To enhance and promote Jewish life and continuity locally, in Israel and  throughout the world, and to generate the financial resources to develop, provide and support diverse programs, education and services in order to accomplish these goals.



Letter to the editor: Religious violence demands action

January 2, 2020

Today, the Portland Press Herald published a letter to the editor from JCA Executive Director…

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Southern Maine Hanukkah Happenings

December 6, 2019

Happy (almost) Hanukkah everyone! Time to spin the dreidel, eat some sufganiyot, stock up on…

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#GivingTuesday Recap and Photos

December 4, 2019

Thank you so much to each and every one of you who participated in #GivingTuesday…

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New Center Day Camp Director

December 2, 2019

We are so pleased to welcome our new Center Day Camp Director, Chris Thurston, who…

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Celebrate the J this #GivingTuesday ❤️

November 20, 2019

In case you don’t yet subscribe to the JCA’s bi-weekly newsletter (wait, you don’t?? Sign…

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Meet Our New PJ Library Ambassadors

November 6, 2019

Back in July, the JCA and PJ Library of Southern Maine received word that we…

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As a combined Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Services program, we are here to be a resource to the entire southern Maine community. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, the unwavering support of our network, and our beautiful new facilities, the JCA impacts Southern Maine in many ways. Here are a few highlights from September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 that illustrate just some of the ways we enhance life in our community. View our Annual Report to learn more.