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Jud Ms 02 Portland Jewish Community Center Uso Guest Book Finding Aid, Karin A. France Apr 2010

Jud Ms 02 Portland Jewish Community Center Uso Guest Book Finding Aid, Karin A. France

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The Jewish Community Center on Cumberland Avenue in Portland, Maine was the site of United Service Organization (USO) social events, held regularly from at least October 1943 to September 1946. Most of the servicemen (and some women who were nurses) who attended events at the Community Center were in the Navy, stationed on shops docked or anchored in Casco Bay. These social events were sometimes held out on the islands. Although hosted by the Jewish Community Center, anyone was welcome, regardless of religion. Eleanor Edison Taft saved this ledger listing the names of attendees at the USO events when ...