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!  



Tragedy in Miami – Assistance Fund

June 27, 2021 |

We echo the sentiment shared by Jewish Federations of North America and are sending healing thoughts to Miami. Please read the following statement from JFNA Chair Mark Wilf and President & CEO Eric…

KJFS Featured on WGME’s “Food Bank Friday”

May 28, 2021 |

Thanks so much to WGME CBS 13 News, Portland and Karah Brackin for visiting Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services today and talking about the ways people can help us make a difference! View…

A Message from the JCA’s Israel Action Committee

May 21, 2021 |

The events of the last two weeks in Israel have cast a pall over the season of Shavuot, traditionally a time to celebrate the “first fruits” of the year and the giving of…

Wendy Getchell joins JCA as Director of the Goldman Family Preschool

May 21, 2021 |

We are thrilled to announce that after a competitive, national search, Wendy Getchell will join the JCA as Director of the Goldman Family Preschool! Wendy comes to the JCA from Breakwater School, where…


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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.