Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 47
Bar mitzvah invitation, Portland, 1957
Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: 1957-06-22 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper
Teachers of the Portland Hebrew School, 1926
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1926 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative
Synagogue tea invitation, Portland, 1948
Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: 1948-11-15 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 9
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.
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.
Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II
At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.
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View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 1 of 1
Cantor Beth & Dr David Strassler: personal insights on life
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
The journey of a couple devoted to each other, their family, their community and their religion
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of Jews in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to Jewish immigration to the U.S., examination of the prejudice, discrimination and anti-Semitism many Jews have experienced, and the contributions of Jews to community life and culture in Maine.