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.


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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Sunday Swim at Center Day Camp

June 14, 2019

Free for all JCA members! Four Sundays // 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM Center Day…

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Yom Hashoah and Chabad of Poway

May 3, 2019

Each year, for many years, the JCA has worked together with the Maine Jewish Film Festival,…

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Southern Maine Seders & Passover Parties

April 3, 2019

Happy Pesach everyone! Time to clean house, stock up on matzah, rid yourself of pesky…

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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.