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Category: Religion & Philosophy, Religious Groups, Jewish

Historical Items

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Item 54087

Synagogue report on disagreement, Portland, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 54097

Chevra t'Hillim incorporation papers, Portland, 1914

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: 1914-04-27 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 54116

Israel bond coupon, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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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.

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Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

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The Cedars

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