Arts & Culture
Series

The JCA is proud to present our annual Arts & Culture Series, featuring scholars, authors, films, photography and musical performances.

  • Programs are subject to change. See our website and announcements for the latest information.
  • All programs are held at the JCA, unless otherwise noted.
  • JCA closures will be announced via WCSH, WGME, WMTW, and on www.mainejewish.org and the JCA’s voicemail at (207) 772-1959.
  • Admission to the JCA’s Arts & Culture events is free for students with a valid high school, college or university ID, unless otherwise noted.

 

Ben-Gurion

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue - Film Screening & Discussion with Prof. Ilan Troen: Israel at 70; Reflections on Ben-Gurion, the Founding Father

In partnership with the Maine Jewish Film Festival and American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU).

Sunday, November 4, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Free. All are welcome.

Movie

Behind the Scenes with MJFF

Sunday, January 13, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Free. All are welcome. 

Join us for a preview of 2019 Maine Jewish Film Festival selections, and peek behind the curtain at the what goes into planning the festival!

Olympic Pride

Olympic Pride - American Prejudice
Free film screening & discussion in honor of Black History Month

Presented in partnership with the Maine Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, February 10, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Free. All are welcome.

In 1936 when 18 African-American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, history forgot all except one. This is the story of the other 17.

Movie

MJFF Free Family Film

Presented in partnership with the Maine Jewish Film Festival and PJ Library

Sunday, March 10, 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Film to be announced – stay tuned for a fun film, stories, and kids’ crafts!
Visit www.mjff.org for tickets and more information.

On the Map

On the Map – Film screening

Presented as part of the Maine Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, March 17, 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Ticket price TBD – please visit www.mjff.org

David Dalin

Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court with Historian David Dalin

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Colby College

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM

Free. Suggested admission is $10 - we appreciate your support!

Reserve your spot in advance at www.mainejewish.org or call (207) 772-1959.

Mike Reiss

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons
With former Simpsons head writer and producer Mike Reiss

Sunday, April 28, 6:30 PM

Free. Suggested admission is $10 - we appreciate your support!

Reserve your spot in advance at www.mainejewish.org or call (207) 772-1959.

  • A "Must" pick by Entertainment Weekly
  • An A.V. Club "Best Books of June" selection
  • A "New and Noteworthy" selection by USA Today
Yom Hashoah

Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day Community Observance & Free Film

In partnership with the Maine Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Time and film TBA

Kosher Gospel

Kosher Gospel – Joshua Nelson Live in Concert

Sunday evening, May 5 – Concert time to be announced!

Free, as part of the JCA’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration of Israel Independence Day.

Reserve your spot in advance at www.mainejewish.org or call (207) 772-1959.

Rachel Kadish

The Weight of Ink
Book talk with award winning novelist Rachel Kadish

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 PM

Free. Suggested admission is $10 - we appreciate your support!

Reserve your spot in advance at www.mainejewish.org or call (207) 772-1959.

  • An intellectual and emotional jigsaw puzzle of a novel
  • Winner of a National Jewish Book Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller