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PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY 6651 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219 503-244-0126 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Trauma of Privilege

By Harriet Rossetto I have been in the center of the swirl of awareness about the unintended consequences of affluence and privilege on our children. I meet these youngsters and their families when crisis penetrates the denial system and they arrive at Beit T’Shuvah, the recovery community I founded 30 years ago. I have listened…

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