Upcoming Events

Nov 6th

Sketching inside B’nai Israel Synagogue

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Doodlers, Dabblers and Artists: Art-Making Workshops at the JMM

Sunday, November 6th from 10:30 am

Instructor Matthew Adelberg

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Interior of B'Nai Israel Synagogue

Interior of B’Nai Israel Synagogue

 
Don’t miss this final opportunity to tap your inner artist and explore a new way of looking at the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s campus and collections. All skill levels welcome – our instructor is experienced in teaching all age ranges so bring your entire family for a day of relaxation and creation.


Nov 6th

Our Bodies Our Health: Jewish Women’s Healing Rituals

Sunday, November 6th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Cara Rock-Singer, PhD Candidate Columbia University

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What place in 21st century life do ancient purity laws governing menstruation have? Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Jewish women, in particular, have increasingly turned to the use of the mikveh (ritual bath) to mark major life transitions, from menarche to menopause or fertility challenges to hysterectomies. Dubbed the Modern Mikveh Movement, there has been a proliferation of community mikveh projects to facilitate meaningful, embodied, spiritual experiences, either in conjunction with or independent of the traditional observance of niddah (the laws surrounding menstruation). This talk, based on ethnographic field research in Jerusalem, Boston, and New York, will explore how Jewish women are integrating the mikveh into a variety of medical treatments, especially those related to reproduction.


Nov 13th

Preserving their Voices: Stories of Holocaust Survival

Sunday, November 13th at 3:00pm

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Dr. Uta Larkey and Goucher University students present projects from their class Oral Histories of Holocaust Survivors – An Experiential Approach, based on oral histories from Holocaust survivors of our local community—many of whom have since passed away. Hear these powerful stories of survival from our shared history, helping us to reflect upon current events today.