Upcoming Events

May 31st

Playing Jewish Geography in the Nineteenth Century: Mendes I. Cohen’s Travels to Europe and the Middle East, 1829-1835

Speaker Prof. Daniel B. Schwartz, George Washington University

Sunday, May 31st at 1:00 p.m.

Panel 46.Travel Stories

What might a Jew sailing from America to explore Jewish life in Europe and the Middle East in the nineteenth century likely have discovered in his travels? In this talk, Prof. Daniel B. Schwartz (George Washington University) will follow on the heels of Mendes I. Cohen’s voyage to and through the “Old World,” leading the audience on a tour of some of the major sites visited by Cohen from 1829 to 1835, and providing a mini-history of Jewish society in an age poised between tradition and change.

Jun 7th

JMM Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting 2015

Sunday, June 7, 1:00p.m.

Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker: Ben Cardin, United States Senator

Admission is Free



The JMM is very excited to welcome Senator Cardin as our keynote speaker for our 2015 Annual Meeting. Senator Cardin has enjoyed a long career in American politics. He was the youngest elected speaker in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979 – 1986 and today serves as one of Maryland’s representatives to the United States Senate.  Senator Cardin will draw upon his personal experiences to discuss what it means to be a Jewish politician today, the significance of his strong Jewish roots and how they have impacted his political career.


The program begins at 1:00pm with a presentation of the FY 15 slate of nominees to the JMM’s Board of Trustees for election by the Museum’s membership. The lecture will follow.


Refreshments will be served.

Jun 14th

A Flag Day Celebration and Talk


Sunday, June 14th, time TBC

Speaker Michelle Pagan, Conservator

Included with Museum Admission


Help us bid a fond farewell to The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen this Flag Day. We will have something for everyone with fun flag based crafts and trivia games throughout the day. Then at 1 p.m. hear from Michelle Pagan the conservator who worked on the textiles in The Amazing Mendes Cohen.

Pagan will discuss her work on both Mendes Cohens wonderful Jacket and the flag he made to celebrate July 4th whilst travelling down the Nile.