Happy Pesach everyone! Time to clean house, stock up on matzah, rid yourself of pesky chametz, and rehearse your Da-Dayenu‘s. As we prepare for yet another very different Passover, here are some great Passover Programs, Virtual Seders, and Pesach Resources to help you celebrate with your community here in Maine. HEBREW SCHOOL CHOCOLATE SEDER Presented…

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It will be a different Purim this year but we’re still going to get dressed up, grogg our groggers, and nosh some Hamentaschen! Here are 13 great Purim Programs to help you safely celebrate with your community here in Maine. HAMANTASCHEN BAKING DEMONSTRATION Presented by Beth Israel Congregation in Bath Thursday, February 18, 5:00 PM…

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Happy (almost) Hanukkah everyone! While the festival of lights will look different this year, there are still so many wonderful ways to celebrate together here in Southern Maine. Here are 15 Hanukkah Happenings to help keep your annual traditions full of life and full of light. For Hanukkah crafts, recipes, music and activities, check out…

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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…

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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…

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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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Happy (almost) Hanukkah everyone! Time to spin the dreidel, eat some sufganiyot, stock up on candles, and get ready to make, and eat, a whole lotta latkes. As we prepare to celebrate, here are ten (make that eleven!) great ‘Hanukkah Happenings’ in Southern Maine communities that we’re sure you’ll want to attend. Chabad of Maine…

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Happy Pesach everyone! Time to clean house, stock up on matzah, rid yourself of pesky chametz, and rehearse your Da-Dayenu‘s. As we prepare for Passover, here are 12 great Passover events and Seder dinners happening in Southern Maine communities that we’re sure you’ll want to attend. B’nai Portland (Unaffiliated) Chocolate Seder – SOLD OUT Lunt Auditorium, 74…

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Chag Purim Sameach! Time to dress up, shout, boo, and grog your groggers.  But wait, where to go? What to do?  Never fear, the JCA is here with the low-down on all the best Portland Purim Parties happening in and around the Forest City this year, from kid’s events to “Purim for Grown-ups.”    …

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