The Maine Jewish Museum is a charming little museum and art gallery that deserves a visit. Like the rest of Portland it is an easily walkable destination on the east side of town. The small art gallery and history museum is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who we found to be knowledgeable and passionate about their fledgling endeavor. The upstairs museum contains Interesting displays on the Maine Jewish summer camps and the history of Jews in the state. Although the art gallery was between shows when we visited, they often host interesting art and artists. The building also contains two pretty meeting rooms for worship, weddings and other events. The upstairs main temple is especially beautiful. Well worth a visit to learn about this relatively little-known bit of Maine history. At the time we were there they were installing an elevator to the second floor.
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