Tagged Portland Jewish Academy

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Return on Investment

  By Sean Bartlett “For every dollar Oregon invests in afterschool programs, $4.60 is returned to our state through reduced drug and alcohol addiction, increased graduation rates, reduced crime rates, and lower healthcare costs due to increased physical activity.” Afterschool in Oregon Return on Investment Study – March 2021. Since March 2020, we have been…

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PJA Engages Consultant to Address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access

  Photo: Heather Clark, Ph.D. This year, Portland Jewish Academy launched an initiative to examine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA). Originally undertaken as a follow-up to our most recent reaccreditation, the work is a natural extension of previous efforts. In 2015, the school began to examine its curriculum through an anti-bias lens. In 2016-17,…

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Sean Bartlett Joins PJA

  Portland Jewish Academy is thrilled to introduce their new Director of Afterschool Programs, Sean Bartlett! Sean grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he received a degree in American Studies. After moving back to San Francisco, Sean got his credential to teach history and…

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What Will Next School Year Look Like?

This fall, school will look very different for Oregon students. Maybe it’ll look a lot like this spring. Maybe it’ll be more like last fall. Or very possibly, school will be somewhere in between. The Oregon Department of Education released a blueprint for how schools should operate amid COVID-19. And it’s up to individual schools to…

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17 women honored with Song of Miriam

PHOTO: Song of Miriam 2019 Honorees: (Front standing) Cheryl Richards; (from left, seated) Sarah Orzech, Beit Am Corvallis; Marissa Richardson, Congregation Neveh Shalom; Andrea Sanchez, Mittleman Jewish Community Center; Liz Stanley, Congregation Shaarie Torah Sisterhood, Linda Veltman, Oregon Jewish Museum & Center for Holocaust Education; Abbey Vanderbeek, Temple Beth Shalom, Salem; Jennifer Zeidman, Portland Jewish…