Calendar of Events

Nov 13th

Preserving their Voices: Stories of Holocaust Survival

Sunday, November 13th at 3:00pm

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Dr. Uta Larkey and Goucher College students present projects from their course Holocaust Testimonies: History and Memory. This course focuses on the history of the Holocaust through personal testimonies. Central to this course is the examination of interviews that Goucher students conducted in previous years with local Holocaust survivors as well as other Oral History video collections, letters, diaries, and artistic representations.

 


Nov 6th

Curating the past, Creating the Future

Sunday, November 6 at 3:30pm

Included with Museum Admission

 

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Join us for an inside glimpse into the historic initiative underway in Israel –  establishing the National Library of Israel.  Head of collections at the National Library, Dr. Aviad Stollman will lead a presentation and discussion.

 

Founded in Jerusalem in 1892, the National Library of Israel (NLI) has a distinct dual mandate, serving as the national library for both the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Its vast holdings tell the historical, cultural and intellectual story of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the State of Israel throughout the ages. The National Library has recently embarked upon an ambitious initiative to transform itself into a cutting-edge global center at the forefront of knowledge dissemination and cultural creativity. This transformative renewal process is being driven by the principle of open access and is taking place in the realm of content, with a wide range of cultural, educational, and technological initiatives already under way, as well as in the physical realm, with the construction of a new landmark facility in the heart of Jerusalem adjacent to the Knesset.

 

Following the lecture light refreshments will be served in accordance with dietary laws. To reserve you space please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.

 


Nov 6th

Our Bodies Our Health: Jewish Women’s Healing Rituals

Sunday, November 6th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Cara Rock-Singer, PhD Candidate Columbia University

Included with Museum Admission – BUY TICKETS NOW

 

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What place in 21st century life do ancient purity laws governing menstruation have? Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Jewish women, in particular, have increasingly turned to the use of the mikveh (ritual bath) to mark major life transitions, from menarche to menopause or fertility challenges to hysterectomies. Dubbed the Modern Mikveh Movement, there has been a proliferation of community mikveh projects to facilitate meaningful, embodied, spiritual experiences, either in conjunction with or independent of the traditional observance of niddah (the laws surrounding menstruation). This talk, based on ethnographic field research in Jerusalem, Boston, and New York, will explore how Jewish women are integrating the mikveh into a variety of medical treatments, especially those related to reproduction.