Children & Family

Current & Upcoming

Stuff-a-Truck Diaper Drive

Oct 02, 2022 1:00PM—3:00PM

JCA of Southern Maine parking lot 1342 Congress Street, Portland

Cost Free

Please join us for a family-friendly event to raise awareness during Diaper Need Awareness Week.  Help us stuff-a-truck full of donated diapers!  Anyone who donates diapers will be entered into a raffle to win Sea Dogs tickets for the 2023 season.  Slugger the Sea Dog will make a special appearance and we’ll have a visit…

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Lion King Musical Theater – Youth Program for Ages 6-14

Oct 06, 2022 4:00PM—6:00PM

JCA 1342 Congress St Portland, ME 04102

Cost $250.00

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The Lion King Audition Information October 6th – 4:00-6:00PM JCA, Portland Ages: 6-14 *Every child will be given a part in the play. *If you cannot make the audition please let us know and we’ll find another time for your child.   Rehearsal Information First rehearsal: October 13th 4:00PM Rehearsals every week on Thursday and Friday…

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Family Shabbat, Shake the Lulav!

Oct 14, 2022 5:00PM—6:00PM

Etz Chaim synagogue

Cost Free of charge

Led by Cantor Sheila Nesis, join us for a 45 minutes Family Shabbat filled with songs, a story, birthday blessings and Shabbat treats! All are welcome, especially children ages 0-7 and their caregivers!

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Family Shabbat Service

Oct 14, 2022 6:00PM—7:00PM

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

Family Shabbat services take place once a month at Congregation Bet Ha’am and are geared towards families with elementary school aged children. The service includes musical instruments, a story, and a birthday blessing. Religious school students make presentations and lead prayers. As of August 2022, Bet Ha’am requires masks during Family Shabbat Services.

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Family Shabbat, A Hanukkah Celebration!

Dec 16, 2022 5:00PM—6:00PM

Etz Chaim synagogue

Cost Free of charge

Led by Cantor Sheila Nesis, join us for a 45 minutes Family Shabbat filled with songs, a story, birthday blessings and Shabbat treats! All are welcome, especially children ages 0-7 and their caregivers!

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Light up the Night

Dec 23, 2022 6:00PM—7:30PM

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

Celebrate Shabbat and light your chanukiah with dozens of families! We will sing Chanukah songs, play instruments, sing our monthly birthday blessing, and end the evening with Chanukah sweets and child-friendly activities. *As of August 2022, Bet Ha’am requires masks at Family Shabbats.

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Family Shabbat, Celebrating the Birthday of the Trees!

Feb 03, 2023 5:00PM—6:00PM

Etz Chaim synagogue

Cost Free of charge

Led by Cantor Sheila Nesis, join us for a 45 minutes Family Shabbat filled with songs, a story, birthday blessings and Shabbat treats! All are welcome, especially children ages 0-7 and their caregivers!

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Family Shabbat, Welcoming Shabbat together!

Apr 14, 2023 5:00PM—6:00PM

Etz Chaim synagogue

Cost Free of charge

Led by Cantor Sheila Nesis, join us for a 45 minutes Family Shabbat filled with songs, a story, birthday blessings and Shabbat treats! All are welcome, especially children ages 0-7 and their caregivers!

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Past | Archive

JCA & Center Day Camp Fall Family Festival 2022

Sep 18, 2022 1:00PM—4:00PM

Center Day Camp - 74 Hackett Rd., Windham

Community Brunch + Gardening @ TBE

Sep 11, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

Temple Beth El 400 Deering Ave. Portland, ME 04103

Honey’s Garden Playdate and Crafts

Jul 10, 2022 10:00AM—12:00AM

Temple Beth El (400 Deering Avenue, Portland)

Tot Shabbat

Jul 08, 2022 5:00PM—6:30PM

Temple Beth El (400 Deering Avenue, Portland)

Community Park Campaign Presentation + Brunch

Jun 26, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Temple Beth El

Free to Be Me Pride Party

Jun 15, 2022 5:30PM

Temple Beth El

More Events

Violins of Hope – Concerts & Events

Oct 03, 2022—Oct 27, 2022

Various Locations - See PSO Website for full list of dates and events

Lion King Musical Theater – Youth Program for Ages 6-14

Oct 06, 2022 4:00PM—6:00PM

JCA 1342 Congress St Portland, ME 04102

Beginner Mah Jongg class with Judi Slotsky

Oct 11, 2022 6:00PM—8:00PM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME

Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall with author Daniel Levin

Oct 12, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online via Zoom