Maine Rabbis and Cantors

An alphabetic list of Maine's Rabbis and Cantors


SynagogueClergy Known Years
 
Abraham S. & Fanny B. Levey Day School-Hillel Academy (Portland) Rabbi David Freidenreich 2021
 
Adas Yoshuron Synagogue (Rockland) Rav Isser / Arthur Izar Perlstein
        Mandel Gladstein
        Rabbi R Ulman
        Cantor Hugo David Weisgall
 
        B Yelin
        Rabbi Phineas Israeli 1987
        Rabbi Morris Ordman 1987
        Rabbi Amita Jarmon 2004-2009
        Rabbi Natan Margalit 2010
 
        Rabbi Lily Solochek 2019 - present
        Rabbi Lily Solochek 2021
 
Aroostook Hebrew Community Center (Presque Isle) Rabbi Gerald Chirnomas ? - 1965
        Rabbi Gerald Chirnomas 1948 - 1965
        Rabbi Harry Baum 1965-1989
 
        Raphael Gribetz 1989-2014
 
B'nai Portland (Portland) Rabbi Laura Boenisch 2016 - to date (2019)
        Rabbi Laura Boenisch 2021
 
Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) Rabbi Eliezer Levine 1925-1930
        Rabbi Peisach Cooperstein 1937-1939
 
        Rabbi Harry / Henry J Isaacs 1960-1999
        Rabbi Boaz Tomsky 1999-2001
        Rabbi Fred Nebel 2001-2008
        Rabbi Chaim Wilansky 2015 - present
        Rabbi Chaim Wilansky 2021
 
 
Beth HaKnesseth Anshe Sfaard (Portland) Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes
        Rabbi Abraham Miller
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1957
 
Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) Rabbi Charles Arik 1922-1924
 
        Abraham L "Abe" Kramer 1940 c - 1980
        Stanley Sperber 1965 circa - 1980
        Donald Mayer "Donnie" Povich 1980 circa
        Isadore / Izzy Singer 1980 circa
        Rabbi Ruth Smith 1996 - 2002
 
        Cantor Daniel Leeman 2002-2015
        Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor 2017 - present
 
Beth Jacob (Lewiston) Morris / Maurice Sprince 1907-1910
        Rabbi Morris Gray 1910-1930
        Rabbi Morris Chapman 1934-1935
 
        Rabbi Ralph B Hershon 1937-1940
        Rabbi David Berent 1940-1975
        Rabbi Harold Jaye 1975-1977
        Rabbi Victor Reinstein 1978-1982
 
Center for Small Town Jewish Life (Waterville) Rabbi David Freidenreich 2015
 
        Rabbi Rachel Isaacs 2015 to date (2021)
        Rabbi Erica Asch 2021
        Rabbi David Freidenreich 2021
        Rabbi Rachel Isaacs 2021
 
Chabad of Maine (Portland) Rabbi Moshe Wilansky 1988 - present
 
        Rabbi Moshe Wilansky 2021
 
Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard (Bangor) Harry (Chaim) Goodman
 
Colby College (Waterville) Rabbi Rachel Isaacs 2015 c - todate (2021)
        Rabbi David Freidenreich 2000c - to date (2017)
 
Congregation Bet Ha’am (South Portland) Rabbi David Sandmel 1985-1990
 
        Rabbi William Berkowitz 1990 -1994
        Rabbi Paul Cohen 1994-2000
        Rabbi Alice Goldfinger 2000-2010
        Rabbi Sam Seicol 2010-2011
        Rabbi Jared Saks 2011-present
 
 
Congregation Beth Abraham (Auburn) Rabbi Mattus Soloway 1899
        Rabbi H Grosberg 1900
        Rev H Rosenberg 1902 - 1905
        Rabbi Silverman 1905-1907
        Rabbi M Levenson 1907 - ?
 
        Rabbi Levine Julius 1917 circa
        Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Spivak 1932 circa
        Rev Morris Nathanson 1932-1934
        Rabbi Louis Rosen 1935-1936
        Rabbi Simon E. Zipper 1937 circa- 1941 circa
 
        Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Averach 1941-1945
        Rabbi Tarasin 1941-1945
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1951 - 1965
        Rabbi Norman Geller 1966-1992
        Cantor Jules Becker 1993
 
        Rabbi Mac Portal 1994
        Rabbi John Samuels 1995
        Rabbi Edward Portner 1996
        Rabbi Martin Shorr 2014 - 2017
 
Congregation Beth El (Bangor) Rabbi Louis Plotkin 1906-1909
 
        Rabbi Mordecai Klatchko 1909-1912
        Rabbi Moses / Moshe Shohet 1912-1921
        Rabbi Bernard L Berzon 1937-1939
        Rabbi Irving A Margolies 1971 - 1976
        Paul Menitoff 1982 - 1986
 
        Rabbi David Sandmel 1987 - 1988
        Rabbi Laurence Milder 1994 - 2005
        Rabbi Darah Lerner 2005 - present
 
Congregation Beth Israel (Old Orchard Beach) Cantor Samuel Zimelman
 
Congregation Beth Israel (Waterville) Nathaniel Steinberg
 
        Rabbi David Fairman
        Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson 1905 - 1914
        Rev Harris Abraham 1921 - 1953
        Rabbi Abraham M Hains 1921-1953
        David P (Rabbi) Prince 1957 - 1958
 
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1958
        [FirstName Not Known] Steinberg 1958c - early 1960s
        Rabbi Raymond Krinsky 1979 - 2006
        Lay Cantor Labov Jay 1981 - 1983
        Rabbi Abraham M Hains 1997
 
        Cantor Deborah Marlow 2012
        Rabbi Rachel Isaacs 2012 to date (2021)
 
Congregation Beth Israel (Bangor) Rabbi Moshe / Moses Zucker 1945-1947
        Rabbi Alan M Kalinsky 1976 - 1981
        Rabbi Joseph P Schonberger 1982 - 1997
 
        Rabbi Shoshana Perry 1988-1994
        Rabbi David Cantor 2002-2008
        Rabbi Steven Schwarzman 2008-2011
        Rabbi Justin Goldstein 2011-2013
        Rabbi William Siemers 2014 - present
 
        Rabbi R Brettler after Rabbi Schonberger
 
Congregation Beth Israel, Bangor (Bangor) Rabbi Louis Seltzer 1903-1906
        Rabbi Eliezer Levine 1925- 1930
        Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1937
        Rabbi Henry Zwelling 1945
 
        Rabbi Avraham H / Abraham H Freedman 1949-1969
 
Congregation Beth Judah (Portland) Rabbi Jacob Feinstein 1901-1902
 
Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) (Biddeford) Hirch Hazid 1900-1907
        Joseph Caplan 1908-1911
        Rev Morris Nathanson 1936-1945
 
        Rabbi Akiba Zilberberg 1945-1947
        Rabbi Benjamin Roth 1948-1950
        Rabbi Edmund Neiss 1950
        Rabbi Boris Gottlieb 1954-1967
        Cantor Beth Strassler 2017 - present
 
        Cantor Beth Strassler 2021
 
Congregation Sharith Israel (Portland) Rev Israel Levine 1885 - 1890
        Rev Israel Levine 1885-1891
        Rabbi Hyman H Lasker 1890 - 1895
        Rabbi Abraham Moses Shereshevsky 1895 - 1897
 
        Rabbi Lazarus Druker 1897-1900
        Rabbi Solomon David Ha-Kohen Sprince 1900-1904
 
Etz Chaim Synagogue (Portland) Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1917-1921
        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
        Rabbi Gary Berenson 1989 - 2012
        Rabbi Harry Sky 2003 - 2012
        Rabbi Gary Berenson 2012 - present
        Rabbi Gary Berenson 2021
 
 
Hadassah, Lewiston-Auburn Chapter (Lewiston or Auburn) Rabbi David Berent 1957
 
Hillel at Colby College (Waterville) Rabbi Rachel Isaacs 2012 to date (2014)
 
Jewish Community Center (Lewiston) Cantor Alfred G (Al) Goldman 1963
        Rabbi David Berent 1975
 
Shaarey Tphiloh (Noyes and Deering Ave) (Portland) Rabbi Steven Dworken
 
        Cantor Martin Davidson
        Rabbi Simcha Green
        Rabbi Leon M MOZESON
        Rabbi Mark Nenner
        Rabbi Asher Reichert
 
        Rabbi Chaim Yaffe
        Rabbi Lawrence S Zierler
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1972
        Rabbi Sidney Zimelman 1950s - 1960s
        Rabbi David Essrig 1955
 
        Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1955
        Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld 2003 - 2015
        Cantor Samuel Zimelman May 1946 - July 1980
 
Temple Beth El (Portland) Rabbi Ephraim I Bennett 1948 - 1953
        Cantor Alfred G (Al) Goldman 1949 - 1953
 
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1950 - 1951
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1950 - 1951
        Cantor Kurt Messerschmidt 1951 - 1985
        Rabbi Mordecai S Chertoff 1953 - 1955
        Rabbi Lewis Grossman 1955- 1959
 
        Rabbi Raymond Leiman 1959 - 1961
        Rabbi Harry Sky 1961 - 1989
        Cantor Toby Hayman 1985 - 1988
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1988 - 1989
        Rabbi Seth Frisch 1989 - 1993
 
        Paul Aranson 1989 - 1999
        Stanley Elowitch 1989 - 1999
        Rabbi Harry Sky 1994 - 2012
        Rabbi Carolyn Braun 1994 - to date
        Cantor Daniel Leeman 1998
 
        Cantor Ruth L Ross 1999 - 2007
        Lay Cantor Dov Goldberg 2003 - 2012
        Rabbi Carolyn Braun 2021
        Cantor Daniel Leeman 2021
 
Temple Beth El (Augusta) Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz
 
        Rabbi Emily Lipof 1988c - 1989c
        Rabbi David Aaron 1992-1996
        Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto 1997- July 2013
        Rabbi Erica Asch 2013 - present
 
Temple Israel (Rumford) Rabbi Samuel Langer 1932
 
 
Temple Israel (Old Town) Rabbi Milton H Elefant
        Rabbi David Hornstein 1916
        Rabbi Milton H Elefant 1955
        Rabbi Avraham H / Abraham H Freedman 1955
        Rabbi Juda Moses 1955
 
 
Temple Israel (Portland) (Portland) Cantor Alfred G (Al) Goldman 1950
        Cantor Ralph Sternberg 1950
 
Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center (Auburn) Rabbi Sol Goodman 1987-1991?
        Rabbi Doug Weber 1991-?
        Rabbi Hillel Katzir 2003-2014
 
        Rabbi Sruli Dresdner 2014-present
        Rabbi Sruli Dresdner 2021
 
Toldos Itzchock (Bangor) Harry (Chaim) Goodman
        Rabbi Abraham Kaprow 1920
        Rabbi Juda Moses 1949-1955
 
 
Vaad Hoir (Portland) Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum 1942 Aug
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 1942 Jan