Special Collections

Judaica Events and Publications

We record many of our events so that they may be used for future research. You can access recordings of our past Judaica events by clicking the links below.  For a complete listing of all available recorded past Special Collections events, please go HERE

Previous Programs and Events


A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Maine + Jewish: Two Centuries at the Maine State Museum
Those involved with creating the first major exhibition in Maine on the history of the state’s Jewish community discussed the work behind this landmark show.
Introduced and facilitated by Susie R. Bock (USM Special Collections)
Amy Waterman (Curator)
Joanna Torow (Museum Chief Educator)
Robert Katz (Lender)



National Council of Jewish Women, Southern Maine Chapter, and Immigration (Panel Discussion) 
A panel presentation followed by a community conversation about how the National Council of Jewish Women, a volunteer service organization, set out to help immigrants in the state of Maine in the 1920s and to the present.
Linda Rogoff, history of NCJW
Jo Israelson, House Island Project 1920s
Roberts Gordon, Darfur & present
Susie R. Bock, facilitator


Judaica Publications

Diversity at the Ballot Box: Electoral Politics and Maine's Minority Communities, Post-WWII to the Present,
'Remember Me?' The Life and Legacy of Jean Byers Sampson
Liberating Visions: Religion and the Challenge of Change in Maine,1820 to the Present,<
The Ties That Bind: Experiences of Family in Maine, 1900-Present