What if you could reach across the world and change a life? Your gift to the Jewish Community Alliance’s 2022 Annual Campaign travels across oceans: from the U.S. to Ukraine, Madrid to Morocco, Uruguay to Israel, and more. Each year, Jewish Federations invest over $100 million of our annual campaign funds in the work of partner agencies across the globe. Your Annual Campaign support has far-reaching impact, helping to meet the critical needs of our extended Jewish family.

What if the same gift could also make a profound difference right in your own backyard? The JCA brings your neighbors award-winning Jewish books from PJ Library at no cost to them, instilling values and fostering connections that change children’s lives and deeply enrich their families. It supports summers at Center Day Camp and time at the Goldman Family Preschool, where children form lifelong friendships and profound ties to Jewish community. The Annual Campaign is the largest funder of Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services, which has distributed over 2 million diapers since 2020, and this year began resettling refugees as a HIAS partner agency. And Campaign supports JCA programming like arts and culture offerings, community celebrations, and regular classes and gatherings for all ages. Additionally, Campaign funds subsidize our Hebrew Schools, Levey Day School, and local Jewish nonprofits to promote a vibrant, knowledgeable, and engaged community.

What if your financial commitment was needed now more than ever before? The JCA has always combatted antisemitism, particularly through our Community Relations Council, and that work continues.  Now we face a new reality: In addition to increasing hate online and in the public sphere, in the last 5 years we have witnessed violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions around the country. Security measures and training received through local Federations and JFNA’s Secure Communities Network (SCN) proved critical to limiting the impact of the attacks. The JCA serves as the local resource and liaison to SCN, the FBI, and Homeland Security. We need additional funding to support our community’s capacity to develop protocols and training that can keep us safe. The strength of our security infrastructure is made possible because of the generosity of compassionate people like you.

We must continue our work to support a safe, thriving, and energized Jewish community in Southern Maine. With your contribution, we will.


With endless gratitude to Rachael and Justin Alfond for pioneering the Tree of Life Society in 2020, we invite you to consider joining this year. This giving circle recognizes donors of any giving level who double their Annual Campaign gift. Those who step forward today embrace Tikvah—hope—for the future, and ensure the ongoing strength of this amazing community.