›› 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 and concluded with a picnic and Israeli dancing on June 6.

Each session begins with davvening (praying) and singing all together before breaking into separate classes for time with teachers and peers. For more information or to register for the 5776 season (which starts Oct 3 in our sukkah), contact Batya Podos at batsongs@gmail.com.

And We Have Adult Education, Too!

Our 5775 Adult Ed classes are almost complete for the year.

We have had two Adult Education courses taught by experienced members this year. Both classes are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month (unless otherwise noted) and continue into the summer. Melissa Carpenter’s class on “Magic Words in the Torah” (study and discussion of different meanings of a key word) is finished for the year.  Bob Lowe’s last class on “Siddur Study” (history and meanings of prayers in the Shema section of the morning service), will be from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on Aug 16.

Every P’nai Or member is welcome to attend at no charge. Nonmembers are also welcome, and will be charged $10 per class session.

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, July 31:
Kabbalat Shabbat with Cathy Zheutlin

Please join us for Shabbat Vaetchanan on Friday, July 31, 7:30 pm, with Cathy Zheutlin and the Vergun family.

Next Shabbat, August 8:
Shabbat Morning with Our Hazzan Baruch Morris

Please join us for Shabbat Eikev on Saturday, August 8, 10 am, with our hazzan Baruch Morris.

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