Calendar of Events

May 22nd

A Day at the Races, A Night at Frankenstein’s Castle

Sunday, May 22 – see schedule below

Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg

Included with Admission

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A Day at the Races and Young Frankenstein: Two films released 37 years apart but united by remarkably similar senses of humor fueled by a uniquely Jewish perspective on mad doctors and mad love. The central characters of both movies blend predictable feelings of persecution with a healthy irreverence for convention and a disregard for stuffy authority. Join another Jewish Doctor named Arnold T. Blumberg as he fills you in on some of the fun behind-the-scenes anecdotes that make the Marx Bros.’ A Day at the Races and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein two of his all-time favorites in the annals of Jewish movie medicine.



Schedule for the Day:


11:00 am – Screening of Day at the Races


1:00 am – Lecture with Dr. Blumberg


2:00 – Screening of Young Frankenstein

May 19th

Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin

Book Talk & Signing with Author Marlene Trestman

Thursday, May 19th from 6:30 pm

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Copies available at signing.

Copies available at signing.


Author Marlene Trestman, former Special Assistant to the Maryland Attorney General, will discuss her biography of her mentor and friend, Bessie Margolin. Margolin, who grew up in New Orleans Jewish orphanage, championed the wage and hour rights of millions of Americans. Although she considered herself a reluctant feminist, Margolin helped to found the National Organization for Women, was the nation’s top fighter for equal pay for women, and opened courtroom doors for countless women lawyers. Trestman’s personal relationship with Margolin grew from common childhood experiences. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.


May 15th

Carvalho’s Journey: A documentary film by Steve Rivo

Sunday, May 15, 1:00pm
Movie Screening and Talk with Director Steve Rivo
Included with Admission




A real life 19th century American western adventure story, Carvalho’s Journey tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking photographer, artist and pioneer in American history.


Attendees will also receive a free Carvalho book, while supplies last!


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