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!  




August 6, 2021 |

The JCA prioritizes the health and safety of our community members, visitors and staff. Because we run a preschool and programs that serve young children who cannot yet be vaccinated, strict adherence to…

Center Day Camp Updates: End of Summer 2021 Session One and New Website

July 23, 2021 |

Center Day Camp wrapped up an incredibly successful first session last week, and we are so proud of the bonds and friendships that were created while maintaining a healthy, safe, fun environment!  Though it…

Grants Help Fund Distribution of One Million Diapers in Maine

July 14, 2021 |

Additional support from the Sara Gideon for Maine campaign strengthens the Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Diaper Bank for the year to come FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2021 – Portland, ME Since…

KJFS Newsletter Volume 1 – July 2021

July 7, 2021 |

Please enjoy the First Volume of our new “KJFS News” Quarterly Newsletter. Click here for the PDF version or read on below. To be added to the “KJFS News” mailing list please email…


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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.