›› 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 per month. The 5775 season will start with a special gathering in our sukkah on Sunday, October 12, from 1 to 3 pm.

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

And We Have Adult Education, Too!

Stay tuned for the Adult Ed schedule for 5775, with classes starting in Novemberof 2014!  Classes are all standalone, so come to as few or as many as can fit into your schedule! Free for members; $10 per class for non-members. All are welcome.

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."

Sukkot and Simchat Torah

SUKKOT continues through Oct 15.  P’nai Or has a lovely sukkah at St Mark (9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd), and you are also welcome to come any time throughout sukkot to sit and meditate in the sukkah, or even bring a meal.

SIMCHAT TORAH starts Thursday night, Oct 16.  Our celebration begins at 6 pm, with family fun and dancing, then continues with the service itself around 6:30 pm, with a teaching, 7 unbelievably fun hakafots (circles of dancing around with the Torah), leyning the end of Torah and then chanting from the beginning, starting the next cycle.

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