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Maine Jewish Museum

267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
+1 207-773-2339
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Beautiful grounds, lovely architecture and an important permanent exhibit along with friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beatific2017
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Interesting for visitors of any faith

I'm not Jewish and didn't know what to expect. I liked being able to go into the synagogue. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin L
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Adams, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average6%
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267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
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+1 207-773-2339
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

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

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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

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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.

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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

2  Thank Nadrod
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

We went to visit the museum with a local friend who wanted to see an exhibit by a local Portalnd artist.Her show was very good, the museum also had a couple of other interesting exhibits as well as their permanent exhibit of stories from Holocaust...More

1  Thank Peter9872014
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We came across this because of the TA reviews we read here. For us it more than history, religion or even art. There was something else wonderful about this place. We sat in the temple and just enjoyed a wonderful sense of peace. It is...More

3  Thank 005Mustang
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

A short walk from the harbor and other tourist attractions, the Maine Jewish Museum is a worthwhile visit for people of all backgrounds and faiths. The primary permanent exhibit is a series of storyboards and photos telling the story of Jews in Maine, from their...More

1  Thank H Z
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We came upon this museum by accident, walking around downtown Portland. It is housed in a fully restored functioning Synagogue. The restoration came from a very large donation. The first and third floors are the museum, while the main sanctuary sits on the second floor....More

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Sophie D
March 11, 2017|
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No entry fee. Gladly accept donations
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street is easy.
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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.
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