Literature

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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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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

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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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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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Past | Archive

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

The Golem of Brooklyn with Adam Mansbach: JCA Author Engagement Series

Feb 06, 2024 7:00PM—8:00PM

Virtual author talk.

Israel Reading Group

Jan 23, 2024 7:00PM—8:30AM

JCA of Southern Maine 1342 Congress St, Portland ME 04102

Lowry’s Lodge Holiday Reading

Dec 17, 2023 3:00PM—5:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum

Israel Reading Group

Nov 28, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

Board Room at the JCA 1342 Congress St, Portland ME 04102

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JCA of Southern Maine

Advanced Beginners Pickleball Course, Session 2

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JCA of Southern Maine

Beginners Pickleball Course, Session 8

Feb 27, 2024 3:00PM—4:00PM

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Crafternoon

Feb 28, 2024 12:00PM—2:00PM

JCA of Southern Maine