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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.

Winter Hours (Labor Day – Memorial Day):

Monday – 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday – 12pm – 4pm
Wednesday – 12pm – 4pm
Thursday – 12pm – 4pm
Friday – 12pm – 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday – 12pm – 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.

    • Annual Appeal 2022-2023

      Our Annual Appeal 2022-2023 has begun! And this year, we are adding a new and exciting Annual Appeal Raffle! Want a chance of winning this exceptional painting by renowned Maine artist Rush Brown?


      You could win this stunning painting by renowned Maine artist Rush Brown (Pictured Here) valued at $10,000!
      A $500 donation = 1 raffle ticket
      Want to double your chances? Donate $1000
      Drawing to be held January 12, 2023 during our next exhibit opening 5-7 PM
      GOOD LUCK!


      Ready to send your donation? Click here for the how-to!


      Pictured: Art Viewers in the Musee D’Orsay” (Rush Brown)

    • The Maine Jewish Museum will induct a new class into the Hall of Fame on May 21st, 2023

      We invite the entire community to nominate a deserving individual or couple during the open public nomination period starting: September 4th and ending on October 12th, 2022.

    • 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 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.