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Southern Maine Services for the High Holidays 2019/5780

Looking for High Holiday Services in Southern Maine? Look no further! Here are the schedules for eight local congregations. For more information, click the name of each congregation to visit their website and find full schedules including Sukkot and more.* * Did we miss any? Email JCA Marketing Director Trevor Geiger at tgeiger(at)mainejewish.org Congregation Bet…

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225,263 Diapers Arrive at KJFS to Assist Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Several months ago, Portland, ME welcomed over 400 asylum-seekers from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that came to the city from the southwestern border. As the city mobilized to help find them temporary/permanent housing, the JCA and Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services started a fundraising effort to bring an entire TRACTOR-TRAILER truckload of diapers…

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PJ Library Southern Maine Receives $8,000 Grant to launch PJ Library Ambassadors Program

PJ Library Helps Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine/PJ Library Southern Maine Connect Jewish Families and Celebrate Jewish Life For Immediate Release July 9th, 2019 – Portland, ME York County and Bath/Brunswick area families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to a grant recently awarded by PJ…

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Sunday Swim at Center Day Camp

Free for all JCA members! Four Sundays // 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM Center Day Camp – 74 Hackett Road, Windham, ME June 30 – Free for all Goldman Family Preschool Graduating Families July 7 – Free for all PJ Library familiesJuly 28 – Free for JCA membersAugust 18 – Free for JCA members Admission…

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Yom Hashoah and Chabad of Poway

Each year, for many years, the JCA has worked together with the Maine Jewish Film Festival, area synagogues, and other Jewish organizations to develop a public Yom Ha’Shoah observance during which we gather in community to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, and to honor and support Holocaust survivors and their descendants.   On Wednesday night, in collaboration…

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Southern Maine Seders & Passover Parties

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 Passover, here are 12 great Passover events and Seder dinners happening in Southern Maine communities that we’re sure you’ll want to attend. B’nai Portland (Unaffiliated) Chocolate Seder – SOLD OUT Lunt Auditorium, 74…

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Portland Purim Parties

Chag Purim Sameach! Time to dress up, shout, boo, and grog your groggers.  But wait, where to go? What to do?  Never fear, the JCA is here with the low-down on all the best Portland Purim Parties happening in and around the Forest City this year, from kid’s events to “Purim for Grown-ups.”    …

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100 Women Who Care

KJFS receives award from Southern Maine Giving Group Feb. 5th, 2019 Last night at their Annual Auction & Meeting, Southern Maine group 100 Women Who Care voted to award Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services approx. $13,000! The group of 100+ women (actually closer to 250 women at this point) meets four times per year, and members…

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