Community Events

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Spirits and Spirits

Dec 08, 2022 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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Hadassah X MJM Book Group

Dec 12, 2022 10:00AM—11:30AM

Maine Jewish Museum

Cost Free!

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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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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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Shabbat Bachutz with Lorin Troderman

Dec 17, 2022 10:00AM—12:00AM

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Reb Nachman of Bratslav used to pray: רבונו של עולם Master of the Universe, grant me the ability to be alone; may it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grass, among all growing things. May I express there everything in my heart, and may all the foliage of the…

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World Cup Final Watch Party

Dec 18, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Cost FREE

Join the JCA and the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center to watch the 2022 World Cup Final!

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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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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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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

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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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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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JCA Community Shabbat Dinner

Jan 06, 2023

JCA - 1342 Congress St., Portland

Save the date! JCA Community Shabbat Dinners In person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland Fridays, 5:30 – 7:30 PM*** ***TENTATIVE TIMES AND DATES TO BE CONFIRMED (see schedule below) December 2 January 6 February 17 March 24 Gather with old and new friends for informal, delicious Shabbat meals catered by local chefs…

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Past | Archive

Congregation Etz Chaim Sunday Family Education Program

Dec 04, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

Congregation Etz Chaim 34 Bacon St. Biddeford, ME 04005

Author Talk: The Unwanted

Dec 04, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

Temple Beth El - 400 Deering Ave. Portland

Annual Learner’s Service at Bet Ha’am

Dec 03, 2022 10:30AM—12:00PM

Congregation Bet Ha'am

DaPonte String Quartet at the Maine Jewish Museum

Dec 01, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

Maine Jewish Museum - 267 Congress Street Portland, ME

The Great Big Maine Challah Bake

Nov 20, 2022 2:00PM—5:00PM

JCA - 1342 Congress St., Portland

More Events

Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities with author Emily Tamkin

Dec 08, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online via Zoom

World Cup Final Watch Party

Dec 18, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

12/25 Chinese Food & Films

Dec 25, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

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

JCA Community Shabbat Dinner

Jan 06, 2023

JCA - 1342 Congress St., Portland