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Programs And Events

    • Witness to War: Ukrainians Speak About Ukraine

      August 21 2022 4-5pm

      In conjunction with the current MJM pop-up exhibit, “Witness to War: Ukrainian Photographers React,” we will hear about Ukraine from the vantage point of Ukrainians directly impacted by the Russian invasion.

    • Exhibition Opening:
      Joan Busing, Paula Gerstenblatt, and Judy Glickman

      September 1 5-7 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 & Demo
      - Joan Busing

      September 11 1-3 PM

      Local artist Joan Busing, whose work expands on the legacy of the Abstract Expressionists of the 1980s, will discuss her exhibit on display at MJM. She will also give a live demonstration of her monoprint technique, in which she paints an image on Plexiglass using layers of thin color applied in gestural strokes and playful geometric patterns and transfers it to paper using a press, creating a unique, irreproducible print. Free admission. Q&A to follow discussion and demo.

    • Can We Talk? Building Bridges Instead of Walls

      COFFEE, CAKE, AND CONVERSATION
      October 6 4-5:30 PM

      COLLAGE ACROSS CULTURES
      October 13 – 4 – 5:30 PM

      POTLUCK AND PARTING THOUGHTS
      October 20th 4-5:30 PM


      At a time of heightened racial tensions and deep socio-political divisions, American Blacks and Jews are being threatened, harassed, and even murdered in alarming numbers. It is more important than ever for the Black and Jewish communities to build mutual support networks and form a united front to fight the perils around us. Unfortunately, however, Black-Jewish ties have not been tended to in recent decades, leading to an undeniable and undeniably worrisome erosion of relations.

    • Violins of Hope PSO Performance

      October 16 5-6 PM

      Violins of Hope is a concert project featuring a private collection of violins, violas, and cellos housed in Israel. All of the instruments were owned by Jewish people during the Holocaust and were collected following World War II. The PSO-MJM Violins of Hope Maine will commemorate the 80th anniversary o the resistancw od the Terezin prisoners. PSO string players will perform on these special instruments, a 60-piece collection, during Verdi’s Requiem concert. Tickets required, info forthcoming.

    • Exhibit Opening:
      Jack Montgomery, Gretchen Halpert , and Frank Paper

      November 3 – 5 -7 PM

      All are Welcome!

    • Drawing From Nature

      November 10 2022 2-4pm

      Join local artist and scientific illustrator Gretchen Halpert of the Scientific Illustration Distance Program (SDIP) for this FREE two-part program! From 2 – 2:30 PM, Gretchen will discuss her MJM exhibit against the backdrop of her career at the juxtaposition of art, science, and teaching. Then, from 2:30 – 4 PM, , Gretchen will provide instruction to artists and budding artists ages 12+ on traditional drawing exercises, helping them hone their observation skills as they capture elements of the natural world on paper. Specimens and drawing materials will be provided; you are also welcome to bring your own.

    • Maine Jewish Summer Camps

      Jan/Fed 2023 – Date and info to come

      Do you find yourself humming to the tune of “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” at random moments of the day? Were your summers defined by Cat’s Cradle and color war and mandatory swim? Can’t bear to let go of that faded and staned decades-old Camp Ramah t-shirt? Then you’ll want to join us for this walk down memory lane, featuring camp stories, a camp triva contest, and a showing of “Lakes, Lanyards, and Learning: New England Jewish Summer Camps.” Free admission and camp-inspired refreshments, including Bug Juice Cocktails, S’mores Bars, and Gourmet Rice Krispie Treats..

    • Fashion Show Fundraiser

      August 10 2023 7 PM – 10 PM

      In alignment with our mission to “celebrate and honor Maine’s Jewish immigrants in the context of the American experience” and to “build bridges of appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds,” we are proud to showcase Maine Jewish, immigrant, and BIPOC fashion designers and models in our first-ever Fashion Show Fundraiser!

    • Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

      May 23 2023 – 3-6pm

      The Maine Jewish Hall of Fame was created in 2018 to bestow recognition on outstanding Jewish leaders from throughout the state who have brought distinction and honor to the State of Maine or beyond.

    • Drawing from Nature: Artist Talk and Workshop - Gretchen Halpert

      November 11 2022 2-4pm

      Join local artist and scientific illustrator Gretchen Halpert of the Scientific Illustration Distance Program (SDIP) for this FREE two-part program! From 2 – 2:30 PM, Gretchen will discuss her MJM exhibit against the backdrop of her career at the juxtaposition of art, science, and teaching. Then, from 2:30 – 4 PM, , Gretchen will provide instruction to artists and budding artists ages 12+ on traditional drawing exercises, helping them hone their observation skills as they capture elements of the natural world on paper. Specimens and drawing materials will be provided; you are also welcome to bring your own.