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Item 56910

Title: Maine Jewish Film Festival Poster, 2011

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: 2011

Location: South Portland; Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 56926

Title: Globe Yiddish Theater, Auburn, 1914

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: 1914

Location: Auburn

Media: Photograph and ink

Item 53715

Title: Purim play, Beth Israel, Waterville, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: circa 1955

Location: Waterville

Media: Photograph

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Captain Gordon poses with the 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.


Hiram Adelman, Mars Hill, ca. 1935

The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.


Carved eagle for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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Bar mitzvah invitation, Portland, 1957

Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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Men studying, Portland, ca. 1940

The Cedars

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Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.