Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services
Special Events

  • 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.
Stuff A Truck

National Diaper Needs Awareness Week - STUFF A TRUCK Celebration

Sunday, September 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04012

Join Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services to help us reach our goal of stuffing our truck with 10,000 diapers for the National Diaper Bank Network!

Arts and crafts, activities, and special appearances from Brie’s Best Guests and other local organizations will make this a fun festival for the entire family.


Make Your Own Apple Jam!

with Instructor Sheri Fistal, Cooperative Extension Master Preserver

Wednesday, October 2, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great fruits and vegetables you grow or purchase?  Vegetables and fruits begin to deteriorate soon after harvesting or buying.  Learn how to preserve them safely so you can enjoy them all year round. This will be a hands on class and you will be able to take home what we make and enjoy with your family.

Pre-Registration Required – RSVP to Karli at kefron@mainejewish.org by Friday, Sept. 27

$10 per participant (Finances should not be a barrier to participation – please contact Karli at kefron@mainejewish.org)

Don't talk about the baby

Don't Talk About The Baby

A documentary screening and panel discussion presented by KJFS

Thursday, October 3, 6:00 PM

Jewish Community Alliance, 1342 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102

Too many people suffer in silence when struggling through fertility issues or suffering a pregnancy loss. Several cultural and community influences often pressure a man or woman to keep their experiences to themselves, and this contributes to a massive culture of secrecy surrounding these extremely prevalent issues.

This documentary explores how we got to this culture of silence and what we need to do to get away from it. Through expert interviews and personal stories, this film empowers people to tell their stories in their own communities, and start conversations that will change how we talk about loss and infertility.

A panel discussion featuring field professionals & families will be held after the screening. Suggested $5 donation at the door.