Chag Purim Sameach! Time to make masks, dress up, grog your groggers and eat delicious Hamentaschen 🙂 But where? When? How?! Here are 13 great ways to celebrate Purim in Southern Maine this year (2020/5780). Hamantaschen Baking w/ Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor of Beth Israel in Bath Bowdoin Multicultural Center 30 College Street, Brunswick, ME 04011…

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Thank you so much to each and every one of you who participated in #GivingTuesday in support of the JCA’s Annual Campaign yesterday! We were fortunate to receive over $5,000 in online donations throughout the day – a really special feat considering that most of us were homebound due to the first major snowfall of…

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Last week, we experienced a severe rain and windstorm that knocked out power to the JCA and many local businesses, schools, and homes for days.  Luckily, our office staff had a previously-scheduled retreat planned to visit Ten Apple Farm in Gray for a Goat Hike, which we highly recommend! On Friday we enjoyed time together…

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PJ Library Helps Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine/PJ Library Southern Maine Connect Jewish Families and Celebrate Jewish Life For Immediate Release July 9th, 2019 – Portland, ME York County and Bath/Brunswick area families raising Jewish children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to a grant recently awarded by PJ…

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Adding Up Impact of Non-profits We are so thrilled to be featured by Maine Association of Nonprofits as a “Story of Impact” in their Adding Up Impact Annual Report. The stories, which highlight the ways in which Non-profits contribute to a strong and healthy economy in Maine, were released on January 17th as part of MANP’s “Nonprofit…

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Last year, Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services reached over 140 children through our Hanukkah Lights program. This year, we set a more ambitious goal of providing 150 local children with warm winter gear and gifts. The JCA is delighted to announce that we reached our goal, and were able to provide for 151 children across 46…

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