KJFS LAUNCHES 2ND ANNUAL JOE BORNSTEIN WINTER WARMTH DRIVE

Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services aims to honor Joe Bornstein’s legacy by providing winter boots to over 750 area students in need this winter For Immediate Release November 8, 2021 – Portland, ME The 2nd Annual Joe Bornstein Winter Warmth Drive begins today and will run through Dec 7th, 2021!  Warm winter boots are a…

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Passover Programs 2021

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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Purim Programs 2021

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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Hanukkah Happenings 2020

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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Guide to High Holiday Services 2020/5781

Where to sign up? Do I need Zoom? (The answer is yes). High Holiday services in Southern Maine are mostly happening online or outdoors this year, so a little advanced planning is needed. To make things a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list* of where you can go to sign up for services and to…

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KJFS Diaper Distribution Effort Featured on WCSH6

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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Greater Portland Purim Parties 2020

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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Southern Maine Services for the High Holidays 2019/5780

Looking for High Holiday Services in Southern Maine? Look no further! Here are the schedules for eight local congregations. For more information, click the name of each congregation to visit their website and find full schedules including Sukkot and more.* * Did we miss any? Email JCA Marketing Director Trevor Geiger at tgeiger(at)mainejewish.org Congregation Bet…

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PJ Library Southern Maine Receives $8,000 Grant to launch PJ Library Ambassadors Program

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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