Upcoming Events

Aug 30th

Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience, 1939-1971

Sunday, August 30th at 1:00 p.m.

Lecture by Dr. Kerri Steinberg, Otis College of Art and Design

Included with Museum Admission

From the promotion of patent medicines to World War II war bonds, and from El Al air travel to Israel to the United Jewish Appeal’s rescue and redemption of Jews from the Levant and North Africa, advertising has recorded and shaped the experience of Jews for the past 150 years. Selling patriotism to American Jews during war times, and Israeli products in the aftermath of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, advertising has waged pivotal ideological campaigns through the Jewish press.

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Dr. Kerri Steinberg, author of the recently published book, Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience, will focus on advertising aimed at a Jewish audience between 1939-1971 to demonstrate how it both packaged and sold the American dream while reinforcing a unique sense of Jewish pride and purpose.

Oct 10th

Members Opening: Paul Simon, Words & Music, Featuring The Guthrie Brothers

Saturday, October 10th from 7:45 p.m.

Members exclusive event – Limited Space, RESERVE today


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Join us for the members opening of our new exhibit Paul Simon: Words and Music developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. We are very pleased to be welcoming the Guthrie Brothers to the JMM. In addition to being musicians in their own right the Guthrie brothers are a superb Simon and Garfunkel tribute act. They will help us open the exhibit in true rock and roll style with a performance of their act Scarborough Fair: A Simon and Garfunkel Experience.


Following the performance we invite you to join us to explore the exhibit and enjoy a light kosher reception.


Jeb and Jock Guthrie headed east from their home state of Wisconsin after being bitten by the music bug.  Growing up in Brillion, Wisconsin, they sang together at school and church gatherings and family get-togethers.  First stop in their travels was upstate New York, where they honed their craft in the club scene, and then later relocated to New York City. After a few years the Guthries were signed in 1995 to Next Horizon record, their CD, The Guthrie Brothers, was released nationally in June of 1996.


The Guthrie Brothers continue to write, record and perform,  their music has evolved from the roots rock flavor of their first record to a more eclectic mix that leans toward rock, folk, and pop.  With movie soundtrack placements and their songs recorded by other artists over the years, Jeb and Jock continue to create music not bound by conventional radio formats that sizzles with stellar harmonies.


To reserve your seats please email reservations@jewishmuseummd.org.

Oct 11th

Public Opening: Happy Birthday Paul Simon!

Sunday, October 11th, 2:00 p.m.

Included with Museum admission


Help us celebrate Paul Simon’s 74th birthday and the official opening of our latest exhibit Paul Simon: Words and Music developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The afternoon’s celebrations include plenty of cake and a very special game of Simon Says! Test your Paul Simon knowledge for a chance to win some great prizes.  At 3 p.m we welcome Scott Benarde, who will be presenting his talk Jews and Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Musical History Tour .