Our mission as a community Torah Day School is to instill love of Torah, the wellspring of our lives, in our students.
Maayan is dedicated to student-engaged education and high student achievement in both Judaic and General Studies.
Our student-engaged learning environment facilitates students’ active role in the learning process.
We aspire to bring out the unique strengths of every child as we prepare future generations to be role models of Middot Tovot, Mitzvah observance, and love of G-d and Israel.
Maayan welcomes children and families from across the diverse Jewish community of greater Portland, and values community and parent input in our program as we serve the needs of the community.
Maayan is a Jewish school with a warm and inviting atmosphere made up of a broad spectrum of students from the Portland Jewish community. We are dedicated to developing an environment of academic excellence, both in Jewish Education and General Studies.
Maayan is affiliated with Torah Umesorah - the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools - and meets national and state standards for both Judaic and Secular education.
We look forward to meeting you personally, and learning more about how we can serve you.
Aviel Brodkin, Principal
Aviel Brodkin has worked in both adult and children’s education since the year 2000. While living in Israel and pursuing her degree in speech and language pathology, she taught at two post-high school Judaic studies seminaries. In that capacity, Aviel capitalized on her years of training in Judaic studies education as she taught Jewish texts to young adults. Shortly after moving back to the United States in 2003, she began to work as an elementary Judaic teacher at the Beren Academy in Houston, Texas.
Aviel felt like “she came home” when she entered the elementary ed. classroom, teaching 3rd and 5th grades, and middle school resource specialist.