in the Documenting Maine Jewry database

DMJ takes a wide definition of a Jewish industry - as an industry with a significant number of Jewish owners, managers or workers.

years shown are ones which the person was known
to be engaged in that industry

Occupational titles are as provided by the source; odd sounding titles are most likely those recorded by census takers

Esther / Augusta Abelon   SALESWOMAN - DRY GOODS STORE 1930 1930 US Fed Census Brunswick
Louis Abramson   CLERK 1930 1930PortlandCityDirectory
Pearl Abramson   CLERK 1930 1930PortlandCityDirectory
Hymen Henry / Hyman H / Herman Abromson z"l   CLERK 1936 1936 Abromson
   Prop - Lewiston Carpet Center 1955 1955 Zelch
Hiram Adelman z"l   OWNER & OPERATOR H Adelman Department Store Mars Hill Harry Goldsmith biography in Risen, Jewels of Maine
Robert Agger z"l   CLERK 1930 1930PortlandCityDirectory
Isaac Alpert z"l   OWNER/OPERATOR Jason's Gift Shop 1950s-1960s Morris Silverman, 2014 DMJ Presentation at Temple Shalom
Robert Arnowitz z"l   ANTIQUES 1930 1930PortlandCityDirectory
 
Max Astor z"l   STOREKEEPER 1920 Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 180
Robert Carl Barnstone z"l   WHOLESALE JEWELER 1930 Robert Buzz Rosenberg family tree 2008
Jacob Barron   CLERK, CONFECTIONARY 1920 1920USFederalMECensus, pg 13b
Herman Berlansky   CLEANING & PRESSING 1910 1910CensusRussianBornYiddishSpeaking
Max Bernstein z"l   SALESWOMAN - DRY GOODS 1920 1920FederalCensus
Anna Bloom z"l   ANTIQUE DEALER EILEEN SHULMAN (2015)
Laura Bonner   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
Aaron H Brenner   SALESMAN - JEWELRY STORE 1920 1920 US Federal Census
Joseph Brenner z"l   SALESMAN - RETAIL FUEL CONCERN 1940 1940 US Federal Census
Sylvia Burston   BOOKKEEPER 1955 1955 Zelch
 
James A or H Cahners   PRESIDENT Eastern Furniture, Bangor Gas Co. Jordan Alpert (2013)
   businessman Eastern Furniture, Bangor Gas Co. Jordan Alpert (2013)
Bertha Cassman   STOREKEEPER 1930 1930 US Fed Census Rockland
Stanley E Chernowsky   RETAIL MERCHANT - DEPARTMENT STORE Chernowskys Department Store 1930 1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Edward Barrett "Veni" Cogan   RAN Cogan Books , wholesale, La Mirada, CA NathanCoganBathHistory
Max Cohen z"l   BUSINESSMAN 187 Exchange Street Jordan Alpert (2013)
William Blake Cohen z"l   EMPLOYEE Lewiston Hardward & Plumbing Supply Co 1955 1955 Zelch
James L Cook z"l   ANTIQUES 1930 1930USFederalMECensus, pg 6B
Samuel Cook   SALESMAN - FURNITURE 1920 1920 US Fed Census - Sanford
Samuel (now 8916) Cronsberg   STOREKEEPER 1930 1930 US Federal Census - Maine
 
Nathan Davidson   PROPRIETOR Herb's Variety Store 1955 1955 Zelch
Harmon ? Davis   5 & 10 STORE 1910 1910CensusRussianBornYiddishSpeaking
Samuel Davis z"l   WORKED AT Federal Furniture Co Portland Mt Sinai Plot Index
Hyman H / Haman Dennis   SECOND HAND STORE - OWN SHOP 1920 1920USFedCensus
Albert Eisen   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
Harry Ellis   SHIPPING CLERK 1932 HainesMarriageRecords
Louis A Emdur z"l   SALESMAN - NOVELTY STORE 1920 1920 US Fed Census- Bar Harbor
Abe Epstein   RETAIL MERCHANT FURNITURE ? 1930 1930USFederalCensus 81-1 : ColbyStudentsSummer2011
Jacob Filler z"l   SALESMAN - FURNITURE 1930 1930 US Fed Census - Saco
George Finberg z"l   OWNER / MANAGER Maine Hardware 1930s - 1980s Nadeen\'s 2014 DMJ Registration
 
Edith Fink z"l   BUYER Rines Brothers Sherri Quint (2018)
Meyer /Myer FOGELMAN   PROP. FURNITURE 1930 1930LewistonCensus
Marion Frankel z"l   SALESWOMAN - DRY GOODS STORE 1920 1920 US Fed Census -Belfast
Sarah Frankel z"l   SALESWOMAN - DRY GOODS STORE 1920 1920 US Fed Census -Belfast
Harold Freedman   SALESMAN - F___ING STORE 1930 1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Ida Freedman   STORE KEEPER - CITY RETAIL 1930 1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Alee Fridman   STOREKEEPER "STOR KIPER" 1917 Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 136
Max H Friedler   CLEANER 1936 1936 Abromson
Sophie Germaine z"l   SECRETARY - GLASS RETAIL STORE ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert&Obit
Frances "Fran" / Fannie Gleckman z"l   OFFICE MANAGER Westbrook Hardware 1944 - to retirement in the 1980s Harris Gleckman (2013)
   bookkeeper Maine Hardware before WWII Harris Gleckman (2013)
Harry K Goldberg z"l   OWNER/OPERATOR Globe Vacuum Stores Charles Brand
Harry I Goldsmith z"l   PROPRIETOR FURNITURE STORE 1930 1930USFederalCensus 82-7 : ColbyStudentsSummer2011
Minnie / Mina Goldstone z"l   SALESWOMAN - COUNTRY STORE 1910 1910FedCensusBiddeford
Dora Green   CLERK, 5 & 10 STORE 1920 1920USFederalMECensus, pg 7a
Max Greenberg / Greenburg   PROPRIETER, SHOE STORE - EMPLOYER 1930 1930 US Federal Census
Louis A Greene   SALESMAN Lewiston Hardward & Plumbing Supply Co 1955 1955 Zelch
Meyer Greene z"l   PRESIDENT Lewiston Hardward & Plumbing Supply Co 1955 1955 Zelch
Samuel Hayman z"l   OWNER/OPERATOR Gilmour's Paint and Wallpaper 1950s-1960s Morris Silverman, 2014 DMJ Presentation at Temple Shalom
Harry Isaacson z"l   SECOND HAND FURN. 1930 1930LewistonCensus
Joseph Lampert   PROP JEWELRY STORE 1930 1930LewistonCensus
Belle / Bell Levin z"l   SALESWOMAN - DEPARTMENT STORE 1930 1930 US Fed Census Bath
Samuel R "Sam" "Sammy" Levin z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN Bath Department Store Bath Department Store - Advert 9
Isaac Levin or Levine   STOREKEEPER "STORKIPER" 1918 Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 190
Florence Machkowsky   CLERICAL, [UNREADABLE] - 1930 1930USFedCensus
Samuel W Mack   SALESMAN - FURNITURE STORE 1930 furniture store 1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Ethel Mehlman   STENOGRAPHER - FURNITURE STORE 1930 1930 Portland City Directory / 1930 US Federal Census Maine
Lewis Meltzer   SHIPPER - WHOLESALE 1920 1920USFedCensus
Isaac Mikelsky / Mikels z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN Mikels' Furniture 1922 Mikelsky's Furniture Store - Advert
Samuel Minsky z"l   SALESMAN FURNITURE 1930 1930LewistonCensus
Arthur J Nelson z"l   SALESMAN - FURNITURE 1930 1930 US Fed Census - Saco
Joseph Pearlman   CLEANING /DYE BUSINESS 1912- 1917 Pamela Weisberger
Henry? Peavy   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
Silas PEAVY   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
Abraham H Plavin z"l   PRESIDENT New England Furniture 1955 1955 Zelch
Leonard Newell Plavin z"l   EMPLOYEE New England Furniture 1955 1955 Zelch
Manuel Plavin   EMPLOYEE New England Furniture 1955 1955 Zelch
Abraham Podolsky z"l   MERCHANT Greens Novelty Store 1949 B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Abraham Podolsky
Regina Potolsky z"l   RETAIL SALES ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert&Obit
Julius "Jay" Povich z"l   SALESMAN - FURNITURE 1930 1930 US Fed Census Bath
Morris E "Matie" Povich z"l   SALESMAN - FURNITURE 1930 1930 US Fed Census Bath
Julius Radl?   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
A David Rapaport   RETAIL - FURNITURE Paramount Pictures Corporation & United Artist Corporation 1949 Other Data : 52 Fountain St, Bangor - New Central Furniture Co retail furniture B'nai B'rith Membership Record of A David Rapaport
Isaac Robbins   STOREKEEPER "STOR KIPER" 1919 Workman Circle - Arbriter Ring - Portland1917-1921records pg 160
Sonia Rockliss z"l   BUSINESS OWNER - NOVELTY STORE ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert&Obit
Henrietta Rolnick z"l   WORKER The Picture and Gift Shop Sherri Quint (2018)
Louis I Rolnick z"l   ANTIQUE DEALER O. Rolnick & Son 1949 Other Data : 197 Garland St., Bangor - G. Rolnick & Son antique dealer B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Louis Rolnick
David Rosenthal   SALESMAN, GENERAL MERCHANDISE 1930 1930USFederalMECensus, pg 3B
Eliazer or Elia Russakoff   RETAIL JEWLERY -"MERCHANT JEWERAL" 1920 1920 US Federal Census
Susman Russakoff z"l   RETAIL MERCHANT-JEWLERY 1920 1920USFederalCensus-Skowhegan
Harry Salk   PROPRIETOR Leonard's Upholstery 1955 1955 Zelch
Leonard Salk   EMPLOYEE Leonard's Upholstery 1955 1955 Zelch
Sam Schiro   NOT CLASSIFIED Old Town Hardware 1949 B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Sam Schiro
Philip Seltzer   STORE 1920 1920USFederalMECensus, pg 1b
Sherman Setlin z"l   SALESPERSON ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert
Rita M Shainbam / Shainblum z"l   RETAIL SALES ChervaKaddishaNov2007-DeathCert&Obit
Ha* Shapiro   STOREKEEPER 1910 1910FedCensusBiddeford
Samuel 'Sam' Shapiro z"l   PROPRIETOR Boston Furniture 1955 1955 Zelch
Samuel S Shapiro   SALESMAN - FURNITURE STORE 1930 1930FedCensusBiddeford
Celia C  Shiro z"l   STORE 1930 1930USFederalMECensus, pg 5A
Nathan Shiro z"l   RETAIL MERCHANT HARDWARE 1930 1930USFederalCensus 80-20 : ColbyStudentsSummer2011
Sara Charlotte Silver z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN Nonesuch Books Sherri Quint (2018)
Jack Simensky z"l   OWNER Jack & Larrys Jewelry Congregation Etz Chaim
Jack M. Stachowitz   CLEANER 1936 1936 Abromson
Hermon? Steinberg   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
Isadore Steinberg   CLERK IN STORE 1880 1880FederalCensusMaine
Salomon Steinfeld   RETAILER 1910 1910FedMaineCensus
Charles L Supovitz   SALESMAN - JEWELRY CO 1920 1920USFedCensus
Stanley Tatken   SALESMAN Globe Vacuum Stores 1955 1955 Zelch
Arthur H Unobskey z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN Unobsky Bros (now 4429) 1949 Other Data : High St, Bangor - Unobsky Bros merchant B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Arthur Unobsky
Charles Unobskey z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN Unobsky Bros (now 4429) 1949 Other Data : High St, Bangor - Unobsky Bros merchant B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Charles Unobsky
Ellis Elbum Waterman z"l   OWNER Waterman Jewelry Store 1920 Waterman Jewelry Store at 408 Congress St, also active in Shaarey Tphiloh synagogue. Waterman Jewelry Store, Portland, ca. 1920
Rose / Rosie Weinblatt   STENOGRAPHER - TRADING STORE 1930 1930 US Fed Census Bath
Sophia Weinblatt   STENOGRAPHER - WHOLESALE MARKET 1930 1930 US Fed Census Bath
Nathan Yanovich z"l   CO-OWNER/OPERATOR Forty-Second St Card Shoop 1950s to 1980s co-owner was his wife Re Harris Gleckman (2013)

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