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Jewish Community Records

Date Location
37 Rabbi Hains' (Waterville) Marriage Records private collection
Steven Sternberg : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 14, 2009 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line

Commemorative Histories

Date Location
Camp Lown : First reunion 4/20/1947 American Jewish Historical Society Boston

Yearbook(s)

Date Location
Forty-fifth Reunion at Waterville High School 1965 private collection

Memorial Plaques

Date Location
Memorial Boards at Beth Israel (Waterville) 2009

Newsletter(s)

Date Location
Camp Lown : Kadima - 1961 beginning of session edition 1961 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima 1960 - end of season edition 1960 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima August 1955 23 Aug 1955 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima August 1957 25 Aug 1957 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima August 1958 24 Aug 1958 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima August 1959 23 Aug 1959 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima July 1957 July 1957 private collection
Camp Lown : Kadima July 1958 July 1958 private collection
Kadima Reunion Songs August 1984 private collection
The Gazette : Maine Jewish Council June 1947 private collection

Newspaper(s)

Date Location
Constructin to Start on New [Beth Israel] Synagogue private collection
Delta Kappa Sorority to conduct service at Beth El , Portland Evening Express Apr 27, 1950 private collection
Jewish Food : You don't have to go to synagogue for Passover foods 1983 private collection
Judaism's Festival Of Dedication Underway by George W Cornell 1960 private collection
America's Most Inspiring Rabbis : Rabbi Rachel Isaacs Forward on-line
American Labor Party Condemns Soviet Acts Against Jews June 23, 1964 on-line
B'nai B'rith 35th Anniversary n.d. private collection
B'nai B'rith Officers Dessert Party n.d. private collection
B'nai B'rith Officers - Beth Israel Synagogue n.d. private collection
Beth Israel (Waterville)"deed" of a Synagogue pew to Lewis Lester Levine 1927 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Camp Lown articles in the Jewish Advocate 1955 / 1957 American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Dr Edward Kaplan and Betty Levine Wedding Announcement n.d. private collection
Growing up Jewish in Maine : The Levine Legacy by Josie Huang July 1, 2010 on-line
Hadassah Donor's Lunch n.d. private collection
Hadassah Life Member's Lunch n.d. private collection
JTS Ordains Its First Openly Gay Rabbi 5/26/2011 Forward on-line
Maintaining a Jewish Identity in Waterville & The Levines Nov 17 1983 private collection
Shriners Plan Circus n.d. private collection
State B'Nai B'rith Conference in Waterville May 7, 1956 private collection
Thayer Hospital's Tumor Clinic n.d. private collection
This Is Your Life - Dr. Frederick Hill n.d. private collection
Waterville Morning Sentinel obituaries 1 Nov 1965 Maine State Library
Yale Wedding Announcement for Johnny "Dutch" Levine August 22, 1911 private collection

Obituary(ies)

Date Location
Mrs Sarah Levine, 62, Dies At Hospital; Short Illness Aug 30 1934 c private collection
Prominent Local Business Man [William Levine] Dies in Boston July 6, 1946 private collection
Marcia D (Shiro) Beckerman - obituary 29 Sept 2013 on-line

Memorabilia

Date Location
Tickets Out for "This Is Your Life" Program April 28 Waterville Hadassah n.d. private collection
American Team Songsheet 1911-1987 private collection
Anne Levine Wolff Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Bibby Levine Alfond Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Big House Scrapbook: Levine Family of Waterville 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Camp Lakeridge Manor : Mascot Teddy Bear circa 1956 private collection
Camp Lakeridge Yearbook Covers circa 1956 private collection
Camp Lown Israel Songsheet 1961 private collection
Camp Lown Songster - cover page n.d. with DMJ
Cattle & Dressed Meat ad by Louis Levine & Sons circa 1951 private collection
Cedar Crest Camp 1917 Private Collection
Cover of 100 Selected Recipes , Theodore N Levine Chapter no 66 B'nai B'rith & Waterville Chapter of Hadassah, circa 1951 private collection
Dr Edward Kaplan's medical license n.d. private collection
Evelyn Levine Gold Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Frieda Levine Miller Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Levine's Shopping Bag 1970s to 1996 private collection
Levines and Colby Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Levines Standings Outside of Levine's n.d. private collection
Ludy Levine Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Pacy Levine Scrapbook 1/1/2011 Colby College Library
Playbill: Camp Lown CIT Show, Carousel 1961 private collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1927 Private Collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1932 Private Collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1925 Private Collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1924 Private Collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1934 Private Collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1931 Private Collection
The Chronicle, Cedar Crest Camp 1935 Private Collection
Webster's Triangle Brand Dictionary distributed by Wm Levine & Son, exterior cover n.d. private collection

Letter(s)

Date Location
Letter from Philip Lown and Saul Chason on the transition of Camp Lown into a Ramah Movement camp Oct 28, 1966 DMJ
Letter to All Life Members of Camp Lown Association and All Parents of 1966 Campers 28 Oct 1966 private collection
Letter to Lown from Agassiz Village 8/9/1945 American Jewish Historical Society Boston

Image(s)

Date Location
A Camping Merger , Jewish Advocate article (Camp Lown joins Ramah Commission) 1966 American Jewish Historical Society Boston
B'nai B'rith Hadassah Contributor's Dinner n.d. private collection
Beth Israel (Waterville) "deed" confirming such Synagogue pew to Lewis Lester Levine; 1927 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Beth Israel (Waterville) Deeds for the Purchase of Seat 1928 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Beth Israel (Waterville)1925 "deed" of a Synagogue pew to Louis Wolman (Gordon Wolmans's grandfather); 1925 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Beth Israel Congregation, exterior view 1905 private collection
Beth Israel Synagogue 1913 private collection
Beth Israel Synagogue - exterior view July 2010 private collection
Beth Israel Synagogue Sign July 2010 private collectiion
Beth Israel Synagogue, exterior 1945 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Beth Israel Synagogue, exterior 2002 c Peter and Joan Beckerman
Boy with Lots of Books at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Brooks Street School, Waterville July 2010 private collection
Building a Kibbutz at Camp Lown, M Wiener, M Cohen, G Shapiro circa 1948 private collection
Buzzy Schultz and Phil Wiener play baseball May 11, 1947 private collection
Camp Lakeridge Lodge circa 1955 private collection
Camp Lakeridge Theatre Production circa 1955 private collection
Camp Lown - Archery 1965 private collection
Camp Lown - Bunk 10 Group Photo of Girls 1951 private collection
Camp Lown - Bunk 9 Group Photo of Girls n.d. private collection
Camp Lown - Dancing 1965 private collection
Camp Lown - Entrance 1965 private collection
Camp Lown - Golf 1965 private collection
Camp Lown - Water front 1965 private collection
Camp Lown 1950 Boomie Katz, Howie, unknown 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950 Bunk 12 and 13 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950 Counselors - I 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950 Counselors II 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950A 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950B 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950C 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950D 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950E 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950F 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950G 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950H 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950J 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950K 1950 private collection
Camp Lown 1950L 1950 private collection
Camp Lown : Abe Sachar and Four Men 1950 American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown : Group Photo in Dining Hall n. d. American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown : Group Photo Outdoors n. d. American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown tennis court 1950 private collection
Camp Lown visited by former Israeli general summer 1957 American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown, Boys Bunk 1955 circa private collection
Camp Lown, Boys Bunk 4 1952 circa private collection
Camp Manitou - group photos of campers and counselors I 1969 private collection
Camp Manitou - group photos of campers and counselors II 1969 private collection
Camp Manitou dining hall 1969 private collectin
Camp Manitou from the air 1975 private collecion
Camp Manitou from the air II 1969 private collection
Camp Modin Boys and Counselor with Kipot 1939
Celia Green Scheidlinger 1915 private collection
Daryl Cooper at Camp Lown 1950 private collection
Dedication Plaque for Ludy Levine 2003
Dorothy Crasnick I 1917 private collection
Dutch Levine and the Yale Football Team 1905 private collection
Edward and Rose Saperstein at the wedding of Sara Lee Kaplan and Morton Bloom June 28, 1955 private collection
Eight Boys, Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Eight Girls at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Estelle Jacobson and Gil Shapiro circa 1948 private collection
Exterior of Levine's Store on Maine Street n.d. private collection
Frieda Levine Miller, Betty Levine Kaplan, and Ann Levine Wolff at the Levine Camp,Sidney, Maine. 1963 private collection
Girl's Group at Camp Lown, Summer 1948 1948 private collection
Group Photograph - Camp Lown 1950 circa private collection
Hadassah 50th Anniversary n.d. private collection
Hadassah Donor's Dinner n.d. private collection
Hyman Rosenthal at his home at 300 Main St. in Waterville reading a Yiddish newspaper sent to him by his brothers in New York and New Jersey 1945 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Interior of Levines with Howard Miller n.d.
James and Rose Cohen with their family at Weber Pound, Me private collection
James Cohen at his store in Waterville private collection
Janice Berman & Others at Birch Crest Summer Camp 1933/1934 personal collection
Levine Cousins at the Levine Family Reunion (Waterville) July 2009 private collection
Levine Family Cousins (Waterville) at the Levine Camp, Sidney, ME circa 1972 private collection
Levine Sisters as Young Children (Waterville) circa 1907 private collection
Levine's store plaque 1946 - 1996 private collection
Levine's Store with Percy and Lewis Levine and Howard Miller 1992 private collection
Levine's store, exterior view II n.d. private collection
Levine's store, external view n.d. private collection
Lewis & Ida (Rosenthal) Wolman at wedding of Sara Lee Kaplan Bloom & Morton Bloom June 28, 1955 private collection
Lewis and Ida Wolman at wedding of Sara Lee Kaplan and Morton Bloom June 28, 1955 private location
Lillian Brisk Kusnit And Betty Levine Kaplan fall 1921 private Collection
Lillian Brisk Kusnitt & Betty Levine Kaplan 1921 c private collection
Linda (Elowitch) Abromson and Ruth Singer at Camp Lown 1951 circa private collection
Louis Green 1918 private collection
Martin Plavin and Martin Levine as young men circa 1940s private collection
Marty at Camp Lown 1950 private collection
Mickey and Phil Wiener at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Mickey Wiener at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Nyman and Ida Handverger Wedding Photograph 1902 private collection
Pacy Levine's 90th Birthday Party at Colby College. 1995 private collection
Portrait of Liilian Brisk Kusnitt June 28 1955 private collection
Sandy Shay and Mickey Wiener at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Sarah Levine Building with plaque (Main St) 1924 private collection
Shenson & Jolovitz grocery store 1915 c Alan Aronson
Shenson and Jelowich Grocery with family and staff outside 1915 private collection
Six Girls at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Sixteen Levine Family photos private collection
Students in a Classroom at the Brooks Street School, Waterville 1913 private collection
Temple Israel Synagogue Building -- Press Coverage of Building Plans and Pre-Dedication Announcement 1957-1958 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Ten Boys at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Tenth Anniversay article on Camp Lown in the Jewish Advocate 7/7/1955 American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Three Girls at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
Two Boys at Camp Lown circa 1948 private collection
W M Levine Store with William Levine Outside n.d. Boston Globe, Friday April 5, 1996
William and Sarah Levine and Family 1913 c private collection
William, Sarah, and Anna Levine 1891 circa private collection

DVD or Video

Date Location
The Levine Legacy : a radio interview 2011 on-line

Musical selection(s)

Date Location
Cantor Deborah Marlowe - davening selections 2012 Maine Jewish Museum website
Hashkiveinua no 14 : Cantor Deborah Marlowe 2012 Maine Jewish Museum website
Ose Shalom : Cantor Deborah Marlowe 2012 Maine Jewish Museum website
The 23rd Psalm : Cantor Deborah Marlowe 2012 Maine Jewish Museum website
Zacharia VIII : Cantor Deborah Marlowe 2012 Maine Jewish Museum website

Family Histories

Date Location
Journey of William and Sarah Levine, from Vilna, Lithuania to Waterville, Maine, presented by Eric Bloom at the Levine Family Reunion, July 2009 n.d. private collection
Alice Emery : transcription of Colby College Intervew 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Bob Rosenthal interview 19 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Burt and Phyllis Shiro interview 17 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Glenyce Miller Kaplan : transcription of Colby College interview Aug 4 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Goldie Singer : transcription of Colby College interview June 7 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Gordon and Myrtle Wolman interview 21 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Harvey Sterns : transcription of Colby College interview May 3 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Irene Friedman interview 16 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Judy Brody interview 19 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Judy Schreider interview 21 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Julie Miller-Soros : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 10, 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Ken Slosberg interview 19 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Kenneth Jacobson : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 14, 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Kenneth Jacobson : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 14, 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Kenneth Jacobson interview 9 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Lester Jolovitz : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 10, 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Lester Jolovitz interview 21 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Marcia Beckerman : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 22, 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Robert Haines interview 7 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Sara Miller Arnon : transcription of Colby College interview Jan 8 and 17, 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Sumner Fanger interview 21 Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
“Prosperity is Just Around the Corner”: Migration Patterns of Waterville Jews n.d. Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line

Original Document(s)

Date Location
1925 Contract for sale of 2 seats at Waterville synagogue 1925 private collection
Beth Israel (Waterville) . 1960s marked-up draft of the Congregation's independent Sisterhood's Constitution 1960 Peter and Joan Beckerman
Camp Lown : Brochure 1 1950s American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown : Brochure 2 1950s American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown : Brochure 3 1950s American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Camp Lown : Sabbath in the Rec Hall n. d. American Jewish Historical Society Boston
Dedication of Beth Israel Synagogue and Abraham M Hains Community Center 1958
Marriage certificate of Abraham Jacobs & Pauline Ann Smith 6/28/1936 private collection
Marriage certificate of Bernard Medreine & Lillien Gitler (?) 11/8/1932 private collection
Marriage certificate of Charles Ernest Wolman & Florence Fein 12/9/1925 private collection
Marriage certificate of Charles Palais & Sadie Cohen 10/29/1922 private collection
Marriage certificate of Edward Meltzer & Ethel Leab 8/22/1938 private collection
Marriage certificate of George Gold & Evelyn Lucille Levine 8/10/1938 private collection
Marriage certificate of George Harold Stern & Florance Shapiro 6/15/1930 private collection
Marriage certificate of Harry Haase & Frieda Eisenberg 8/17/1935 private collection
Marriage certificate of Henry Jacobson & Gertrude Paikowsky 5/3/1927 private collection
Marriage certificate of Jacob Rapaport & Edna Cohen 2/9/1930 private collection
Marriage certificate of Lawrence Lait & Sara Rich 6/17/1934 private collection
Marriage certificate of Louis Levine & Celia Gurewitz 9/16/1936 private collection
Marriage certificate of Louis Levine & Gertrude Williams (?) 3/31/1932 private collection
Marriage certificate of Morris Theodore Koven & Laura Charlotte Wolman 5/27/1926 private collection
Marriage certificate of Nathan Gans & Helen Bernstein 8/2/1936 private collection
Marriage certificate of Philip Rosenthal & Poulyn Miller 1/4/1932 private collection
Marriage certificate of Samuel Silver & Betty Chester 7/10/1927 private collection
Marriage certificate of Simon Frucht & Rose Beatrice Wolman 9/12/1923 private collection
Phil Lown And Two Men n. d. American Jewish Historical Society Boston

Reunion

Date Location
Camp Lown Reunion 1984 private collection

Research Studies

Date Location
Adam Thompson, "Key Factors in the Transmission of Jewish Identity during the Postwar Years", paper prepared for Colby Jan 2011 course 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Amy Eklund, "Jews in Vacationland" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2011 course 2011 Colby 2011 Conference - on-line
Becky Muller, "Dating and Marriage Trends in Small-Town Jewish Communities" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Desiree Shayer, "Jewish Students from Away at Colby College : Anti-Semitism and Acceptance in the Interwar Years" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Hannah Dhonau, From Away: The Experiences of Gisele Baroukel Miller in Waterville 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Hasan Bhitti, "Jewish Participation in Waterville Civic Organizations" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Isadora Alleon, “Prosperity is Just Around the Corner”: Migration Patterns of Waterville Jews, paper prepared for Colby Jan 2011 course 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Jena Hershkowitz, We Did the Short Kiddush: Patterns and Practices of Jewish Religious Life 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Katie Peterson, "Jewish Fraternities at Colby" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Kimi Kossler, "Jewish Mothers in Kennebec County" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Kimiko Kossler, Moving In, Moving Out, and Moving Up: Jews in Waterville in the Early 20thCentury 2011 Colby 2011 Conference - on-line
Lyoe Lee, Jewish Manufacturers in Maine: The Gearshifters, paper prepared for Colby Jan 2011 course 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Madeline Kurtz, Food and Jewish Identity in Waterville 2011 Colby 2011 Conference - on-line
Miles de Klerk, "Change Over Time: Jewish-Gentile relations in Waterville", paper prepared for Colby Jan 2011 course 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Miles de Klerk, Change over Time: Jewish-Gentile Relations in Waterville 2011 Colby 2011 Conference - on-line
Nicole Mitchell, " Religious Education in Kennebec County" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Sam Levine, " Occupational Trends of Jews in Kennebec County" , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Sarah Miller Arnon and Julie Miller Soros, The History of Levine's: The Store for Men and Boys 2011 Colby 2011 Conference - on-line
Spencer Kasho, "Waterville, Maine, of All Places : Population Patterns in Waterville's Fledging Jewish Community " , paper prepared for Colby Jan 2010 course Jan 2010 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Tendai M'ndange-Pfupfu, Jews in Waterville in the Interwar Years: Occupations, Affluence, and the Career Choices of Children 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line
Yichen Jiang, "Jewish Philanthropy in 1950s Waterville", paper prepared from Colby Jan 2011 course 2011 Colby Jewish Studies Program - on line

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