Alphabetic Index to Maine Rabbis and Cantors

Name of ClergyCongregation Known Years
former rabbi David Aaron Temple Beth El (Augusta) 1997
Rev Harris Abraham Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1921 - 1953
Lay Cantor Paul Aranson Temple Beth El (Portland) 1989 - 1999
Rabbi Charles Arik Beth Israel Congregation 1922-1924
Rabbi Erica Asch Temple Beth El (Augusta) 2013 July - to date (Dec 2017)
 
Rabbi Morris Bekritsky Shaarey Tphiloh 1948 - 1972
        Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard 1948 - 1957
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1948 - 1972
        Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) 0
member Ephraim I Bennett Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
 
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1948 - 1953
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Gary Berenson Etz Chaim Synagogue 1989 - 2012
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2012 - 2019 (to date)
Rabbi David Berent Beth Jacob 1940-1974
        Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1975
 
        Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1957
        Beth Jacob Sisterhood 1953
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1960
Rabbi William Berkowitz Congregation Bet Ha’am 1990 -1994
Rabbi Laura Boenisch B'nai Portland 2016 - to date (2019(
 
Rabbi Carolyn Braun Temple Beth El (Portland) 1994 - 2019 (to date)
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 (Augusta) 1997- July 2013
Rabbi Yoffie Chaim Shaarey Tphiloh
 
Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff Temple Beth El (Portland) 1953 - 1955
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 (Augusta) 1990c - 1996
        Beth Israel Congregation 0
 
Rabbi Lazarus Druker Congregation Sharith Israel 1897
Rabbi Alice Dubinsky Congregation Bet Ha’am - 2005 +
Rabbi Steven Dworken Shaarey Tphiloh 0
Participant in Temple Israel Dedication Milton H Elefant Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
        Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
 
Lay Cantor Stanley Elowitch Temple Beth El (Portland) 1989 - 1999
student Rabbi Lipof Emily Temple Beth El (Augusta) 1988c - 1989c
Rabbi David Essrig Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
Rabbi David Fairman Temple Beth El (Augusta)
Rabbi Avraham H / Abraham H Freedman Congregation Beth Israel 1920
 
        Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
Member of A Friedman Aroostook Hebrew Community Center 1953
Rabbi Norman Geller Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1966-1992
Lay Cantor Dov Goldberg Temple Beth El (Portland) 2003 - 2012
Rabbi Alice Goldfinger Congregation Bet Ha’am 2000-2009
 
member Alfred G (Al) Goldman Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1949 - 1950
        Beth Israel (Fort Kent) (now 4224) 0
        Young Israel Club 1934
Rabbi Justin Goldstein Congregation Beth Israel after Rabbi Schwarzman
 
founder Harry (Chaim) Goodman Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard
        Toldos Itzchock
Rabbi Simcha Green Shaarey Tphiloh
Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum Etz Chaim Synagogue 1942-1947 (?)
        Vaad Hoir 1942 Aug
 
member of Lewis Grossman Temple Beth El (Portland) 1998
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-
member of Phineas Israeli Adas Yoshuron Synagogue 1987
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1924-1928
Rabbi Saks Jarek Congregation Bet Ha’am 2011-2019 (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 Grossman Lewis Temple Beth El (Portland) 1955- 1959
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 Marlow Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) - todate (2012)
cantor Deborah Marlowe Beth Israel Congregation 2012
Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Temple Beth El (Portland) 1951 - 1985
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
rabbi Fred Nebel Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor)
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 Temple Beth El (Portland) 1988
        Beth Israel Congregation 1988
Rabbi Isaacs Rachel Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) to date (2019)
 
Rabbi Leiman Raymond Temple Beth El (Portland) 1959 - 1961
Rabbi Victor Reinstein Beth Jacob 1978-?
Cantor Ruth L Ross Temple Beth El (Portland) 1999 - 1007
President Maurice Rubinoff Portland Hebrew Day School 1957
        Portland Hebrew Day School 1956
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1982-1977
Rabbi Jared Saks Congregation Bet Ha’am 2011 - 2012
Rabbi Langer Sameul Temple Israel (Rumford) 1932
Rabbi David Sandmel Beth El (Bangor) 1987 - 1988
        Congregation Bet Ha’am 1985-1990
 
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 Frisch Seth Temple Beth El (Portland) 1989 - 1993
Rabbi A Sharshafsky Congregation Sharith Israel 1885 - 1897
 
Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1905 - 1914
Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet Shaarey Tphiloh 1955
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1917-1922
        Etz Chaim Synagogue
        Etz Chaim Synagogue
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1922-1930
Rabbi Perry Shoshanna Beth El (Bangor) 1988 - 1994
Rabbi William Siemers Congregation Beth Israel 2014 - present
Rabbi Emeritus Harry Sky Temple Beth El (Portland) 1994 - 2012 (to date)
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1961 - 1989
 
        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
Cantor David Sternberg Temple Beth El (Portland) 1988 - 1989
 
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1950 - 1951
        Temple Israel (Portland) 1950
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1950 - 1951
Cantor Beth Strassler Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) circa 2012 - to date (2019)
Cantor Hayman Toby Temple Beth El (Portland) 1985 - 1988
 
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 (Augusta)
member of Norman Zdanowitz Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1975
        Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1958
        Jewish Community Center - Lewiston-Auburn 1975
        Beth Abraham Synagogue (Auburn) 1951 - 1960
 
Cantor Samuel Zimelman Shaarey Tphiloh 1957
        Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) 0
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1950s - 1960s
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1951
 
Rabbi Moishe / Moses Zucker Congregation Beth Israel 1920

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