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Lag Baomer Party

May 19, 2022 4:30PM

Fort Allen Park at the Gazebo, 49 Eastern Promenade, Portland

Cost $15/person - $10/child

BBQ! MUSIC! HOT DOGS! MOON BOUNCE! CRAFTS! POPCORN! aaand…. an awesome DRUM CIRCLE! Fun for the whole fam Come celebrate with the Jewish community!

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Beginner Mah Jongg class with Judi Slotsky

May 19, 2022 9:30AM—11:30AM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME

Cost $40 - JCA members | $50 - General public

BEGINNER MAH JONGG CLASS Six Thursdays sessions, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 23 In person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland Tuition: $40 – JCA members | $50 – General public Advanced registration required by Friday, May 13th Limited to 8 students. Have you always wanted…

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Shlichei Tzibur Training – Worship Service Leaders

May 17, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

SHLICHEI TZIBUR TRAINING PROGRAM  Empowering Worship Service Leaders  With Cantor Sheila Nesis  Made possible by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, the Messerschmidt Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and the Covenant Foundation  Monthly classes on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 PM  Starting Tuesday, May 25, 2o21   This yearlong experience is designed to empower…

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Levey Day School 70th Birthday Party

May 15, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

Levey Day School - 400 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME

The Levey Day School Parent Association invites you to join hosts Rabbi Gary Berenson, Levey alum (’64), and beloved Levey teacher Debbie Kanter to come celebrate Levey’s 70th birthday! Mark your calendars – the party is Sunday, May 15 from 1-3 PM.  If you’ve attended Levey’s Holy Smokes! event in the past, we want you…

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What Does a Good Day Look Like? End of Life Conversations in a Jewish Context

May 07, 2022 7:00PM

Presented on Zoom by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life

Presented on Zoom by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life Sunday, May 7 | 7:00 PM Have you discussed with family members, loved ones, or physicians your wishes for how you want to live as you approach the eventual end of your life? Join Rabbi Melanie Levav of the Shomer Collective this Sunday, May…

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Opera in the Pines Presents: The Diary of Anne Frank

May 05, 2022 7:00PM—10:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Cost $25-$35

Opera in the Pines presents the Maine premiere of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Grigory Frid. Based on the original text of the famous diary Anne kept as she hid with her family between 1942 and1944, this monodramatic opera in 21 scenes will proudly feature an all-female creative team, including Rachel Policar (National Yiddish…

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May 04, 2022—May 09, 2022

Cost $40 with discount code

Presented by the JCA and the Maine Jewish Film Festival in partnership with Menemsha Films Festival Pass (9 films): $50 | $40 with discount code Enter our exclusive discount code for 20% off: MAINEIID    Celebrate Israel with six nights of exclusive, award-winning films, available to view from the comfort of home via your TV,…

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Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration – Israel Independence Day

May 01, 2022 3:00PM—4:30PM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME 04102

Cost 0.0

COMMUNITY YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION – ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE DAY Presented by the JCA in partnership with Beth Israel Congregation – Bath, Etz Chaim Synagogue – Portland, Levey Day School, Shaarey Tphiloh, and Temple Beth El This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator, and by the…

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Women on the Front Lines – Inside the Combat Units of the Israeli Army

May 01, 2022 5:00PM—6:00PM

Cost 0.0

A Zoom discussion with photographer Debbie Zimelman Sunday, May 1st | 5:00 PM ET Advanced registration required by Friday 4/29 to receive the Zoom link. Women on the Front Lines is the first and only photography book offering an insiders’ view, sharing an intimate glimpse of the lives of women who serve in the Israeli…

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Apr 27, 2022 6:30PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue – 267 Congress St., Portland   And online via YouTube Livestream

Presented in partnership with Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland  Join Rabbi Gary Berenson and Cantor Sheila Nesis for a community commemoration of Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, with songs, prayers, and readings. This program will be held both in-person at Etz Chaim Synagogue – Portland, and livestreamed online. Attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted…

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More Events


May 20, 2022—May 22, 2022

Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland 

THE GENESIS OF CREATION: New Art and Commentary on the Days of the Creation – With Chuck Lisner

May 26, 2022 7:00PM

Presented online via ZOOM by Congregation Etz Chaim, Biddeford 

Beginner Mah Jongg class with Judi Slotsky

May 26, 2022 9:30AM—11:30AM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME

Beginner Mah Jongg class with Judi Slotsky

Jun 02, 2022 9:30AM—11:30AM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME