Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services

The Jewish Community Alliance facility is currently closed to the public, but the J is operating our Goldman Family Preschool and “J All Day” programs. Other programs, activities and information will continue to be offered virtually to meet your needs and keep you engaged and connected. Please visit us on social media, check back here often, and sign up for our emails to stay up to date!  

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Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS) continues to proudly serve the Jewish Community and to reach out to those in need throughout Southern Maine. Our programs are designed to meet compelling, immediate needs in ways that demonstrate the commitment to gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) in the service of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

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Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services is working on collaboration with a number of a local, state, and federal programs to ensure as consistent a level of service as possible while the JCA is closed.

Our staff and volunteers are contacting families with a menu of items available and pre-packing boxes ready for pick up. Families requiring diaper and period supplies will receive two months of supplies.

Meanwhile, Project FEED at 202 Woodford St. in Portland will accept all KJFS families scheduled to visit our food pantry while we are closed WITHOUT a written referral. They are open Monday through Thursday, 1-3pm. For additional up-to-date resources, please call 211 or visit 211maine.org.

To make an appointment or for further questions, please email Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Director, Karli Efron at kefron@mainejewish.org