A Progressive Jewish Congregation in Portland, Oregon
Shir Tikvah Office: 503-473-8227

School-Age

Our education program at Shir Tikvah is called the Nashira Education Project. We believe that parents are their children’s first and best teachers and that Jewish education should be creative and dynamic. Because we are an indpendent synagogue, we don’t follow a ‘one-size’ fits all curriculum, but try to tailor our lessons to our 80+ learners. Our goal is to instill a lifelong long love of Jewish learning in all of our students. We welcome all parents raising Jewish children.

For children ages 4-13, we offer:

  • 18 Sunday classroom sessions per year starting in October – including art, stories and games
  • Vibrant holiday celebrations with our synagogue community
  • Age appropriate lessons in Torah, ethics, Jewish culture and Hebrew, including ‘Hebrew Through Movement’ for our youngest students.
  • Hands-on opportunities for social action and tikkun olam
  • Connection to a warm and welcoming Jewish environment
  • Parent discussion group with Rabbi Ariel

Non-members welcome, additional fees required.

Interested in learning more?
Please contact Katie Schneider, Education Director. She’d love to meet you for coffee to answer any questions about our program or Portland’s Jewish community in general.

Registration begins in June. Watch this space for more information.

5778 CALENDAR

Sunday sessions (9:30 – 12:00) at Tucker Maxon School are italicized.

October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10

December 16  – Hanukkah Party @ the synagogue

January 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25

February 28 – Purim @ the synagogue

March 31 – Passover Seder @ the synagogue

April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6


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