Current & Upcoming

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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End of Bias with Jessica Nordell: Author Engagement Series

Mar 19, 2024 6:30PM—8:30PM

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

Cost $9 suggested donation


Join us at 6:30PM for a special talk with moderator Mandy Levine, former employment attorney who is now a DEI consultant and workplace investigator, and  author and journalist Jessica Nordell about practical solutions to address bias in a variety of sectors. Book sales will be available prior to and following the discussion, courtesy of our…

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Longing with Merle Feld: Author Engagement Series

Apr 16, 2024 6:00PM—7:30PM

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

Cost $9 for in-person / free for virtual talk only


Join us for an in-person poetry reading with Maine Jewish poets and a virtual author talk with poet Merle Feld. Copies of Longing: Poems of a Life will be available for sale after the talk, courtesy of our friends at Longfellow Books. What do we long for as we carry the traumas of our past…

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Past | Archive

Anti-Semitism After October 7: Should We Be (More) Afraid?

Feb 25, 2024 1:00PM—2:30PM

Congregation Etz Chaim 34 Bacon St. Biddeford, ME 04005


Aug 20, 2023 5:00PM—6:00PM

267 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

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