Jewish immigrants in Maine

May 20th, 2015
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This year, students researched the experiences of Jewish immigrants who made Maine their home.  Read their work, or watch videos of the presentations they delivered at the Maine Migrations, Past and Present conference:

Of related interest is the following Maine Migrations presentation: “Jews and higher education in early 20th-century Lewiston-Auburn,” by David Freidenreich


Freidenreich wins Baxter Award for “Making it in Maine”

May 12th, 2015
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David Freidenreich, Pulver Family Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Colby, received the 2015 James Phinney Baxter Award, presented by the Maine Historical Society, for his article “Making it in Maine: Stories of Jewish Life in Small-Town America.”  The Baxter Award recognizes superior scholarship and quality contributions to the field of Maine history.  “Making it in Maine” appears in the latest issue of Maine History (49.1), devoted to “The Maine Melting Pot.”