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 that 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.
Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day):
Monday – 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday – 12pm – 4pm
Wednesday – 12pm – 4pm
Thursday – 12pm – 4pm
Friday – 12pm – 4pm
Sunday – 12pm – 4pm
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.
Our Annual Appeal for 2022-2023 has begun!
On the first Friday evening of every month, from 5-8PM the city’s artists,galleries, and arts venues (including MJM!) open up their doors for Portland’s First Friday Art Walk.
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.
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.
Our brick walkway, consisting of 4,000 bricks, leads from the street through our peaceful garden to the entrance of the building. The Maine Jewish Museum invites you to honor or remember special people in your life by inscribing their name(s) on one or more commemorative bricks. Funds raised will help enable the Museum to complete the final phase of renovations and make improvements that will benefit the entire community.