Holiday

Current & Upcoming

PURIM, TOGETHER – A statewide Zoom celebration

Feb 25, 2021 6:30PM

Online Via Zoom - With The Center for Small Town Jewish Life

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Organized by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life  Thursday, Feb. 25th | 6:30 PM  We could all use a little celebration these days! Get your costumes ready, grab a refreshing drink, and join the Maine Jewish community for a festive Purim. The celebration will include: A spiel presented by Temple Beth El, Augusta A costume…

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Songs of Victory & Triumph: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Purim

Feb 25, 2021 2:00PM

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SONGS OF VICTORY & TRIUMPH: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Purim Thursday, February 25th | 2:00-3:15 PM EST Presented by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance Celebrate Esther and Mordecai’s triSONGS OF VICTORY & TRIUMPH: A Multi-Genre Musical Celebration of Purimumph by joining James Sokol to journey through a diverse array of music –…

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Purim 2021

Feb 26, 2021

Purim is a fun, joyful holiday celebrating the salvation of the Jews of ancient Persia as told in the biblical Book of Esther (the Megillah in Hebrew). In 2021, Purim begins in the evening of Thursday, February 25th and continues through Friday, February 26th.  We can celebrate Purim by reading or performing the story in the Megillah, wearing costumes,  and eating a variety of…

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The Passover Haggadah: A Biography – A Zoom talk with author Rabbi Vanessa Ochs

Mar 04, 2021 7:00PM

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The Passover Haggadah: A Biography – A Zoom talk with author Rabbi Vanessa Ochs Thursday, March 4th at 7:00 PM EST Advanced registration required by Weds. 3/3 at https://mainejewish.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=73510& The Zoom link will be email to registered participants on Weds. afternoon 3/3.   “And you shall tell your son on that day….” This simple command…

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Welcoming Elijah – A Passover Tale with a Tail & Gittel’s Journey – An Ellis Island Story A special family Zoom program with author Leslea Newman

Mar 07, 2021 4:00PM

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Welcoming Elijah – A Passover Tale with a Tail & Gittel’s Journey – An Ellis Island Story A special family Zoom program with author Leslea Newman Sunday, March 7th at 4:00 PM EST Advanced registration required by Friday 3/5 at 12 noon at  https://mainejewish.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=73966& The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants on Friday…

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JKids Radio MUSICAL PASSOVER SEDER EXPERIENCE

Mar 21, 2021 3:00PM—4:00PM

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JKids Radio MUSICAL PASSOVER SEDER EXPERIENCE A FREE online event sponsored by PJ Library in Southern Maine, the JCA, Temple Beth El, and Congregations Bet Ha’am and Shaarey Tphiloh Sunday, March 21st  | 3 PM Advanced registration required by Sunday 3/21 at 12 noon to receive the Zoom link. Join us for a singalong seder experience…

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Recovery Seder

Mar 28, 2021 6:00PM—8:00PM

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RECOVERY SEDER Hosted on Zoom by Rebecca Bass Sunday, March 28th | 6 PM Free. Advanced registration required by Thursday 3/25 to receive the Zoom link and a digital PDF of the special Haggadah booklet we will be using. (The Haggadah is the traditional text with the blessings for the ritual Passover Seder meal including…

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All Star Musical Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration – Israel Independence Day

Apr 11, 2021 3:00PM—4:00PM

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ALL STAR MUSICAL YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION – Israel Independence Day An online concert presented by the JCA’s Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Memorial Fund Sunday, April 11th | 3 PM Free! Advanced registration required by Sunday April 11th at 12 noon to receive the Zoom link. Join us for a celebration of Israel Independence Day with Jewish…

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Past | Archive

What Queen Esther Knew: Leadership Strategies from an Ancient Sage

Feb 21, 2021 11:00AM—12:00AM

Online via Zoom - From Congregation Etz Chaim in Biddeford

DIY Tu BiShvat Seder Workshop

Jan 24, 2021 9:00AM—10:00AM

Temple Beth El - Online