Calendar of Events

Mar 29th

What the Ancient Egyptians Took with Them—and Why

Speaker Dr. Betsy Bryan, Johns Hopkins University


Sunday, March 29th, 1:00 p.m.


Included with Museum Admission



Mendes Cohen spent several months travelling in Egypt building a wonderful collection of antiquities that would later go on to form the basis of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. We are very excited to be welcoming museum director Prof. Betsy Bryan to talk about the collection Mendes developed and the Egypt Mendes would have encountered during his travels.



Selections from the Mendes Cohen Egyptological Collection – on loan from the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

Mar 22nd

JCS Parent Discussion Series

Using the Life of the Amazing Mendes to Help Foster Your Child’s Unique Identity

Sunday, March 22, 2105

2:00 – 4:00pm


Pre-registration preferred*


He’s a little bit Forrest Gump, a little bit Indiana Jones, and 100% real. The Jewish Museum of Maryland and Jewish Community Services invite you on a journey to put together the puzzle of one man’s life.


After exploring the exhibit, children and parents will have opportunities to discover the pieces of their own puzzles and consider how we develop our unique identities.


Facilitators: Joan Grayson Cohen, Esq., LCSW-C, Therapist, Jewish Community Services and Rachael Abrams, LCSW-C, Parenting Outreach Specialist, Jewish Community Services.


*To register: or call 410-500-5371.

Mar 19th

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Matzah Madness!

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Matzah Madness

Thursday, March 19th @ 6:00pm



During the Passover Seder, we don’t just hear the story of Exodus; we see, smell, feel and taste liberation. Prepare for this multi-sensory experience with a night of wine tasting and matzah making! Matzah and wine are both central Passover symbols. Join us as we learn about the significance of matzah with Rabbi Levi Druk of Chabad Downtown and sample a variety of mevushal wines from Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits. Finally, have the chance to make your own matzah to share with friends and family for the holiday!


As with all late nights we will have plenty of food and drink available. Contact Carolyn Bevans at 410-732-6402 x215 or by email at with questions!