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Two Programs Available !!
Recordings of Cantors: A selection of religious music by cantors in Maine recorded over the decades from 1950 to the present.
Oral Histories from Portland: Excerpts of thirteen interviews from the Documenting Maine Jewry / Portland Public Library oral history collection, offered in short thematic segments.
Cantorial Selections by:
Kurt Messerschmidt – Temple Beth El, Portland (with additional voices)
Cantor Samuel Zimelman – Cong Shaarey Tphiloh, Portland (with his 5 sons)
Rabbi Hillel Katzir – Temple Shalom, Auburn
Cantor Deborah Marlowe – Beth Israel, Waterville
Oral Histories of Portland Residents
Topics cover such themes as Getting to America, Life on Munjoy Hill,
Anti-Semitism, Holiday Recollections, the Jewish Community Center,
Schooling, and Early Jobs and Businesses.
Excerpts include interviews with:
Barbara Epstein Bella Cowen
Charlotte Siegel Dave Astor
Elliot Schwartz Estelle Brooks
Esther Goldberg Phil Levinsky
Rita Weisberg Russell Bornstein
Sid Cronsberg Wilma Rose