Keywords: Judaism in Maine
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Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
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.
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.