Maine Jewish Museum Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony

Sep 19, 2021 3:00PM


Maine Jewish Museum - 267 Congress Street, Portland, ME


The Maine Jewish Museum Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony  “Presented by Dorothy Suzi Osher in Memory of Alfred Osher “  will finally occur on September 19, 2021, at 3:00 pm in a garden reception and ceremony at the Museum, just a year after originally scheduled.

Honored this year are:

  • David Astor*Portland, ME
  • Rabbi Tuvia Ben Shmuel Yosef (Donald Gellers)* – Eastport, ME       
  • Norman Godfrey* – Portland, ME
  • Jerry and Susan* Goldberg Portland, ME
  • Abraham and Fannie Levey*Portland, ME
  • George I Lewis* Portland, ME
  • Leonard and Merle Nelson Cumberland Foreside , ME
  • The Unobskey Family* Calais, ME (including Joseph and Sarah and sons William, Arthur and Charles)

* of blessed memory


Please join us on the Host Committee for this event to honor the lives of the honorees and acknowledge their contributions to Jewish and secular life in Maine!

Joining the Host Committee will also support the Maine Jewish Museum in its role as a living repository of the rich history of the Jewish community in our state, and its mission of celebrating and honoring the contributions and diversity of Maine’s Jewish immigrants and building bridges of appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds.


The Induction Ceremony program will feature:


Master of Ceremonies and Host – Irwin Gratz

Morning Edition Producer of Maine Public Radio, former chairman of the Maine Association of Broadcasters, and served as National President of the Society of Professional Journalists.


Keynote Speaker – Rabbi Rachel Isaacs

Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Waterville, Maine, Director of The Center for Small Town Jewish Life, and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby College.


We hope you will join us as members of the Host Committee with a donation of $200 per couple or $100 for an individual.  A $200 donation includes two tickets to the reception and ceremony; a $100 donation includes one ticket.  For your convenience you may join online at


Many thanks in advance for lending your help in support of the 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony!

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