Announcing the 2021-2022

Maine Jewish Museum


Nancy Davidson, our wonderful Curator in Residence

Nancy Davidson, our wonderful
Curator in Residence

Since our last Annual Appeal in 2019, we have gone through extraordinary changes both internally and externally.

While all of us have dealt with the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, two months into the pandemic the Museum had a fire which caused virtually every wall, floor and ceiling in the building to be removed. We had to totally renovate the building foot by foot from the studs outward.

Thanks to great community support and an excellent insurance company, we re-opened the Museum 10 months later in January of this year in even better condition than it was before the fire. We are so grateful for all the support and good wishes.

Now, as we look forward to a time without COVID, we are planning to hire a new Executive Director! We hope to greatly expand our cultural and historical exhibits in the coming year while continuing to provide the amazing art exhibits for which we have become well known.

One constant the past 10 years has been the excellent work of our Curator- In- Residence, Nancy Davidson, who will celebrate her 10th anniversary as Curator next month! Nancy has put the Museum on the arts map both locally and regionally. Nancy has the energy, creativity and good cheer of the vivacious, tireless, hard-working professional that she is and whom we all cherish.

In recognition of all that she has done, this Annual Appeal is being conducted in her honor. Additionally, an anonymous donor has agreed to fully match the first $15,000 of contributions to the Annual Appeal, which means that your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000!

Donations can be be completed online with a PayPal account or any major credit card

You may also send a check made out to Maine Jewish Museum and mailing it to us at 267 Congress St. Portland ME 04101