Index to Maine Rabbis and Cantors by Congregation

Rabbi and Cantor Alphabetic Index below

SynagogueClergy Known Years
Adas Yoshuron Synagogue Rabbi Isser / Arthur Izar Perlstein
        Rabbi R (first name not listed) Ulman
        Rabbi Amita Jarmon
        Rabbi Natan Margalit
        Cantor Hugo David Weisgall
 
        Rabbi Phineas Israeli 1987
        Rabbi Morris Ordman 1987
Aroostook Hebrew Community Center Member of A Friedman 1953
        Rabbi [first name not known] Chirnomas 1965
Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) member Norman Zdanowitz 1951
 
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1959
        Rabbi David Berent 1960
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1960
        Rabbi Norman Geller 1966-1992
Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) Rabbi Harry / Henry J Isaacs 1961-
 
        Rabbi Chaim Wilansky 2015 -
Beth El (Bangor) Rabbi David Sandmel 1987 - 1988
        Rabbi Perry Shoshanna 1988 - 1994
        Rabbi Miller Lauren 1994 - 2005
        Rabbi Darah Lerner 2005 - 2012 (to date)
 
Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard Rabbi Mendel Lewittes
        Rabbi Abraham Miller
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1957
Beth Israel (Fort Kent) (now 4224) member of Alfred G (Al) Goldman 0
Beth Israel Congregation cantor Aaron Zelig David 0
 
        Rabbi Charles Arik 1922-1924
        Rabbi Shoshana Perry 1988
        Cantor Deborah Marlowe 2012
        Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor 2017 -
Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) Cantor Marlow Deborah - todate (2012)
 
        Nathaniel Steinberg 0
        Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson 1905 - 1914
        Rev Harris Abraham 1921 - 1953
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1958
        [FirstName Not Known] Steinberg 1958c - early 1960s
 
        Rabbi Raymond Krinsky 1979 - 2006
        Lay Cantor Labov Jay 1981 - 1983
        Rev Abraham M Hains 1997
        Rabbi Isaacs Rachel to date (2017)
Beth Jacob Rabbi David Berent 1940-1974
 
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1955
        Rabbi Victor Reinstein 1978-?
Beth Jacob Sisterhood contributor to cook book David Berent 1953
Chabad of Maine rabbi Moshe Wilansky 2015
Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard founder Harry (Chaim) Goodman
 
Congregation Bet Ha’am Rabbi Alice Dubinsky - 2005 +
        Rabbi David Sandmel 1985-1990
        Rabbi William Berkowitz 1990 -1994
        Rabbi Paul Cohen 1994-2000
        Rabbi Alice Goldfinger 2000-2009
 
        Rabbi Sam Seicol 2010-2011
        Rabbi Saks Jarek 2010-2017(to date)
        Rabbi Jared Saks 2011 - 2012
Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Steven Schwarzman
        Rabbi Abraham H Freedman 1920
 
        Rabbi Moishe / Moses Zucker 1920
        Rabbi Irving A Margolies 1971 - 1976
        Rabbi Alan M Kalinsky 1976 - 1981
        Rabbi Joseph P Schonberger 1982 - 1997
        Rabbi William Siemers 2014 - present (2016)
 
Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi David Cantor after Rabbi Brettler
Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi R Brettler after Rabbi Schonberger
        Rabbi Justin Goldstein after Rabbi Schwarzman
Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) rabbi Morris Bekritsky 0
        Cantor Samuel Zimelman 0
 
Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) Edmund Neiss 1950
Congregation Sharith Israel Rabbi A Sharshafsky 1885 - 1897
        Rabbi Hyman H Lasker 1890 - 1895
        Rabbi Lazarus Druker 1897
        Rabbi Solomon David Ha-Kohen Sprince 1955
 
Etz Chaim Synagogue Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet
        Rabbi Moses / Moshe Shohet
        Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1917-1922
        Rabbi Moses / Moshe Shohet 1922-1930
        Rabbi Phineas Israeli 1924-1928
 
        Rabbi Abraham Miller 1930-1935
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 1936-1942
        Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum 1942-1947 (?)
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1972
        Harry Judelsohn 1964-1982
 
        Maurice Rubinoff 1982-1977
        Gary Berenson 1989 - 2012
        Rabbi Harry Sky 2003 - 2012 (to date)
        Gary Berenson 2012 - 2017 (to date)
Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn member of David Berent 1957
 
        Rabbi David Berent 1975
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1975
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1975
Levey Day School student at Uri Auerbach 1955
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1955
 
Portland Hebrew Day School President Maurice Rubinoff 1956
        Maurice Rubinoff 1957
Shaarey Tphiloh Rabbi Yoffie Chaim
        Rabbi Simcha Green
        Rabbi Steven Dworken 0
 
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1972
        Rabbi Sidney Zimelman 1950s - 1960s
        Rabbi Sidney Zimelman 1951
        Rabbi Sidney Zimelman 1951
        Rabbi David Essrig 1955
 
        Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1955
        Cantor Samuel Zimelman 1957
        Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld 2003 - 2015
Temple Beth El Rabbi David Fairman
        Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Zadanowitz
 
        Rabbi Lipof Emily 1988c - 1989c
        Rabbi Aaron Zelig David 1990c - 1996
        Rabbi David Aaron 1997
        Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto 1997- July 2013
        Rabbi Erica Asch 2013 July - to date (Dec 2017)
 
Temple Israel (Old Town) Temple Israel Dedication Milton H Elefant 1955
        Rabbi Milton H Elefant 1955
        Rabbi Abraham H Freedman 1955
        Rabbi Juda Moses 1955
Temple Israel (Portland) member Ephraim I Bennett 1950
 
        Cantor Alfred G (Al) Goldman 1950
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1950
Temple Israel (Rumford) Rabbi Langer Sameul 1932
Toldos Itzchock Hazzen Harry (Chaim) Goodman
Vaad Hoir Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum 1942 Aug
 
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 1942 Jan
Young Israel Club member of Alfred G (Al) Goldman 1934
        Rabbi Abraham Miller 1934


Documenting Maine Jewry : Rabbi and Cantor Index

Name of ClergyCongregation Known Years
former rabbi David Aaron Temple Beth El 1997
Rev Harris Abraham Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1921 - 1953
Rabbi Charles Arik Beth Israel Congregation 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
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1948 - 1972
        Levey Day School 1955
        Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) 0
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1948 - 1972
 
member Ephraim I Bennett Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
Rabbi Gary Berenson Etz Chaim Synagogue 2012 - 2017 (to date)
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1989 - 2012
contributor to cook book David Berent Beth Jacob Sisterhood 1953
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1960
 
        Beth Jacob 1940-1974
        Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1975
        Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1957
Rabbi William Berkowitz Congregation Bet Ha’am 1990 -1994
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
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 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
Temple Israel Dedication Milton H Elefant Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
        Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
student Rabbi Lipof Emily Temple Beth El 1988c - 1989c
Rabbi David Essrig Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
 
Rabbi David Fairman Temple Beth El
Participant in Temple Israel Dedication Abraham H Freedman Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
        Congregation Beth Israel 1920
Member of A Friedman Aroostook Hebrew Community Center 1953
Rabbi Norman Geller Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1966-1992
 
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 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 Vaad Hoir 1942 Aug
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1942-1947 (?)
 
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) 1979 - 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 Mendel Lewittes Vaad Hoir 1942 Jan
 
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1936-1942
visiting Rabbi Natan Margalit Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Rabbi Irving A Margolies Congregation Beth Israel 1971 - 1976
cantor Deborah Marlowe Beth Israel Congregation 2012
 
member of Abraham Miller Young Israel Club 1934
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1930-1935
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 Beth Israel Congregation 1988
Rabbi Isaacs Rachel Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) to date (2017)
Rabbi Victor Reinstein Beth Jacob 1978-?
 
President Maurice Rubinoff Portland Hebrew Day School 1957
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1982-1977
        Portland Hebrew Day School 1956
Rabbi Jared Saks Congregation Bet Ha’am 2011 - 2012
Rabbi Langer Sameul Temple Israel (Rumford) 1932
 
Rabbi David Sandmel Congregation Bet Ha’am 1985-1990
        Beth El (Bangor) 1987 - 1988
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 A Sharshafsky Congregation Sharith Israel 1885 - 1897
Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1905 - 1914
Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet Etz Chaim Synagogue 1917-1922
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
        Etz Chaim Synagogue
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1922-1930
        Etz Chaim Synagogue
Rabbi Perry Shoshanna Beth El (Bangor) 1988 - 1994
Rabbi William Siemers Congregation Beth Israel 2014 - present (2016)
Rabbi-in-residence Harry Sky Etz Chaim Synagogue 2003 - 2012 (to date)
 
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
member Ralph Sternberg Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
rabbi R (first name not listed) Ulman Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
 
Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor Beth Israel Congregation 2017 -
Cantor Hugo David Weisgall Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Rabbi Chaim Wilansky Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) 2015 -
        Chabad of Maine 2015
Hebrew School teacher and Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Zadanowitz Temple Beth El
 
member of Norman Zdanowitz Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1975
        Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1958
        Beth Jacob 1955
        Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1975
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1960
 
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1959
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1951
Cantor Samuel Zimelman Shaarey Tphiloh 1957
        Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) 0
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
 
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1950s - 1960s
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
Rabbi Moishe / Moses Zucker Congregation Beth Israel 1920

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