VOICES OF MAINE’S LOST SYNAGOGUES

Nov 17, 2021 7:00PM

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Streaming online

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Wednesday, November 17th | 7 PM
Live virtual panel discussion with audience Q+A
Presented by the Maine Jewish Museum | Co-sponsored by the JCA, the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine, and Documenting Maine Jewry

 

Jews have been living in Maine for 200 years, practicing in up to 30 active synagogues built to anchor Jewish communities across the state. Half of those synagogues no longer exist. Veteran ABC, CBS and CNN producer, writer, director, and media consultant Jo Dondis will bring together voices of these lost synagogues who will help tell the story of the impressive span of Maine’s Jewish community life throughout the state.

Join us for this unique opportunity that will bring life to the exhibition on view at the Maine Jewish Museum, housed in the restored 1921 synagogue, Etz Chaim.

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Voices:

Welcome: Jessica Lantos, Exhibition Curator and Research Coordinator, Documenting Maine Jewry

Moderator: Jo Dondis

Panelists:

Beth Hillson, exhibition subject and former member, Temple Israel, Old Town-Orono

Toby Adelman, exhibition subject and former member, Aroostook Hebrew Community Center, Presque Isle

Babs Shapiro, exhibition subject and former member, Congregation Beth Abraham, Auburn