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Feb 19th

Jewish Folk Art: Papercutting SOLD OUT

JMM Live: Jewish Folk Life Festival


Hands-On Workshop


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:30pm


Instructor: Katherine Fahey


Thank you for your interest. This event is SOLD OUT.



Learn the basic techniques of the traditional Jewish folk art of papercutting. As early as the 14th century, Jewish artists designed papercuts for ritual purposes, holidays, and family life. Today, papercutting has become a popular art form once again.


Join renowned papercut artist Katherine Fahey for an introduction to this ancient, yet modern art form. Katherine will speak about the history of papercutting and guide participants to produce a work of their own. Templates will be provided, but you may bring your own drawing to use instead. All materials are included, and you can take your design home.


No experience necessary, but participants should be comfortable using an X-Acto knife. 


This program is part of our JMM Live: Jewish Folk Life Festival. To see all programs related to the Festival, please click here.


Feb 23rd

Winter Teachers Institute Sold Out




Winter Teachers Institute 2020: Day Two

Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 6:30am – 7:00pm


Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

This event has sold out.


The Maryland State Department of Education recently announced its plan to enrich the teaching of Holocaust education in public schools. These proposed changes include teaching about the Holocaust, the roots of anti-Semitism, and studying current events of contemporary genocide. JMM and the Baltimore Jewish Council are dedicated to supporting teachers by providing opportunities to learn from professionals and be better prepared to teach about the Holocaust with confidence.


Last year, we offered our first Winter Teachers Institute as a PD opportunity for teachers from all backgrounds to engage in meaningful discussions, deepen their understanding of the Holocaust, and explore ways of implementing their learning in the classroom. Due to the success of last year’s Winter Teachers Institute, JMM and the Baltimore Jewish Council are pleased to offer this opportunity again over two consecutive Sundays in February, taking place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland (day one) and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NY (day two).



For more information and to register, please contact Ilene Dackman-Alon at idackmanalon@jewishmuseummd.org or 443.873.5178.


This program is made possible, in part, through the generous support of Sheldon and Saralynn Glass, the Joan G. & Joseph Klein, Jr. Foundation, and the support of the following organizations:


Feb 23rd

Cash for Your Trash

Scrap Recycling in America


Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1:00pm


Speaker: Dr. Carl Zimring, Pratt Institute


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Long before our growing levels of waste became an environmental concern, recycling was a part of everyday life for many Americans. From rural peddlers who traded kitchen goods for scrap metal to urban children who gathered rags in exchange for coal, individuals have been finding ways to reuse discarded materials for hundreds of years. Scrap recycling was an important part of the American Jewish experience during the era of mass migration, providing an entry into the economy for those willing and able to identify value in the waste heap. This talk will discuss the rise of the scrap trade and important changes as it evolved into the recycling industry we know today.



Carl A. Zimring is an environmental historian interested in how waste management practices shape society, culture, institutions, and inequalities. He is Professor of Sustainability Studies at Pratt Institute, and his books include Cash for Your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America (2005), The Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste (with William L. Rathje, 2012), Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States (2015), and Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective (2017).


This program is presented in relation to the Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling exhibit, on view October 27, 2019 – April 2020.


Tickets to public programs include admission to the Museum.

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