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LC Subject Heading: Jews--Maine

Historical Items

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Item 56910

Maine Jewish Film Festival Poster, 2011

Contributed by: An individual through Colby College Special Collections Date: 2011 Location: South Portland; Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 59260

Ahawas Achim record book cover, Bangor, 1853

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1853 Location: Bangor 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

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Jews in Maine

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.