Check out this week’s Community Newsletter, including info on Center Day Camp‘s new ‘Family Camp’ initiative, virtual & in-person fitness classes, The Center for Small Town Jewish Life’s Funtensive 2020 Online Kids Programming, and much more. Read the Newsletter and Subscribe here: https://conta.cc/2VDKgGz

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“Not a return to business as usual, but an entirely new way of making our spaces and programs accessible.” Check out this week’s Community Newsletter, including info on Center Day Camp‘s new ‘Family Camp’ initiative, virtual & in-person fitness classes, Shalom Hartman Institute programs, and much more.   Read the Newsletter and Subscribe here: https://conta.cc/2A1TZiv

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We are pleased to announce the 2020 JCA High School Award Recipients! These young leaders have demonstrated that the values and skills they have built as part of our community will be generously shared in the broader world in so many ways. We are so excited to follow their growth and accomplishments in the future.…

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The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine stands in solidarity with the Black community in Maine and nationwide. We condemn the police killing of George Floyd, and the history of police brutality targeting people of color, especially Black and Indigenous people. Our outrage is deepened by a history of failures to hold police accountable for…

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  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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