Alphabetic Index to Maine Rabbis and Cantors

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
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Gary Berenson Etz Chaim Synagogue 1989 - 2012
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2012 - 2017 (to date)
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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