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Documenting Maine Jewry

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  • Sophie Weiner (1913 - 2006)
    Published March 29, 2006. WEINER, SOPHIE Sophie Weiner, 92, of Henderson, passed away Monday, March 27, 2006. She was born May 19, 1913, in Lewiston, Maine, and resided in Las Vegas for 53 years....
  • Rose Abel (c.1909 - 1995)
    SOURCE: Harris Gleckman Documenting Maine Jewry Project found at www.mainejews.org
  • Rebecca Re Tarr, dsp (1903 - 1985)
    SOURCE: Harris Gleckman Documenting Maine Jewry Project found at www.mainejews.org
  • Jeanette [Sheina] Chase (1918 - c.2000)
    SOURCE: Harris Gleckman Documenting Maine Jewry Project found at www.mainejews.org

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This page has been set up as a Geni Project to direct Geni users with an interest in Maine Jewry to a most extraordinary project hosted on the web at

www.mainejews.org

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To quote from the project's web site:

"Jews have been living in Maine since the 1800s: There were fully functioning Jewish communities in Bangor in the 1840s, and in Portland in the 1880s. Somewhat improbably, at least to outsiders, those and other Jewish enclaves around the state have endured and thrived. Over the last 100 years, the Jewish population of Maine has ranged from 5,000 to over 10,000.

Today there are active Jewish communities in Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford-Saco, greater Portland, Lewiston-Auburn, Rockland, and Waterville and smaller Jewish community groupings elsewhere in the State."

Information on individuals and their communities is available from links found at www.mainejews,org