Index to Maine Rabbis and Cantors by Congregation

Rabbi and Cantor Alphabetic Index below

SynagogueClergy Known Years
Adas Yoshuron Synagogue Rabbi Amita Jarmon
        Rabbi Natan Margalit
        Cantor Hugo David Weisgall
Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) Rabbi Harry / Henry J Isaacs 1961-
Beth El (Bangor) Rabbi David Sandmel 1987 - 1988
 
        Rabbi Perry Shoshanna 1988 - 1994
        Rabbi Miller Lauren 1994 - 2005
        Rabbi Darah Lerner 2005 - 2012 (to date)
Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard Rabbi Mendel Lewittes
        Rabbi Abraham Miller
 
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1957
Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) Rabbi Charles Arik 1922-1924
Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) Cantor Marlow Deborah - todate (2012)
        Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson 1905 - 1914
        Rev Harris Abraham 1921 - 1953
 
        [FirstName Not Known] Steinberg 1958c - early 1960s
        Lay Cantor Labov Jay 1981 - 1983
        Rabbi Raymond Krinsky 1981 - 2006
        Rabbi Isaacs Rachel to date (2012)
Beth Jacob Rabbi David Berent
 
Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard founder Harry (Chaim) Goodman
        Harry (Chaim) Goodman
Congregation Adas Israel Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet
        Rabbi Moses / Moshe Shohet
        Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1917-1922
 
Congregation Bet Ha’am Rabbi Alice Dubinsky - 2005 +
        Rabbi David Sandmel 1985-1990
        Rabbi William Berkowitz 1990 -1994
        Rabbi Cohen Paul 1994-2000
        Rabbi Goldfinger Alice 2000-2009
 
        Rabbi Saks Jarek 2010-2012 (to date)
Congregation Sharith Israel Rabbi A Sharshafsky 1885 - 1897
        Rabbi Hyman H Lasker 1890 - 1895
        Rabbi Lazarus Druker 1897
Etz Chaim Synagogue Rabbi Moses / Moshe Shohet 1922-1930
 
        Rabbi Phineas Israeli 1924-1928
        Rabbi Abraham Miller 1930-1935
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 1936-1942
        Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum 1942-1947 (?)
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1972
 
        Harry Judelsohn 1964-1982
        Maurice Rubinoff 1982-1977
        Gary Berenson 1989 - 2012 (to date)
        Rabbi Harry Sky 2003 - 2012 (to date)
Shaarey Tphiloh Rabbi Yoffie Chaim
 
        Rabbi Simcha Green
        Rabbi Steven Dworken 0
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1972
        Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld to date (2012)
Temple Beth El Rabbi David Fairman
 
        Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Zadanowitz
        Rabbi Lipof Emily 1988c - 1989c
        Rabbi Aaron Zelig David 1990c - 1996
        Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto 1997- July 2013
Temple Beth El (Portland) Rabbi Ephraim I Bennett 1948 - 1953
 
        Cantor Alfred G (Al) Goldman 1949 - 1950
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1950 - 1951
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1950-1951
        Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt 1951 - 1985
        Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff 1953 - 1955
 
        Rabbi Grossman Lewis 1955- 1959
        Rabbi Leiman Raymond 1959 - 1961
        Rabbi Harry Sky 1961 - 1989
        Cantor Hayman Toby 1985 - 1988
        Cantor David Sternberg 1988 - 1989
 
        Rabbi Frisch Seth 1989 - 1993
        Paul Aranson 1989 - 1999
        Stanley Elowitch 1989 - 1999
        Rabbi Harry Sky 1993- 1995
        Rabbi Carolyn Braun 1994 - 2012 (to date)
 
        Rabbi Harry Sky 1994 - 2012 (to date)
        Cantor Ruth Ross 2000 - 2002
        Lay Cantor Goldberg Dov 2003 - 2012 (to date)
Temple Israel (Old Town) Temple Israel Dedication Milton H Elefant 1955
        Rabbi Milton H Elefant 1955
 
        Rabbi Abraham H Freedman 1955
        Rabbi Juda Moses 1955
Temple Israel (Rumford) Rabbi Langer Sameul 1932
Vaad Hoir Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum 1942 Aug
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 1942 Jan
 


Documenting Maine Jewry : Rabbi and Cantor Index

Name of ClergyCongregation Known Years
Rev Harris Abraham Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1921 - 1953
Rabbi Goldfinger Alice Congregation Bet Ha’am 2000-2009
Lay Cantor Paul Aranson Temple Beth El (Portland) 1989 - 1999
Rabbi Charles Arik Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) 1922-1924
Rabbi Morris Bekritsky Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard 1948 - 1957
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1948 - 1972
        Shaarey Tphiloh 1948 - 1972
Rabbi Ephraim I Bennett Temple Beth El (Portland) 1948 - 1953
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Gary Berenson Etz Chaim Synagogue 1989 - 2012 (to date)
Rabbi David Berent Beth Jacob
 
Rabbi William Berkowitz Congregation Bet Ha’am 1990 -1994
Rabbi Carolyn Braun Temple Beth El (Portland) 1994 - 2012 (to date)
rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto Temple Beth El 1997- July 2013
Rabbi Yoffie Chaim Shaarey Tphiloh
Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff Temple Beth El (Portland) 1953 - 1955
 
Visiting Rabbi Aaron Zelig David Temple Beth El 1990c - 1996
Cantor Marlow Deborah Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) - todate (2012)
Lay Cantor Goldberg Dov Temple Beth El (Portland) 2003 - 2012 (to date)
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
Lay Cantor Stanley Elowitch Temple Beth El (Portland) 1989 - 1999
student Rabbi Lipof Emily Temple Beth El 1988c - 1989c
 
Rabbi David Fairman Temple Beth El
Participant in Temple Israel Dedication Abraham H Freedman Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
Cantor Alfred G (Al) Goldman Temple Beth El (Portland) 1949 - 1950
founder Harry (Chaim) Goodman Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard
        Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard
 
Rabbi Simcha Green Shaarey Tphiloh
Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum Vaad Hoir 1942 Aug
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1942-1947 (?)
Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld Shaarey Tphiloh to date (2012)
Rabbi Harry / Henry J Isaacs Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) 1961-
 
Rabbi Phineas Israeli Etz Chaim Synagogue 1924-1928
Rabbi Saks Jarek Congregation Bet Ha’am 2010-2012 (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 Raymond Krinsky Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1981 - 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 Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1936-1942
        Vaad Hoir 1942 Jan
visiting Rabbi Natan Margalit Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt Temple Beth El (Portland) 1951 - 1985
 
Rabbi Abraham Miller Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1930-1935
Participant in Temple Israel Dedication Juda Moses Temple Israel (Old Town) 1955
Rabbi Cohen Paul Congregation Bet Ha’am 1994-2000
Rabbi Isaacs Rachel Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) to date (2012)
 
Rabbi Leiman Raymond Temple Beth El (Portland) 1959 - 1961
Cantor Ruth Ross Temple Beth El (Portland) 2000 - 2002
Lay Ba'al Tephiloh Maurice Rubinoff Etz Chaim Synagogue 1982-1977
Rabbi Langer Sameul Temple Israel (Rumford) 1932
Rabbi David Sandmel Congregation Bet Ha’am 1985-1990
 
        Beth El (Bangor) 1987 - 1988
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 Congregation Adas Israel 1917-1922
 
        Congregation Adas Israel
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 1922-1930
        Congregation Adas Israel
Rabbi Perry Shoshanna Beth El (Bangor) 1988 - 1994
Rabbi Harry Sky Temple Beth El (Portland) 1961 - 1989
 
        Etz Chaim Synagogue 2003 - 2012 (to date)
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1993- 1995
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1994 - 2012 (to date)
Rabbi [FirstName Not Known] Steinberg Beth Israel Synagogue (Waterville) 1958c - early 1960s
Cantor David Sternberg Temple Beth El (Portland) 1988 - 1989
 
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1950 - 1951
        Temple Beth El (Portland) 1950-1951
Cantor Hayman Toby Temple Beth El (Portland) 1985 - 1988
Cantor Hugo David Weisgall Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
Hebrew School teacher and Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Zadanowitz Temple Beth El
 

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