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Portland Hebrew Day School

1955 - private collection

Thank you to Bob Levine for the photo

"entire student body and faculty of the old Hebrew School at 116 Pearl St "
People: Duane Polisner, #1; to be indentifed , #2; to be indentifed , #3; to be indentifed , #4; Johnny Packet , 4th from left; to be indentifed , #5; Joseph Mack, #6; Leslie Kallus, #7; Robert Finn, #8;

Second row, left to right: Andrea Freeman, #1; Ruthann Packet, #2; Pearl Figa, #3; Gail Markuse, #4; Ann Wolfowitz, #5; Adele Schwartz, #6; Ellen Brem, #7; Maxine Kesseler, #8; Sima Lerman, #9;

Third row, left to right: Kenny Goodman, #1; Bruce Bekritsky, #2; Paul Abrahamson, #3; Baile Bornstein, #4; Gloria Gerber, #5; Richard Minkin, #6; Morris Forsco, #7; Robert Levine, #8;

Back row, left to right: Baruch Greisman, #1; Rabbi Uri Auerbach, #2; Rabbi Morris Bekritsky, #3; Betty Pike, #4; Ruth Dresser, #5; Mrs Duffy, #6

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Allison Pluznick on :
Forgive me if you get this twice, but I'm not sure if my first attempt went through.
The boy in the front row identified as "Box or Owen Mack" is neither. He is Jospeph Mack. Owne was his father. I don't know of a Bob Mack. Joseph died in 1964 at at 15.
Allison Pluznick on :
The people in the back are, form left to right, Baruch Greisman, who I don't think was in Portland for more than a year, Uri Auerbach, Rabbi Morris Bekritsky, Mrs. Betty Pike, Mrs. Ruth Dresser, and Mrs. Duffy, whose name I don't remember or never knew. T
Allison Pluznick on :
This picture was taken in the old Hebrew School building at 116 Peark Street.
Emily Isaacs on :
Front Row No 3 might be Peter Milstein;
Robert Levine on September 17, 2021:
Front row, "#4; to be identified" is Johnny Packet