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Welcome to the Maine Jewish Museum, located in Portland’s historic East End neighborhood.

The museum is housed within the restored Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century house of worship. The museum is a venue for contemporary art exhibitions featuring established, Jewish-connected, and Maine-connected artists and rotate every eight weeks. The museum also houses Jack Montgomery’s photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors who settled in Maine, an exhibition of Maine Jewish History, an interactive exhibition “Maine Synagogues Past and Present” and the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame Presented By Dorothy Suzi Osher in memory of Alfred Osher created in 2018.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day):

Monday – 11am – 4pm
Tuesday – 11am – 4pm
Wednesday – 11am – 4pm
Thursday – 11am – 4pm
Friday – 11am – 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday – 11am – 4pm

    • Welcome!

      Celebrate and honor the contributions and diversity of Maine’s Jewish immigrants in the context of the American experience. Through exhibits, programming, and dialogue the Museum seeks to build bridges of appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds.

    • Maine Jewish Museum Summer in the Garden Series

      There is nothing quite like summer in Maine, from picture-perfect sunny days to beach walks to ocean breezes to dining al fresco. The summer is also when the Maine Jewish Museum Garden — one of only two public gardens in the East End — bursts into glorious bloom. And this year, for the first time, we are excited to offer a come-to-one-or-come-to-all “In the Garden” program series, with (weather permitting) outdoor events for all ages and interests. We look forward to taking time to smell the roses with you!

    • The Maine Jewish Museum – From Strength to Strength: Building Back Better After the Fire

      As the before and after photos in this online exhibit show, the small but mighty Maine Jewish community ensured that the fire was but a chapter in the Maine Jewish Museum’s story, not the end of our story. For this, we are eternally grateful. May the fire inside us always burn brighter than the fire around us.

      View Slideshow

    • Art Exhibits

      Maine Jewish Museum changes art exhibitions every 8 weeks, featuring Jewish artists with a Maine connection.

      Permanent collections featuring: Maine Holocaust Survivors, History of Maine Jews, and Famous people attending Maine summer camps.

    • Maine Jewish Hall of Fame, Presented By Dorothy Suzi Osher in memory of Alfred Osher

      The Nominating Committee of the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame Announces new class of Hall of Fame Inductees to be enshrined May 21st 2023.

      Read the host committee letter HERE