Sunday Swim at Center Day Camp

June 14, 2019

Free for all JCA members! Four Sundays // 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM Center Day Camp – 74 Hackett Road,…

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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, area synagogues, and other Jewish…

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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 chametz, and rehearse your Da-Dayenu‘s. As…

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Portland Purim Parties

March 14, 2019

Chag Purim Sameach! Time to dress up, shout, boo, and grog your groggers.  But wait, where to go? What to…

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100 Women Who Care

February 5, 2019

KJFS receives award from Southern Maine Giving Group Feb. 5th, 2019 Last night at their Annual Auction & Meeting, Southern…

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Adding Up Impact

January 30, 2019

Adding Up Impact of Non-profits We are so thrilled to be featured by Maine Association of Nonprofits as a “Story of Impact”…

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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.


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 and the unwavering support of our network, 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.