A community partnership for adult Jewish learning with
Congregation Bet Ha’am, Temple Beth El, Sha’arey Tphiloh, Etz Chaim Synagogue - Portland, Congregation Etz Chaim – Biddeford, Beth Israel Congregation - Bath, and the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA)
Advanced registration required. Classes are subject to change pending minimum enrollment.
Courses are offered with a suggested tuition.
Closures will be determined by the organization hosting the class and announced via the host’s website and/or social media.
In the event that a class is cancelled unrelated to a weather closure, we will attempt to notify all registered students via email, and call any students who cannot be reached by email.
Withdrawals & Refunds
If you need to withdraw from a class – please contact the host organization. For JCA hosted classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds are available prior to the first week of class. If you withdraw after the class has begun, we will issue a pro-rated refund for medical reasons only.
Code of Conduct
Shalom Maine and our host organizations are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all community members, guests, visitors, and staff, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability or financial status. Failure to abide by the Code of Conduct may result in the suspension or revocation of participation in Shalom Maine courses.
Course instructors and students commit to maintaining a respectful and pluralistic class environment. Harassing, bullying, threatening or proselytizing behavior will not be tolerated, and we reserve the right to remove from the premises any individual acting in an inappropriate manner. Distributing flyers, booklets or other literature is prohibited without prior approval. No one may enter the JCA facility while carrying or concealing weapons.
For more information and to register, please scroll down to the course listings below, or call (207) 772-1959.
Coronavirus and Jewish Law
With Rabbi David Freidenreich
Writing a 'Legacy Letter': Sharing Your Values & Life Lessons with Future Generations - POSTPONED
With Jay Sherwin
For more information please visit https://www.bethaam.org/ and subscribe to their newsletter.
American Jewish History Part II
With Anna Wrobel
Wednesday mornings, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland
Suggested tuition: $72
Registration deadline: Sept. 25
This 5-session class examines American Jewish life in the 20th century and up to our own time in the 21st,
placing this unique narrative within the American historical context. Primary documents are used to illuminate specific events and persons of significance for Jewish life in America. As we enter the century of our parents, ourselves and our offspring, it is encouraged that we share relevant memoirs of family and personal history. (American Jewish History Part I is not a requirement for this class.)