Upcoming Events

Apr 12th

Egypt Family Day

 

Sunday, April 12

12:00pm – 4:00pm

$5 Admission for Families

 

Join us for a fun filled day of hands-on activities for all things Egypt! Learn about archaeological digs (and try your hand at a little digging of your own) and Ancient Egypt-inspired crafts!

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Apr 19th

A 19th-Century American Jew Visits the Holy Land: Mendes Cohen in Jerusalem

 

Speaker Deborah Weiner

 

Sunday, April 19th, 1:00 P.M.

 

Included with Museum Admission

 

 

Travel to the Holy Land with Mendes Cohen, early 19th century adventurer and proud citizen of the young American republic. Cohen’s account of his Middle Eastern journey, entertainingly recorded in his letters home, paints a fascinating portrait of the Jewish community of Palestine and offers a remarkable glimpse into one man’s evolving American Jewish identity.

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Deborah R. Weiner is former Research Historian and Family History Coordinator at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. She is currently co-writing a book on the history of the Jews of Baltimore.


Apr 26th

The 9th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration

 

In partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Presents:

 

Stateless

Maryland Premiere

Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 3:00pm

USA 2014; Documentary; Director: Michael Drob

Language: Russian with English subtitles, 86 min.

 

Showing at The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117

http://www.jcc.org/gordon-center

 

In the late 1980’s, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy.

 

Guest Speaker before the film: Michael Drob, Director of Stateless

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Support for the Risch Memorial Program is provided by Frank and Helen Risch through the Risch Memorial Endowment Fund at THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.