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general Cumberland County information. [August 2005]

Documenting Maine Jewry. [November 2010]

The Jewish Traveler : Portland by Nahma Sandrow in Shalom Boston and in Hadassah Magazine, 2006 (travelogue with some questionable historical fact. ) [February 2010]

Etz Chaim Synagogue 207-773-2339 [March 2001]: Cohen, Michael. Jerusalem of the North: an Analysis of Religious Modernization in Portland, Maine's Jewish community 1860-1950. 2000. (Brown University honors thesis. Copy available at the U of Maine.)

Jordan, William B. Portland's Jewish Cemeteries. 1984. (Copy available at New England Historic Genealogical Society.) Band, Benjamin. Portland Jewry: Its Growth and Development. 1955.(Available at a number of research libraries.)

cemetery directions [February 2010]

Maine Jewish burial list. [February 2010]

Mount Carmel Cemetery: off Hicks Street and maintained by the Shaarey Tphilloh Synagogue, 76 Noyes Street, Portland, Maine 04103. 207-773-0693. Records are very incomplete. Served former Ansed Safaard Congregation. Adjoins Mt. Sinai Cemetery.  Hicks St (off of Warren Ave). Mt. Carmel and Mt Sinai Cemeteries are adjacent to each other.

Mount Sinai Cemetery: Maintained by the Shaarey Tphilloh Synagogue, 76 Noyes Street, Portland, Maine 04103. 207-773-0693. Records are very incomplete. Adjoins Mt. Carmel Cemetery. #06903 The numbers refer to further information in Cemeteries of the US, Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3

Portland police are investigating graffiti found at the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Portland. A caretaker found several swastikas painted on four tombstones. photo. news article. [February 2010]

Smith Street Cemetery: Smith Street. Separate from the town of Portland, this is the oldest cemetery in the Greater Portland area. This tiny cemetery, just about the size of a small city house lot (75 x 150 or a little smaller), is fenced and kept locked. The wife of Rabbi Sky, who retired rabbi from Temple Beth El, fixed up the cemetery in the mid-1990s. Source: Anita Finn This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The records are held by the Jewish Federation of Southern Maine, 57 Ashmont St. Portland, ME USA 04103. 207-773-7254. Dates from around 1900. First Jewish burial ground in area.

Smith St (near Preble St) in South Portland, Maine. Cemetery key is available from Jewish Community Alliance, 57 Ashmont Street Portland, Maine 0410 : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text97166 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (207-772-1959). [November 2010]

Temple Beth El Memorial Park: run by Temple Beth El, 400 Deering Avenue, Portland, ME 04103. 207-774-2649 (Conservative). I believe that in 1932 only one Jewish cemetery exists which the undertaker referred to as "Hebrew Cemetery". Source: Mark Chomey and Anita Finn via Gloria AULETTA Bailey, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [August 2005] Located at outer Congress St and Johnston Road (near the airport) [February 2010]


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