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Chug Sameach: Trivia Night at the Museum!

Jan 07, 2023 6:30PM—9:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum

Cost $18

Show off your mad trivia skills on your own or in teams of up to eight while enjoying pizza from Brickyard Hollow, craft beer (generously donated by Mast Landing), and fun with friends — all while supporting MJM’s mission-driven exhibitions and programming. $18/person; teams of up to 8 players. Pizza and beer from 6:30 –…

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Civil Rights Shabbat at Bet Ha’am

Jan 06, 2023 7:30PM—9:00PM

Congregation Bet Ha'am 81 Westbrook Street South Portland ME 04106

Cost Free

On Friday, January 6 at 7:30, our congregation will celebrate a Shabbat dedicated to the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Congregant Shoshana Hoose will give a sermon about what she learned living through the integration of her all-white neighborhood near Hartford, Connecticut. We will honor former Portland legislator Gerry Talbot and other activists who fought…

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Spirits and Spirits

Jan 05, 2023 5:30PM—7:00PM

Maine Craft Distilling

Join Rabbi Braun for an evening of spirited and thoughtful discussion over some delicious beverages. L’chaim!

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Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) presents Lecture by Jewish Ethics Scholar and Author Joseph Rosenstein on Pirkei Avot

Jan 04, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Via Zoom

Cost None

Rosenstein, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rutgers University, is a founding member of New Jersey’s 50+ year-old Highland Park Minyan — a peer-led, egalitarian, post-denominational and inclusive chavurah (prayer group). An expert on Parkei Avot, which translates from Hebrew to “Ethics of the Fathers,” Rosenstein recently published the book “Reflections on Pirkei Avot…

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12/25 Chinese Food & Films

Dec 25, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine - 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME 04102

Cost Free to attend // $5 per person for Food

If your tradition on December 25th includes Chinese food and a movie – or if you would like it to – come join us at the JCA for the afternoon! We’ll have a delicious Chinese buffet lunch catered by Maine Jewish Museum Director Dawn LaRochelle (who was a restaurateur and caterer in Western Massachusetts for…

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT – Hanukkah Celebration!

Dec 23, 2022 5:30PM—7:30PM

Congregation Bet Ha'am - 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland

Please join us for Bet Ha’am’s Annual Family Service & Community Candle Lighting Friday, December 23rd at 6:00 PM 5:30 PM – Pizza Dinner 6:00 PM – Shabbat Service with Community Candle Lighting Bring your own menorah and 7 candles. Stay for a delicious Oneg with homemade potato latkes. For the young and young at…

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TBE’s Annual Chanukah Party

Dec 21, 2022 5:00PM—8:00PM

Temple Beth El - 400 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME

Join us on December 21 from 5-8pm for some old school (ie pre-pandemic) Chanukah fun at TBE! We will indulge in fried treats, delight in the musical emanations of Sonja and Friends (again!), and light candles together. There also might even be a chance to play a game of dreidel or two. We hope to…

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Menorah Making at the Children’s Museum

Dec 18, 2022 10:30AM—11:30AM

250 Thompsons Point Rd, Portland

Join PJ Library in kicking off the Jewish festival of light with a menorah making craft activity at the Children’s Museum of Maine. The event will take place in the museum’s MakerSpace on the second floor, and it is free with museum admission. Admission to the museum is $15.

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York County Community Chanukah Party

Dec 18, 2022 5:00PM—8:00PM

Congregation Etz Chaim 34 Bacon St. Biddeford, ME 04005

Cost $6 per person and $15 per family if preregistered; or $10 per person and $25 per family if not preregistered.

After forgoing the in-person version of its annual York County Community Chanukah Party in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for various reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Congregation Etz Chaim, Biddeford’s Jewish synagogue, is pleased to announce that it will open its doors for the famed holiday festival for the first time in four years. Members of…

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Biddeford Community Menorah Lighting

Dec 18, 2022—Dec 25, 2022

Corner of Maine and Lincoln Streets in Biddeford

Cost None

December 18th at 4:30 PM | December 19th – 25th at 5:30 PM An annual event sponsored by the Heart of Biddeford, the Community Menorah Lighting is open to all who wish to attend. The lighting on the first night of Chanukah, Dec. 18, will take place prior to Congregation Etz Chaim’s York County Community…

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