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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.

Tzedakah Celebration!

Thursday, November 29, 5:30 PM

What is Mitzvah Team? Join us at our Tzedakah Celebration to find out! Come learn more about family volunteer opportunities and do some special activities with Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services, the Book Fairy Pantry ProjectThe Cedars, Wayside Food Programs and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine!  We will share dinner and tzedakah-themed activities together, plus enjoy a visit from some very special princesses. Please bring a favorite dairy/vegetarian dish to share (no meat please) and snacks to donate to kids need.

RSVP to Andrea Krasker Gavin at pjlibrary@mainejewish.org

Play with PJ!

Fridays, 10:45 - 11:45 AM

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.