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York County Community Chanukah Party

Dec 18, 2022 5:00PM—8:00PM

Congregation Etz Chaim 34 Bacon St. Biddeford, ME 04005

Cost $6 per person and $15 per family if preregistered; or $10 per person and $25 per family if not preregistered.

After forgoing the in-person version of its annual York County Community Chanukah Party in 2019, 2020, and 2021 for various reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Congregation Etz Chaim, Biddeford’s Jewish synagogue, is pleased to announce that it will open its doors for the famed holiday festival for the first time in four years. Members of…

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DaPonte String Quartet at the Maine Jewish Museum

Dec 01, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

Maine Jewish Museum - 267 Congress Street Portland, ME

Cost Free!

MJM is thrilled to be bringing back the DaPonte String Quartet for the first time since the pandemic! In this first of four planned concerts at the Museum, they will be presenting a new program, “Duo and Trio,” featuring the Beethoven C minor Trio, the Ernö Dohnányi Serenade, and the Mozart Duo in B flat.…

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RESCHEDULED TO 3/30: SOUNDING TRAUMA, MEDIATING MEMORY: Holocaust Economy and the Politics of Sound – With Prof. Kathryn Huether  

Nov 30, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

Bowdoin College - Main Lounge - Moulton Union, Brunswick 

*NOTE: RESCHEDULED to Thursday, March 30th  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:…

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Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall with author Daniel Levin

Oct 12, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online via Zoom

Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall  A virtual author talk with Daniel Levin Weds., October 12th | 7:00 PM ET Advanced registration required by Tues., Oct. 11th to receive the Zoom link. Amnon Weinstein, the renowned Israeli luthier (violin maker) who was trained by three of the most revered Italian luthiers of…

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Violins of Hope – Concerts & Events

Oct 03, 2022—Oct 27, 2022

Various Locations - See PSO Website for full list of dates and events

VIOLINS OF HOPE – October 2022  Presented by the Portland Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, ChoralArt, Maine Jewish Museum, Maine Jewish Film Festival, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and the Consulate General of Israel to New England.    The Portland Symphony Orchestra will hold a special…

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Song Circle: Selichot

Sep 17, 2022 7:30PM—8:30PM

Etz Chaim Synagogue, Portland

Cost Free of charge

Join us for an evening of melodies and meditations on the topics of return and forgiveness, in preparation to the High Holy Days.

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Shlichei Tzibur Training – Worship Service Leaders

May 17, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

SHLICHEI TZIBUR TRAINING PROGRAM  Empowering Worship Service Leaders  With Cantor Sheila Nesis  Made possible by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, the Messerschmidt Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and the Covenant Foundation  Monthly classes on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 PM  Starting Tuesday, May 25, 2o21   This yearlong experience is designed to empower…

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Opera in the Pines Presents: The Diary of Anne Frank

May 05, 2022 7:00PM—10:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Cost $25-$35

Opera in the Pines presents the Maine premiere of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Grigory Frid. Based on the original text of the famous diary Anne kept as she hid with her family between 1942 and1944, this monodramatic opera in 21 scenes will proudly feature an all-female creative team, including Rachel Policar (National Yiddish…

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Shlichei Tzibur Training – Worship Service Leaders

Apr 12, 2022 7:00PM—8:30PM

SHLICHEI TZIBUR TRAINING PROGRAM  Empowering Worship Service Leaders  With Cantor Sheila Nesis  Made possible by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, the Messerschmidt Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and the Covenant Foundation  Monthly classes on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 PM  Starting Tuesday, May 25, 2o21   This yearlong experience is designed to empower…

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