JCA Approved as HIAS Refugee Resettlement Partner

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine Approved as HIAS Refugee Resettlement Partner For Immediate Release October 22, 2020 – Portland, ME Last week, HIAS announced that the Department of State has approved seven new resettlement locations that will be part of HIAS’ national resettlement network to help provide homes and support for refugees when they…

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JCA by the Numbers – September 2020 – August 2021

700,000+ diapers distributed through Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services, $117,000 allocated to local and overseas organizations, 5,256 PJ Library books sent to kids free of charge, 486 pairs of winter boots delivered to kids at six area schools, and so much more! Proud to share our “JCA BY THE NUMBERS” infographic for September 2020 –…

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JCA Proposed Slate of Board Members for 2021-2022

In advance of our Annual Meeting on October 7th, the JCA is pleased to announce the proposed slate of Board Members for 2021-2022!  Join us on Thursday, October 7th at 5:30 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…

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Southern Maine High Holiday Services Guide 2021/5782

Where to sign up? Do I need Zoom again this year?  High Holiday services in Southern Maine are mostly happening online or outdoors this year, so a little advanced planning is needed. To make things a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list* of where you can go to sign up for services and to find…

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Staff ‘Shabbatical’ Week of Rest and Renewal

Our tradition honors the importance of the balance of work and rest, and in recognition of the unique challenges staff have faced over the past year, the JCA Board voted to authorize a one week “Shabbatical” this year; a week set aside for respite and rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit. The agency will be…

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JCA COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE

The JCA prioritizes the health and safety of our community members, visitors and staff. Because we run a preschool and programs that serve young children who cannot yet be vaccinated, strict adherence to our COVID-19 safety protocols is essential, whether or not there are children in the building. Our policies are subject to change as…

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Grants Help Fund Distribution of One Million Diapers in Maine

Additional support from the Sara Gideon for Maine campaign strengthens the Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Diaper Bank for the year to come FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2021 – Portland, ME Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS) Diaper Bank has received over $100,000 in grants and donations from 20…

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