Calendar of Events

Dec 25th

Mitzvah Day 2016

Sunday, December 25th, 10 am – 12pm



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Join us for Mitzvah Day in partnership with the Jewish Volunteer Connection. Bring your family and give back to our community with thousands of other volunteers across Baltimore. This year we take inspiration for our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America. Help us to make Soup Kits and decorate soup bowls that will help feed our community and be donated to Living Classrooms. Activities are suitable for all ages.


Dec 18th

Debating our Fate: End-of-Life Care in Maryland

Sunday, December 18th at 1pm

Included with Admission – Buy Tickets Now!


Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in AMerica logo, shades of green with a stethoscope as the ampersand.



This important topic is one that is too often only discussed at the most challenging of times. Our panel of experts will discuss end-of-life care, including Jewish teachings and the contemporary legal landscape.




Carla S. Alexander, MD

University of Maryland School of Medicine



Rabbi Mitchell S Ackerson

Director, Pastoral Care, Lifebridge Health System



Rabbi David Rose

Chaplain, Hospice JSSA



Rabbi George Driesen

Compassion and Choices


Dec 11th

Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing

Sunday, December 11th at 1 pm


Speaker: Author Mike Silver 


Included with Admission – Buy Tickets Now!


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More Jewish athletes have competed as boxers than all other professional sports combined. From 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and nearly 200 others were ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring: Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing chronicles an era when boxers named “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom, Ruby Goldstein (“The Jewel of the Ghetto”), Leach Cross (“The Fighting Dentist”), Joe Bernstein (“The Pride of the Bowery”) and hundreds of other fabulous Jewish boxers literally fought their way out of poverty to become instant heroes to a generation of immigrants struggling to enter the American mainstream. Author and historian Mike Silver presents this vibrant social history in an entertaining and informative presentation.


Participating in the Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K on Sunday, December 11th? Bring your race bib to the Museum and get half price admission on Sunday – which includes this program!