Jews have been Mainers for over 150 years. Come explore and celebrate the Jewish community’s contributions to
Maine’s history as well as contemporary life.

Welcome to the Maine Jewish Museum, located in Portland’s East End neighborhood. The museum is housed within the restored Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century house of worship. The museum has been the venue for contemporary art exhibitions for the past six years. These exhibitions, which change every six weeks, feature established, Jewish-connected, and Maine-connected artists. The museum also houses Jack Montgomery’s photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors who settled in Maine as well as a permanent exhibition of Maine Jewish History, and the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame Presented By Dorothy Suzi Osher in memory of Alfred Osher  created in 2018. Our newest Exhibit , Maine Synagogues Past and Present, will open this spring!

    • 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 Virtual Art Auction 2021

      Auction ends tonight May 9th at 8pm! Get your bids in before its too late!

      Please join us for The Maine Jewish Museum’s first ever online art auction! Curators Rob and Annette Elowitch have gathered a varied and exciting roster of many of Maine’s finest artists.

      Click Here to Enter Auction

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

      The Maine Jewish Hall of Fame was created in 2018 to bestow recognition on outstanding Jewish leaders from throughout the state who have brought distinction and honor to the State of Maine or beyond.


    • Art Exhibits

      Maine Jewish Museum changes art exhibitions every 6 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.