Upcoming Events

Apr 19th

A 19th-Century American Jew Visits the Holy Land: Mendes Cohen in Jerusalem

 

Speaker Deborah Weiner

 

Sunday, April 19th, 1:00 P.M.

 

Included with Museum Admission

 

 

Travel to the Holy Land with Mendes Cohen, early 19th century adventurer and proud citizen of the young American republic. Cohen’s account of his Middle Eastern journey, entertainingly recorded in his letters home, paints a fascinating portrait of the Jewish community of Palestine and offers a remarkable glimpse into one man’s evolving American Jewish identity.

Panel 14.Biblical Journey

 

Deborah R. Weiner is former Research Historian and Family History Coordinator at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. She is currently co-writing a book on the history of the Jews of Baltimore.


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.

 

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: 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.