The Jewish Community Alliance is open to the public. We look forward to seeing you back in our building and online. Per our COVID policy, proof of vaccination and masks are required at our indoor in-person programs.  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!  




May 20, 2022—May 22, 2022

Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland 

THE GENESIS OF CREATION: New Art and Commentary on the Days of the Creation – With Chuck Lisner

May 26, 2022 7:00PM

Presented online via ZOOM by Congregation Etz Chaim, Biddeford 

Beginner Mah Jongg class with Judi Slotsky

May 26, 2022 9:30AM—11:30AM

JCA 1342 Congress St. Portland, ME


The HIAS resettlement program in Maine has begun!

January 7, 2022 |

We were so pleased to welcome the JCA’s first Afghan refugee family through HIAS late last night, just before the snow. We are grateful that they are safe and warm here in Maine, and that…

Siobhan Whalen to join JCA as Refugee Resettlement Manager

December 20, 2021 |

The JCA is pleased to announce that Siobhan Whalen will be joining us as Refugee Resettlement Manager in early January 2022! Siobhan is passionate about social, economic, and racial justice, and works to…

Joe Bornstein Winter Warmth Drive 2021 Results Are In

December 9, 2021 |

The 2nd annual Joe Bornstein Winter Warmth Drive wrapped up earlier this week and we are so proud to announce that we have met our goal of purchasing 750 pairs of winter boots for Maine…

Hanukkah Happenings 2021

November 18, 2021 |

Happy (almost) Hanukkah everyone! With events happening online, outdoors, and indoors (with some extra precautions), there are so many wonderful ways to celebrate together here in Southern Maine. Here are 14 Hanukkah Happenings…


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As a combined Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Services program, the JCA is here to be a resource for the entire Southern Maine community.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and the unwavering support of our network, the JCA impacts our community in many ways. Working with an array of organizations and local congregations, we function as the hub of Jewish programming in Southern Maine.