Index to Greater Portland Rabbis and Cantors

Name of ClergyCongregation Known Years
Lay Cantor Paul Aranson Temple Beth El (Portland) 1989 - 1999
student at Uri Auerbach Levey Day School 1955
Rabbi Morris Bekritsky Etz Chaim Synagogue 1948 - 1972
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard 1948 - 1957
        Levey Day School 1955
 
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1948 - 1972
Rabbi Ephraim I Bennett Temple Beth El (Portland) 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 William Berkowitz Congregation Bet Ha’am 1990 -1994
Rabbi Carolyn Braun Temple Beth El (Portland) 1994 - 2017 (to date)
Rabbi Yoffie Chaim Shaarey Tphiloh
Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff Temple Beth El (Portland) 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 (Portland) 1989 - 1999
Rabbi David Essrig Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
 
member of Seth (now 41659) Frisch Temple Beth El (Portland) 1998
Lay Cantor Dov Goldberg Temple Beth El (Portland) 2003 - 2012
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 2008
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 2010 - 2013
Rabbi Alice Goldfinger Congregation Bet Ha’am 2000-2009
 
member of Alfred G (Al) Goldman Young Israel Club 1934
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1949 - 1950
Rabbi Simcha Green Shaarey Tphiloh
Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum Vaad Hoir 1942 Aug
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1942-1947 (?)
member of Lewis Grossman Temple Beth El (Portland) 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 (Portland) 1955- 1959
Rabbi Mendel Lewittes Vaad Hoir 1942 Jan
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1936-1942
 
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Temple Beth El (Portland) 1951 - 1985
Rabbi Abraham Miller Etz Chaim Synagogue 1930-1935
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Young Israel Club 1934
 
Student Rabbi Shoshana Perry Temple Beth El (Portland) 1988
Rabbi Leiman Raymond Temple Beth El (Portland) 1959 - 1961
Cantor Ruth L Ross Temple Beth El (Portland) 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 (Portland) 1989 - 1993
Rabbi A Sharshafsky Congregation Sharith Israel 1885 - 1897
Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
 
        Congregation Adas Israel 1917-1922
        Congregation Adas Israel
        Congregation Adas Israel
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1922-1930
teacher at Harry Simansky Hebrew School 1946
 
Rabbi Emeritus Harry Sky Temple Beth El (Portland) 1994 - 2012 (to date)
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2003 - 2012 (to date)
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1961 - 1989
Rabbi Solomon David Ha-Kohen Sprince Congregation Sharith Israel 1955
Cantor David Sternberg Temple Beth El (Portland) 1988 - 1989
 
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1950 - 1951
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1950 - 1951
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
Cantor Hayman Toby Temple Beth El (Portland) 1985 - 1988
rabbi Moshe Wilansky Chabad Lubavitch of Maine 2015
 
member of Samuel Zimelman Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1957
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1950s - 1960s
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
 

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