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“Small but Nice”

Maine Jewish Museum
Ranked #39 of 159 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: A turn of the century immigrant era synagogue celebrating Jewish art, history, and culture in downtown Portland.
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We enjoyed hearing about the local Jewish community and the beautifully renovated synagogue from the staff, and then exploring the sanctuary and looking at the exhibits on Jews in Maine and the Jewish summer camps. There was also a very impressive art display of wooden creations, including a very impressive chuppah. Definitely recommended!

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I only recently discovered this interesting small museum in a beautifully restored and landscaped synagogue. It is located in Munjoy Hill in what was once a thriving Jewish community (yes, in Portland). It has a mix of local Maine Jewish history and fascinating works of art. We arrived close to closing time but the person in charge allowed us to remain close to an hour, answering our questions knowledgeably.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Beautiful inside view of a synagogue area but really a quick in/out for viewing - was done in less than 10 mins.

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Reviewed 29 June 2013

So pleased to see inside this little hidden gem .
Worth a stop . Frequent art exhibits .Beautifully restored .

1  Thank MainePerfectionist
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Found this newly opened museum, with a renovated sanctuary on the second floor and museum exhibits on the top floor. This year features an interesting exhibit on Jewish summer camps in Maine. Jews in Maine - who knew?!

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