›› 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 began with a special gathering in our sukkah in October.  But it's not too late to join!

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."

This Shabbat, Nov 15:
Shabbat with Shoshanna Nambi from the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda

Please join us for Shabbat Chayei Sarah on Saturday, November 15:

Shoshanna Nambi is a young activist from Uganda, an administrator in organizations that address issues of women’s health, and the first Jewish woman to represent the Abayudaya community on this tour. Shoshanna will present a fresh perspective on the roles of women in the Abayudaya community and the challenges they face. In addition to a multimedia presentation and discussion, her visit will include her beautiful singing in Hebrew and Luganda, the local language.

10 am: Shabbat morning service with songs and blessings from the Abayudaya with Shoshanna Nambi and Lorne Mallin, followed by a festive potluck luncheon.

3:15 pm: Multimedia presentation and discussion, followed by Havdalah at 5:27. Kippot, books, CDs, and jewelry will be available for purchase after Havdalah.

Next Shabbat, Nov 22:
Shabbat with Bob Lowe, Batya Podos, and Andrea Wiener

Please join us for Shabbat Toldot on Saturday, November 22:

Shabbat morning services at 10 am on November 22 will be led by Bob Lowe, along with Andrea Wiener and Batya Podos, and with Lynn Taylor leyning. Bob's d'rash on Parshat Toldot will touch on Jacob and Esau's dispute over Isaac's blessing - two sons fighting over who will lead the community after the passing of a revered leader - and what Torah has to teach us about healing in our community. The service will be held in the Jarrett Wing, with an Oneg to follow.

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