Calendar of Events

Jun 25th

Honeymooning in the Borscht Belt, America’s Jewish Vacationland

Sunday, June 25th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Marisa Scheinfeld, author of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland

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In conjunction with the exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland, the Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a book talk by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. Scheinfeld’s new book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, presents a contemporary view of dozens of Borscht Belt hotels and bungalow colonies, taking the viewer deep into the heart of the lost world of the beloved region.


A Catskill native, Scheinfeld spent many a summer day swimming in the pools and lakes of Ulster and Sullivan counties. At the Museum, Marisa will discuss the history of the Borscht Belt and detail its rise, fall and impact. She will discuss her connections to the region and the layered meanings behind the photographs. Her talk will also illustrate the Borscht Belt’s significance as a destination for many honeymooners, including that of her maternal grandparents.



Her book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information visit

Jun 20th

Naturalization Ceremony: World Refugee Day

Tuesday, June 20th at 10:00am



The Jewish Museum of Maryland, in collaboration with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony for 20 new citizens on Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place on World Refugee Day and will be held at the JMM. Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland will provide welcoming remarks. USCIS Supervisory Immigration Services Officer Bari Myers will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates and the keynote speaker will be Martha Weiman, a local holocaust survivor. Following the ceremony, participants and guests are invited to join for light refreshments.



World Refugee Day is celebrated each year on June 20th. Communities across the United States hold World Refugee Day events throughout the month of June.  World Refugee Day is a day celebrated around the globe to honor the strength and resilience of refugees.


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Jun 15th

Members Only: Love, Laughter, and L’chaim

A Celebration of Jewish Marriage in American Theater

A special preview event for Jewish Museum of Maryland members!*

June 15th, 2017

Performance begins at 7:00pm





Conceived by Johanna Gruenhut and Gavin Witt

Directed by Johanna Gruenhut

Presented by Baltimore Center Stage and the Jewish Museum of Maryland




Laughter and tears, sorrow and joy, salt and sugar: all the elements of ordinary life can be found in how American Jews have experienced marriage—from wooing and betrothal through the ceremonial celebration and on to the sometimes-bitter aftermath. Naturally, theater has embraced every dramatic peak and valley of this journey. Now you can take a whirlwind tour through these highs and lows, in a dynamic hour-long excursion through some theatrical highlights from the past century.


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