January 29, 2014
Late Night on Lloyd Street: Best Yiddish Workshop Ever
Wednesday, January 29, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Why Yiddish? Why not?!
The thousand-year old Jewish language traveled from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the new world. For one fun evening the mame-loshn will be making a stop at the JMM. Join us as we celebrate the chutzpah, the herring, and the zaftik humor of this extraordinary language with music, film, interactive games. The great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem once wrote: lakhn iz gezunt, doktoyrim heysn lakhn, laughter is healthy, doctors prescribe laughter. For one freylikh evening we will explore tsuzamen, together the ways Yiddish can make us become a better mentsh.
Adi Mahalel is a visiting Instructor of Yiddish Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Adi earned a joint degree in Hebrew Literature and in Humanities through the Ofakim honor’s degree program at Haifa University. Adi’s other areas of interest include Yiddish poetry, Jewish American theater and Israeli Yiddish literature. He has taught courses in Yiddish language and culture. Adi is also a regular contributor to the Yiddish Forward and other Yiddish publications.
As with all Late Night on Lloyd Streets there will be plenty of snacks and drinks.
This program is generously supported by the Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund.
January 26, 2014
Whose side are you on? Baltimore’s Immigrants and the Civil War
Sunday January 26th at 1:00pm
Speaker Nicholas Fessenden
Entrance with museum admission
Maryland was deeply divided during the Civil War, and Baltimore was the scene of the conflict’s first casualties on April 19, 1861. Baltimore’s immigrants, Germans, Irish, and Jews, and their children, composed 35% of the city’s population. Nevertheless, histories of Maryland’s Civil War make scant mention of this important segment of the community. While there were divisions among the immigrants themselves, their majority support of the Union was a factor in keeping Maryland on the Union’s side during this critical period.
Nicholas Fessenden, a Philadelphia native, was educated at Yale and Columbia University in history. He taught History at Friends School of Baltimore from 1972 to 2010 and also on an adjunct basis at Towson University and Maryland Institute of Art. Since retirement, he has focused on Baltimore’s immigration history and has been working with the group Baltimore Immigration Memorial to establish a small immigration museum in Locust Point.
For more information contact Trillion Attwood firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410)732-6400 ex.215.
January 19, 2014
Faith and Freedom in the Civil War
Sunday, January 19th at 1pm
Entrance included with Museum Admission
Join Barbara Franco, Founding Executive Director of the newly-opened Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, as she explores how the religious foment, innovation and change wrought by the Second Great Awakening influenced thinking about moral issues of war and slavery, and how Americans of all faiths who met at Gettysburg grappled not only with life and death, but with divergent ideas of faith and freedom that would shape the nation’s future.
A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, Barbara Franco has worked in museums and historical organizations throughout her career. She is currently Executive Director of the Seminary Ridge Museum, which opened on July 1, 2013 on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg — one of the lasting legacies of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. To learn more about the Museum, head to their website here.
Call Trillion Attwood at 410-732-6400 x215 or email email@example.com for more information.