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Portland Jewish Community Center USO Guestbook
The Portland Jewish Community Center USO Guest Book is the product of social events at the Portland Jewish Community Center from 1943-46.

Rosalyn S. Bernstein Papers
Rosalyne (Spindel) Bernstein (b. 1928) grew up in the Bronx, N.Y. and Fall River, MA, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Poland, and attended Radcliffe College as an economics major. She and her husband, Sumner Thurman Bernstein (a Portland native), moved to Portland in 1949.

Sumner T. Bernstein Papers
Sumner Thurman Bernstein (1924 - 2002) grew up in Portland, Maine, the son of lawyer parents. He served in the South Pacific in the U.S. Army during World War II (achieving the rank of Captain) and attended Harvard University for his undergraduate education and for law school. He returned to Portland after marrying Rosalyne Spindel in 1949, to join his father and uncle’s law practice, which he helped to grow into Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer and Nelson in 1964.

Temple Shalom Newsletter Archive
Ma Chadash (What's New!) A monthly newsletter produced by Temple Shalom Synagogue Center.





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