Upcoming Events

Israeli Memorial Day & Independence Day

Community Yom Hazikaron Observance & Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration
Sunday, April 30, 12:30 PM – 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
  • Tahini making station
  • Kids Crafts with PJ Library
  • Face Painting
  • Israeli Folk Dancing
  • Hebrew Language & News activity stations
  • Delicious fresh falafel, salad, hummus and pita sandwiches and Hebrew "Portland, Maine" t-shirts available for purchase

Event is free, and all are welcome!


Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom

Performed by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6 PM

One Longfellow Square - 181 State St., Portland

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. Performed by acclaimed 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

or call 207 761-1757.


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.