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.



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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225,263 Diapers Arrive at KJFS to Assist Refugees & Asylum Seekers

September 16, 2019

Several months ago, Portland, ME welcomed over 400 asylum-seekers from Angola and the Democratic Republic…

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PJ Library Southern Maine Receives $8,000 Grant to launch PJ Library Ambassadors Program

July 9, 2019

PJ Library Helps Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine/PJ Library Southern Maine Connect Jewish Families…

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Center Day Camp 70th Anniversary Reunion and Family Day

July 8, 2019

Center Day Camp 70th Anniversary Reunion and Family Day Sunday, July 14th, 12:00 PM –…

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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.