Index to Greater Portland Rabbis and Cantors

Name of ClergyCongregation Known Years
Lay Cantor Paul Aranson Temple Beth El 1989 - 1999
student at Uri Auerbach Levey Day School 1955
Rabbi Morris Bekritsky Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard 1948 - 1957
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1948 - 1972
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1948 - 1972
 
        Levey Day School 1955
member Ephraim I Bennett Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
        Temple Beth El 1948 - 1953
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Gary Berenson Etz Chaim Synagogue 1989 - 2012
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2012 - 2017 (to date)
 
Rabbi William Berkowitz Congregation Bet Ha’am 1990 -1994
Rabbi Carolyn Braun Temple Beth El 1994 - 2017 (to date)
Rabbi Yoffie Chaim Shaarey Tphiloh
Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff Temple Beth El 1953 - 1955
Rabbi Paul Cohen Congregation Bet Ha’am 1994-2000
 
Rabbi Lazarus Druker Congregation Sharith Israel 1897
Rabbi Alice Dubinsky Congregation Bet Ha’am - 2005 +
Rabbi Steven Dworken Shaarey Tphiloh 0
Lay Cantor Stanley Elowitch Temple Beth El 1989 - 1999
Rabbi David Essrig Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
 
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 Young Israel Club 1934
 
        Temple Beth El 1949 - 1950
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
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
Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld Shaarey Tphiloh 2003 - 2015
Rabbi Phineas Israeli Etz Chaim Synagogue 1924-1928
Rabbi Saks Jarek Congregation Bet Ha’am 2010-2017(to date)
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Harry Judelsohn Etz Chaim Synagogue 1964-1982
 
Rabbi Hyman H Lasker Congregation Sharith Israel 1890 - 1895
Rabbi Grossman Lewis Temple Beth El 1955- 1959
Rabbi Mendel Lewittes Vaad Hoir 1942 Jan
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1936-1942
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
 
Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Temple Beth El 1951 - 1985
Rabbi Abraham Miller Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1930-1935
        Young Israel Club 1934
Student Rabbi Shoshana Perry Temple Beth El 1988
 
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 David Sandmel Congregation Bet Ha’am 1985-1990
 
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 Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1922-1930
 
Hebrew school teacher Harry Simansky Hebrew School 1946
Rabbi Harry Sky Temple Beth El 1961 - 1989
        Temple Beth El 1994 - 2012 (to date)
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2003 - 2012 (to date)
Rabbi Solomon David Ha-Kohen Sprince Congregation Sharith Israel 1955
 
Cantor David Sternberg Temple Beth El 1988 - 1989
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
        Temple Beth El 1950 - 1951
        Temple Beth El 1950 - 1951
Cantor Hayman Toby Temple Beth El 1985 - 1988
 
rabbi Moshe Wilansky Chabad of Maine 2015
Cantor Samuel Zimelman Shaarey Tphiloh 1957
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1950s - 1960s
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
 

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