Current & Upcoming

12/25 Chinese Food & Films

Dec 25, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

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

Cost Free to attend // $5 per person for Food

If your tradition on December 25th includes Chinese food and a movie – or if you would like it to – come join us at the JCA for the afternoon! We’ll have a delicious Chinese buffet lunch catered by Maine Jewish Museum Director Dawn LaRochelle (who was a restaurateur and caterer in Western Massachusetts for…

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Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration – Israel Independence Day

May 01, 2022 3:00PM—4:30PM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME 04102

Cost 0.0

COMMUNITY YOM HA’ATZMAUT CELEBRATION – ISRAEL’S INDEPENDENCE DAY Presented by the JCA in partnership with Beth Israel Congregation – Bath, Etz Chaim Synagogue – Portland, Levey Day School, Shaarey Tphiloh, and Temple Beth El This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund: A JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator, and by the…

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Recovery-Oriented Seder at PRCC

Apr 16, 2022 6:00PM—8:00PM

Portland Recovery Community Center 102 Bishop Street Portland, ME

Cost 0.0

Led by volunteer Rebecca Bass Presented by the JCA in partnership with the Portland Recovery Community Center – In person at PRCC – 102 Bishop Street, Portland Saturday, April 16th | 6:00 PM During this special seder, we will explore how recovery from substance use disorder relates to the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt.…

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JKids Radio MUSICAL PASSOVER SEDER EXPERIENCE

Mar 21, 2021 3:00PM—4:00PM

Cost 0.0

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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Sustainable Nation – Free film streaming & online discussion

Oct 20, 2020—Oct 22, 2020

Cost 0.0

Sustainable Nation – Online Film Discussion with filmmaker Rebecca Shore Presented by the Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) and the JCA Online film streaming October 20-22 Followed by a Zoom discussion with the filmmaker on October 22 at 3 PM Register to receive the streaming and Zoom links: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/eAS4TNp/Sustainable Sign up and you will receive…

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Digital Resources from the USM Judaica Collection – Online Lunch & Learn

Jan 27, 2021 12:00PM—1:00PM

Cost 0.0

Digital Resources from the USM Judaica Collection – Online Lunch & Learn A free presentation from USM & the JCA Co-sponsored by Congregation Bet Ha’am, Temple Beth El, Shaarey Tphiloh and the Maine Jewish Museum Weds. January 27th at 12 noon Explore the rich archive of historical photographs, documents and materials available digitally through USM’s…

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The State of the Ark – A visual exploration and analysis of Exodus 25:10-22

Feb 10, 2021 12:00PM—1:00PM

Cost 0.0

The State of the Ark – A visual exploration and analysis of Exodus 25:10-22 A free online Lunch & Learn program from USM & the JCA Co-sponsored by Congregation Bet Ha’am, Temple Beth El, Shaarey Tphiloh, and the Maine Jewish Museum Weds. February 10th at 12 noon Presented by writer and photographer Robert Diamante, graduate of…

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Family Shabbat Experience with Cantor Nesis

Aug 14, 2020 5:00PM—5:30PM

Cost 0.0

Family Shabbat Experience with Cantor Nesis With the Center for Small Town Jewish Life  Friday, August 14th, 5:00-5:30 PM  Join Cantor Sheila Nesis to welcome Shabbat together! Grown-ups and children are invited to gather to experience a prayer moment filled with music and joy. In community, we will usher in the beauty of Shabbat and…

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Shabbat, Together • Statewide Shabbat Services

Aug 28, 2020 6:30PM—7:30PM

Cost 0.0

Shabbat, Together • Statewide Shabbat Services  Coordinated by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life Friday, August 28th, 6:30 PM  Registration required to receive the Zoom link: https://colbycollegejewishlife.regfox.com/statewide-shabbat-services-aug-28-good     The opportunity to pray and welcome Shabbat as a statewide community has filled us with a deep sense of comfort and solidarity these past months.…

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Past | Archive

Hole in The Head Review Poetry Reading Series

Jan 26, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

Maine Jewish Museum

PJ Our Way Havdalah Event with author Casey Breton

Jan 21, 2023 5:00PM—6:30PM

In person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland