Clubs, Groups & Gatherings

The Jewish Community Alliance facility is currently closed to the public, but the J is operating our Goldman Family Preschool and “J All Day” programs. Other programs, activities and information will continue to be offered virtually to meet your needs and keep you engaged and connected. Please visit us on social media, check back here often, and sign up for our emails to stay up to date!  

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JCA TRIVIA NIGHT!

A virtual trivia night hosted by professional emcee’s from TriviaHub 

Saturday, April 10th | 8 PM – 9:30 PM  

The JCA invites all adults to a fun night of virtual trivia and prizes! If you are donor, member, friend of the JCA or someone who is simply looking to make connections within their Jewish community, this event is for you! Gather your household around the computer, or come solo—everyone will be placed on teams. Each member of the winning team will receive a prize! This event will be hosted by a professional emcee, and promises to bring the laughter and smiles we’re all craving.  

FREE - Advanced registration required by Thursday, April 8th at midnight to receive the Zoom link and event instructions.   

Once you’ve registered, you will receive an email with your team number and the link to join the event. You can expect this email on Friday, April 9th.  

Mah Jongg

Open Mah Jongg - NOW ONLINE

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Friday mornings, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Play for free online against your friends! We have a group that normally meets at the J two days a week to play Mah Jongg, and they were missing their games, so we found a way for them to meet up online. The website is https://myjongg.net. Anyone can create an account for free online, and play up to 8 games a day. If you want to play against your friends, make sure you select "Create private table," and then you can email your friends the code to get into your table! You can also play against bots. And as a bonus: there's a section to "chat," so you can say hi while playing. Enjoy!

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Torah Conversations: Online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller

Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

We will not be able to admit late arrivals to the meetings. 

Last year, we started at the very Beginning (with the Creation story in Genesis) and engaged in a careful reading of every word of the text. We focused on language and structure along with the tales the text imparts. We’ll continue our journey beginning with the Torah portion Va-Yetzei, the story of Jacob and his complicated relationships with his wives, his uncle, and, eventually, his brother Esau. 

This is a weekly gathering, informed by various translations of the Hebrew text and a variety of commentaries, ancient and modern. All are welcome to participate on a drop-in basis – no prior experience is necessary. A text of the Hebrew Bible is required - all translations are appropriate. 

To join the study group email list, get the zoom link, and to get schedule updates, contact Diane Newman at dnp1@maine.rr.com