›› Welcome to P'nai Or!

P'nai Or of Portland welcomes you and invites you to share in the wellspring that is Jewish Renewal!

Our joyous worship is infused with singing, chanting, and dance.  We “pray with our feet” through tikkun olam (social justice) partnerships within and beyond our local community.  We dive deeply into Torah, learning from Chassidic masters as well as other wisdom traditions. And we celebrate the divine image reflected in the rich tapestry of individuals and families – LGBT, Interfaith, Jews by Birth, and Jews by Choice – who journey with us.

P'nai Or means 'Faces of Light' in Hebrew.

Simcha School: The Love and Joy of Judaism

Simcha School, our religious education program for kids in preschool through pre-b'nai mitzvah, meets 2 Saturdays and 1 Sunday per month. The 5774 school year is complete.  Registration for 5775 will be coming soon.

Each session begins with davvening (praying) and singing all together before breaking into separate classes for time with teachers and peers. Sundays include Israeli folk dancing. For more information, contact Batya Podos at batsongs@gmail.com.

And We Have Adult Education, Too!

Each year, we have a theme for our monthly adult education series. Adult Ed meets once a month on a Tuesday evening. Free for members; $10 per class for non-members. All are welcome.

Stay tuned for the theme and schedule for 5775, with classes starting in September or October of 2014!  Classes are all standalone, so come to as few or as many as can fit into your schedule!

Stay Up-To-Date On All Our Events

Check out our Calendar, or refer to your "Calendar" and "Announcements" mailings for the most up-to-date listing of services, classes, and events. If you're not receiving our weekly announcement emails and would like to, please contact announcements@pnaiorpdx.org and request to subscribe to "Announcements.

High Holy Days 5775

Shana Tova! Celebrate through music, movement, and joyful prayer with P’nai Or, Portland’s welcoming Jewish Renewal congregation. All of the services below will be at Unity Church, 4525 SE Stark, except for Rosh Hashanah Day 2, which will be at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego.

Rabbi Debra Kolodny will be leading services, along with our Maggidot and other lay leaders and musicians.

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, Sept 24, 7 pm – 9 pm

Rosh Hashanah Day 1
Thursday, Sept 25, 9:30 am - 2 pm
(Children’s Service 10 am - 11 am)

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 plus Taschlich (at George Rogers Park, Lake Oswego)
Friday, Sept 26, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Erev Yom Kippur
Friday, Oct 3, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Yom Kippur
Saturday, Oct 4, 9:30 am - sundown, with a break in the late afternoon
(Children’s Service 10 am - 11 am)

All are welcome.
Sliding scale donation.
No tickets required.

Childcare available by advance registration: admin@pnaiorpdx.org

P'nai Or Shuk

The shuk is open.

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Abraham's Tent Interfaith Day Camp, August 20 - 24, 2012

Abraham's Tent Interfaith Day Camp 2012