The Jewish Community Alliance facility is now open to the public, and we are following official guidelines for the health and safety of our community. All visitors, program attendees and staff must wear masks in the indoor public spaces of the JCA, regardless of vaccination status, including children age 2 and older. For our full policy, please click here. The KJFS food pantry will remain closed as we restructure. Over the next few months, 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!  



JCA Approved as HIAS Refugee Resettlement Partner

October 22, 2021 |

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine Approved as HIAS Refugee Resettlement Partner For Immediate Release October 22, 2020 – Portland, ME Last week, HIAS announced that the Department of State has approved seven…

JCA by the Numbers – September 2020 – August 2021

October 13, 2021 |

700,000+ diapers distributed through Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services, $117,000 allocated to local and overseas organizations, 5,256 PJ Library books sent to kids free of charge, 486 pairs of winter boots delivered to…

National Diaper Need Awareness Week – Diaper Drive 9/27 – 10/3

September 22, 2021 |

Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services is proud to recognize National Diaper Awareness Week from 9/27/21 – 10/3/21. As part of our commitment to raising awareness, we are hosting a diaper donation drive at…

KJFS Newsletter Volume 2 – September 2021

September 15, 2021 |

Please enjoy the Second Volume of our new “KJFS News” Quarterly Newsletter. Click here for the PDF version or read on below. To be added to the “KJFS News” mailing list please email…


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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.