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Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest synagogue in the State of Maine, this year celebrates its 75th anniversary.

This is the story of Beth Israel -- of the men and women who shaped its character -- of the influences which patterned its destiny -- of the spirit which has brought it through crises in the past and which must be trusted to preserve it in the future.

In the aggregate, this chronicle is a review of the Congregation' s struggles , hopes and accomplishments. It is not meant to be a distinguished historical contribution nor a detailed chronological summary of the seventy-five years it covers . Instead, by selecting the more significant and human episodes in our growth, we hope to present a colorful pageant of the modest epic which is our history.

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Bangor, Maine


Bangor Maine, Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish history of Bangor Maine

Diamond Jubilee, 1888-1963: Congregation Beth Israel



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