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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.

Play with PJ!

Fridays, 10:45 - 11:45 AM

Through the end of June

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.

PJ in the Park

PJ in the Park - Summer Playground Meet-ups

Fridays, 9:45 - 10:45 AM

July 5 - Payson Park, Portland

July 19 - Longfellow Community Playground, Brunswick

August 2 - Deering Oaks Playground/splash pad, Portland

August 16 - Morse Street School, Freeport

Join us as we head to the park for some outdoor playtime. Sunshine, fresh air and fun with other families. Please check our website for weather-related cancellations.

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Sunday Swim at Center Day Camp!

Sunday July 7th, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
74 Hackett Road, Windham, ME

Free for all PJ Library families. Admission for the general public is $5 per person, $15 for families.

All attendees must sign a liability waiver before enjoying the waterfront. If an attendee is under 18, the waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian.

There will be copies of the waiver to sign at the check-in table, but you can save time and click here to download and print the waiver ahead of time. Once signed, you can scan and send the waivers to rbass[at]mainejewish.org.