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Oct 24, 2021 8:30PM

Sunday, October 24th | 8:30 PM ET  A JFest event presented by the JCCA on the Virtual J platform   In partnership with the Jewish Book Council and Reboot, this JFest event brings Laura Arnold Leibman, author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning “The Art of the Jewish Family,” into conversation with Reboot’s “What Would You Bring” initiative, for a broad exploration of Jewish storytelling, resilience, and the power…

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Oct 21, 2021 8:00PM

Live with Chef Michael Solomonov  Thursday, October 21st | 8:00 PM ET   A JFest event presented by the JCCA on the Virtual J platform   Join Israeli chef and restauranteur Michael Solomonov for a live “root to stem” cooking show honoring Jewish cuisine, seasonal ingredients, and sustainability. Recipes will be provided in advance so you can cook along at home.    JFEST EVENTS Brought to you…

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David Grossman discusses More Than I Love My Life: A Novel

Oct 20, 2021 12:30PM

Cost Free

David Grossman discusses More Than I Love My Life: A Novel          Weds. October 20th | 12:30 PM EST A virtual author talk presented by the JCA as a member of the JBC Network, and hosted by the Jewish Book Council Join internationally best-selling author David Grossman in a conversation about love, trauma, and healing. More…

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Shlichei Tzibur Training – Worship Service Leaders

Oct 19, 2021 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    This yearlong experience is designed to empower individuals…

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Jewish Youth Connection: The UnScreened Version!

Oct 17, 2021 2:00PM—4:00PM

Center for Small Town Jewish Life Meet up at Gifford's in Waterville (170 Silver Street)

We are excited to offer a return to IN-PERSON teen programming! Join us on Sunday, October 17, 2-4 p.m., for mini-golf, Jewish study, and a chance to hang out LIVE with Jewish teens from across the state! We’ll start with some Jewish learning together, and follow it up with mini-golf and ice cream. This is a…

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Torah Conversations – An online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller

Oct 14, 2021 10:00AM—11:00AM

Cost 0.0

TORAH CONVERSATIONS An online weekly study group facilitated by Ellie Miller Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM Starting October 14th All participants must sign up by Tuesday, October 12th (including former attendees) to join the study group and receive the Zoom link. We continue our journey through the the Torah, beginning the book of Exodus, engaged…

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JCA Annual Meeting 2021

Oct 07, 2021 5:30PM—6:30PM

Online via Zoom

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the JCA Annual Meeting, where we honored new and retiring Board Members, celebrated our community award winners, reviewed the past year, and shared our vision for the year ahead! For those not able to attend and wishing to watch again, here is the Zoom recording:

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Parashat HaShavua with Rabbi Goldfinger

Oct 06, 2021 9:30AM—10:30AM


Presented by Temple Beth El Wednesdays 10/6 – 10/20; 11/3 – 11/17 | 9:30-10:30AM Join us for six Wednesday mornings on Zoom to study the weekly Torah portion. Led by Rabbi Alice Goldfinger, the class will be a conversation across time with ancient and modern commentators. The Conservative Movement’s Etz Hayim: Torah and Commentary is…

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David Rubenstein discusses The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream

Oct 03, 2021 8:00PM

Cost $11, $40

David Rubenstein discusses The American Experiment – Dialogues on a Dream Sunday, October 3rd | 8 PM ET A virtual event presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and hosted by the MJCCA Book Festival in Your Living Room Virtual ticket: $11 | Ticket with book + shipping – $40 The capstone book…

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Oct 01, 2021—Oct 03, 2021


Cost $10 per film | $18 for both

Join MJFF and the JCA for our second annual Yiddish Culture Festival. Featuring online film streaming of The Last Klezmer and Black Honey: The Life and Poetry of Avraham Sutzkever and a special musical performance:    Film streaming: Friday, Oct. 1 at noon through Sunday, Oct. 3 at midnight. Discussion with the filmmaker of the Last Klezmer on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 7 PM.  Virtual klezmer concert live via zoom…

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