Thank you for attending our first-ever virtual Conference. We loved every minute of it.
We’re already looking forward to seeing you in June 2021!


In recognition of the constraints of our extraordinary times, the 2020 Maine Conference for Jewish Life went online in June 2020. In accordance with the strictures of Shabbat, the conference consisted of statewide services on Friday June 12, and a day of learning on Sunday, June 14, capped off by an intimate concert with Nefesh Mountain. While we were of course heavy-hearted by the thought that we could not see one another in person just yet, we were excited and eager to bring an inspiring, exciting, and uplifting program of learning. If you have questions about the conference please contact our Director of Summer Programs, Mel Weiss, at

The Maine Conference for Jewish Life is a pluralistic opportunity for superior Jewish learning and joyous celebration in central Maine. Living far from America’s major urban centers (and from one another), Jews in northern New England rarely gain access to the Jewish world’s finest scholars and cultural innovators, or the experience of being surrounded by a critical mass of other Jews. This conference brings Jews from across the region together in order to gain familiarity with the jewels of Jewish civilization, convene with other Jews from around the state, exchange best practices for crafting successful rural Jewish lives, experience the benefits and challenges of celebrating in a pluralistic environment, and revel in Torah learning.

Many thanks to our 2020 sponsors: The Covenant Foundation, Colby College Office of the President, Colby College Department of Jewish Studies, Jewish Federations of North America

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