To enhance and promote Jewish life and continuity locally, in Israel and  throughout the world, and to generate the financial resources to develop, provide and support diverse programs, education and services in order to accomplish these goals.


New Center Day Camp Director

December 2, 2019

We are so pleased to welcome our new Center Day Camp Director, Chris Thurston, who…

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Celebrate the J this #GivingTuesday ❤️

November 20, 2019

In case you don’t yet subscribe to the JCA’s bi-weekly newsletter (wait, you don’t?? Sign…

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Meet Our New PJ Library Ambassadors

November 6, 2019

Back in July, the JCA and PJ Library of Southern Maine received word that we…

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Goat Hike/JCA Staff Retreat at Ten Apple Farm in Gray

October 23, 2019

Last week, we experienced a severe rain and windstorm that knocked out power to the…

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Southern Maine Services for the High Holidays 2019/5780

September 25, 2019

Looking for High Holiday Services in Southern Maine? Look no further! Here are the schedules…

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JCA Annual Meeting 2019 – Executive Director’s Remarks & Photo Recap

September 23, 2019

This month marks the JCA’s two-year anniversary on Congress Street! Our time here has been…

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As a combined Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Services program, we are here to be a resource to the entire southern Maine community. Thanks to the dedication of our staff, the unwavering support of our network, and our beautiful new facilities, the JCA impacts Southern Maine in many ways. Here are a few highlights from September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 that illustrate just some of the ways we enhance life in our community. View our Annual Report to learn more.