J Family
PJ Library & Family Friendly Events

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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 - open playdate

Fridays, twice monthly September-May
10:45 - 11:45 AM
JCA - 1342 Congress St., Portland

Celebrate seasons, holidays and friendship with free 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. 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.