Welcome to Portland, Maine!
On this page, you will find links to get you started on learning more about Portland, Maine. The Outreach committee at the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) is eager to answer any questions you may have about this wonderful community. Please email Amy Brier, Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the JCA at 207-772-1959.
For more than half a century, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has worked to help make
Documenting Maine Jewry
Harris Gleckman, email@example.com
Documenting Maine Jewry is a community based project providing information on Jewish citizens of Maine through a state of the art genealogical and historical resource reflecting the Jewish traditions of memory, rememberance and inter-generational learning.
Pat Davidson Reef, 781-4420
Hadassah, the Women
Holocaust Human Rights Center
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive, Augusta
Incorporated in 1985, the mission of the HHRC is to educate about the Holocaust, to advocate for human rights and dignity, and to celebrate diversity. Its goal is to teach lessons which can be learned from the Holocaust about what can happen when basic human rights are destroyed.
Jewish National Fund - New England Zone
77 Franklin Street, Suite 514
Boston, MA 02110
Sara Hefez, Regional Director
In over 110 years, Jewish National Fund has planted over 250 Million Trees, built over 1,000 parks and recreational areas, constructed security roads, and much more. Today, JNF is supporting Israel’s newest generation of pioneers by bringing life to the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier.
Levey Day School
400 Deering Avenue, Portland
76 Noyes Street, Portland
Susan Cummings-Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mikvat Shalom was created to serve the entire Maine Jewish community. The independent, non-denominational, non-profit organization is currently renovating the mikvah building at 76 Noyes Street, next door to Shaarey Tphiloh. The beautiful space will be used to perform mikvah rituals including taharat hamishpacha, conversions, marriage immersions and more. Mikvat Shalom’s mission also includes educating the Jewish community about traditional and non-traditional ways the mikvah can be used to mark transitions in our lives. Go to www.mikvatshalom.org for more information and for appointments.
National Council of Jewish Women –
Gail Volk, 797-8945
The National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
Omanim is an organization of Jewish visual, performing and literary artists in
Congregation Bet Ha’am
Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Etz Chaim
Maine Jewish Museum
Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh
74 Bradman Street
Auburn, ME 04210
Mount Sinai-Mount Carmel
Hicks Street (off Warren Avenue) in Portland. The Mount Sinai Cemetery Association is overseen by Harvey Elowitch, 207-761-9095.
Mount Carmel is overseen by Arthur Cope, 207-774-8513.
For a map of Mount Sinai-Mount Carmel, click HERE.
Smith Street Cemetery
Adjacent to 28 Smith Street in South Portland
Maintained by the Jewish Community Alliance. Cemetery is accessible by combination lock. Please contact the JCA at 207-772-1959 for combo.
For a map of Smith Street Cemetery, click HERE.
Temple Beth El Memorial Park
Intersection of Johnson Road and Congress Street, Portland
Maintained by Temple Beth El
For a map of Temple Beth El Memorial Park, click HERE.
Temple Shalom Cemetery
(formerly Beth Jacob Cemetery)
147 Old Danville Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Contact: Lew Zidle 207-783-2631
Temple Shalom 207-786-4201
For a map of Temple Shalom Cemetery, click HERE.