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The Social Justice Torah Commentary with Rabbis Barry Block and Erica Asch

Mar 16, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

The Social Justice Torah Commentary A virtual author talk with Rabbis Barry Block and Erica Asch Thursday, March 16th | 7:00 PM ET Advanced registration required by Weds. March 15th to receive the Zoom link. What does the Torah have to say about social justice? As the contributors to The Social Justice Torah Commentary demonstrate,…

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Jewish Muslims: A Conversation with David Freidenreich and David Sandmel

Feb 02, 2023 5:30PM—7:00AM

Maine Jewish Museum

Cost Free!

February 2, 2023 – 5:45 – 6:45 PM Hatred of Jews and hatred of Muslims have been intertwined in Christian thought since the rise of Islam. In his new book, Jewish Muslims, Rabbi Dr. David Freidenreich explores the history of this complex, perplexing, and emotionally fraught phenomenon. Analyzing anti-Muslim sentiment in texts and images produced…

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American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York

Jan 26, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York A virtual book talk with co-authors Nomi Stolzenberg & David Myers Thursday, Jan. 26th | 7:00 PM ET Advanced registration required by Weds. January 25th Nomi Stolzenberg and David Myers have written a heavily researched, readable, and exceedingly interesting history of…

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Hole in The Head Review Poetry Reading Series

Jan 26, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum

Cost Free!

The Maine Jewish Museum is proud to be collaborating with Hole in the Head Review to host quarterly poetry readings at the Museum. Two acclaimed Maine poets, Jeri Theriault and Mike Bove, will be the featured readers for the first hour. A Franco-American poet, Jeri Theriault grew up in Waterville, Maine. Her poetry collections include…

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PJ Our Way Havdalah Event with author Casey Breton

Jan 21, 2023 5:00PM—6:30PM

In person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland

Advanced registration required by Weds. Jan. 18th. Suggested ticket per household – $10 | Subsidized tickets available Join us in welcoming Casey Breton for our author Havdalah event. Casey is the author of the PJ Our Way book Going Rogue (At Hebrew School). She will lead us in some group activities and do a brief…

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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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Hadassah X MJM Book Group

Dec 12, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Maine Jewish Museum

Cost Free!

Bookworms take note: the Portland Hadassah Book Group is combining forces with the Maine Jewish Museum! The NEW Portland Hadassah X MJM Book Group will meet on the second Tuesday of the month from September – May, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, at the Museum. This month, we will discuss Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant…

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Beginner’s Mah Jongg Course Session 4 with Judi Slotsky

Jun 08, 2023 6:00PM—8:00PM

JCA Library

Beginner’s Pickleball, Session 5

Jun 13, 2023 9:30AM—10:30AM

JCA Cohen Hall

Beginner’s Mah Jongg Course Session 4 with Judi Slotsky

Jun 15, 2023 6:00PM—8:00PM

JCA Library

SOUTHERN MAINE PRIDE PARADE

Jun 17, 2023 10:30AM—3:00PM

Parade Line-up Location TBA