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Welcome to the Maine Jewish Museum, located in Portland’s historic East End neighborhood. The museum resides within the restored Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century house of worship. The museum hosts rotating 8-week art exhibitions featuring Jewish-connected and Maine-connected artists, as well as topical themes relevant to the Maine Jewish community. The Museum also houses Jack Montgomery’s photo exhibition of Holocaust survivors who settled in Maine, temporary and permanent Maine Jewish history displays, the interactive exhibitions Maine Synagogues Past and Present and A Song and a Prayer: Cantorial Music in Maine, and the Maine Jewish Hall of Fame, established in 2018 and presented by Suzi Osher in memory of Jack Osher.


Make a generous tax deductible donation to the Maine Jewish Museum

Donations can be be completed online with any major credit card


    • Buy a Brick

      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 with the upkeep and maintenance of our magnificent Museum garden… one of only two public gardens in Portland’s East End.

    • Stock Donations

      Stock Donations can be made using the following information:

      Receiving Firm: Morgan Stanley
      Account Name: Tree of Life Foundation
      DTC #: 0015
      Account Number: 606-028-397-141