Upcoming Events

Apr 30th

The Mitzvah Project: A Dramatic Presentation

The Baltimore Jewish Council, Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University and The Jewish Museum of Maryland present:

The Mitzvah Project: A Dramatic Presentation

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University, College of Liberal Arts, Room 2110

The Mitzvah Project


A one-man play and lecture featuring Roger Grunwald, New York City actor, playwright and child of a survivor. How could hundreds of Jewish soldiers end up serving in Hitler’s army? Who were these people known as the “Mischlinge?”


Join Roger Grunwald as he presents an array of characters who will take you on an emotionally horrifying trip through Nazi German as you discover the world of the “Mischlinge.”


RSVP at pgwynn@baltjc.org or 410-542-4850

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



silhouette with frameJoin 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.