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Programs And Events

    • Artist Talk - Whitney River

      Sunday, May 19, 2024
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Maine artist Whitney River will be in the gallery to talk about her current MJM exhibition, “On Belonging.” Light refreshments served.

    • Special Reception for Ted Arnold Exhibition

      Thursday, May 23, 2024
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Join us in the Jody Sataloff History and Art Pavilion as we celebrate the life and work of artist and MJM friend Ted Arnold, while viewing his current MJM exhibition, “As He Saw It … Then.”

    • Meet the Artist: Andy Rosen

      Thursday, May 30, 2024
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Maine artist Andy Rosen will be in the Fineberg Room to meet guests and share details about his current exhibition, “Don’t Get Too Precious.” Light refreshments served.

    • Summer in the Garden Series

      June – August 2024

      There is nothing quite like summer in Maine, from picture-perfect sunny days to beach walks to ocean breezes to dining al fresco. The summer is also when the Maine Jewish Museum Garden — one of only two public gardens in the East End — bursts into glorious bloom. “In the Garden” series is back by popular demand, to offer a come-to-one-or-come-to-all program series, with (weather permitting) outdoor events for all ages and interests. We look forward to taking time to smell the roses with you!

    • Molly Bajgot Concert

      Thursday – June 6, 2024
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      MJM and the JCA proudly present an inspiring evening of new Jewish music and powerful song with Molly Bajgot. Molly will share music from her new first full-length album, Revelry, new tunes for Jewish liturgy and original songs of hope. Molly’s soulful voice and alluring melodies bridge the realms of Jewish, folk, and devotional music. Her orientation to community building and prayer shines through in her musical leadership. Together, we’ll create a sacred and songful space to revel in our aliveness, our grief, our healing, and our work for collective liberation.

    • Portland Bach Experience Presents Eudaimonia: Harmonizing Two Worlds

      at Maine Jewish Museum
      Thursday, June 13, 2024
      7:00 – 8:30pm

      Right to left or left to right? Composers of the Jewish Italian Renaissance had to navigate between cultures, classes, and languages. Salomone Rossi (1570 – 1630)’s seminal work, “Songs of Solomon,” is the first published collection to set polyphonic music to a Hebrew text. Explore how Rossi and other Jewish composers of the Italian Renaissance challenged notions of cultural identity and used music to create understanding between two segregated cultures. Featuring Eudaimonia, a period-instrument ensemble that uses its musical work to uplift social and humanitarian causes.

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    • Bach Virtuosi Festival Presents Cantatas, Sonatas, and Preludes

      at Maine Jewish Museum
      Thursday, June 20, 2024

      A special program comprised of Bach, Buxtehude, and Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. This concert features the Viola da Gamba, the Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, and three delightful cantatas from Buxtehude, a major influence on J.S. Bach.

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    • Exhibition Opening: Constructed (Disquiet)

      Thursday – June 27, 2024
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and view this new group exhibition, guest curated by sculptor and wood carver Lin Lisberger.

    • Exhibition Opening: Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Margie Patlak

      Thursday – July 11, 2024
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and celebrate with us as we unveil our newest exhibitions!

    • Artist Talk: Joyce Ellen Weinstein

      Sunday, July 21, 2024
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Artist Joyce Ellen Weinstein will be in the Spiegel Gallery to greet guests and talk about her current MJM exhibition, “All About Water.” Light refreshments served.

    • Fashion, Food, and Fun(d)raiser: A Celebration of Our Diverse Community

      Thursday – August 8, 2024
      5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Back by popular demand for the second year in a row! A fabulous evening awaits: we invite you to join us for a night of fashion, food, and fun to celebrate our diverse community through the stories we wear. A runway show highlighting Maine Jewish, immigrant, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and differently abled fashion designers and models will be amplified by an internationally inspired cocktail and small plates hour, live music by the multinational and multigenerational Bondeko , an exciting auction, and a decadent dessert display for a grand finale and sweet ending. Save the date and join us for this cultural extravaganza in support of the Maine Jewish Museum!


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    • Tuesday Tours with Ted

      3rd Tuesday of Every Month at 2:00 pm

      Join Ted Fleischaker, the Maine Jewish Museum’s “building specialist,” for a tour of the museum with a focus on our historic synagogue’s fascinating history. Ted is a journalist who has written for and owned newspapers in over half a dozen states, hosted a program on National Public Radio for over a decade, was a professor at University of Louisville, and served as PR Director at the United Jewish Campaign in Louisville.