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Yom Ha’atzmaut Workshop with Rabbi Andy Bachman – Israeli Politics and the Current Crisis

Apr 25, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

Jewish Community Alliance 1342 Congress St Portland, ME 04102

Cost Free

Israeli Politics and the Current Crisis:  A Conversation About Where Things Stand Today  The current Israeli government’s judicial reform crisis has captivated the attention of observers all over the world. While the disagreements over judicial reform are currently on hold, we have an opportunity to examine the parties and players and understand where things stand…

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‘Laden With Happiness and Tears’ – Fiddler on the Roof in Historical Context

Apr 19, 2023 6:30PM—7:30PM

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

Cost $0.00

‘Laden With Happiness and Tears’ – Fiddler on the Roof in Historical Context With historian and poet Anna Wrobel Wednesday, April 19th | 6:30 – 7:30 PM In person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St.  Presented by the Jewish Community Alliance and Portland Ovations Advanced registration required by Tues. April 18 Historical framing is…

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April is the Cruelest Month: Genocide Memory and the End of “Never Again”

Apr 17, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

Online webinar

Cost Free

Lecture: “Will Our Children Say ‘Never Again’ and Mean It? Lessons from the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and the Struggle to End Humanity‘s Worst Crime” Moderator: Professor Abraham J. Peck Featured Speaker: Dr. Jean-Damascène Gasanabo , former Director General of the Research and Documentation Center on Genocide at the Rwanda National Commission for…

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This Year We Are Slaves, Next Year We Are Free: A Virtual Passover Workshop with Rabbi Andy Bachman

Mar 30, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

Online via Zoom

Cost $10 Non members / Free for JCA members

Join Rabbi Andy Bachman in pre-Passover virtual workshop examining the basic structure and central message of the Haggadah, and new ways to observe that “In every generation one should regard oneself as though they had come out of Egypt.” The Jewish people’s redemption from slavery is at the center of the Exodus story. But the…

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SOUNDING TRAUMA, MEDIATING MEMORY: Holocaust Economy and the Politics of Sound – With Prof. Kathryn Huether

Mar 29, 2023 7:00PM

Bowdoin College - Main Lounge - Moulton Union, Brunswick

Wednesday, March 29th | 7:00 – 8:30 PM In person at Bowdoin College – Main Lounge – Moulton Union, Brunswick Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Congregation – Bath, Bowdoin College and the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine   This talk will provide an overview of Dr. Huether’s book project, Sounding Trauma, Mediating Memory: Holocaust Economy…

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Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) presents Lecture by Jewish Ethics Scholar and Author Joseph Rosenstein on Pirkei Avot

Jan 04, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Via Zoom

Cost None

Rosenstein, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rutgers University, is a founding member of New Jersey’s 50+ year-old Highland Park Minyan — a peer-led, egalitarian, post-denominational and inclusive chavurah (prayer group). An expert on Parkei Avot, which translates from Hebrew to “Ethics of the Fathers,” Rosenstein recently published the book “Reflections on Pirkei Avot…

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An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Author THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Apr 10, 2022 9:00PM

Online via Zoom

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Author THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN discussing ‘The Big Trends Shaping The World Today: Economics, Technology, and Geopolitics’  A virtual event presented by the Jewish Federation of New Mexico and co-sponsored by the JCA of Southern Maine Sunday, April 10th| 9 PM ET    Bestselling author of The World is…

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What is Shalom House?

Mar 27, 2022 2:00PM—4:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum as well as via Zoom Webinar

Cost Free

Do you know Shalom House? Want to learn more? This talk will go into the rich history behind Shalom House and their mission to provide essential community services to adults living with mental health conditions. Come find out how they have gone from one location to nearly 30 locations in the past 50 years. This…

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Artist Talk: Storytellers

Mar 20, 2022 2:00PM—4:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum as well as Zoom Webinar

Cost Free

Guest curator Lissa Hunter will be moderating this free panel discussion with the five featured book artists, exploring their processes and inspirations creating new work for Stories: Women From the Bible in Contemporary Book Arts, currently on view at the Maine Jewish Museum. If you wish to attend via Zoom rather than in person, please…

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Preserving Holocaust History: Collecting Artifacts and Researching Fates

Mar 09, 2022 12:00PM—1:00PM

Live Virtual Program presented by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Join the New England community for a live virtual program featuring representatives from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Documentation who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public our vast collection of record on the Holocaust. Learn how the Museum continues its acquisition efforts despite the pandemic and about the meticulous…

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Beginner’s Mah Jongg Course Session 4 with Judi Slotsky

Jun 08, 2023 6:00PM—8:00PM

JCA Library

Beginner’s Pickleball, Session 5

Jun 13, 2023 9:30AM—10:30AM

JCA Cohen Hall

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Jun 15, 2023 6:00PM—8:00PM

JCA Library


Jun 17, 2023 10:30AM—3:00PM

Parade Line-up Location TBA