Kids & Teens


FAMILIES

PJ Library Portland
Rachel Rothstein, Director of Educational Initiatives
6680 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
503-892-7415
Fax 503-245-6603
rachelr@jewishportland.org
www.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-11 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 Bend/Central Oregon
pjlibrarybend@gmail.com
541-896-1263

PJ Library Eugene/Lane County
pjllanecounty@gmail.com
541-963-4042

PJ Library Salem/Corvallis
office@tbsholom.org
503-362-5004

PJ Library Southern Oregon/Rogue Valley
ayala@ashlandhavurah.org
541-292-0805

Education

PRESCHOOLS

BETH ISRAEL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
1972 NW Flanders
Portland, OR 97209
503-222-2037

EARLY CHILDHOOD AT PJA
Portland Jewish Academy
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-535-3536

FOUNDATION SCHOOL
Congregation Neveh Shalom
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239
503-246-8831 ext. 122

GAN-GARRET PRESCHOOL VANCOUVER
9604 NE 126th Ave., Ste. 2320
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-256-0859

THE GAN: PORTLAND JEWISH PRESCHOOL
6612 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-977-7850

GAN NEVE SHALOM
Havurah Shir Hadash
185 N. Mountain Ave.
Mail: PO Box 1262
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-8887

THE CARL PRESCHOOL: A COOPERATIVE JEWISH PRESCHOOL
Elizabeth Fleishman, Director
Congregation Shaarie Torah
920 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97210
503-226-6131
preschool@shaarietorah.org
www.thecarlschool.com
The Carl Preschool is open to all, providing a warm, fun and creative environment where your child will laugh, learn and grow.

MAAYAN Preschool
Esther Fischer, Preschool Director
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239
503-245-5568
efischer@maayanpdx.org
www.PortlandJewishDaySchool.org

POMEGRANATE PRESCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
Temple Emek Shalom
1800 E Main St.
Mail: PO Box 1107
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-2909

RIGHT START
Rachel Rothstein, Director of Educational Initiatives
6680 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
503-892-7415
Fax 503-245-6603
rachelr@jewishportland.org
www.jewishportland.org/pjlibrary
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.

DAY SCHOOLS

MAAYAN TORAH DAY SCHOOL
Aviel Brodkin, Principal
Esther Fischer, Preschool Director
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239
503-245-5568
abrodkin@maayanpdx.org
efischer@maayanpdx.org
www.PortlandJewishDaySchool.org
Maayan Torah Day School, for 24 months through 10th grade, focuses on each student’s needs and progress by using the best practices in education. 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
6612 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97239
503-977-7850

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
Merrill Hendin, Principal
Inge Hoogerhuis, Admission Director
Beth Germain, CFO
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-244-0126
Fax: 503-452-7001
office@pjaproud.org
www.pjaproud.org
PJA is a Jewish community day school accredited by Northwest Association of Independent Schools and a member of RAVSAK, the Jewish Community Day School consortium. Our mission is to ensure an academically excellent environment in which children thrive.  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.

HEBREW/RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
BEIT HAVERIM RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
Sue Greenspan, President
Rabbi Alan Berg
Heather Kirkbride, Religious School Administrator
Classes: 1111 Country Club Road
Mail: PO Box 311
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-568-1241
office@beithav.org
www.beithav.org
Jewish education for preschoolers-teenagers, including Hebrew, tutoring and preparation for B’nai Mitzvot and Confirmation. We provide spiritual and moral foundations for lifelong Jewish practice through Bible stories, parsha, Jewish music, dance, art and Israeli programming.

CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Michael Z. Cahana, Senior Rabbi
Sydney Baer, Executive Director
Ben Sandler, Education Director
1972 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97209
503-222-1069
Fax: 503-274-1400
resources@bethisrael-pdx.org
www.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, while adults find educational programming for those new to Judaism and more advanced students.

CHABAD HEBREW SCHOOLS
Southwest: 503-246- 5437
Southeast: 503-236-6642
Northeast: 503-477-6696
Hillsboro: 503-747-5363
Vancouver, WA: 360-993-5222

CONGREGATION KOL AMI EDUCATION
Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker
Lauren Trexler, Director of Education
Robin Hayden, President
7800 NE 119th St.
Vancouver, WA 98665
360-896-8088
admin@jewishvancouverusa.org
www.jewishvancouverusa.org
Our education programs include a K-12 weekly religious school, a weekly Hebrew School, and adult education all supervised by an Education Director plus congregational support. Age-appropriate social groups heighten the learning and facilitate tikkun olam.

HAVURAH SHALOM EDUCATION
825 NW 18th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-248-4662
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 www.havurahshalom.org/lifelong-learning/ or 503-248-4662.

NEVEH SHALOM RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS
2900 SW Peaceful Lane
Portland, OR 97239
503-293-7312

OR HA GAN TALMUD TORAH
Rabbi Jonathan Seidel
Jeremy Sherer, President
PO Box 5582
Eugene, OR 97405
541-434-6551
rabbiseidel@gmail.com
www.orhagan.org
Our Talmud Torah meets twice weekly with a comprehensive curriculum of Jewish studies through the arts taught by experienced educators. Our b’nai mitzvah program is tailored to the child. Parents take an active part.

P’NAI OR OF PORTLAND SIMCHA SCHOOL
Batya Podos, Education Director
9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd.
Portland, OR 97219
503-248-4500
www.pnaiorpdx.org
P’nai Or’s Simcha School is an integrated, experiential, mitzvah centered program serving children 5-13 which cultivates a lifelong love of being Jewish in community. For more information, contact Education Coordinator Batya Podos: school@pnaiorpdx.org, 503-248-4500.

SHAARIE TORAH EDUCATION PROGRAM
Dorice Horenstein, Education Director
920 NW 25th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
503-226-6131
Fax: 503-226-0241
education@shaarietorah.org
www.shaarietorah.org
Join us for our new Portland Jewish Explorers program: Jewish learning for the curious and adventurous family.  We have a learning opportunity for all ages and levels in the classroom and out!

SHIR TIKVAH RELIGIOUS SCHOOL
Rabbi Ariel Stone
Katie Schneider, Education Director
At the Tucker Maxon Oral School
2860 SE Holgate Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
503-473-8227
Education@shirtikvahpdx.org
shirtikvahpdx.org
Shir Tikvah’s innovative program encourages students to connect to Judaism in a 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.
Camps

DAY CAMPS
Camp Gan Israel-Vancouver
9604 NE 126th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-256-0859

Camp SEED
6688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-245-5420

Gan Israel Day Camp
6612 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97239
503-246-KIDS (5437)

Mittleman Jewish Community Center Day Camp
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-244-0111

PJA Summer Discovery
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-244-0126

RESIDENT CAMPS

B’nai B’rith Camp
Michelle Koplan, Executive Director
Ben Charlton, Associate Camp Director
Sam Swire, Assistant Camp Director
Mail: 9400 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. #147
Beaverton, OR 97005
503-452-3443
Fax: 503-452-0750
bcharlton@bbcamp.org
www.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 JCC affiliated and accredited by the American Camp Association.

Camp Miriam
950 W 41st Ave. #303
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
604 266 2825
campmiriam.org
Habonim Dror Camp Miriam, on beautiful Gabriola Island, BC, offers a diverse Jewish camp experience for children completing grades 2-11.  Emphasis is on building a Jewish youth community based on values of equality and inclusion.

CAMP SOLOMON SCHECHTER
Sam Perlin, Executive Director
Josh Niehaus, Assistant Director
Mail: 117 East Louisa St., #110
Seattle, WA  98102-3203
206-447-1967
Fax:  206-447-2629
info@campschechter.org
www.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. At Schechter, Judaism and joy are truly one! 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.

JWest Campership Program
720-242-7482
www.onehappycamper.org

URJ Camp Kalsman
425-284-4484 (winter)
360-435-9302(summer)

URJ Camp Newman
Winter Office: 703 Market St, Ste. 1300
San Francisco, CA 94103
707-571-7657

Camperships

ALBERT J. KAILES MEMORIAL CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
www.ojcf.org/receive/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
www.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.

ONE HAPPY CAMPER
www.jewishcamping.org
The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland has teamed up with the Foundation for Jewish Camp to offer first-time campers a discount. Apply online today and you could save up to $1000 off your child’s first summer at camp.

YOUTH GROUPS

BBYO
Portland: 503- 345-9451
Eugene: 503-349-6605

JEWISH CUB SCOUTS PACK 739
(grades 1-5)
Iris Cox: 503-432-1135
iris.cox@gmail.com

JEWISH BOY SCOUTS TROOP 739
(grades 6-12)
Eric Kornblit: 971-212-7037
eric.kornblit@gmail.com

JR. NCSY
Aviva Jacoby, Portland Jr. NCSY Director
503-504-6430 | aviva@ncsy.org
Shira Melul, Eugene Jr. NCSY Director
503-221-1934  | shiramelul@ncsy.org

PORTLAND RISHONIM
Portland Rishonim, is the first chapter to join the Pacific Northwest Region of United Synagogue Youth, Pinwheel.  Together the Portland Conservative synagogues come together to provide such events as: social, educational, mitzvah action, religious and more!
Kadima: for 6th- to 8th-graders
United Synagogue Youth:
for 9th- to 12th-graders
Rabbi Eve Posen,
Congregation Neveh Shalom
503-246-8831
eposen@nevehshalom.org
Sarah Rohr,
Congregation Shaarie Torah
503-226-6131
Youthgroup@shaarietorah.org

NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH
Congregation Beth Israel, Portland
503-758-7811

OREGON JEWISH COMMUNITY YOUTH FOUNDATION
1618 SW First Ave., Ste. 210
Portland, OR 97201
503-248-9328
The mission of OJCYF is to secure the future of Jewish philanthropy and to develop a strong generation of future leaders. The program educates high school-aged students about philanthropy and nonprofits. For more information: www.ojcf.org/youth-foundation.

NCSY
6688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, OR 97219
503-757-3037 | meira@ncsy.org
503-504-1301 | doovie@ncsy.org
503-221-1934 | shiramelul@ncsy.org

GAP YEAR

MASA ISRAEL
Gap year programs in Israel for high school graduates

TIVNU: BUILDING JUSTICE
Gap year and summer high school programs
info@tivnu.org

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

KEHILA
(For campers with special needs at BB Camp)
Cheryl Peizner, Inclusion Specialist
Ben Charlton, Associate Camp Director
503-452-3443
cpeizner@bbcamp.org
bcharlton@bbcamp.org

KEHILLAH HOUSING AT CSP
(Special needs housing)
6125 SW Boundary St.
Portland, OR 97221
503-535-4300

TASK, Your Jewish Connection to Disability Awareness/JFCS
503-226-7079, ext. 155
Corinne@jfcs-portland.org

TIKVAH, social/recreation for ages 18+/JFCS
503-226-7079, ext. 155
Corinne@jfcs-portland.org

YISMEHU, JEWISH LEARNING FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
4742 Liberty Road South #323
Salem, OR 97302
503-391-7754
director@yismehu.org


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