For the last seven years, the JCA’s Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services (KJFS) has worked with local families to make sure children who visit our pantry receive support for weather-appropriate clothing as we head into a cold Maine winter.  This program has grown from serving a small group of 25 children, to reaching over 200…

Read More

Last Thursday, the JCA’s Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services welcomed the arrival of a Tractor Trailer Truck containing a donation of 267,958 diapers (enough to provide diapers to 4,000+ babies over the course of the next two months).   The effort was highlighted this morning on WCSH6 – News Center Maine:    Before this pandemic…

Read More

This week, April 19 – 25, is National Volunteer Week. Since we can’t thank our volunteers in person while we are sheltering in place, we wanted to thank them virtually and to recognize their incredible efforts today! Thanks to our many volunteers, in 2019 Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services: · Provided assistance to almost 200 families…

Read More

May 18, 2020 UPDATE: Dear JCA Family, Over the past 9 weeks, we have learned so much about our community and about its resiliency and capacity for change. As difficult as the last two months have been, all of us have proven capable of far more than we might have anticipated when this began. The…

Read More

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…

Read More

Several months ago, Portland, ME welcomed over 400 asylum-seekers from Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that came to the city from the southwestern border. As the city mobilized to help find them temporary/permanent housing, the JCA and Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services started a fundraising effort to bring an entire TRACTOR-TRAILER truckload of diapers…

Read More

KJFS receives award from Southern Maine Giving Group Feb. 5th, 2019 Last night at their Annual Auction & Meeting, Southern Maine group 100 Women Who Care voted to award Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services approx. $13,000! The group of 100+ women (actually closer to 250 women at this point) meets four times per year, and members…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More