Maine's Jewish Heritage (Images of America) (Paperback)

Maine's Jewish Heritage (Images of America) By Abraham J. Peck, Jean M. Peck Cover Image

Maine's Jewish Heritage (Images of America) (Paperback)

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According to historian Benjamin Band, the first record of a Jew in Maine concerns Susman Abrams, a tanner who resided in Union until his death at 87 in 1830. Historical records beginning in 1849 also tell of a small Bangor community that organized a synagogue and purchased a burial ground. But it was not until the late 19th century that Jewish communities grew large enough to establish multiple synagogues, Hebrew schools for boys, kosher butcher shops, and Jewish bakeries. Eventually there were Jewish charitable societies, community centers, and social clubs across the state. Now, 150 years later, Jews serve every Maine community in every possible capacity, free from the barriers of social or religious discrimination. This book honors the accomplishments of Maine's Jewish residents.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738549651
ISBN-10: 0738549657
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: March 7th, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America