Though it may be cold outside, there are so many fantastic ways to stay connected and involved with Jewish life! We have a fun new J Talks episode out this week featuring Margaret Hathaway and Karl Shatz, whose Ten Apple Farm in Gray is a hive of activity even during this time of year! And if you haven’t had a chance already, please bookmark the JCA’s community calendar; we’ve designed it to give you a one-stop destination to find out what is happening throughout the Jewish community. If you don’t see an event on our radar, please let the organizers know – events can be submitted 24/7 via our website.
As part of Black History Month, we are highlighting some opportunities to deepen learning and engagement around racial justice and the experiences of Jews of Color, and we’re looking forward to partnering with MJFF on their February 19-21 “Weekend Edition” program with two screenings: They Ain’t Ready for Me (2020) and Rosenwald (2015).
Next week, we welcome our new Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Manager, Adam Seigal. Adam has a strong background in volunteer and project management, and a deep commitment to human services. He received an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University, and has a BA in Secondary Education from Lesley University. Most recently, Adam has been working at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging as their Volunteer Services Supervisor. He served as Volunteer Coordinator at KJFS several years ago, and we are thrilled to have him with us once again!
As we look forward to Purim, we’ll be opening our “Holiday Hub” once again, and PJ Library has activity kits available to help make the holiday festive at home!
Click the link below to read this week’s JCA Community Newsletter including Black History Month Films, a Kugel Cook-Along, and Bill Gates Book Talk!