Index to Maine Rabbis and Cantors by Congregation

      An alphabetic list of Maine's Rabbis and Cantors


SynagogueClergy Known Years
 
Adas Yoshuron Synagogue (Rockland) Rav Isser / Arthur Izar Perlstein
        Mandel Gladstein
        Rabbi Amita Jarmon
        Rabbi Natan Margalit
        Rabbi R Ulman
 
        Cantor Hugo David Weisgall
        B Yelin
        Rabbi Phineas Israeli 1987
        Rabbi Morris Ordman 1987
 
Aroostook Hebrew Community Center (Aroostook) Rabbi Gerald Chirnomas 1948
 
        Rabbi Gerald Chirnomas 1965
        Rabbi Harry Baum 1965-1989
 
B'nai Portland (Portland) Rabbi Laura Boenisch 2016 - to date (2019)
 
Beth Abraham Synagogue (Bangor) (Bangor) Rabbi Peisach Cooperstein
        Rabbi Fred Nebel
 
        Rabbi Harry / Henry J Isaacs 1961-
        Rabbi Chaim Wilansky 2015 -
 
Beth El (Bangor) (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 (Portland) Rabbi Mendel Lewittes
        Rabbi Abraham Miller
        Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 1948 - 1957
 
Beth Israel Congregation (Bath) Rabbi Aaron Zelig David
 
        Rabbi Charles Arik 1922-1924
        Rabbi Shoshana Perry 1988
        Cantor Deborah Marlowe 2012
        Rabbi Lisa Vinikoor 2017 -
 
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 Victor Reinstein 1978-?
 
 
Beth Jacob Sisterhood (Lewiston) Rabbi David Berent 1953
 
Chabad of Maine (Portland) Rabbi Moshe Wilansky 2015
 
Chaore Tildos Itzchok Anshe Sfard (Bangor) Harry (Chaim) Goodman
 
Congregation Bet Ha’am (South Portland) Rabbi David Sandmel 1985-1990
        Rabbi William Berkowitz 1990 -1994
 
        Rabbi Paul Cohen 1994-2000
        Rabbi Alice Goldfinger 2000-2009
        Rabbi Sam Seicol 2010-2011
        Rabbi Jared Saks 2011-2020 (to date)
 
Congregation Beth Abraham (Auburn) (Auburn) Mattus Soloway 1899
 
        H Grosberg 1900
        Rabbi Silverman 1905-1907
        Rabbi M Levenson 1907 - ?
        Rev Morris Nathanson 1932-1924
        Rabbi Louis Rosen 1935-1936
 
        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
        Rabbi [FirstNameNotKnown] Spivak circa 1932
 
        Rabbi Simon E. Zipper circa 1937- circa 1941
 
Congregation Beth El (Bangor) (Bangor) Rabbi Abraham/Avraham Friedman 1953
 
Congregation Beth Israel (Bangor) Rabbi David Cantor after Rabbi Brettler
 
Congregation Beth Israel (Waterville) Cantor Deborah Marlow - todate (2012)
        Nathaniel Steinberg 0
 
        Rabbi Harry / Hyman Shenson 1905 - 1914
        Rev Harris Abraham 1921 - 1953
        Rabbi Norman Zdanowitz 1958
        [FirstName Not Known] Steinberg 1958c - early 1960s
        Rabbi Raymond Krinsky 1979 - 2006
 
        Lay Cantor Labov Jay 1981 - 1983
        Rev Abraham M Hains 1997
        Rabbi Isaacs Rachel to date (2019)
 
Congregation Beth Israel (Bangor) Rabbi Steven Schwarzman
        Rabbi Avraham H / Abraham H Freedman 1920
 
        Rabbi Moishe / Moses Zucker 1920
        Rabbi Irving A Margolies 1971 - 1976
        Rabbi Alan M Kalinsky 1976 - 1981
        Rabbi Joseph P Schonberger 1982 - 1997
        Rabbi William Siemers 2014 - present
 
        Rabbi R Brettler after Rabbi Schonberger
        Rabbi Justin Goldstein after Rabbi Schwarzman
 
Congregation Beth Israel (OOB) (Old Orchard Beach) Rabbi Morris Bekritsky 0
        Cantor Samuel Zimelman 0
 
Congregation Etz Chaim (Biddeford) (Biddeford) Rabbi Edmund Neiss 1950
 
        Cantor Beth Strassler circa 2012 - to date (2020)
 
Congregation Sharith Israel (Portland) Rabbi Abraham Moses Shereshevsky 1885 - 1897
        Rabbi Hyman H Lasker 1890 - 1895
        Rabbi Lazarus Druker 1897
        Rabbi Solomon David Ha-Kohen Sprince 1955
 
 
Etz Chaim Synagogue (Portland) Rabbi Moses / Moshe Shohet
        Rabbi Chaim Noson / Chaim Natan / Shohet 1917-1922
        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 (to date)
        Rabbi Gary Berenson 2012 - 2020 (to date)
 
Portland Hebrew Day School (Portland) Maurice Rubinoff 1956 - 1957
 
Shaarey Tphiloh (Portland) Cantor Martin Davidson
 
        Rabbi Simcha Green
        Rabbi Mark Nenner
        Rabbi Chaim Yaffe
        Rabbi Steven Dworken 0
        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 (Augusta) (Augusta) Rabbi David Fairman
        Rabbi Norman Zadanowitz
        Rabbi Lipof Emily 1988c - 1989c
        Rabbi Aaron Zelig David 1990c - 1996
        Rabbi David Aaron 1997
 
        Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto 1997- July 2013
        Rabbi Erica Asch 2013 July - to date (Dec 2020)
 
Temple Beth El (Portland) (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
        Rabbi Lewis Grossman 1988
        Rabbi Shoshana Perry 1988
        Cantor David Sternberg 1988 - 1989
 
        Rabbi Frisch Seth 1989 - 1993
        Paul Aranson 1989 - 1999
        Stanley Elowitch 1989 - 1999
        Rabbi Harry Sky 1994 - 2012 (to date)
        Rabbi Carolyn Braun 1994 - 2019 (to date)
 
        Cantor Ruth L Ross 1999 - 1007
        Lay Cantor Dov Goldberg 2003 - 2012
 
Temple Israel (Old Town) (Old Town) Rabbi Milton H Elefant 1955
        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 Israel (Rumford) (Rumford) Rabbi Samuel Langer 1932
 
Temple Shalom Synagogue-Center (Auburn) Rabbi Sol Goodman 1987-1991?
 
        Rabbi Doug Weber 1991-?
        Rabbi Hillel Katzir 2003-2014
        Rabbi Sruli Dresdner 2014-
 
Toldos Itzchock (Bangor) Harry (Chaim) Goodman
        Rabbi Juda Moses
 
 
Vaad Hoir (Portland) Rabbi Aaron Greenbaum 1942 Aug
        Rabbi Mendel Lewittes 1942 Jan

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