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From Yiddish to English: A Synagogue Grows

Shaarey Tphiloh centennial poster, Portland, 2004

Shaarey Tphiloh centennial poster, Portland, 2004

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Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

Shaarey Tphiloh celebrated its centennial in 2004, still serving Portland's Orthodox community.

Among the events, advertised by this poster, was a performance by Paul Zim, "The Jewish Music Man," and his Simcha Klezmar Band.

Zim grew up in Portland. His father, Samuel Zimelman, was the longtime cantor of Shaarey Tphiloh

While the synagogue had modernized in a number of ways over its first 100 years, it retained a sense of its history.