WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Maayan Torah Day School

Maayan, located in Portland Oregon, was founded by local members of the Jewish community who believe that a Torah day school and Jewish preschool is central to Jewish life in Portland. 


Maayan offers values based education and inspires children to love Judaism and Mitzvot.  Our rich academic, AdvanED accredited, program features academic excellence in secular studies. Maayan students are poised for future success.  Maayan students have gone on to excel in their respective Jewish High Schools, Colleges, and beyond.  In addition, our text driven Torah/Judaic studies program is unparalled in the state and lays the foundation for independant Torah study.


Maayan Torah Day School is a member of Oregon Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS).  Maayan is also an affiliate of the National Society of Hebrew Day Schools, accredited through AdvancED, and is a registered 501(c)3 organization.


Schedule your tour today! (503) 245-5568 or email info@maayanpdx.og

OUR GOALS

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Inspire Children to Love Judaism

Maayan Torah Day School imbues your child with a lifelong love of Torah.  Starting with a rich Jewish preschool experience, the relationships and  experiences that we cultivate, inspire children with inner strength, resilience and a lifelong sense of purpose.

 

We provide a Jewish values based program that develops Middot Tovot, love of Hashem, commitment to Mitzvot, Israel, and the Jewish people.

 

We give children develop Torah learning text skills, which enables them to access Torah wisdom their entire lives. Most importantly, we focus on the joy and meaning found in living a life of Torah & Mitzvot.

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High Student Achievement

Maayan Torah prides itself on high student achievement in both Judaic and General Studies. We develop rigor and analytic depth within our students.  Our accreditation review from AdvancED noted our above average strength in learning and teaching.


Maayan Torah has strong systems  for advancing student progress through national/state standards and assessments.  Our teachers provide the environment and expertise needed for students to develop analytical, evaluative and critical thinking skills. 


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Student Centered Learning Environment 

​​​​​​​Maayan education promotes student engagement as the vehicle for motivating students. Students' active involvement in learning, is a key to their acquisition of knowledge at Maayan.


Our student centered philosophy recognizes the greatness of each child and what they bring to the world around them.

MAAYAN'S LEADERS

Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter

Principal

Mrs. Darcie Young

General Studies Principal

Mrs. Lindsey Voorhees

Early Learning Director

Mrs. Bre Murphy

Director of Operations


WHY MAAYAN?

Why I send my kids to Jewish Day School

If Jews care so much about "informed choice," isn't providing their young with a Jewish education the best way to keep them informed?

FAQ's about Torah Day School

  • “How will your kids get a good secular education?”
  • “They can learn everything they need to know in sunday school!”
  • “It’s so expensive. How can you afford it?”