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Connection, Community & Engagement

JFamily is a JCA program bringing families and children together around Jewish values, holidays and culture. We offer a warm welcome for families looking to connect. Our programs provide opportunities to socialize, explore, celebrate and create community.


  • Programs are subject to change. See our website and announcements for the latest information.
  • All programs are held at the JCA, unless otherwise noted.
  • JCA closures will be announced via WCSH, WGME, WMTW, and on www.mainejewish.org and the JCA’s voicemail at (207) 772-1959.

PJ Library Turns 5!

Sunday, Oct. 21, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

It's our birthday! Celebrate with us as PJ Library Southern Maine turns 5 and as we launch the next chapter of programming, PJ Our Way for kids ages 9-12!

RSVP to Andrea Krasker Gavin at pjlibrary@mainejewish.org

Shalom Baby Shower

Sunday, Nov. 4, 9:30 - 10:30 AM

Mazel Tov! PJ Library invites families who have welcomed a new child in the past year to join us to celebrate your newest family member! Please join us for a nosh and some playtime. Meet other new parents and receive a welcome gift for your child. RSVP requested so we can have your child's gift ready.

RSVP to Andrea Krasker Gavin at pjlibrary@mainejewish.org

Play with PJ!

Fridays, 10:45 - 11:45 AM, September 21 through November 2

Celebrate seasons, holidays and friendship with free weekly PJ Library play dates! We welcome 0-3 year-olds and their caregivers to join us for free play in our community hall followed by stories and songs in the library. Families are welcome to bring a lunch or snack and hang out after play time, then join in for Shabbat with the Goldman Family Preschool at 12:15 PM.