Upcoming Events

Jul 9th

From Iconic Ship to a Mythic Image: The Warfield/Exodus Peace Tapestry

Speaker Dr. Barry Lever

 

Sunday, July 9th at 1:00 pm

 

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The Exodus 1947 carried Jewish immigrants, largely Holocaust survivors, from France to Palestine in July, 1947. Sadly, the ship was seized and all of its passengers deported back to Europe. Russian artist Alex Gelfenboim created (and 36 women of the Pomegranate Guild, led by Rita Lenkin Hawkins crafted) a unique needlepoint tapestry, of over one and a half-million stitches. This artwork depicts the story of courage, hope and optimism for a world at peace.

 

Like other artwork and craft that depicts historical reality (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry or Guernica), the Warfield/Exodus Peace Tapestry is a testament and a retelling of a significant historical moment. Unveiled nearly 20 years ago, the tapestry was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Exodus’ journey and the eventual founding of the State of Israel.

 

 

Dr. Barry S. Lever, a native of Baltimore, served as the WZO appointed Volunteer Chairman of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Final Voyage of the President Warfield/Exodus 1947 from 1992 – 1998. From 2002 – 2013, Dr. Lever served the JMM as its Special Project Consultant. Barry and his wife of 61 years, Sandee Lever, are the proud parents of three children and their spouses and seven grandchildren.


Jul 16th

‘If Every Word Was Love': Romance, Love, and Marriage in the American Jewish Community

Sunday, July 16th at 1pm

 

Speaker Melissa Klapper, Rowan University

 

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, young American Jewish women and men faced a new world of personal relationships. Their participation in the modernization of courtship, dating, and sexuality created a push and pull between tradition and modernity that shaped American Jewish youth’s social lives and life choices.


Jul 30th

Preserving Your Wedding

Sunday, July 30th at 1pm

 

Speaker Joanna Church, JMM Collections Manager

 

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You’ll have your memories forever—why not make sure your stuff lasts (almost) as long? From wedding dresses to flowers to photographs, if you think it’s worth saving, it’s worth saving!  Whether it happened 50 years ago or hasn’t happened yet, learn tips and tricks for preserving those memories for future generations.