Songs of Arrival/Stories of Refuge: The Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration

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The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents The Herbert H. and Irma B. Memorial Program

Songs of Arrival/Stories of Refuge

Sunday, April 14, 2013

4:00 p.m.  FREE and Open to the public

At The Langsdale Library Auditorium – University of Baltimore, 1420 Maryland Avenue

Remarks by Mark Hetfield, CEO and President of HIAS in celebration of the career of Inge Weinberger, former Executive Director of HIAS Baltimore

 

Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch fled Nazi Germany in 1937 and started their new lives here in Baltimore, Maryland.  In their honor, through the generous support of Frank and Helen Risch, the Jewish Museum of Maryland presents an annual memorial program, which offers new insights on immigration.  This event features musical performances by artists representing current immigrant communities in the United States as well as a performance revisiting the Yiddish folk music of turn of the century Jewish immigrants. 

Musical performances by Andres Salguero (Colombia), Ssuuna (Uganda), the Washington D.C. Turkish Folk Music Group and featuring Yiddish Folk Singer Susan Leviton.

 

Susan Leviton is an interpreter of Jewish songs, and a master calligrapher and papercutter.  She is one of the only contemporary female performers reviving the craft of a cappella Yiddish singing, using storytelling to convey appreciation and understanding to non-Yiddish speaking audiences.  Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Susan frequently tours with her art workshops, residencies and concerts.

Andrés Salguero is an educator and an award-winning singer-songwriter, who enjoys promoting multiculturalism, Spanish language and Latin culture. In 2000, Andrés was the recipient of the National Composition Contest in his native Colombia.  He holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and has been performing for children since 2007.

Ssuuna is a dancer, percussionist, singer, songwriter, and recording artist from Uganda. Raised in a time of civil war and political turmoil, he turned to the Ugandan traditional music to alleviate his hopelessness and suffering.  Today Ssuuna develops and performs educational programs that teach and promote tolerance and diversity through an exotic fusion of traditional and contemporary East African music, dance and storytelling, accompanied by traditional instruments.

The DC Turkish Folk Music Group consists of all volunteer musicians and singers. In 2003, the group was established as the Greater Washington Area Turkish Music and Choral Society.  The main purposes of the Washington DC Turkish Folk Music Group are to keep Turkish folk music alive, to practice and to educate.  It is a non-profit and is open to everyone who wants to learn and practice Turkish Folk Music.

 

For more information contact rcylus@jewishmuseummd.org or call 410-732-6400 ext. 215

 

Program Sponsors:

Baltimore Jewish Council

HIAS

THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

University of Baltimore

The Jewish Museum of Maryland at the Herbert Bearman Campus

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The Green Jewish Kitchen with Joan Nathan

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The Green Jewish Kitchen

Cooking with Joan Nathan

Come hear the celebrated cookbook author and Jewish cooking legend speak about seasonality and sustainability in Jewish cooking.

Sunday, May 23rd at 1:30PM

Beth Am Synagogue
2501 Eutaw Place
Baltimore, MD 21217

Tickets:
$20 Beth Am & Jewish Museum Members
$20 General Public
$20 Door Price

Brunch & brief cooking demonstration with Joan Nathan beforehand.

Call 410.523.2446 for tickets.

Visit the Beth Am website, http:///bethambaltimore.org for sponsorships.

Sponsored by
Jewish Museum of Maryland and Beth Am Synagogue

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Tot Shabbat

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JCC PARENT & INFANT/TODDLER DEPARTMENT
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR

TOT SHABBAT

Ages 6 months- 5 years with a parent or caregiver

Candelighting * Songs * Kiddush * Challah Snack

Join us in the beautiful shaded courtyard at the Jewish Museum of Maryland
for al fresco Tot Shabbat! (indoors if weather is unfavorable)

FREE
THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND, 15 LLOYD STREET, BALTIMORE
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL CINDY NEUMAN 410.356.5200 X344 OR EMAIL CNEUMAN@JCC.ORG

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