Happy Pesach everyone! Time to clean house, stock up on matzah, rid yourself of pesky chametz, and rehearse your Da-Dayenu‘s. As we prepare for yet another very different Passover, here are some great Passover Programs, Virtual Seders, and Pesach Resources to help you celebrate with your community here in Maine. HEBREW SCHOOL CHOCOLATE SEDER Presented…

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It will be a different Purim this year but we’re still going to get dressed up, grogg our groggers, and nosh some Hamentaschen! Here are 13 great Purim Programs to help you safely celebrate with your community here in Maine. HAMANTASCHEN BAKING DEMONSTRATION Presented by Beth Israel Congregation in Bath Thursday, February 18, 5:00 PM…

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Dear JCA Community, As we welcome Shabbat tonight, we know that many are feeling the impact of this week’s events deeply. The use of violence as a political tool is frightening not just because it is unpredictable, but also because it is so dangerous. Some of us understand the contours of that danger academically, through…

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Make the most of your giving to the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine using the CARES Act:   Here’s what you need to know about the CARES Act, and how you may be able to maximize your charitable giving this year to the JCA when it means the most. On March 27, the Coronavirus…

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Happy (almost) Hanukkah everyone! While the festival of lights will look different this year, there are still so many wonderful ways to celebrate together here in Southern Maine. Here are 15 Hanukkah Happenings to help keep your annual traditions full of life and full of light. For Hanukkah crafts, recipes, music and activities, check out…

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