Maine Jewish Hall of Fame
The inaugural induction ceremony of the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame was held on Sunday, October 7 at the Maine Jewish Museum. Over 200 people attended the event which honored 16 individuals, couples, or families as members of the inaugural class of the Hall of Fame. The event was emceed by Irwin Gratz who introduced each inductee as well as keynote speaker Rabbi Darah Lerner, event chair Steve Brinn, the museum's current president,and closing benediction speaker Rabbi Gary Berenson. The founding president of the museum, Jody Sataloff read a congratulatory letter from Senator Angus King and the Executive Director of the museum Gary Barron read a congratulatory letter from Senator Susan Collins. The highlight of the event was the heart felt and moving acceptance speeches given by the recipients and /or their family members.