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Education Programs

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.

P’nai Or has Shabbat services for young children that are free and open to all.   We focus on gratitude, basic prayers, and building community and friendships through stories, songs, movement, and play.  Our kids’ group is called P’nai Or Yeladim. This year, playtime is going to include indoor play as well as outdoor play in our own fenced playground.  We’re excited about that.

     When: first and third Saturdays each month, starting Oct. 6, 2018

     Time: service 10:00-10:20, challah and juice 10:20-10:30, playtime 10:30-11:30.

     Address: P’nai Or, 9750 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland 97219

     Leader: Barbara Hanawalt

We hope to see you there!

With the leadership of our new rabbi, Rabbi Hannah Laner, we are rebuilding our children’s education program.  Watch this space for updates coming this year!