December 15, 2013
BUS TOUR: Civil War Sites of Baltimore
Sunday, December 15th at 9:00am, doors open 8:30am at The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Led by Maryland Civil war expert Daniel Carroll Toomey
Cost: $48, $40 for members
Join the cavalry! (we’ll provide the “horse”)
Baltimore Civil War Bus Tour
Learn Baltimore’s Civil War history first hand with this exclusive bus tour led by prominent Maryland historian and author Daniel Carroll Toomey. We will explore both well-known and forgotten Baltimore sites and discover the ways in which this war has been memorialized in our “Monument City.” The tour will include stops at the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society for guided tours of two special Civil War exhibits.
Daniel Carroll Toomey is the author of several books on Maryland and the Civil War and is currently the Guest Curator at the B&O Railroad Museum.
Tickets for this exclusive, one-time bus tour are $48 a person ($40 for members), which includes entrance to both museums and kosher lunch. Seats are limited, so book your ticket early! For more information and to register for the tour, contact Trillion Attwood at email@example.com / 410-732-6400 x215.
December 22, 2013
Rabbi Chaplain Ferdinand Sarner
A Rabbi at Gettysburg: Chaplain Ferdinand Sarner, German Jews, and the Civil War
Speaker Rabbi Joseph S. Topek
Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00pm
Program included with Museum admission
Did you know there were no Jewish Chaplains in the American Military before the Civil War? The establishment of a Jewish military chaplaincy was a significant accomplishment for the nascent American Jewish community during the Civil War. Ferdinand Sarner was the only rabbi to serve as a regimental chaplain on the battlefield. Rabbi Joseph S. Topek exciting talk will explore Rabbi Sarner’s unusual career as well as look at chaplaincy within the context of German Jewish participation in the Civil War.
Rabbi Joseph S. Topek is Director of the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at Stony Brook University and Jewish Chaplain in the University Interfaith Center, of which he is also the Chairman. He is also the Jewish Chaplain at the Long Island State Veterans Home in the Stony Brook University Medical Center.
December 25, 2013
Mitzvahs and Monuments: Remembering Our Veterans at the Jewish Museum of Maryland!
Wednesday December 25th, 10am to 2pm
Program included in museum admission
1:00pm Special Guest Speaker Michael Kurtz
Community Mitzvah Day, a concept supported by the Jewish Volunteer Connection, is coming to JMM this December 25th. This is on opportunity for you and your family to spend a part of the day giving back to our community. Our focus this year is inspired by our new exhibit Passages Through the Fire: Jews and The Civil War. The exhibit tells the story of how the Jewish community joined in the national effort to meet the needs of soldiers and veterans in time of war. Throughout the morning you can help us create gift packages for veterans in Baltimore’s VA Medical Center, that we will deliver that afternoon. We will be collecting donations through December 25 for gift package items. Here’s the list of items we are seeking: Long distance phone cards, playing cards, word search books, new socks, and knitted hats and gloves.
At 1pm our focus turns to the “monuments men”, the extraordinary story of a WWII platoon assigned the task of rescuing the world’s art treasures stolen by the Nazis (soon to be a major motion picture with George Clooney and Matt Damon). To offer insights you will never hear in the movie theater, we’ve invited Dr. Michael Kurtz of the University of Maryland to talk about his book Against the Odds: America, the Monuments Men and Saving Jewish and European Cultural Heritage.
Come for a day of service given and service remembered.
This program is in partnership with B’nai Israel Congregation, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, the Baltimore VA Medical Center and Jewish Volunteer Connection.
For more information contact Trillion Attwood firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410)732-6400 ex.215.