Alphabetic Index to Maine Rabbis and Cantors

Name of ClergyCongregation Known Years
former rabbi David Aaron Temple Beth El 1997
Rev Harris Abraham Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1921 - 1953
Lay Cantor Paul Aranson Temple Beth El 1989 - 1999
Rabbi Charles Arik Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) 1922-1924
Rabbi Erica Asch Temple Beth El 2013 July - to date (Dec 2017)
 
student at Uri Auerbach Levey Day School 1955
Rabbi Morris Bekritsky Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard 1948 - 1957
        Levey Day School 1955
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1948 - 1972
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1948 - 1972
 
        Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) 0
Rabbi Ephraim I Bennett Temple Beth El 1948 - 1953
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Gary Berenson Etz Chaim Synagogue 1989 - 2012
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2012 - 2017 (to date)
 
Rabbi David Berent Beth Jacob
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1960
        Beth Jacob 1955
        Beth Jacob Sisterhood 1953
Rabbi William Berkowitz Congregation Bet Ha’am 1990 -1994
 
Rabbi Carolyn Braun Temple Beth El 1994 - 2017 (to date)
Rabbi R Brettler Congregation Beth Israel after Rabbi Schonberger
Rabbi David Cantor Congregation Beth Israel after Rabbi Brettler
rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto Temple Beth El 1997- July 2013
Rabbi Yoffie Chaim Shaarey Tphiloh
 
Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff Temple Beth El 1953 - 1955
member of [first name not known] Chirnomas Aroostook Hebrew Community Center 1965
Rabbi Paul Cohen Congregation Bet Ha’am 1994-2000
Visiting Rabbi Aaron Zelig David Temple Beth El 1990c - 1996
        Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) 0
 
Cantor Marlow Deborah Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) - todate (2012)
Rabbi Lazarus Druker Congregation Sharith Israel 1897
Rabbi Alice Dubinsky Congregation Bet Ha’am - 2005 +
Rabbi Steven Dworken Shaarey Tphiloh 0
Participant in Temple Israel Dedication Milton H Elefant Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
 
        Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
Lay Cantor Stanley Elowitch Temple Beth El 1989 - 1999
student Rabbi Lipof Emily Temple Beth El 1988c - 1989c
Rabbi David Essrig Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
Rabbi David Fairman Temple Beth El
 
Rabbi Abraham H Freedman Congregation Beth Israel 1920
        Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
Member of A Friedman Aroostook Hebrew Community Center 1953
Lay Cantor Dov Goldberg Temple Beth El 2003 - 2012
        Temple Beth El 2008
 
        Temple Beth El 2010 - 2013
Rabbi Alice Goldfinger Congregation Bet Ha’am 2000-2009
member of Alfred G (Al) Goldman Beth Israel (Fort Kent) (now 4224) 0
        Young Israel Club 1934
        Temple Beth El 1949 - 1950
 
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
Rabbi Justin Goldstein Congregation Beth Israel after Rabbi Schwarzman
Hazzen Harry (Chaim) Goodman Toldos Itzchock
        Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard
Rabbi Simcha Green Shaarey Tphiloh
 
Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum Etz Chaim Synagogue 1942-1947 (?)
        Vaad Hoir 1942 Aug
member of Lewis Grossman Temple Beth El 1998
member Abraham M Hains Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1997
Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld Shaarey Tphiloh 2003 - 2015
 
Rabbi Harry / Henry J Isaacs Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) 1961-
Rabbi Phineas Israeli Etz Chaim Synagogue 1924-1928
        Adas Yoshuron Synagogue 1987
Rabbi Saks Jarek Congregation Bet Ha’am 2010-2017(to date)
Rabbi Amita Jarmon Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
 
Lay Cantor Labov Jay Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1981 - 1983
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Harry Judelsohn Etz Chaim Synagogue 1964-1982
Rabbi Alan M Kalinsky Congregation Beth Israel 1976 - 1981
Rabbi Raymond Krinsky Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1981 - 2006
Rabbi Hyman H Lasker Congregation Sharith Israel 1890 - 1895
 
Rabbi Miller Lauren Beth El (Bangor) 1994 - 2005
Rabbi Emeritus Darah Lerner Beth El (Bangor) 2005 - 2012 (to date)
Rabbi Grossman Lewis Temple Beth El 1955- 1959
Rabbi Mendel Lewittes Vaad Hoir 1942 Jan
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1936-1942
 
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
visiting Rabbi Natan Margalit Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Rabbi Irving A Margolies Congregation Beth Israel 1971 - 1976
cantor Deborah Marlowe Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) 2012
Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Temple Beth El 1951 - 1985
 
Rabbi Abraham Miller Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1930-1935
        Young Israel Club 1934
Participant in Temple Israel Dedication Juda Moses Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
Edmund Neiss Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) 1950
 
Rabbi Morris Ordman Adas Yoshuron Synagogue 1987
Rabbi Isser / Arthur Izar Perlstein Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Student Rabbi Shoshana Perry Temple Beth El 1988
        Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) 1988
Rabbi Isaacs Rachel Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) to date (2017)
 
Rabbi Leiman Raymond Temple Beth El 1959 - 1961
Cantor Ruth L Ross Temple Beth El 1999 - 1007
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Maurice Rubinoff Etz Chaim Synagogue 1982-1977
Rabbi Jared Saks Congregation Bet Ha’am 2011 - 2012
Rabbi Langer Sameul Temple Israel (Rumford) 1932
 
Rabbi David Sandmel Beth El (Bangor) 1987 - 1988
        Congregation Bet Ha’am 1985-1990
Rabbi Joseph P Schonberger Congregation Beth Israel 1982 - 1997
Rabbi Steven Schwarzman Congregation Beth Israel
Rabbi Sam Seicol Congregation Bet Ha’am 2010-2011
 
Rabbi Frisch Seth Temple Beth El 1989 - 1993
Rabbi A Sharshafsky Congregation Sharith Israel 1885 - 1897
Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1905 - 1914
Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1922-1930
 
Rabbi Perry Shoshanna Beth El (Bangor) 1988 - 1994
Rabbi William Siemers Congregation Beth Israel 2014 - present (2016)
Hebrew school teacher Harry Simansky Hebrew School 1946
Rabbi-in-residence Harry Sky Etz Chaim Synagogue 2003 - 2012 (to date)
        Temple Beth El 1994 - 2012 (to date)
 
        Temple Beth El 1961 - 1989
Rabbi Solomon David Ha-Kohen Sprince Congregation Sharith Israel 1955
Rabbi Nathaniel Steinberg Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 0
        Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1958c - early 1960s
Cantor David Sternberg Temple Beth El 1988 - 1989
 
        Temple Beth El 1950 - 1951
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
        Temple Beth El 1950 - 1951
Cantor Hayman Toby Temple Beth El 1985 - 1988
rabbi R (first name not listed) Ulman Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
 
Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) 2017 -
Cantor Hugo David Weisgall Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Rabbi Chiam Wilansky Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) 2015 -
        Chabad of Maine 2015
Hebrew School teacher and Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Zadanowitz Temple Beth El
 
Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1960
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1959
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1951
        Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1958
        Beth Jacob 1955
 
cantor Samuel Zimelman Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) 0
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1957
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1950s - 1960s
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
 
Rabbi Moishe / Moses Zucker Congregation Beth Israel 1920

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