Upcoming Events

Aug 16th

Drawing Fievel and Friends


Sunday, August 16, 3:00 p.m.

Included with museum admission

Even more fun than a lecture … get ready for the movie by drawing your own scenes of Jewish cartoon characters.

Aug 16th

JMM Features: An American Tail

Sunday, August 16th at 5:30 p.m.

Location: JMM orientation space




Second in our FREE movie series JMM Features is An American Tail. This classic animation follows the story of Fievel a young Russian mouse, who while emigrating to the United States, gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Join us before the feature to try your hand at creating your own cartoon.

Aug 23rd

From The Jazz Singer to Alvy Singer: The Depiction of Jews in Hollywood Film from Al Jolson to Woody Allen

Sunday, August 23rd at 3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Greg Metcalf, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Included with Museum Admission

Dr. Greg Metcalf will present an overview of the changing image of Jews in American film from the immigrant outsider, religious and secular, through periods of assimilation, anti-Semitism, co-option and self-questioning. Key films he will discuss include The Jazz Singer (1927), the Marx Brothers’ Animal Crackers (1930), Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), The Pawnbroker (1964),The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Annie Hall (1977).

Dr. Greg Metcalf teaches the Jewish American Experience on Film and Jewish Humor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Judaic Studies Program.