15 2015

Portland Jewish Explorers: Jewish Learning for the Adventurous Family

10:00AM - 12:30PM  

Various locations

Contact Dorice Horenstein

Congregation Shaarie Torah Presents:

Portland Jewish Explorers:
Jewish learning for the curious and adventurous family

For grades 3-5
Sundays: March 15, April 19 & May 17

Member $60 per child; Nonmember $80.  Parents participate for free.
Please contact us about need-based scholarships – no Explorer will be turned away!

More information at:

What happens when you bring together Jewish learning with fun and inspiring activities? When you turn religious school inside out by starting with engaging experiences and discover the Jewish values within?  Portland Jewish Explorers!

Join Congregation Shaarie Torah for a new approach to Jewish education for Children in grades 3-5 and their parents.  This is a brand new and cutting edge educational program.  The program is designed to engage those who are looking for something new in Jewish learning, something powerful, something engaging, and something that connects with other families in the Jewish community.   Once per month, talented local experts will join Education Director, Dorice Horenstein and Rabbi Joshua Rose in bringing creativity and fun together with Jewish inspiration. We will meet at unique locations around Portland that will guide that session’s fun and Jewish exploration.

Our philosophy to Jewish learning is that children are inspired to connect their Judaism to the broader world when they are in fun and exciting educational environments. In addition, when parents are part of the fun they can support their kids’ learning.  Portland Jewish Explorers will give children and parents access to engaging Jewish ideas, a connection to Judaism, and a chance to meet new friends.

How to Become an Explorer

We hope you’ll join us on our adventure to the meeting place of fun and Jewish connection. For more information about the program please contact Dorice Horenstein at 503.226.6131 x 229;

You can also register online at:

Where We Will Explore

All the Worlds’ a Stage: Purim and Pretend
March 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Action Adventure Theatre, 1050 SE Clinton St.

We will join Jason Glick, a professional actor with the Jewish Theatre Collaborative, and local mime Nadav Hirsh, to explore the theatrical dimensions of Purim. Our new acting skills will shape our learning about Purim’s profound lessons.

Eat, Eat!  Nourishing Body and Soul
April 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Nourish Northwest, 4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Eating is one of the great Jewish traditions. Paula Jahn and Olivia Martino, dieticians and co-owners of Nourish Northwest, will lead kids in preparing a Gluten- free, vegetarian meal. Over our feast we’ll discover how Judaism guides us in caring for body and soul by cultivating gratitude.

Hiking in Green Portland: A Forest Adventure in the City
May 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Forest Park (meet at Congregation Shaarie Torah, 920 NW 25th Avenue)

One of the largest urban forests in the United States will be our classroom as we head to the meeting place of Jewish wisdom and environmental values. Bring appropriate footwear – even in May trails can be a little muddy!

Contact and More Information

Congregation Shaarie Torah
920 NW 25th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210
Education Director, Dorice Horenstein
503.226.6131 x 229;

Sponsor: Congregation Shaarie Torah