish Day School and the boys’ teacher; Noach Both, Menachem Wilhelm, Ari Becker, Mendel Greenberg and Shmuel…

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Why I love Jewish day school

Portland Jewish Academy By Olivia Jacobs I have attended a Jewish day school (Portland Jewish Academy) for the past nine years. Before that I went to a synagogue preschool program. I have always been surrounded by Judaism, and while that may cause my education to seem more secluded than most, I believe that it is…

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Maayan Torah volunteers sew and reap joy

Every child has a time when he or she would benefit from some one-on-one time with an adult. For some it’s extra help with reading, for others it’s enrichment. At Maayan Torah Day School, a cadre of volunteers has stepped up to provide that one-on-one supplement. Diane Blitzer, who volunteered to lead art lessons, has…

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