Calendar of Events

Aug 9th

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator:” Fighting Fascism with a Movie

Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. David Ward, University of Pittsburgh


Charlie Chaplin was the most important film maker in Hollywood, when he decided to parody Adolph Hitler in The Great Dictator.  Little did he know that he was entering into the most controversial chapter of his life, a controversy that would eventually drive him from the United States.


Dr. Ward graduated from Hanover College in southern Indiana and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Tulsa.  He has taught film and Literature in both Oklahoma an Pennsylvania for over 40 years and  is now happily retired.


If you enjoy this program please join us for an outdoor  screening of The Great Dictator, click here for more info.

Aug 3rd – Aug 05

Summer Teachers Institute 2015

Every summer, the JMM, in conjunction with the Baltimore Jewish Council and the Maryland State Department of Education, hosts a three day workshop on Holocaust education that focuses on giving educators the tools to help their students understand the Holocaust.  Through lectures, discussion, and analysis, the teachers learn how to interpret this difficult time period for their students. This is a wonderful opportunity for teachers from all over the region to gain insight and inspiration for their classrooms.

This program is approved for 1 CPD credit from MSDE and for all Baltimore City teachers.

STI Save the Date 2015

Download application HERE.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Jewish Museum of Maryland 

8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast (provided)

9:00 a.m. Welcome:

Bruce A. Lesh, Education Program Supervisor, Coordinator Office of K-12 Social Studies, MSDE

Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland

9:15 a.m. Auschwitz:

Film by The Institute for Visual History and Education, USC Shoah Foundation

Louise Geczy, The John Carroll School

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Survivor Testimony:

Bluma Shapiro, Auschwitz Survivor

11:30 a.m. Tour of Cinema Judaica

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. A Town Known as Auschwitz:

Shiri Sandler, U.S. Director, Auschwitz Jewish Center, Museum of Jewish Heritage

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Heller Kreshtool, Child of Survivors

3:30 p.m. Wrap Up



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

7:15 a.m. Bus pick-up at Greenspring Shopping Center

8:00 a.m. Bus pick-up at Snowden River Park and Ride, Howard County

9:00 a.m. Arrival at USHMM

9:15 a.m. Tour: Permanent Exhibition and/or

Some were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity During the Holocaust 

12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:00-1:20 Permanent Exhibit Debrief:

Judith Cohen, Director of Photo Archives, USHMM

Joseph White, Ph.D., Applied Research Scholar, USHMM

1:20-1:50 Hoecker Album: A Different Perspective on the Holocaust:

Judith Cohen

1:50-2:30  Not Just ‘Nazis at Play': Contextualizing the Hoecker Album:

Joseph White

2:30-3:00  Q&A and Discussion

3:00 p.m. Depart for Baltimore





Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Goucher College Hillel

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Centropa:  Preserving Jewish Memory-Bringing History Alive, Part I:

Lauren Granite, Ph.D., Centropa U.S. Educational Director

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Centropa:  Preserving Jewish Memory-Bringing History Alive, Part II

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. A History of Antisemitism:

Father Robert Albright, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Rabbi Josh Snyder, Director, Goucher College Hillel

2:00 p.m. Pedagogical Session:

Josh Headley, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute

3:00 p.m. Evaluation

3:30 p.m. Conclusion

Jul 12th

Flickering Treasures


Sunday, July 12th at 1:00 p.m.

Speaker Amy Davis

Included with Museum Admission


Forest 11/6/11 - 10-10:30 am  f/11


Celebrate the golden age of movie-going with Baltimore photographer and author Amy Davis as she presents photographs from her upcoming book, “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” The integral role of Jews in Baltimore cinema, as theater owners, operators and moviegoers will be explored. The collection of vintage and new photographs in Flickering Treasures tells a fresh story of Baltimore through the cultural prism of film exhibition. Share your reminiscences after traveling in time back to your favorite movie houses.


Photojournalist Amy Davis has garnered many national awards since joining the staff of The Baltimore Sun in 1987. Her fine art training from The Cooper Union informs her documentary approach. Her photographic work has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum, and is in the collection of the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York.


Creative Alliance, a lively non-profit arts organization based in the Patterson Theatre in Highlandtown, is the fiscal sponsor for Flickering Treasures.