Support IJS through Your Donations

The Institute for Judaic Studies of the Pacific Northwest is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization funded by foundation and agency grants, and the generosity of its supporters.

On this page you can make donations to the Institute's general or dedicated funds.

Donations here will not purchase a membership (
CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER), but all or part of your donation may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor.

This page shows the funds available for donations.

You can charge your donation to a credit card, via PayPal.
(NOTE: You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this method.)

Clicking the applicable "Donate" will take you to the PayPal site.
There, you can enter the amount you're contributing, as well as (optionally, at the end of the transaction) any tribute information (in honor of, in memory of, etc.).

When you're finished, PayPal will send you back here.


If you prefer, you can send a check.
Make the check out to IJS, and send to
IJS, 2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland, OR 97239
Be sure to indicate the fund to which you're contributing,
as well as any tribute information.

General Donation to IJS
                          logoA general donation to the Institute for Judaic Studies will support and enhance our cultural and educational programs.
Rabbi Stampfer Lecture Fund
Rabbi StampferTo honor Rabbi Stampfer's 28 years of service as executive director of the Institute for Judaic Studies a new lecture fund was established in his name. This "Rabbi Stampfer Lecture Fund" will allow us to bring a speaker to our community on an annual basis.

Roscoe Nelson Lecture Fund
                          NelsonThe Nelson Lectures have been given since 1984, in memory of Roscoe C. Nelson Jr., who was a founder (with Rabbi Stampfer) of the Institute for Judaic Studies and served as its first president.

Portland Jewish Film Festival Fund
pjff logoSupport the Portland Jewish Film Festival, now in its 20th year. Contributions to this fund will help cover the cost of movie rentals as well as provide lower priced tickets for students and seniors.