B’nai Portland (“Children of Portland”) was founded by Laura Boenisch as a private Hebrew School in 2009. Laura was ordained as a rabbi by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in 2016. Concurrent with Rabbi Laura’s ordination, B’nai Portland made its transition into a full service non-profit congregation.

B’nai Portland does not “own” a synagogue building. Our regular Shabbat and Holy Day worship is typically held at the Lunt Auditorium, located in the Lunt Professional Building, 74 Lunt Road in Falmouth. We have created a warm and inviting classroom for our Hebrew School which is located at 795 Main Street in Westbrook.

Many families arrange to hold life cycle events at venues of their choice.