Calendar of Events

Dec 28th – Dec 31

Family Fun at the JMM

Monday, December 28th through Thursday Dece,ber 31st, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Included with museum admission


Looking for some family fun over winter break? Join us as we continue to celebrate Paul Simon with musical arts and crafts suitable for all ages. Come learn how to make percussion and string instruments, even a shofar!

Dec 25th

Celebrating Jewish Folk (a “carol-free” zone for Dec 25)

Friday, December 25, 1:00 p.m.

Speaker Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland


Reached your Jingle Bells limit?  Join Marvin Pinkert for an exploration of the influence of people of Jewish heritage on the American folk revival.  Marvin spent his summer vacation uncovering connections for our pop-up exhibit – An American Tune, and is taking us on an armchair journey through his adventure.  Music by Jewish composers on Dec. 25 – it’s not just White Christmas!


MarvinMarvin Pinkert has been executive director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland since June 2012 and has spent 27 years in museum management including eleven years each at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and the National Archives Experience.  He has had the occasional pleasure of co-curating exhibits (“Mazes and Puzzles” at MSI, “Treaty of Kanagawa” at the National Archives and “The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen” at JMM).  His BA is from Brandeis, with Masters degrees from Yale in Japanese Studies and Northwestern in management.

Dec 25th

Mitzvah Day

Friday, December 25th
Activities 10am to 12pm
A Triple Play Family Program

Included with Museum Admission 


Join us for Mitzvah Day in partnership with Jewish Volunteer. 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 Paul Simon: Words and Music developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Help us to make musical gifts for children spending the holidays in The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai Hospital. Activities are suitable for all ages and artistic abilities are not necessary.


At 1:00 p.m. JMM Executive director will be delivering his talk Celebrating Jewish Folk (a “carol-free” zone for Dec 25). Marvin makes his own kind of music, sharing the story behind The American Tune pop-up exhibit and discoveries he made researching the connection between folk music and artists/entrepreneurs of Jewish heritage. More info here.