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Jewish cemeteries in southern Maine are in need of repair, and a nonprofit has been established to restore two historic cemeteries that have been neglected.

"A nonprofit group has been established to preserve and restore Jewish cemeteries in southern Maine.

"The Southern Maine Jewish Cemetery Association has taken ownership of two historic Portland cemeteries that have fallen into disrepair and have toppled headstones, the Forecaster, a newspaper in Falmouth, Maine, reported.

"The new group hopes to raise $1.2 million to fund operating costs and establish an endowment."--Haaretz

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