Clubs, Groups & Gatherings

The Jewish Community Alliance is open to the public. Per our COVID policy, proof of vaccination is required at our indoor in-person programs. Masks are optional.  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!  



JCA, 1342 Congress St, Portland
Winter Session: Tuesdays | Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Join the JCA and Instructors: Liz Winfeld / Dave Cousins for a Four Session Beginners Pickleball class! You will need Gym shoes, comfortable clothing, and a water bottle. Class is open to new players ages 18 and up. Fee for the session (4 weeks of play) is $80 for JCA Members and $100 for Non-members.
Max Registrants: 10 - Deadline: One week prior to session start date (January 31, 2023)
FMI: Call Sam Cohen at 207-772-1959 ext. 303 or by email —


A weekly online study group facilitated by Ellie Miller 
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM on Zoom

RSVP to join the study group and receive the Zoom link.  
In this weekly Zoom gathering, we engage in a careful reading of the text. We focus on language and structure along with the stories and values the text imparts, 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 and receive the Zoom link, weekly readings and schedule updates, contact our volunteer Diane Newman.  

Mah Jongg


In-person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland
Wednesdays & Fridays* | 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Players of all levels are welcome – participants should have a basic understanding of the principles of the game and be able to play without instruction. Please check our website, Facebook page, and our calendar for holiday and weather closures. (For beginners who are not familiar with the game, we are offering a Beginner Mah Jongg class in August and September - see below.)

Per the JCA’s current COVID policy, proof of vaccination and masks are required at our indoor programs. Please review our full policy before you arrive: 

*If you are joining our group for the first time, RSVP to our volunteer Judi Slotsky to join the Mah Jongg email list and receive the latest updates and schedule changes.