LIFE & CULTURE

The JCA offers cultural, educational and social programs that foster learning and celebrate community at all stages of life. We have adult ed classes, interest groups, special events, and service opportunities for everyone to get involved. For more information about our programs, please click the Life & Culture links above, see our website calendar, or contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

SPRING 2017 EVENTS

  • Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Community Observance

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    - 1:00 pm Opening Ceremony
    USM Talbot Hall – 85 Bedford St.
    - 1:10 pm Free Film Screening: The Silenced Walls
    - 2:05 pm Moderated Q+A with Anna Bat Chai Wrobel and Charles Rotmil.
    - 2:45 pm Community March / Walk
    From USM up Deering Ave to the Slivka Memorial at Temple Beth El
    - 3:15 pm Community Observance at the Slivka Memorial
    Temple Beth El - 400 Deering Ave.

    Presented by the Maine Jewish Film Festival, Southern Maine Hillel, Temple Beth El, and the JCA

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    - 1:00 pm Opening Ceremony
    USM Talbot Hall – 85 Bedford St.
    - 1:10 pm Free Film Screening: The Silenced Walls
    - 2:05 pm Moderated Q+A with Anna Bat Chai Wrobel and Charles Rotmil.
    - 2:45 pm Community March / Walk
    From USM up Deering Ave to the Slivka Memorial at Temple Beth El
    - 3:15 pm Community Observance at the Slivka Memorial
    Temple Beth El - 400 Deering Ave.

    Presented by the Maine Jewish Film Festival, Southern Maine Hillel, Temple Beth ...

  • Community Yom Hazikaron Observance & Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

    Sunday, April 30, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
    At Temple Beth El – 400 Deering Avenue, Portland
    Community partners: Temple Beth El, Shaarey Tphiloh, Levey Day School, Congregation Bet Ha’am, Etz Chaim and the JCA.
    Please join Southern Maine’s Jewish community for a solemn commemoration of Israeli Memorial Day followed by a festive celebration of Israel’s 69th Independence Day.
    Free Israeli snacks | Kids Crafts | Face Painting | Israeli Folk Dancing | Falafel available for purchase
    All are welcome!

    Sunday, April 30, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
    At Temple Beth El – 400 Deering Avenue, Portland
    Community partners: Temple Beth El, Shaarey Tphiloh, Levey Day School, Congregation Bet Ha’am, Etz Chaim and the JCA.
    Please join Southern Maine’s Jewish community for a solemn commemoration of Israeli Memorial Day followed by a festive celebration of Israel’s 69th Independence Day.
    Free Israeli snacks | Kids Crafts | Face Painting | Israeli Folk Dancing | Falafel available for purchase
    All are ...

  • Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom performed by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble

    Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, set to spellbinding arrangements of Sephardic songs in Ladino. Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East winding through Sarajevo, Salonica and Jerusalem. Perfomed by musicians from Israel, Argentina and the USA.

    Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, set to spellbinding arrangements of Sephardic songs in Ladino. Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East winding through Sarajevo, Salonica and Jerusalem. Perfomed by musicians from Israel, Argentina and the USA.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, plus vendor surcharge
Order tickets online: https://onelongfellowsquare.com/event-registration/?ee=645

 

Sponsored by the JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.

 

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

  • NextDor with Mayor Michael Brennan

  • Community Book Discussion in honor of Israeli Independence Day

Adult Jewish Learning: Education for Life

Engages students of all ages and educational backgrounds to explore Jewish history, culture, religious practice and belief

NextDor

A comfortable and welcoming community that connects peers, encourages leadership, and inspires action

Southern Maine Hillel

Providing resources and activities to enrich Jewish student life at Southern Maine Community College, University of Southern Maine, Maine College of Art, University of New England and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies