The Jewish Community Alliance is open to the public. Per our COVID policy, proof of vaccination is required at our indoor in-person programs. Masks are optional.  We will continue to offer both in-person and virtual activities to meet your needs and keep you engaged and connected. Please follow us on social media, check back here often, and sign up for our emails to stay up to date!  



SOUNDING TRAUMA, MEDIATING MEMORY: Holocaust Economy and the Politics of Sound – With Prof. Kathryn Huether  

Nov 30, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

Bowdoin College - Main Lounge - Moulton Union, Brunswick 

Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities with author Emily Tamkin

Dec 08, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online via Zoom

Movies and Chinese Food

Dec 25, 2022 12:00PM—5:00PM

Cohen Hall at the JCA, 1342 Congress Street, Portland, ME


Antisemitism, Change, and Upheaval

November 4, 2022 |

Faith is the courage to take a risk for the sake of God or the Jewish people; to begin a journey to a distant destination knowing that there will be hazards along the…

EXPERIENCE ISRAEL Trip – April 17-23, 2023

October 19, 2022 |

EXPERIENCE ISRAEL with the Small Jewish Federations cohort  Join others from smaller Jewish communities for this once in a lifetime trip!  April 17-23, 2023  Followed by the JFNA General Assembly (GA) in Israel…

Rugelach of the Month Club

October 3, 2022 |

Prepared by Exile Bakery Starting Week of November 1st  All proceeds benefit the JCA    Food is more than sustenance. It is a connection to our history, a map of our cultural travels…

Southern Maine High Holiday Services Guide 2022/5783

September 23, 2022 |

Do I need to sign up? Can I attend services in-person this year?  Most High Holiday services in Southern Maine are happening inside synagogues again, though there are virtual and outdoor options, so…


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As a combined Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Services program, the JCA is here to be a resource for the entire Southern Maine community.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and the unwavering support of our network, the JCA impacts our community in many ways. Working with an array of organizations and local congregations, we function as the hub of Jewish programming in Southern Maine.