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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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Powerful museum

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

Reviewed 9 November 2017
MermaidCottages
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Tybee Island, Georgia, USA
Jewish history in Portland

We are interested in Jewish history, especially in areas that you don't usually identify as Jewish... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Todd H
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Taylorsville, Utah
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A turn of the century immigrant era synagogue celebrating Jewish art, history, and culture in downtown Portland.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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267 Congress St, (top of India St), Portland, ME 04101-3692
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"art exhibits"
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"restored synagogue"
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"holocaust survivors"
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"worthwhile visit"
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"story boards"
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"self guided tour"
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"portland area"
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"sanctuary"
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"temple"
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"stories"
in 11 reviews
"donation"
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"congregation"
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"maine"
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 September 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

1  Thank Todd H
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Reviewed 16 September 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 25 August 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 1 August 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

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Reviewed 26 July 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

1  Thank 005Mustang
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Reviewed 22 July 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 4 July 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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Reviewed 29 June 2017

Magnificently restored synagogue with excellent art exhibit and touching photo exhibit of families that survived the holocaust to settle in Portland.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Nice gardens and a very nice space inside. We enjoy very much the art exhibits that frequently change out. The building and grounds are well taken care of.

Thank CS1Portland
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Sophie D
12 March 2017|
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Response from Ani267 | Property representative |
No entry fee. Gladly accept donations
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Sam87MiamiFL
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Response from Steve F | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street is easy.
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Ellen D
7 July 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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