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.


JCA and Goldman Family Preschool CLOSED March 16th- April 27th

March 15, 2020

MARCH 23, 2020 UPDATE: The JCA’s Board and Executive Director have voted to extend the…

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COVID-19 Preparedness and Precautions

March 11, 2020

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (the novel Coronavirus) in other parts…

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Greater Portland Purim Parties 2020

February 25, 2020

Chag Purim Sameach! Time to make masks, dress up, grog your groggers and eat delicious…

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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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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.