Upcoming Events

Oct 10th

Members Opening: Paul Simon, Words & Music, Featuring The Guthrie Brothers

Saturday, October 10th from 7:45 p.m.

Members exclusive event – Limited Space, RESERVE today


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Join us for the members opening of our new exhibit Paul Simon: Words and Music developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. We are very pleased to be welcoming the Guthrie Brothers to the JMM. In addition to being musicians in their own right the Guthrie brothers are a superb Simon and Garfunkel tribute act. They will help us open the exhibit in true rock and roll style with a performance of their act Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience.


Following the performance we invite you to join us to explore the exhibit and enjoy a light kosher reception.


Jeb and Jock Guthrie headed east from their home state of Wisconsin after being bitten by the music bug.  Growing up in Brillion, Wisconsin, they sang together at school and church gatherings and family get-togethers.  First stop in their travels was upstate New York, where they honed their craft in the club scene, and then later relocated to New York City. After a few years the Guthries were signed in 1995 to Next Horizon record, their CD, The Guthrie Brothers, was released nationally in June of 1996.


The Guthrie Brothers continue to write, record and perform,  their music has evolved from the roots rock flavor of their first record to a more eclectic mix that leans toward rock, folk, and pop.  With movie soundtrack placements and their songs recorded by other artists over the years, Jeb and Jock continue to create music not bound by conventional radio formats that sizzles with stellar harmonies.


To reserve your seats please email reservations@jewishmuseummd.org

Oct 11th

Public Opening: Happy Birthday Paul Simon!

Sunday, October 11th, 11:00 a.m.

Included with Museum admission


Help us celebrate Paul Simon’s 74th birthday and the official opening of our latest exhibit Paul Simon: Words and Music developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Festivities include plenty of cake, a “Simon Sing-along” and a very special game of “Simon Says”! Test your Paul Simon knowledge for a chance to win some great prizes.


The schedule:

11:00am “Simon Says”

11:30am Simon Sing-a-Long

12:00pm Birthday Cake


At 3 p.m we welcome Scott Benarde, who will be presenting his talk Jews and Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Musical History Tour .

Oct 11th

Stars of David: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Jewish Stories

Sunday, October 11th at 3:00pm

Speaker  Scott R. Benarde

Included with Museum admission


This music-, photo-, and anecdote-filled program provides a fascinating look into how Judaism influenced the makers of popular music over the past fifty years. Inspired by a backstage conversation with David Lee Roth during which the star revealed he first learned to sing preparing for his Bar Mitzvah, Benarde spent six years investigating the Jewish contribution to rock music. Benarde was determined to find out how Judaism influenced rock music and the people who created it. The result was his book Stars of David: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Jewish Stories. This presentation leads audiences on an insightful and revealing journey illustrating the Jewish influences in the work of
 many of the best-known (and vital, but not so well known) musical stars of our time.

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Scott R. Benarde has an M.A. from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and is the former rock music columnist for the Palm Beach Post and the Fort Lauderdale News / Sun Sentinel. As a freelance journalist, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Musician, Billboard, Variety, and a host of Jewish publications. He lives with his wife, Mindi, and two children, Michael Dov and Shirah Beth, in West Palm Beach, Florida, and currently serves as the Director of Communications at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.