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The Jewish Community Alliance facility is currently closed to the public, but the J is operating remotely, and will continue to offer programs, activities and information to meet your needs and keep you engaged and connected. Please visit us on social media, check back here often, and sign up for our email list to stay up to date!  


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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.



Center Day Camp Status Update

May 21, 2020 |

Hello Camp Families, Yesterday afternoon, the Maine COVID-19 Prevention Checklist for summer day camps was released. We’re currently working through all the materials, and what it means for our camp community – but…

May Update Regarding COVID-19 & Reopening

May 18, 2020 |

Dear JCA Family, Over the past 9 weeks, we have learned so much about our community and about its resiliency and capacity for change. As difficult as the last two months have been,…

How the CARES Act Affects IRA Distributions

May 18, 2020 |

This is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal, tax or financial advice. When considering gift planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors.…

KJFS Diaper Distribution Effort Featured on WCSH6

May 11, 2020 |

Last Thursday, the JCA’s Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services welcomed the arrival of a Tractor Trailer Truck containing a donation of 267,958 diapers (enough to provide diapers to 4,000+ babies over the course…