Dear Center Day Camp Families,   With great disappointment, we write to share that Center Day Camp will not open for the summer of 2020.   Sometimes being part of a community means giving up experiences and traditions we love for the greater good and the future of one another and our program. It…

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Hello Camp Families, Yesterday afternoon, the Maine COVID-19 Prevention Checklist for summer day camps was released. We’re currently working through all the materials, and what it means for our camp community – but there is no doubt these guidelines present difficult challenges for our program. We’re committed to making an informed decision, and we’ll continue…

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Dear JCA Family, Over the past 9 weeks, we have learned so much about our community and about its resiliency and capacity for change. As difficult as the last two months have been, all of us have proven capable of far more than we might have anticipated when this began. The JCA’s programmatic structure and…

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This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax or financial advice. When considering gift planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors. Dear Friend, We are writing to make sure you are aware of recent changes in federal law that may impact your decision…

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Last Thursday, the JCA’s Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services welcomed the arrival of a Tractor Trailer Truck containing a donation of 267,958 diapers (enough to provide diapers to 4,000+ babies over the course of the next two months).   The effort was highlighted this morning on WCSH6 – News Center Maine:    Before this pandemic…

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  Have you ever heard of a Tribute Gift? It’s a traditional Jewish way to mark important dates or milestones in honor or in memory of those we know and love. Just a few examples of when Tribute Gifts are especially popular: birthdays, anniversaries, religious and secular holidays alike, from Rosh Hashanah and Passover to…

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When the JCA closed our doors, we knew that the process of reopening would be complex. Following city and state guidelines, and to support the safety of our community, the JCA facility will remain closed until May 18th. We will continue to carefully monitor changes and developments, and to communicate via our website, social media, and email as…

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This week, April 19 – 25, is National Volunteer Week. Since we can’t thank our volunteers in person while we are sheltering in place, we wanted to thank them virtually and to recognize their incredible efforts today! Thanks to our many volunteers, in 2019 Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services: · Provided assistance to almost 200 families…

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From all of us at the JCA, we wish you a Happy Passover/Chag Pesach Sameach! For more Passover resources and ideas please visit https://www.mainejewish.org/jca-virtual-experience/#VirtualServices

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May 18, 2020 UPDATE: Dear JCA Family, Over the past 9 weeks, we have learned so much about our community and about its resiliency and capacity for change. As difficult as the last two months have been, all of us have proven capable of far more than we might have anticipated when this began. The…

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