Kids and Teens


FAMILIES

 

PJ LIBRARY PORTLAND
Rachel Nelson, Director of Educational Initiatives
6680 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR
503-892-7415
rachelr@jewishportland.org
jewishportland.org/pjlibrary
PJ (Pajama) Library, a Jewish Federation program, supports families raising Jewish children through the gift of high-quality Jewish children’s books and music, along with resources, events and programs. ALL Jewish families – dual heritage, single parent, same sex couples, traditional, cultural, etc. – with children ages 6 months-8 years are encouraged to enroll AT NO COST to you as part of our community’s commitment to creating a vibrant Jewish community for all.

 

PJ LIBRARY LANE COUNTY
Jewish Federation of Lane County
541-484-2541
pjllanecounty@gmail.com
pjlibrary.org

 

PJ LIBRARY OREGON
Oregon outside of Portland metro including Salem, Corvallis, Ashland and Bend.
503-452-3443
bcharlton@bbcamp.org
pjlibrary.org

 

PJ OUR WAY
PJ Our Way is the extension of PJ Library for 9-11 year olds! PJ Our Way gives 9- to 11-year-olds the autonomy to pick a FREE book each month from four selections.
pjourway.org

 

PRESCHOOLS

 

BETH ISRAEL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
1972 NW Flanders
Portland, OR
503-222-2037

 

THE CARL PRESCHOOL: A COOPERATIVE JEWISH PRESCHOOL
At Congregation Shaarie Torah
Elizabeth Fleishman, Preschool Director
920 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, OR
503-226-6131
preschool@shaarietorah.org
thecarlschool.com
The Carl Preschool is a cooperative Jewish preschool open to all, providing a warm, fun and creative environment where your child will laugh, learn and grow. Come explore with us!

 

FOUNDATION SCHOOL
Leah Conley, Director
Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR
503-293-7307
leahc@foundationschoolpdx.org
foundationschoolpdx.org
For over 60 years, Foundation School has embraced our youngest learners – sparking imaginations, instilling a sense of wonder, and providing the building blocks for the next generation of creative and confident problem-solvers. The children who are part of the Foundation School legacy embrace an “anything is possible” approach to life where they are asked to wonder, encouraged to inquire, and participate in the process of bringing young families together for a lifetime of friendship.

 

GAN-GARRET PRESCHOOL VANCOUVER
9604 NE 126th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
360-256-0859
TheGan.org
A learning environment that fosters creativity, curiosity and compassion. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach. Exceptional teachers | Beautiful classroom | Creative playscape. Offering a full day program with extended care options.

 

THE GAN: PORTLAND JEWISH PRESCHOOL
Mimi Wilhelm, Director
6612 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-977-7850
Mimi@PortlandJewishPreschool.com
The Gan inspires curiosity, creativity and compassion in a joyful Jewish environment. Children interact with materials as they explore, experiment and discover. We foster a love for life-long learning and create a vibrant community.

 

GAN NEVE SHALOM
Havurah Shir Hadash
185 N Mountain Ave.
Mail: PO Box 1262
Ashland, OR
541-488-8887
havurahshirhadash.org

 

MAAYAN PRESCHOOL
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR
503-245-5568
Maayanpdx.org

 

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-535-3536
pjaproud.org

 

POMEGRANATE PRESCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
Temple Emek Shalom
1800 E Main St.
Mail: PO Box 1107
Ashland, OR
541-488-2909
emekshalom.org

 

RIGHT START
Rachel Nelson
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-892-7415
rachelr@jewishportland.org
jewishportland.org/rightstart
Right Start provides funding to qualified families to help ensure children have the right start on developing a life rooted in Jewish values and traditions. The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has made this gift available to the Jewish communities of Portland and SW Washington. Matching funding is provided by the National Jewish Right Start program, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

 

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL PRESCHOOL
1175 East 29th Ave.
Eugene, OR
541-345-7314
tbieugene.org

 

DAY SCHOOLS

 

MAAYAN TORAH DAY SCHOOL
Rhonda Depew, General Studies Coordinator
Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter, Jewish Studies Coordinator
Esther Fischer, Preschool Director
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR
503-245-5568
info@maayanpdx.org
Maayanpdx.org
Under the leadership of Principal Aviel Brodkin, Maayan Torah uses the best practices in education and focuses on the needs and progress of each student from 18 months to eighth grade. Our nurturing philosophy supports our students to develop their strengths and gives them a life-long connection to Judaism. We are dedicated to developing an environment of academic excellence and high student achievement. We seek to instill the love of Torah and Mitzvot as a wellspring, “Maayan,” in students’ lives.

 

MAIMONIDES JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
Rabbi Shnuer Wilhelm, Principal
6612 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-977-7850
RWilhelm@PortlandJewishSchool.com
PortlandJewishSchool.com
MJDS provides quality Judaic and secular education to diverse Jewish children. Teachers inspire a love for Judaism and provide the tools for every child to reach personal excellence and be responsible, compassionate members of society.

 

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
Merrill Hendin, Principal
Inge Hoogerhuis, Admission Director
Steve Albert, Executive Director
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-244-0126
office@pjaproud.org
pjaproud.org
PJA is a Jewish community day school accredited by Northwest Association of Independent Schools and a member of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. PJA’s mission is to ensure an academically rich environment which honors the whole child. PJA inspires positive Jewish engagement, respect for differences and responsibility for our world. PJA’s commitment to teaching students to think for themselves and work for the world is evident in our classrooms and our commitment to service.

 

HIGH SCHOOLS

 

ALEXANDER MUSS HIGH SCHOOL IN ISRAEL
Hod HaSharon, Israel
Regional contact: 206-760-1188 ext. 941
amhsi.org

 

HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS

 

BEIT HAVERIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
Mark Newman Co-President
Don Spear Co-President
Rabbi Alan Berg
Classes: 1111 Country Club Road
Mail: PO Box 311
Lake Oswego, OR
503-310-9184
office@beithav.org
beithav.org
Jewish education for preschoolers-teenagers, including Hebrew, tutoring and preparation for B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation. We provide spiritual and moral foundations for lifelong Jewish practice through Bible stories, parshot, Jewish music, dance, art and Israeli programming.

 

CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOLS
Northeast: 971-801-2424
Southwest: 503-246-5437
Southeast: 503-236-6642
Hillsboro: 503-747-5363
Vancouver, WA: 360-993-5222
A Hebrew school in YOUR neighborhood! Educating kids so their love of Judaism won’t expire at their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Chabad Hebrew schools are contemporary learning centers that welcome every Jewish child, regardless of background/religious observance.

 

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Michael Z. Cahana, Senior Rabbi
Josh Kashinsky, Executive Director
Ben Sandler, Education Director
1972 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR
503-222-1069
resources@bethisrael-pdx.org
bethisrael-pdx.org
Our nationally accredited Religious School and state-certified Preschool guide students to apply Judaism’s teachings to their personal lives and our world; our adult education programming enriches both those new to Judaism and more advanced students.

 

CONGREGATION KOL AMI EDUCATION
7800 NE 119th St.
Vancouver, WA
360-896-8088
jewishvancouverusa.org

 

HAVURAH SHALOM EDUCATION
825 NW 18th Ave.
Portland, OR
503-248-4662
havurahshalom.org/lifelonglearning
Havurah Shalom offers Adult Learning, Tot Shabbat for families with children ages 0-5, Shabbat School (K-6), Middle School, and High School. Learn more at https://www.havurahshalom.org/
lifelonglearning or 503-248-4662.

 

KOL SHALOM CHILDREN’S EDUCATION
1509 SW Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1E
Portland, OR
kolshalom.org/childrens-education/
503-459-4210

Kol Shalom provides a Humanistic Jewish education for children ages 5 to 10 with classes meeting two Sundays a month. We also provide a two-year mitzvah program for students 10 to 12 years old.

 

THE NASHIRA EDUCATION PROJECT
Rabbi Ariel Stone
Katie Schneider, Education Director
At the Tucker Maxon Oral School
2860 SE Holgate Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-473-8227
education@shirtikvahpdx.org
shirtikvahpdx.org
Shir Tikvah’s innovative program encourages students to connect to Judaism in a rich and lasting way. We offer 18 Sunday sessions per year and congregation-wide celebrations for the whole family. It’s fun, meaningful and on Portland’s eastside.

 

SHAARIE TORAH EDUCATION PROGRAM
920 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, OR
503-226-6131
shaarietorah.org

 

NEVEH SHALOM ALIYAH PROGRAM
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR
503-293-7306
nevehshalom.org/aliyah-k-6/
Neveh Shalom is known for our warm and vibrant youth community.  ALIYAH students in grades K-12 experience holidays and traditions, gain strong Hebrew language skills, celebrate Bnai Mitzvah, and grow from the many opportunities for meaningful leadership within our inclusive after-school learning environment.

 

OR HA GAN TALMUD TORAH
PO Box 5582
Eugene, OR
541-520-3434

 

P’NAI OR OF PORTLAND SIMCHA SCHOOL
9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR
503-248-4500
pnaiorpdx.org

 

SHUL SCHOOL
Temple Emek Shalom
1800 E Main St.
Mail: PO Box 1107
Ashland, OR
541-488-2909
emekshalom.org

 

DAY CAMPS

 

CAMP GAN ISRAEL-VANCOUVER
9604 NE 126th Ave.
Vancouver, WA
360-256-0859
tzivie@jewishclarkcounty.com
JewishClarkCounty.com

 

CAMP SEED
6688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-245-5420
portlandkollel.org/seed-home

 

GAN ISRAEL DAY CAMP
6612 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-246-KIDS (5437)
info@cgiportland.com
cgiportland.com
Part of the largest network of Jewish camps in the world, Portland’s Gan Israel Day Camp has provided modern Jewish children from diverse backgrounds an amazing Jewish summer (and winter break) experience since 1984.

 

MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Day Camp
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-244-0111
oregonjcc.org/daycamp

 

PJA SUMMER DISCOVERY
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-244-0126 pjaproud.org/summer

 

RESIDENT CAMPS

 

B’NAI B’RITH CAMP
Michelle Koplan, Executive Director
Ben Charlton, Associate Camp Director
Mail: 9400 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. #200
Beaverton, OR
503-452-3443
bcharlton@bbcamp.org
bbcamp.org
B’nai B’rith Camp, located on Devil’s Lake near the Oregon coast, offers a range of activities including arts and crafts, dance, Jewish enrichment, Israeli culture, Shabbat celebrations, high-ropes course, climbing tower and zip line, out-of-camp trips, wakeboarding, kayaking and hydro-tubing. Specialty programs include Outdoor Jewish Adventure for 11th graders and Kehila, an inclusive program for children with special needs. BB Camp is JCCA independent camp member and accredited by the American Camp Association.

 

CAMP MIRIAM
950 W 41st Ave. #303
Vancouver, BC
604-266-2825
campmiriam.org

 

CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER
Sam Perlin, Executive Director
Zach Snyder, Assistant Director
Mail: 117 East Louisa St., #110
Seattle, WA
206-447-1967
info@campschechter.org
campschechter.org
Camp Solomon Schechter has a 60-year tradition of fun, friendship and Jewish education in the Pacific Northwest. We create a unique, welcoming and spiritual Jewish environment, offering an innovative experience for youth of all denominations entering 2nd-12th grades. Our spectacular 180-acre wooded facility located near Olympia WA, features breathtaking views of our private lake and hiking in the untouched beauty of our own forests and protected wetlands. At Schechter, Judaism and joy are truly one!

 

URJ CAMP KALSMAN
425-284-4484 (winter)
360-435-9302 (summer)
campkalsman.org

 

URJ CAMP NEWMAN
Winter Office: 703 Market St, Ste. 1300
San Francisco, CA
707-571-7657
campnewman.org

 

CAMPERSHIPS

 

ALBERT J. KAILES MEMORIAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF OJCF
https://ojcf.org/grants-and-scholarships/receive-a-scholarship/
Applicants must be Jewish residents of Oregon and demonstrate financial need. The camp must be a Jewish overnight camp within the United States.

 

BUNKCONNECT
jewishcamping.org
The Foundation for Jewish Camp also offers first-time camper families another opportunity to save. Through this program, eligible families pay introductory prices ranging from 40-60% off the camps’ listed rates.

 

JWEST CAMPERSHIP PROGRAM
onehappycamper.org

 

ONE HAPPY CAMPER
jewishcamping.org
The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is proud to provide incentive grants for up to $1,000 for your child’s first summer at Jewish overnight camp.

 

CHAI ISRAEL
6680 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
503-245-6219
New program for teens travelling/studying in Israel in 2018! Jewish Federation of Greater Portland provides 18% of the published cost for an Israel experience for ALL Portland-area teens (up to $2,500). Grants also available for immediate-post-high school eligible gap year programs. For those enrolled in a congregational high school program, the Oregon Board of Rabbis continues its Teen Israel program in partnership with the Arthur Krichevsky Fund at OJCF, the teen’s home congregation and JFGP.

 

YOUTH GROUPS

 

BBYO
Portland: 503-345-9451
Eugene: 503-349-6605
bbyo.org

 

CTEEN PORTLAND
Rabbi Chaim Wilhelm
Portland, OR
Rabbi@jewishnortheast.com
971-801-2424

 

JEWISH CUB SCOUTS PACK 739
(grades 1-5)
Portland, OR
Arden Edy: 503-975-3355

 

JSU-PORTLAND
503-504-1301

 

JR NCSY
503-504-6430
oregon.mcsy.org

 

PORTLAND RISHONIM/UNITED SYNAGOGUE YOUTH
Neveh Shalom: Rabbi Eve Posen,
503-246-8831 ext. 136
Shaarie Torah: Sarah Rohr,
503-226-6131
portlandrishonim.org
United Synagogue Youth: for 9th- to 12th-graders.

 

NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH
Congregation Beth Israel, Portland
503-222-1069
bethisrael.org/index.php/youth

 

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY YOUTH FOUNDATION
1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210
Portland, OR
503-248-9328
ojcf.org
The Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation empowers Jewish teenagers to take action by grant making, volunteering and advocating for causes that align with their Jewish values.  The program strives to develop future community leaders.

 

NCSY
6688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR
oregon.ncsy.org
Oregon: 503-757-3037
Portland: 503-504-1301
Eugene: 503-261-3850

 

GAP YEAR

 

MASA ISRAEL
Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates
masaisrael.org/gap-year

 

TIVNU: BUILDING JUSTICE
Gap year and summer high school programs
7971 SE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR
503-232-1864
tivnu.org

 

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

 

KEHILA
Cheryl Peizner, Inclusion Specialist
Ben Charlton, Associate Camp Director
503-452-3443
cpeizner@bbcamp.org
bcharlton@bbcamp.org
bbcamp.org
For campers with special needs at B’nai B’rith Camp.

 

TASK, YOUR JEWISH CONNECTION TO DISABILITY AWARENESS/JFCS
Janet Menashe, Disabilities Inclusion Specialist
Portland, OR
503-226-7079 ext. 121
jfcs-portland.org

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