Calais in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Congregation Chaim Josef
near this site in
was the home of
the Congregation of Chaim Josef
named in honor of
Henry Joseph Unobskey
This was the only
Jewish Congregation to exist in
Washington County. Its members included
residents of Charlotte
County, Province of New Brunswick, Canada
The building was dismantled in
Significant religious symbols were moved
to the Maritime Hebrew Society Museum
in St John, N.B.
Marker erected, August 1992 Approved by Calais City Council
Erected 1992 by Calais City Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 45° 11.202′ N, 67° 16.806′ W. Marker is in Calais, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is on North Street (U.S. 1) north of High Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 86 North Street, Calais ME 04619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Calais 100th Anniversary of Incorporation (approx. 0.3 miles Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Roll of Honor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Stephen Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away in Canada); The Milltown Cotton Mill Workers Monument (approx. 1.8 kilometers away in Canada); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 kilometers away); A whale of a tale / Historie de cιtacι (approx. 2.3 kilometers away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calais.
Also see . . . A Voyage to the Promised Land. The tiny coastal town of Calais, Maine (pop. 3,963), just across the St. Croix River from New Brunswick and abutting the rugged Atlantic Provinces of Canada, has little in common, geographically or spiritually, with Kibbutz Sde Elyahu in Israel's Beit Shean Valley, hard by the Jordan River about 90 miles north of Jerusalem. Little, that is, save for a gun and camping equipment salesman named Harold Silverman. And a Torah. (Submitted on July 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.