Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services

The Jewish Community Alliance facility is now open to the public, and we are following official guidelines for the health and safety of our community. All visitors, program attendees and staff must wear masks in the indoor public spaces of the JCA, regardless of vaccination status, including children age 2 and older. For our full policy, please click here. The KJFS food pantry will remain closed as we restructure. Over the next few months, we will continue to offer both in-person and virtual activities to meet your needs and keep you engaged and connected. Please follow 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 Manager, Adam Seigal at aseigal@mainejewish.org