College & Adult

Recognizing that learning is a lifelong process, adults start or return to universities at any age to further their career goals. Many adults also enjoy less rigorous adult education programs to expand their understanding and knowledge about the religion, culture and language of the Jewish people. Social and networking groups are another way to learn and grow throughout life.



The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at Portland State University
Natan Meir, Academic Director, Michael Weingrad, Associate Professor
Nina Spiegel, Assistant Professor, Loren Spielman, Assistant Professor
465 UCB, 1881 SW 5th Ave., PO Box 751
503-725-8449 or Fax 503-725-3953,
The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies was established to foster academic achievement, civic engagement, and leadership skills through rigorous and in-depth interdisciplinary study of Jewish history, culture, and civilization. The interaction of our four core faculty members, working in the study of ancient Jewry, modern Jewish history, Israel Studies, and Jewish literature, together with affiliated faculty in Hebrew language, medieval history, and Middle East Studies creates an enriching and stimulating atmosphere.

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Oregon
Prince Lucien Campbell Hall Room 837 5273, University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5273
541-346-5288, Fax: 541-346-4118

Reed College Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Barbara Amen, Director, Kim Kadas, Assistant
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. Portland, OR 97202
Fax: 503-517-7345;
The Reed MALS is a graduate liberal studies program of unique character. An alternative to the highly specialized course of study characteristic of more traditional programs, MALS is intended for those students who wish to pursue interdisciplinary graduate work in a flexible yet rigorous course of study. The program attracts a diverse group of bright and intellectually curious students of varied interests, ages, and backgrounds who have made a lifelong commitment to learning.

Adult Education

Benaroya Jewish Learning Academy
Chabad of Oregon 2317 SW Vermont St.
Portland, OR 97219

Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
6680 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219

Institute for Judaic Studies of the Pacific Northwest
2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland, OR 97201

Introduction to Judaism Class
Oregon Board of Rabbis

Neveh Shalom Adult Education
Mel Berwin, Director of Congregational Learning
2900 SW Peaceful Lane Portland OR 97239
Neveh Shalom hosts a wide array of quality Adult Education programs beginning in September. Machon Ivrit Modern Hebrew Institute, Siddur (prayerbook) Hebrew, Hope and Healing, Preparing a D’var Torah, Parsha as Parenting, Jewish Yoga and more.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Oregon
Ruth Heller, Program Director Eugene: UO Baker Downtown Center
975 High St. Eugene, OR 97401 Bend: UO Center in Bend 80 NE Bend River Mall Dr. Bend, OR 97701
541-346-0697 and 800-824-2714 Fax: 541-346-6166,
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon (OLLI- UO) celebrates the joy of learning, encouraging academic exploration without the pressures of grades or tests. Individuals from all backgrounds and levels of education are welcome to enjoy the benefits of membership. Low annual fees provide unlimited access to the curriculum offerings. Lectures, short courses, study and discussion groups, trips and tours are led by current and retired faculty, community professionals and by our members.

Portland Kollel
6688 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, OR 97219
503-245-5420, ext. 613

Yiddish Language Club
1509 SW Sunset, Ste. 1E Portland, OR 97239

Campus Groups

Akiva College Program At University Of Oregon
Rabbi Jack Melul
The Akiva program offers UO and OSU college students the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat with the Melul family, receive a stipend through the Maimonides learning program, take a fully inclusive trip to New York as well as receive working internships in Israel.

Chabad House at the University of Oregon
1330 E 20th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403

Chabad at Portland Campuses
3355 SE Steele St. Portland, OR 97202

Greater Portland Hillel
Rachel Hall, Executive Director Meaghann Ande, Operations Manager Josh Frankel, Board President
P.O. Box 1547 Portland, OR 97207
Hillel provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 500 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. Greater Portland Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially.

Hillel at the U of O
1059 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97401

Hillel at OSU
240B Moreland Hall Corvallis, OR 97331

Lewis & Clark College Jewish Student Union MSC
171 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR 97219

Portland State University Jewish Student Union
PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751

University of Oregon Jewish Student Union
Erb Memorial Union, Ste. 5 Eugene, OR 97403

Young Adult

Moishe House
3322 SE Brooklyn St. Portland, OR 97202

Jews Next D’or
1972 NW Flanders Portland, OR 97209

Portland Jewish Events

Urban Jews of Portland

Social/Networking Groups J-Pro Oregon

Jewish communal professionals

Jewish Dad’s Night Out

Mother’s Circle

OJCF Professional Advisors Group
Financial advisors

Women’s Philanthropy

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