Current Programs of IJS



IJS works with faculty and community partners to host classes, series and courses, including:

  • Digging Torah
  • Judaism and the Environment
  • The Torah of Leonard Cohen

Lecture Series

IJS hosts and co-sponsors numerous lectures, including 2 current series:

  • Fruit of the Vine
  • Roscoe C. Nelson Jr. Memorial Lectures/Annual Meeting

Portland Jewish Film Festival

A Portland tradition for 26 years and counting. 

Weekend in Quest

Our annual Judaic Studies Retreat at the Oregon Coast.

The Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Grant Fund

The Institute now seeks to expand its role as a bridge by providing seed money for new and innovative rograms and projects that will add to the “vibrant Jewish intellectual and cultural scene” as well as the larger Portland metro community.