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Education Programs

P'nai Or of Portland now offers religious education for children from pre-kindergarten through seventh grade, though a partnership with Beit Haverim. Members of P'nai Or can enroll their children in the school at Beit Haverim, a nearby synagogue with similar social and spiritual values. The Beit Haverim religious school director is Maggidah Batya Podos, a longstanding member of P'nai Or. For information and enrollment materials, see

At P'nai Or, we believe a significant part of being Jewish is an engaging educational experience that provides a solid foundation in Jewish tradition, integrated with a rich variety of creative and experiential learning opportunities. Our goal is to provide a meaningful Jewish Renewal education for our children in the essentials of Jewish living and spiritual practices relevant to their daily lives. 

In the spirit of inquiry, and through joyous and creative experiences of Torah, Midrash, ethics, mitzvot, holidays, prayer, and Jewish history, we strive to integrate our children into the P'nai Or community and to prepare them for lives centered positively in Jewish values, while honoring the richness of other wisdom traditions.