Antisemitism, Change, and Upheaval

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 way, but knowing also that God is with us, giving us strength if we align our will with [God’s]. Faith is not…

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EXPERIENCE ISRAEL Trip – April 17-23, 2023

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 on April 23-26 – the Jewish Federations of North America premier event. Registration for GA will be through the JFNA website, details…

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Rugelach of the Month Club

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 and tangles, and a tool to strengthen old communities and build new ones. This is all both undeniably true and something we…

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Southern Maine High Holiday Services Guide 2022/5783

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 a little advanced planning helps! To make things a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list* of where you can go to sign…

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Our New Volunteer Platform is LIVE!

The JCA is thrilled to announce our new Volunteer platform through BetterImpact! This exciting new system enables current and prospective volunteers to easily complete an application, discover diverse opportunities, track and manage their hours, and sign up directly for the role that most interests them. With a wide range of new volunteer opportunities available, there…

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JCA Proposed Slate of Board Members for 2022-2023

In advance of our Annual Meeting on September 22nd, the JCA is pleased to announce the proposed slate of Board Members for 2022-2023! Join us on Thursday, September 22 at 5:15 PM, where we’ll honor new and retiring Board members, celebrate our community award winners, review the past year, and share our vision for the year…

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New Hires at the JCA!

We are so excited to share the news of two fantastic new hires at the Jewish Community Alliance!   Sam Cohen will be our new Operations Director. Sam has been at the JCA for 9 months as Membership and Office Manager, and during that time has helped to further professionalize and grow our organizational capacity,…

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JCA COVID POLICY UPDATE 7.6.22

The JCA requires proof of COVID vaccination for ages 5 years and up for participation in all JCA programs and activities.* Starting Sept. 12th, 2022, the JCA will require proof of COVID vaccination for ages 6 months and up for participation in all JCA programs and activities Effective immediately, JCA programs and activities will be…

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#MyJCA Community Art Project

Calling artists of all ages! This September, the JCA will celebrate 5 years on Congress Street, and we invite you to reflect on this milestone by joining in a community-wide art project! We will always be awed by the beauty and functionality of the JCA’s space, AND we know that it is the people in…

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