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SYNAGOGUES IN MAINE: [March 2004] Synagogues in Maine [May 2006]

Jewish history. [November 2010]

Documenting Maine Jewry. A collaborative genealogy and history of Maine's Jewish communities.  [November 2010]

Maine Jewish History Project of Colby College.

Maine Jewry is a community-based history project providing information on Jewish citizens of Maine through a state of the art genealogical and historical resource reflecting the Jewish traditions of memory, remembrance and inter-generational learning including burial records from all sixteen Maine Jewish cemeteries, memorial board records from eight synagogues, headstone images, oral history interviews, scanned primary documents, and community photographs. [February 2010]

Maine Jewish History Project [October 2010]


B. Band, Portland Jewry: Its Growth and Development (1955)

M. Cohen, "Jerusalem of the North. An Analysis of Religious Modernization in Portland, Maine's Jewish Community, 1860-1950" (Honors thesis, Brown University, 2000); J.S. Goldstein

Crossing Lines. Histories of Jews and Gentiles in Three Communities (1992)

J.M. Lipez, "A Time to Build Up and a Time to Break Down: The Jewish Secular Institutions of Portland, Maine" (Honors thesis, Amherst College, 2002).

Maine's Jewish Heritage (ME) (Images of America) [Paperback]. Abraham J. Peck and Jean M. Peck: "According to historian Benjamin Band, the first record of a Jew in Maine concerns Susman Abrams, a tanner who resided in Union until his death at 87 in 1830. Historical records beginning in 1849 also tell of a small Bangor community that organized a synagogue and purchased a burial ground. But it was not until the late 19th century that Jewish communities grew large enough to establish multiple synagogues, Hebrew schools for boys, kosher butcher shops, and Jewish bakeries. Eventually there were Jewish charitable societies, community centers, and social clubs across the state. Now, 150 years later, Jews serve every Maine community in every possible capacity, free from the barriers of social or religious discrimination. This book honors the accomplishments of Maine's Jewish residents." [October 2010]


Title Filter     Display # 
# Burial Location
1 AUBURN: Androscoggin County
2 AUGUSTA: Kennebec County
3 BANGOR: Penobscot County
4 BATH: Sagadahoc County
5 BIDDEFORD - SACO: York County
6 CALAIS: Washington County
7 CAMDEN: Knox County
8 LEWISTON: Androscoggin County
10 OWLS HEAD: Knox County
11 PORTLAND: Cumberland County
12 ROCKLAND: Knox County
13 SOUTH PORTLAND: see Portland
14 WATERVILLE: Kennebec County
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