The Tree of Life Foundation was established to restore Etz Chaim Synagogue, a turn-of-the-century immigrant era house of worship, and transform it into the Maine Jewish Museum. The newly restored building stands as a testament to the Jewish families of Maine who, from humble beginnings, began life anew and made lasting contributions to their new community. The Maine Jewish Museum tells their stories.
The first floor gallery showcases rotating exhibits by contemporary Jewish artists from Maine.
From the second floor, visitors enter the main sanctuary and can gain an understanding of religious practices and beliefs through objects and architecture.
Historic exhibits on the third floor include storyboards highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Maine's original Jewish immigrants and their families. There are also interactive exhibits linking past and present, serving as learning tools for school children and the public at large.
- MUSEUM HOURS: 10:00-2:00 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
- ALSO OPEN ON SUNDAYS THROUGH DECEMBER 22: 12:00-4:00
OTHER TIMES BY APPOINTMENT
PERSONALIZED GROUP TOURS BY REQUEST
- CALL 207-773-2339
Gary Berenson, Executive Director Ani Helmick, Assistant Director
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