Upcoming Events

Apr 26th

The 9th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration

 

In partnership with the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival Presents:

 

Stateless

Maryland Premiere

Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 3:00pm

USA 2014; Documentary; Director: Michael Drob

Language: Russian with English subtitles, 86 min.

 

Showing at The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts

3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue

Owings Mills, MD 21117

http://www.jcc.org/gordon-center

 

In the late 1980’s, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy.

 

Guest Speaker before the film: Michael Drob, Director of Stateless

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Support for the Risch Memorial Program is provided by Frank and Helen Risch through the Risch Memorial Endowment Fund at THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

 


May 3rd

Closing Reception for Learning Your Letters: Braille Art

 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Admission is Free

 

Learning Your Letters: Braille Art,  presented by the JMM and the Braille Art Gallery, features braille drawings by artists of all ages and all abilities, to promote braille literacy.  The exhibit will be open to the public in the lobby of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, from April 15, 2015, through May 3, 2015.

 

For additional information, please contact the Museum at: 410-732-6400.


May 7th

“One Apron…One handkerchief…2 brass Candlesticks”: America’s Jewish Women, the Early Years

Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture

 

Speaker: Pamela Nadell, American University

 

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 7pm

 

Included with Museum Admission

 

 

Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and take a closer look into the life of Mendes’ A-Mazing mother, Judith Cohen. Pamela Nadell of American University will be exploring what it meant to be a Jewish woman and mother during the 18th and 19th centuries. In this lecture, as we learn more about the first Jewish women to make homes in America, we will also discover the wider world of Judith Cohen’s son, “The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen.”

 

Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History and is Chair of the Department of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program. Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985 (Beacon Press, 1998), which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Her new book, co-edited with AU Professor Kate Haulman, is Making Women’s Histories: Beyond National Perspectives (New York University Press, 2013). Her consulting work for museums includes the Library of Congress and the new National Museum of American Jewish History on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall.