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At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, we are storytellers.

We’re also storyfinders, storykeepers, and storyprotectors.

Our tales are stored in 12,000 objects, more than 68,000 photographs, 850 oral histories, two historic synagogues, and three exhibit galleries.

We are finding new stories all the time, and the stories we keep will make you question, make you laugh, make you think and feel deeply—no matter who you are—because it is stories that make us human.

From poignant to whimsical, comfortably familiar to downright bizarre, we find, tell, and protect the stories of Maryland’s Jewish communities.


JMM connects everyone to Jewish experiences and the Jewish community to its roots. Help us navigate this uncertain time with a monthly donation we can rely on. We’ll get through this, together.


News:

Special Annoucement: JMM Re-Opening

We are pleased to announce that we will take our first step towards public reopening on July 19. We will be open for two shifts on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm, advance tickets and reservations required for both members and non-members. There are only ten individual tickets available for each shift, and visitors will need to leave the Museum campus at the end of their time block, so staff may implement our new cleaning procedures. Read More.

 


History Is Now: JMM Collections Stories of the Pandemic

We’re looking for your stories of life during the COVID-19 public health crisis! As a museum, we actively collect materials related to the events, past and present, that impact our audiences and communities. We hope you will submit your experiences and stories — through words, images, or objects — to help us preserve the memories and experiences of Jewish Maryland for future generations. Click here to find out how.

 


 

Events:

Connecting Generations: Difficult Conversations About Race: Second in a Three-Part Series

August 6, 2020 at 12:00pm

Register for this Free Virtual Series Here

Members of all generations are invited to this three-part series. As uncomfortable and fraught as conversations about race can be, those conversations are necessary, especially now. The wisdom, experiences, and perspectives of different generations within the Jewish community can deepen our understanding of race and racism within Jewish and broader American contexts.

Jewish Journeys: A History of Migration

Jewish Museums Across the Seas with the Jewish Museum London

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 1:00pm EST

Register for this Live Stream Event Here

Discover the history of Jewish people in Britain. From a medieval mikvah telling the story of the first Jewish community in Britain to photographs belonging to children who travelled on the Kindertransport, this virtual tour will explore many periods of Jewish migration to Britain.

South African Jewry: Before, During, and After

Jewish Museums Across the Seas with the South African Jewish Museum 

Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 1:00pm EST

Register for this Live Stream Event Here

This presentation will provide a brief history of South African Jewry – a uniquely homogenous community within the Diaspora. From its Litvak roots, through the impact on South African commerce and politics, to current day urbanisation and migration from South Africa.

Calling Australia Home

Jewish Museums Across the Seas with the Jewish Museum of Australia

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:00pm EST

Register for this Live Stream Event Here

Take a trip to the Antipodes and uncover stories of Jewish excellence and everydayness in Australia, from 1778 until today. Learn about our richly diverse, ever-evolving community with Director & CEO Jessica Bram, then explore our flagship Calling Australia Home exhibition with Senior Curator & Collection Manager Eleni Papavasileiou.

>>View our full calendar of upcoming events<<


On the Blog:

JMM Insights: The Wonders of Space in Maryland

Did you know the Space Telescope Science Institute was established in Baltimore? This community-focused science center was instrumental in the creation and launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. You might be surprised to discover just how many Maryland connections there are to the exploration, discovery, and research of space. . . Read more.

Exploring History at Home Part IV – JMM Volunteers Share Stories

From sculptures to Seder plates to sewing boxes, every object has a story to tell. This month, JMM Volunteers shared objects that are tangible reminders of loved ones. I hope that these stories encourage you to reflect on the special people in your life and the memories that you share with them. Read More.

The Righteous Among the Nations

As part of the education team at the Museum, I am working on a PowerPoint about The Righteous Among the Nations. Yad VaShem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel has a database of people who have been honored as the Righteous, including an online exhibit called I Am My Brother’s Keeper: A Tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations. I thought I would share a few stories from my research. Read More.


Esther’s Place: Online

Esther’s Place has gone digital! Check out our online shop.


 

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