Documenting Maine Jewry : Remembering, Recording & Retelling


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Gifts to the Maine Jewish History Project will enable us to create
the largest repository of Maine Jewry data ever collected.

Donors may choose have their contributions
honor their own Maine immigrant family
to be dedicated to the inspiration of a future generation of Maine Jews.

Those who extend financial support and donated documents enhance this exciting endeavor.
The following support levels are some of the ways that your gift can help.

Maine Minyan $10,000
Reviewing, coding, and proofing large unique collections of data on Maine Jewry (e.g. the 120,000 immigrant landing records in the Portland Harbor, the 5,000 naturalization papers in the US Federal Court, or the 1910 Federal Census of Maine)
Sam F Cohen Foundation
Maine Macher $ 5,000
Collecting, scanning, uploading, and indexing five years of a old community newsletters or developing and reproducing a curriculum for B'nai Mitzvah on local Maine Jewish history
Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund
Maine Mishpohot $2,500
Recording, coding, and proofing information from aJewish cemetery or transferring the Facebook picture naming system to work on old Jewish community photograph
Jewish Community Endowment Association (Bangor)
David and Meryl Givner
Anne Schneider
Maine Mitzvot $1,800
Establishing a software linkage routine to exchange data with the JewishGen and other major on-line genealogical websites or to incorporate data from the Jewish Advocate and other Boston-based sources into the DOMJ database
Joe and Debbie Bornstein
Albert & Miriam Graddis including a Pfizer Foundation Matching Gift grant
Anne Schneider
David Krut Galleries (New York / Johannesburg )
Maine Magillah $1,000
Purchase of two traveling scanners to upload old private papers to the website or to fund two undergraduate research projects on smaller Maine Jewish communities or institutions
In honor of the 100th birthday of Lillian (Segal) Cutler from Whitfield and Ellen (Segal) Russell, Caroline Rae Russell Smith, and Andrew Dennis Russell
Andrew and Linda Brenner
Steve and Ethelynn Brickman
Chevra Kaddisha (Portland)
Mt Sinai Cemetery Association (Portland)
Harriet and Steve Passerman
Leonard, Richard, Robert, and Jonathan Slosberg, Sarah Erlick and Michael Rubinoff - in memory of Fannie and Percy Albling
Barbara Blumenthal Stern
Cindy Potter Taylor
Maine Mensch $500
Designing and publishing a brochure and a standard logo for used by Jewish community newspapers in order to inform interested people about the resources available from the Maine Jewish History Project
Batyah (Bonnie) Ben-david and Kerry Ben-david -- in memory of Norman and Ethel Goldberg
Andrew and Linda Brenner
Beth Hillson and Joel Reich
Maine Humanities Council
Stuart and Sharon Ruben - in memory of Max and Gladys Ruben
Gary and Madelyn Venner
Maine Maven $250
Recording, coding, and proofing a additional synagogue memorial board or hosting a local community meeting on the resources available on and other Jewish websites
Lawrence and Barbara Cahn
Nathan Cogan
Richard and Treasure Cohen
Judith Rubinoff Corlin
Dorothy Bernstein Dubin
Annette and Robert Elowitch
Beth Hillson and Joel Reich
Elaine Kahaner -- in honor of Anne Schneider for her good work for children and adults with disabilities
and in honor of our twin grandsons, born June 16, Marcus Hunter Levin and Skylar Thomas Levin
Robert & Jacqueline Laskoff
Phyllis Schultz and Dr. Matthew Gromet
Jack, Susan, Sherman, and Jack Shapiro
George and Ruthanne Singal
Wilma and Steve Rose
Maine Mazel $ 180
Providing research support to four Maine Jewish families learning about their own family history
Linda E Abromson
Richard I Chase
Lisa and Leon Gorman
Jeffrey and Betsy Hoos -- in memory of Harold and Esther Hoos
Karen Kornetsky Levine
Dr David S Lubell
Stephen A Novick
Joseph Paley
Philip Saperia
Phyllis Schultz & M Gromet
Anne Schneider -- in honor of Barbara Blumenthal Stern's big birthday June 2010
Mark & Carol Willis -- in honor of Rita Willis
Edward and Helen Wasserman
Gloria Berman Weinstock

Documenting Maine Jewry is under the financial supervision of The Jewish Community Alliance(Portland), a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are welcome using the Tzedakah box on the homepage or by sending a gift to the JCA, 57 Ashmont St. Portland, Maine 04103 (marked Documenting Maine Jewry) 207-772-1959. Major donors can select a range of contributions to honor their own Maine immigrant family or to inspire and inform the next generation of Maine Jews.

Last Updated : March 25, 2011