Thanks so much to WGME CBS 13 News, Portland and Karah Brackin for visiting Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services today and talking about the ways people can help us make a difference! View the story and video here: https://wgme.com/features/food-bank-friday/michael-klahr-jewish-family-services-helps-mainers-in-need

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The events of the last two weeks in Israel have cast a pall over the season of Shavuot, traditionally a time to celebrate the “first fruits” of the year and the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Once again, violence erupted, and those of us with family and friends in Israel watched news coverage…

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Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services is thrilled to announce that beginning April 27th we will be offering food box pickups at the JCA, along with deliveries directly to homes of individuals and families in Cumberland & York Counties. The food boxes have been generously provided by Wayside Food Programs and include a variety of non-perishable items. We…

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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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