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Historical Items

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Item 56915

'Carrying Water' book cover, Waterville, 1997

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections Date: 1997 Location: Appleton Media: Ink on paper

Item 76

Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue, Portland, ca. 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1911 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 59260

Ahawas Achim record book cover, Bangor, 1853

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1853 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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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.

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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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Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland's Orthodox Synagogue

Shaarey Tphiloh was founded in 1904 by immigrants from Eastern Europe. While accommodating to American society, the Orthodox synagogue also has retained many of its traditions.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Accessed 8 Mar. 2017. Lange, Allison. “Early Organizing Efforts.” History of U.S. Woman's Suffrage, National Women's History Museum, 2015…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Of The Arts Era

… was the daughter of an Italian painter and German-Jewish mother, and lived in Italy until the end of World War I.