• Join us for a Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) Film and Discussion, 4/26 @ Bet Ha'am at 5pm

  • On Yom Hazikaron, we remember those who fell in the struggle to establish and defend Israel

  • CDC Registration is Open! More

  • JCA New Building Project - Creating Our Future Building on Our Past More

  • Senior Luncheon- Meet new friends and catch up with old friends

    Friday, April 24th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
    All are welcome. Suggested donation $5.
    Reservation requested by April 22
    RSVP: Karli Efron, kefron@mainejewish.org
    Transportation options available.
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    The JCA is seeking volunteers to help with set up and cooking in the morning, serving and hosting from 12:00pm - 1:00pm and cleaning up from 1:00pm -2:00pm. Contact: Andrea Krasker Gavin, 772-1959, ext. 257 or akraskergavin@mainejewish.org

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    Friday, April 24th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
    All are welcome. Suggested donation $5.
    Reservation requested by April 22
    RSVP: Karli Efron, kefron@mainejewish.org
    Transportation options available.
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    Friday, April 24th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
    All are welcome. Suggested donation $5.
    Reservation requested by April 22
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    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
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  • Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) with us!

    Short film "Barriers" from the Ma'aleh Film School and clips from "Israel Inside" with discussion led by Melanie Weiss
    Sunday, April 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
    Free Admission, RSVP to Tel 207-772-1959

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    Short film "Barriers" from the Ma'aleh Film School and clips from "Israel Inside" with discussion led by Melanie Weiss
    Sunday, April 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland
    Free Admission, RSVP to Tel 207-772-1959

    View Film Clip

    Short film "Barriers" from the Ma'aleh Film School and clips from "Israel Inside" with discussion led by Melanie Weiss
    Sunday, April 26, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook S...

    View Film Clip

    Short film "Barriers" from the Ma'aleh Film School and clips from "Israel Inside" with discussion led by Melanie ...

    View Film Clip

    Short film "Barriers" from the Ma'aleh Film School and clips from "Israel...

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    Short film "Barriers" from the Ma'aleh Film...

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  • Register for Center Day Camp and JCA Preschool

    Center Day Camp and JCA Preschool provide nurturing environments for children to learn new skills, form lifelong friendships, and develop a strong foundation based on Jewish values and traditions. The programs welcome children of all backgrounds and faith traditions. Sign your child or children up for our American Camp Association accredited camp or National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited preschool today!


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    Center Day Camp and JCA Preschool provide nurturing environments for children to learn new skills, form lifelong friendships, and develop a strong foundation based on Jewish values and traditions. The programs welcome children of all backgrounds and faith traditions. Sign your child or c...

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    Center Day Camp and JCA Preschool provide nurturing environments for children to learn new skills, form lifelong friendships, and develop a strong foundation based on Jewish values and tra...

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Welcome to the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine

We enhance and promote Jewish Life and continuity locally, in Israel & throughout the world by providing & supporting diverse programs & services

Life and Culture

Central to our mission, the JCA offers community educational and social programming which brings people together who may not otherwise meet.

Youth and Family

Our youth and family enrichment programs promote Jewish values and traditions and provide a place for people of all ages to grow, learn and play in a safe community environment.

Jewish Family Services

JFS and its earlier incarnations have been an integral part of this community for over 100 years. Our programs continue to meet compelling, immediate needs in ways that demonstrate our commitment to gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) in the service of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Annual Campaign

We are proud to support organizations in Israel and overseas as well as locally via allocations from our Annual Federated Campaign.