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THE LIGHT OF DAYS The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos

Feb 28, 2024 7:30PM—9:00PM

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College

Cost Free

While conducting research at the British Library, author Judy Batalion came across the 1946 book Freuen in di Ghettos (Women in the Ghettos), filled with accounts of young Jewish women who defied the Nazis. These Polish-Jewish “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in teddy bears, and flirted with and shot Nazis. They distributed…

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Lowry’s Lodge Open Reading

Mar 10, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Cost Free

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Spring forward with celebrated Maine poets and Lowry’s Lodge founders Anna Wrobel and Jim Donnelly at this quarterly event! We will begin the evening with a reading by Featured Poet Pam Burr Smith, followed by an Open Poetry Hour. Time will be allotted based on the number of open sign-ups. Some snacks, some beverages, some…

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The Wandering Radiance: Selected Poems of Hilde Domin (translated by Mark S. Burrows) – Book Launch

Mar 17, 2024 3:00PM—4:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St Portland

Cost Free!

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Join translator Mark S. Burrows at the Maine Jewish Museum for a fascinating discussion of the recently published The Wandering Radiance: Selected Poems of Hilde Domin. Domin is among the most beloved and widely recognized writers of post-war Germany, though until now she has been relatively unknown among English readers. Because of her Jewish identity,…

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Build Your Own Terrarium with RIMON

Mar 17, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

Terrrarium 98 Cross St N, Portland, ME 04101

Cost $35.00 per person

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Join RIMON, the Portland Women’s Jewish Group, and build your own Terrarium at Terrarium! All materials will be provided, including plants, substrates, and containers. You will get to keep your creation afterwards. Bring your creativity and curiosity. $35 per person.

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TBE’s Annual Purim Party

Mar 23, 2024 8:00PM—11:00PM

Temple Beth El

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Dust off your costumes, warm up your grogger, and put on your dancing shoes! TBE’s annual Purim Party is one of the highlights of the year and definitely not to be missed! There will be a full megillah reading, costume parade, music, drinks, food, and much more. We look forward to seeing you there. RSVPs…

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History, Memory, and Poetry: Women in the Holocaust

Mar 29, 2024 10:00AM—12:00AM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Cost Free

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For the culmination of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with MJM’s Delet Program, “History, Memory, and Poetry: Women in the Holocaust” honors the wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters in Nazi ghettos, death camps, and Jewish resistance groups. Delet Core Consultant Anna Wrobel, a celebrated local historian, teacher, and poet, weaves poetry and family memoir…

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They Sat There, Feeling Happy Together: A Children’s Movement Workshop

Apr 07, 2024 12:00AM—1:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Cost Free

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Rose Woods Dance Collaborative (RWDC) is a performance art-focused dance theatre company founded by New England dancers and choreographers, Jenna Gross and Jillian MacLaughlin. Their work approaches social commentary through pantomime-inspired comedy and absurdism. The main focus of their choreographic work is to make serious topics into jokes and to take jokes seriously. Jenna and…

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They Sat There, Feeling Happy Together: A Theatrical Modern Dance Performance

Apr 07, 2024 5:00PM—6:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Cost Free

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Rose Woods Dance Collaborative (RWDC) is a performance art-focused dance theatre company founded by New England dancers and choreographers, Jenna Gross and Jillian MacLaughlin. Their work approaches social commentary through pantomime-inspired comedy and absurdism. The main focus of their choreographic work is to make serious topics into jokes and to take jokes seriously. Jenna and…

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Molly Bajgot Concert

Jun 06, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St, Portland

Cost $36

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Join for an inspiring evening of new Jewish music and powerful song with Molly Bajgot. Molly will share music from her new first full-length album, “Revelry,” new tunes for Jewish liturgy and original songs of hope. Molly’s soulful voice and alluring melodies bridge the realms of Jewish, folk, and devotional music. Her orientation to community…

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Fashion, Food, and Fun(d)raiser: A Celebration of Our Diverse Community

Aug 08, 2024 7:00PM—9:30PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St. Portland, ME

A fabulous evening awaits! In alignment with our mission to “celebrate and honor Maine’s Jewish immigrants in the context of the American experience” and to “build bridges of appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds,” we invite you to join us for a night of fashion, food, and fun to celebrate Our diverse community.

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Past | Archive

Bella: An Immigrant’s Tale

Feb 25, 2024 2:00PM—4:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St. Portland, ME

Writing to Keep the Dead Alive: Motherhood and Modern Jewish Identity in Poetry

Feb 15, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum 267 Congress St Portland

Chug Sameach: Family Trivia at the Museum! 2024

Feb 04, 2024 2:00PM—3:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland

Chug Sameach: Trivia at the Museum! 2024

Feb 04, 2024 5:30PM—8:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland

Czech Torahs Breakfast and Viewing Party

Feb 04, 2024 8:30AM—10:00AM

Congregation Bet Ha’am 81 Westbrook Street South Portland, Maine 04106

More Events

Chair Yoga with Rachael Clare

Feb 27, 2024 10:00AM—11:00AM

JCA of Southern Maine

Advanced Beginners Pickleball Course, Session 2

Feb 27, 2024 4:00PM—5:00PM

JCA of Southern Maine

Beginners Pickleball Course, Session 8

Feb 27, 2024 3:00PM—4:00PM

JCA of Southern Maine, 1342 Congress St. Portland ME

Crafternoon

Feb 28, 2024 12:00PM—2:00PM

JCA of Southern Maine