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Maine Jewish Museum

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Wonderful visit

The Maine Jewish Museum has a beautiful synagogue with an interesting history. It is a jewel of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
Beautiful old synagogue

Maine Jewish Museum houses everything from biographies of holocaust survivors who settled in Maine... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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A turn of the century immigrant era synagogue celebrating Jewish art, history, and culture in downtown Portland.
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267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
+1 207-773-2339
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Maine Jewish Museum has a beautiful synagogue with an interesting history. It is a jewel of a building. In addition to the sanctuary, there are art exhibits from Maine Jewish artists. The curator Nancy was so friendly and informative about the history of the...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Maine Jewish Museum houses everything from biographies of holocaust survivors who settled in Maine to contemporary artwork of several Jewish Maine artists. Services are still held in the sanctuary and chapel. The curator was most welcoming and took time to sit down with us and...More

2  Thank julia922
Reviewed October 3, 2018

My family and I truly enjoyed our visit to the Maine Jewish Museum. The staff was nice and welcoming and the exhibitions are very interesting. Tucked behind a sculpture garden in a building that still houses the oldest standing synagogue in Maine (Etz Haim) the...More

2  Thank Sarit C
Reviewed September 14, 2018

there is an interesting permanent exhibit about jewish life in this old city, and also some interesting rotating art exhibits. what really affected me was the photographs and personal stories of local folks who survived the holocaust. reading about the heartbreaking hardships that these people...More

1  Thank Bill G
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds, lovely architecture and an important permanent exhibit along with friendly staff. The museum has changing exhibitions; the current shows candid photos from 1942-1945 of a military dentist. He documented everyday life during his service and stationing in North Africa. He must have been...More

1  Thank beatific2017
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I'm not Jewish and didn't know what to expect. I liked being able to go into the synagogue. There were some very interesting exhibits on the walls about Jewish families in the area and their histories. Definitely worth a short visit. If you're planning on...More

1  Thank Robin L
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Visited during the First Friday walks. the exhibits were very powerful and moving. the gardens were beautiful

1  Thank MermaidCottages
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We are interested in Jewish history, especially in areas that you don't usually identify as Jewish. This small museum doubles as the Jewish house of worship as well. We sat in the meeting hall and learned much about Jewish culture and tradition as well as...More

3  Thank Todd H
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Since my family came to Portland in 1860 and worked in this part of town I enjoyed my walk to it from the old port.

1  Thank roamerNewYorkCity
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Who were they and how did they end up in Maine? We were surprised and we wanted to know; that's how we ended up on the gorgeous pass in the beautiful garden with fabulous statues at the Maine Jewish Museum. They came from Europe, of...More

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Sophie D
March 11, 2017|
Response from Ani267 | Property representative |
No entry fee. Gladly accept donations
September 22, 2015|
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street is easy.
Ellen D
July 6, 2015|
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Response from Spinmommie | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember precisely but I remember some passageways being kind of narrow. I agree, calling them would be best.