Programs for Teens

The Museum offers a variety of programs for teens and young adults.  See below some of the exciting things we are offering.  For volunteer opportunities, see here.

Lessons of the Shoah: An Interfaith Dialogue

The Baltimore Jewish Council and The Jewish Museum of Maryland are accepting student applications for the high school program, Lessons of the Shoah: An Interfaith DialogueThis is a program of interfaith Study, Dialogue and Commemoration using the Shoah and its lessons as a starting point in order to promote tolerance, understanding and respect between students of the Roman Catholic and Jewish faith communities, as well as, the whole of society.  Included with lessons of the Holocaust, the course will also focus on contemporary genocides (e.g. Darfur) and the necessity for understanding and response.  Mandatory team projects, designed to emphasize a social justice response, will be assigned.

Lessons of the Shoah sessions will be held once a month from September 2010 – May 2011.  Activities include guided tours of the Basilica of the Assumption (the first cathedral in the United States), the Lloyd Street Synagogue (first synagogue in Maryland), and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).  Additionally, students will hear Holocaust survivor testimony and presentations on “The Parting of the Ways,” Contemporary Genocide, and Catholic-Jewish Relations since the Shoah.  Applications from high school juniors and seniors are now being accepted. There is no charge for this program.

Homeschool families are welcome!

To visit the Lessons of the Shoah blog, see here.

Preliminary Program Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, September 28 (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.) Orientation
  • Tuesday, October 12 (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, October 17 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)  Trip to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Tuesday, November 16 (6:30 -9:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, December 12 (1:30 – 4:00 p.m.) Visit to Lloyd Street Synagogue
  • Tuesday, January 25 (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, February 13 (1:30-4:40 p.m.) Visit to Basilica of the Assumption
  • Tuesday, March 1 (6:30 -9:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, April 5 (6:30 -9:00 p.m.)
  • Sunday, May 1 (7:00 p.m.) Community Commemoration of Yom HaShoah
  • Tuesday, May 17 (6:30 -9:00 p.m.)

Most programs will take place at the Jewish Community Center, Baltimore (5700 Park Heights Avenue).

Contact: Jeanette Parmigiani, Director of Holocaust Programs, Baltimore Jewish Council at 410.542.4850 or

Funding for the 2010-2011 Lessons of the Shoah will be provided by PAJA (Polish / American / Jewish Alliance for Youth Action, Inc.) through Paulette Pollack in memory of her brother, Dennis Misler, founder of PAJA.