Documenting Maine Jewry : About Us
Documenting Maine Jewry a largely all-volunteer organization coordinated by a DMJ Minyin, by in-state DMJ Gabbiium, by out-of-state DMJ Landsmann , by project Mavens, and two part-time folks. DMJ is also fortunate to have a strong and caring group of senior advisors.
the DMJ Minyan (coordinating group)

Michael Cohen, David Freidenreich, Harris Gleckman, Matthew Goldfarb, Judy Halpert,
Steve Hirshon z'l, Phyllis Graber Jensen, Jessica Pollard Lantos, Elaine Crasnick Kahaner, Barbara Blumenthal Stern,
Abe Peck, Wilma Rose, Ruthanne Singal, Anne Schneider,
Cindy Potter Taylor

DMJ's Gabbiim (in-state regional coordinators) Aroostook County - Susan Adelman Rudolph
Auburn-Lewiston - Phyllis Graber Jensen
Augusta - Rabbi Erica Ashe
Bangor - Marcia Berson Lieberman, Ruthanne Singal & Judy Gatchell
Bath - Fred Weinberg & Nathan Cogan
Belfast - Marsha Mendelson Carlin
Biddeford-Saco - Jennie Aranovitch
Greater Portland - Judy Halpert
Greater Rockland - Deborah Weisgal
Old Orchard Beach - Eber Weinstein
Old Town & Orono - Beth Hillson
Sanford/Springvale - Martin Cohn and Joan Levenson
Waterville - Peter and Joan Beckerman & David Friedenreich
rural Maine - Avraham Tracy
DMJ's Landsmann (out of state regional coordinators) California (San Francisco area) : Steven Kornetsky
Connecticut : Eric Persky & Elaine Crasnick Kahaner
Washington DC : Robert J Wells
Massachusetts (Greater Boston): Karen Kornetsky Levine
Florida : Cindy Potter Taylor
Virginia : Eric Sacknoff
DMJ's Senior Advisors

Linda Elowitch Abromson z"l, Andy Brenner, Robert Hirshon, George Isaacson
Billy Miller, Norman Minsky, Kenny Nelson, Neil Rolde z''l, and Warren Silver

DMJ's Mavens (program coordinators) Eric L Bloom - Facebook manager
Alex Sax - Brochure and outreach
Judy Halpert - Greater Portland oral histories;
Amy Waterman - Maine Jewish Museum exhibition (Portland)
Nancy Silverman Levinsky - Maine Jewish Summer Camp exhibition (Portland)
Phyllis Graber Jensen - Auburn-Lewiston community history
Fred and Marilyn Weinberg, Nathan Cogan, and Amy Waterman - Bath community history
Ben Kissen - data collection and indexing
Project Shammas (DMJ coordinator) Harris Gleckman
Community and Family Historians New volunteers and researchers are the lifeblood of this project.

If you would like to be active in your local area, contact the relevant regional Gabbiim or Landsmann via

If you have documents or photographs to donate or wish to become a DMJ volunteer , email the DMJ project Shammas, Harris Gleckman at

page updated : Feb 20, 2016