From Purim to Pesach

Posted on March 2, 2018 by

Museum Matters, March 2018

Purim Party at the Isaac Davidson School, 1948. JMM 1993.37.29

This year the month of March is perfectly bookended by commemorations of two great escapes – from the gallows of Persia and from the slavery of Egypt. At JMM we have a full month of great escapes for you to enjoy focused on music, drama, and storytelling as we enter the second half of JMM Live! Check out the details below.

And if you are really just trying to escape the feeling that the world is in a dark place, I especially encourage you to come to one of our special programs dedicated to the work of young people who are engaging with their personal histories.

Later this month we feature the art/history/genealogy projects of more than 80 youth participating in Beit Hatfutsot’s annual international competition on exploring Jewish roots. On the evening of March 22, we see family history through a different lens, with the student participants in Morrell Park: PROJECTED. Both events promise to inspire us by sharing the passion for history in the next generation.

(And speaking of escapes – watch this space in June, we’ll be sharing more details about this summer’s exhibit:  Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini!)


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact our Programs Manager at / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.



Hava Nashira: Songs and Stories
March 4 at 10 am – perfect for ages 5 and under!
March 4 at 11am – perfect for ages 8 and under!
Performer: Daveed Korup, musician and storyteller
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Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk
March 4 at 3 pm
Speaker: Michael Croland, author
Performer: Na Nach Oi! (featuring Yishai Romanoff)
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A Night of Musical Theatre:
How Jewish composers impacted Broadway
March 11 at 5 pm
Performer: Sarah Baumgarten
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Gertrude Stein and a Companion at the JMM
March 15 at 7 pm
In partnership with Fells Point Corner Theatre
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Living History Performance: Henrietta Szold
March 18 at 1 pm
Performer: Natalie Pilcher
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Musical Performance: Occasional Symphony
March 18 at 3 pm
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Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed!
March 21 at 7:30 pm
Presented by The Global Theatre Project
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Morrell Park: PROJECTED
March 22 at 5:30 pm
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Passover Music Concert
March 25 at 10 am and 11:30 am
Performer: SPICE
Get Tickets Now (10am) (11:30am)


Sephardic Celebration: Of Purim, Passover, Life, and Love
March 25 at 1 pm
Performers: Trio Sefardi
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>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<

Also of Interest

The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit or check out BIYA on Facebook.

Passover at Esther’s Place

We know it’s hard to believe, but Passover is right around the corner! First Passover Seder is Friday, March 30. Are you ready? Are you hosting your own seder? Want to be your host(ess)’s favorite guest?

We have everything you need, from Seder plates and Kiddush cups to afikomen presents and hostess gifts. And members always receive 10% off!

Ongoing at the JMM


Exhibits on display include Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks.

Hours and Tour Times

Combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel are offered: Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

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