As you can see from the photos, demolition is well underway throughout the Museum. We have hired great craftsmen to lovingly restore the Ark (Chris Coose and Chris Considine), replace the flooring (Andy Walsh), and restore the amazing stained glass window over the Ark (Matthew Kendall), while our general contractor oversees the entire project. We are most fortunate to have Licensed Architect Curt Sachs as our Owner’s Representative and thank him for his volunteering to fill this important role.
Be well, be safe, and thank you for your consideration.
Mark Aranson, President of Etz Chaim Synagogue
Rabbi Gry Berenson
Steve Brinn, President of the Maine Jewish Museum
Although the Maine Jewish Museum is closed while repairs to both the museum and to the Synagogue take place, the show must go on! We are excited to share with you that we will have Pop-Up exhibits at 67 Washington Avenue in Portland.
“After getting art and belongings out of the museum, post fire…it occurred to me that the renovation was going to take SOME time and the Maine Jewish Museum should have a presence in downtown Portland during this period. We also wanted to honor our commitment to the artists who have been working so hard for their scheduled exhibitions We are excited about this courageous adventure and may even sell some art!”
-Nancy Davidson, Resident Curator