70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial Program: A Town Known As Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community

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  Speaker Shiri Sandler, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust   Sunday, January 25th at 1:00 p.m.   Included with Museum Admission     The town of Oświęcim – today in Poland – has been called by different names, in different languages, at different times. Though it has a long [...]

The Sephardic Atlantic: Mendes I. Cohen and the Story of Early American Jewry


  Speaker Dr. Ronnie Perelis, Yeshiva University   Sunday, January 18th at 12 p.m.   Included with Museum Admission   Before there were thriving Jewish communities in cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston and Savannah, most Jews in the Americas lived in the Caribbean. They were part of a dynamic Sephardic network of [...]

Museum Closed – New Year’s Day

The Museum is closed today in observance of the new year.

Mitzvah Day 2014: Putting the Pieces Together

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  Thursday, December 25th   10:00 a.m. to 1:00pm Mitzvah activities   1:00 p.m. Speaker Gilbert Sandler     Included with Museum Admission       Join us as we participate in Mitzvah Day in partnership with Jewish Volunteer Connection. Bring your whole family and spend part of your day giving back to our community [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: DIY Olive Oil? ImPRESSive!

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  Thursday, December 18th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.   With Kayam Farm at Pearlstone Center   FREE     The miracle of Hannukah: Oil for one day of lighting the ancient temple lasted a full 8 days!… but why did it take 8 days? Get excited for a night of pitting, pressing and processing [...]

Jewish Maryland Book Festival

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  Sunday, December 14th, 11am to 4pm   Included with museum admission     Still looking for the perfect Chanukah gift? You are certain to find something here as we invite some of the region’s best Jewish authors to talk about and sign their books. We have something for the whole family, including children book [...]

Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights – Downtown Dollar Day

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  A Family Chanukah Celebration with Joanie Leeds   Sunday, December 7th, 2:30pm   Admission $1     Set the Chanukah mood with a rocking family Chanukah concert with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights! Bring home a piece of the festivities with Chanukah themed crafts.   A versatile artist, Joanie Leeds is a gifted musician with a [...]

Museum Closed: Thanksgiving

The Museum is closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Premium Members Reception


  Sunday, November 16th, from 2pm   We would like to invite our premium members (Living History  Circle, Lloyd Street League and 1845 Society) to join us after the scheduled performance of The Ghost of Mendes Cohen at 1pm to an exclusive reception. Grant Cloyd, the actor who portrays Mendes and Harriet Lynn the director, [...]

Mendes Cohen Living History Performance

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  Sunday, November 16th, 1pm   With Actor Grant Cloyd    Included with Museum Admission       See history come alive with this performance of our newest Living History character, Mendes Cohen. Mendes, the focus of our newest exhibit The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen, developed in partnership with the Maryland Historical Society, if possibly the [...]

A Tribute to Vivienne Shub


  Thursday, November 13th, doors open at 6:30pm.   Free     Join us as we remember and celebrate the life of Vivienne Shub. This special evening will include some of Vivienne’s closest friends and family sharing their fondest memories of this wonderful lady. There will be an opportunity to view some rarely seen footage [...]

19th Century Baltimore: The Industries that Built a City

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  Sunday, November 9th, 1pm   Speaker Jack Burkert     Jack Burkert, a museum educator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, will discuss the industries and technology that played a vital role in the growth and development of Baltimore during Mendes Cohen’s lifetime. Plus after join us for our newest synagogue tour Technology in [...]

Lloyd Street Synagogue Anniversary


  November 9th   10am to 5pm Kristallnacht display   1pm Baltimore Museum of Industry Presentation   3pm Technology in the Temple   Help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of the rededication of the Lloyd Street Synagogue with a day that will reveal  unexplored sides of the synagogue. We have developed a new tour of [...]

Synagogue Night

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  Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 6:00pm   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gary Zola, American Jewish Archives   This event is for JMM Members* and by invitation only   Just over five decades ago the Jewish community came together to save the crumbling Lloyd Street Synagogue and lay the foundation for the Jewish Historical Society of [...]

School’s Out: Make Your Voice Count!


  November 4, 11 am – 2 pm Admission: $5/family   Discover what it means to be a citizen on Election Day! Join us for interactive tours and hands-on activities that inspire a deeper understanding of citizenship.   * Meet Ida Rehr, a Ukrainian immigrant to Baltimore in the 20th century, through our Leo V. [...]

The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay


  Sunday, October 26th, 1pm   Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg   Free Fall Baltimore Program!     These days, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to find horror – and especially the living dead – in every corner of pop culture. But where are the Jewish zombies? The mythical golem is an artificially [...]


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  Free Fall Baltimore October 26th 10am to 5pm   Enjoy a day of FREE admission to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, fun for the whole family. Visit our latest exhibit The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen which tells the story of the most fascinating Baltimorean you have never heard of, part Indiana Jones and part Forrest Gump, 100% [...]

Baltimore Immigration Summit 2014


Living, Working, Growing Together   The 7th Baltimore Immigration Summit will take place Friday, October 24 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Baltimore, 5750 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215.   The summit is a one-day event which brings together academics, service providers, activists, community leaders, and others working [...]

Book Talk: In Full Glory Reflected

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  Sunday, October 19th, 1pm   With Author Dr. Ralph Eshelman   Included with Museum Admission     We are pleased to be welcoming to the JMM Dr. Ralph Eshelman, an expert on Maryland history, who will explore the many 1812 Chesapeake stories from the “Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail”  that he has collected [...]

Museum Closed: Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is closed October 16th and 17th in observance of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.

A Star-Spangled New Year


  Sunday, October 12, 1:00 p.m. Author Tovah Yavin Included with Museum Admission   Explore the Jewish experience at Fort McHenry with children’s author Tovah Yavin, learn about the importance of Jewish participation in the Battle of Baltimore Harbor that helped to win the War of 1812. Participants will discover the connection between Jewish Baltimore, [...]

Museum Closed: Sukkot

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is closed October 9th and 10th in observance of Sukkot.

Museum Closed: Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish Museum of Maryland is closed on September 25th and 26th in observance of the holiday.

Citizen Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814

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  Sunday, September 21st, 1pm   Performed by Baltimore School for the Arts   Included with Museum Admission   Help us welcome BSA to the JMM for a performance of their latest student production, Citizen Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814. Students have worked with Maryland Historical Society and National Park Service to develop three short [...]

Members Opening: The Making of The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen

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  Sunday, September 14, 5:00pm   Just for members of the Jewish Museum of Maryland and members of our partner The Maryland Historical Society we have a special *free* insider’s evening at the maze.    This will be a chance to not only meet our living history character and explore the exhibit, but also to [...]

Public Opening: The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen

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Join us on the opening day of our latest exhibit, explore the story of Mendes Cohen through this great new exhibit developed in partnership with the Maryland Historical Society. For this opening day we will have available some great family activities so you can take a bit of Mendes home.

Museum Closed: Labor Day

The Museum is closed today in observance of Labor Day. 

Book Talk: The Jewish Daughter Diaries

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Sunday, August 24th, 1:00pm   with author Rachel Ament   The Jewish Daughter Diaries: True Stories of Being Loved Too Much By Our Moms is a hilarious, and heartfelt essay collection about Jewish mothers, featuring essays by prominent writers and entertainers including The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik. Whether the essay features a mom [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: After Hours Mad Pickle Science!


Wednesday, August 13th, 6pm – 9pm   FREE!   If you still haven’t visited the Electrified Pickle this is the prefect opportunity! Come and visit the museum after hours, explore the experiments in the exhibit and play with some of our favorite experiments from our Sunday programs. This of course includes electrifying Pickles! We will [...]

Eavesdropping On Hell


Sunday, August 10, 3:00pm   Speaker Dr. David Hatch     From James Bond to Bletchley Circle, Code Makers and Breakers Inspire the Imagination Hear the Real Stories Behind 4 Jewish Code Breakers From Navajo Windtalkers to the women of Bletchley Circle, the mysterious world of codes, ciphers and those who make and break them [...]

Code This!


Sunday, August 10, 11:00am – 3:00pm   Explore the secret world of coding and decoding past and present.  Learn about encryption, decryption, bar codes and ciphers. We will be welcoming Barcoding Inc. who will reveal the secrets of barcoding and teaching us how this common but mysterious code works. Then create your own secret code [...]

Can Rockets be Green?


Thursday, August 7, 6:00pm   Speaker Professor Benveniste Natan   FREE!   Refreshments provided   Can rockets be “green?” You might expect rocket scientists to be more concerned with the atmosphere of space than the environmental challenges here on Earth! But Technion scientists aren’t turning a blind eye to what they can do to improve [...]

The Art of Rube Goldberg

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A Book Talk   Sunday, August 3, 3:00pm   Author Jennifer George   Jennifer George, granddaughter of Rube Goldberg will be presenting her book The Art of Rube Goldberg.

Imagine This!


Sunday, August 3 11:00am – 3:00pm   See the world of tomorrow as the JMM is taken over by robots!     We will have robots of all shapes and sizes at the museum, learn hands-on some of the intricacies of robotics with the slightly simpler models. Experts will be on hand to help you [...]

One of the First, One of the Best: Jewish-American Aviation Pioneer Al Welsh

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Sunday, July 27th at 3:00pm   Speaker Paul Glenshaw   Included with Admission     As part of our Fly This! day we will be hearing from Paul Glenshaw about Arthur “Al” Welsh the first Jewish-American pilot, and one of the first pilots, period. He was the second student of Orville Wright himself. Welsh was [...]

Fly This!


Sunday, July 27, 11:00am – 3:00pm   Have you got what it takes to get off the ground?   Future Makers will be at the JMM to test your flight credentials!   Learn about how the science of wind resistance and flight through cool hands-on experiments.   No one leaves empty handed!

Print This!

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Sunday, July 20, 11:00am – 3:00pm    From block printing theater posters in the 19th century to the 3-D printing of today, The Electrified Pickle explores the fascinating evolution of printing.   Get a feel for this history with hands-on displays provided by Maryland Rubber Stamp and Direct Dimensions. Try your hand at some printing of your [...]

Electrified Pickle Community Kick-Off Party!


Sunday, July 13, 5:00– 7:00 pm    5:20 pm Extreme Jean Science Show   6:30 pm Mosaic Makers   FREE   A special evening for our neighbors that is completely free! Extreme Jean will wow us with her wacky science experiments that have kept audiences’ eyes glued and anticipating the next wonder.   We’ll also be calling [...]

The Electrified Pickle


Beginning July 13, 2014, the JMM kicks-off The Electrified Pickle! Designed to appeal to budding scientists, DIY-ers and anyone curious to learn about how things work as well as Jewish innovators in the fields of arts and science, this five week experience is not to be missed.  With help from our partner, the National Electronics [...]

Power This!: Opening of The Electrified Pickle


Power This! – Girl Power! Sunday, July 13, 11:00am – 3:00pm   Join us for Opening Day as we explore the world of power with some exciting experiments.  We will electrify pickles (learn how these tasty treats can be transformed into light bulbs), create batteries, use potatoes as batteries and create circuits using special play-doh. Special thanks [...]

Pearlstone Pickle Prepping Party


  Tuesday, July 1st   6pm to 9pm   Free   In preparation for the Electrified Pickle we couldn’t resist the opportunity to do some pickling. The experts from Pearlstone will be on hand to teach us the fine art of pickling.  Everyone will leave with the fruits of their labor in a handy jar! [...]

Mazel: Book Talk


  Sunday, June 29th, 1:00pm   Speaker Stan Silverman   The discussion will explore attributes of luck and its various influences in our lives. Excerpts from research for Stan Silverman’s second book, Mazel, will provide the basis of this lecture. Topics will include definitions of luck, numerology, cultural and religious symbols of luck, luck vs. [...]

Mah Jongg Marathon

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Sunday June 22nd, 2014      Due to under-subscription the Museum will NOT be holding a formal tournament this Sunday.   However! There will still be plenty of Mah Jongg play to be had. We’ll also have staff on hand to teach any newbies who want to learn how to play.   For more information, [...]

Mah Jongg: More than just a Game of Chance


Sunday, June 8th, 1:00pm Speaker Robert Mintz of The Walters Art Gallery This talk explores the Chinese roots of the popular game. With special focus on the designs and symbols that found their way from traditional Chinese decorative traditions to the surfaces of the game pieces, we will explore the meanings that underlie the distinctive [...]

Annual Meeting 2014


Will Our Grandchildren be Jewish? The Future of American Jewry Sunday, June 1st, 1:00pm Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker: Dr. Len Saxe, Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. Admission is Free   The recently released Pew Research Center report, “A Portrait of Jewish Americans,” has unleashed a veritable tsunami of commentary.  The [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: The Wheel and the Star: Do the Shapes Fit?: Buddhism and Judaism Meet in the Modern World


Thursday May 22, 2014 6:00 to 9:00 pm Admission is Free   Did you know the first American to convert to Buddhism on American soil was Jewish?  Charles Strauss converted in 1893 at an exposition on world religions. Join us for this panel discussion on the connections between Judaism and Buddhism. As with all Late [...]

From Poverty to Culture: The Refugee Community in Shanghai During World War ll


The eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration   Speaker Rabbi Marvin Tokayer   Sunday May 18th 2pm   Venue: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21208   *THIS IS A FREE EVENT, NO REGISTRATION NECESSARY*   The Risch memorial program is our largest and most important annual event [...]

Mothers Day Mah Jongg Madness


May 11th, 11:00am to 4:00pm   Join us for this mother’s day like no other.  We are holding a day of Mah Jongg Madness, and everyone is welcome to join! Bring the whole family, every generation is invited to play together. Learn a new game as a family, or the pros in the family can [...]


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Sunday, April 27th at 1:00pm   Speaker Marvin Pinkert, Museum Director   Included with Museum admission   The die is cast.  In preparing to host Project Mah Jongg, museum director and board game enthusiast, Marvin Pinkert has been investigating the bigger picture of Jewish involvement with games across at least four millennia.  See some of [...]

Family Game Day!

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Sunday, April 20th 11:00am to 3:00pm Join us for a fun day of gaming for the whole family! We will have a whole range of games waiting to be played suitable for any age. Play one of the old favorites or learn something new as a family. We will of course have Mah Jongg available, [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Hungry for Charoset!

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Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 6:00pm   FREE   Come hangout and get hungry for charoset at the Jewish Museum of Maryland! Create, enjoy and devour your very own seder samplings.  Done devouring your charoset creation? Design a spring-themed placemat that will be donated to Meals on Wheels. Charoset is a signature part of the [...]

Jews on the Move: A Conversation

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 Thursday April 3rd at 7:30 p.m.   Beth Israel Congregation   3706 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117   Historians call it a “suburban exodus.” In a single generation, Baltimore’s Jewish community left older neighborhoods for greener pastures along Liberty Road, Reisterstown Road, Park Heights, and Greenspring Avenue. Were you or your family part of [...]

Project Mah Jongg Grand Opening!


Sunday March 30th   11:00 to 12:00pm Exclusive Members opening with light breakfast   12:00pm Exhibition opens to the public   12:30pm Mah Jongg Mania: American Beginnings , talk by Melissa Marten Yaverbaum, exhibit curator       Join us for the Grand Opening of our latest exhibit Project Mah Jongg, developed by Museum of [...]

Project Mah Jongg


Tiles clacking, players chatting and laughing, exclamations of “Two bam!” “Three crack!” and “Four dot!” … these are the memories shared by women who gather together to play the Chinese game of mah jongg. Project Mah Jongg, an exhibition exploring the traditions, history, and meaning of the game of mah jongg in Jewish-American culture, was [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Game On!


Thursday March 27th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm   Free   Joins us for a night of game playing. Get ready for our new exhibit and learn how to play Mah Jongg or join in one of a selection of other games, including Sid Sackson’s No Game. As with all Late Night on Lloyd Streets there will [...]

Purim Pandemonium 2014: Art Comes Alive!

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Let’s paint the town as Purim Pandemonium 2014 sees Art Come to Life!   Saturday, March 15th at 9:00 p.m.   Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members, click HERE to purchase!   This is your chance to release your inner artist t the sky is the limit. Turn yourself into a Pollock or a Warhol! Style [...]

Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age with author Michael Olesker


Book Talk: Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age with author Michael Olesker March 9, 2014 1:00pm Program included with Museum admission   Join us as author Michael Olesker discusses his newest book, “Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age,” which takes us back to America’s post-war years, a [...]

Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture: Kaddish for Lincoln

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Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture: Kaddish for Lincoln   Sunday February 23rd at 1:00pm   Speaker: Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art   By tradition, Abraham Lincoln was the first American gentile for whom Jews said Kaddish–the Hebrew prayer for the dead. The story may approach the realm of legend, but [...]

Farewell Cotillion

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Farewell Cotillion Saturday February 22nd from 8pm   Join us for an evening of dancing and fun as we send our exhibit Passages Through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War off in true Civil War-era style. Chorégraphie Antique, the dance history ensemble from Goucher College will be on hand to demonstrate and teach us [...]

An Imagined Civil War: Geraldine Brooks’ March and Civil War Fiction,

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An Imagined Civil War:  Geraldine Brooks’ March and Civil War Fiction a book discussion of March by Geraldine Brooks Discussion leader Anne Sarah Rubin MHC Location: Enoch Pratt Library, Light Street Branch February 20th at 6:00pm Free   The second in our book discussion series, hear from Anne Sarah Rubin as she discusses the Pulitzer [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: The Dating Game


Late Night on Lloyd Street: The Dating Game   *RESCHEDULED* Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00pm   FREE   Join us for this “romantic” Late Night on Lloyd Street as we play our very own version of the Dating Game! Test your knowledge of Jewish Baltimore History and our collections, and a very special bonus round [...]

Family Day: Lincoln Comes to Baltimore


Family Day: Lincoln Comes to Baltimore     With Special Living History Performance at 1:00pm     Sunday, February 16th at 11:00 to 3:00     Entrance with Museum Admission   Celebrate President’s Day weekend with an Abraham Lincoln themed family day.  Actor Jim Getty will bring Lincoln to life.  In this unique living history [...]

Lecture: Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s city


Lecture: Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s city   Sunday February 9th at 2:00pm   Speaker: Laura Apelbaum, Executive Director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington   In Washington you can literally walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln. Learn how the nation’s capital was transformed during the Civil War and the role of [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Best Yiddish Workshop Ever


Late Night on Lloyd Street: Best Yiddish Workshop Ever Wednesday, January 29, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Free Admission   Why Yiddish? Why not?!   The thousand-year old Jewish language traveled from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the new world.  For one fun evening the mame-loshn will be making a stop at the JMM.  Join us as we [...]

Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City


The Jewish Museum of Maryland is proud to play host to a new exhibition, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City. This exhibition was created by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and will be on display in the lobby throughout the month of February. Don’t miss your chance to see this great exhibition!   An excerpt from [...]

Whose side are you on? Baltimore’s Immigrants and the Civil War


Whose side are you on? Baltimore’s Immigrants and the Civil War Sunday January 26th at 1:00pm Speaker Nicholas Fessenden Entrance with museum admission Maryland was deeply divided during the Civil War, and Baltimore was the scene of the conflict’s first casualties on April 19, 1861. Baltimore’s immigrants, Germans, Irish, and Jews, and their children, composed [...]

*Rescheduled* Faith and Freedom in the Civil War

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Faith and Freedom in the Civil War   Sunday, January 19th at 1pm   Entrance included with Museum Admission   Join Barbara Franco, Founding Executive Director of the newly-opened Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum, as she explores how the religious foment, innovation and change wrought by the Second Great Awakening influenced thinking about moral issues of [...]

The Second American Revolution and Broadening Concepts of American Citizenship, 1850-65


The Second American Revolution and Broadening Concepts of American Citizenship, 1850-65: Book discussion of America’s War: Talking About the Civil war and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries  edited by Edward L. Ayers Discussion leader John Matsui. MHC book talk at the Myerberg Senior Center January 12th at 11:00am Free   Join us for the first [...]

Mitzvahs and Monuments: Remembering Our Veterans at the Jewish Museum of Maryland!

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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 [...]

A Rabbi at Gettysburg: Chaplain Ferdinand Sarner, German Jews, and the Civil War

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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 [...]

BUS TOUR: Civil War Sites of Baltimore

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.


Dan's photoDaniel 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 tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215.

EstherFest is Back!


Late Night on Lloyd Street: Esther Fest 2013   Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00pm   FREE!   Like any good Jewish museum the JMM has its own bubbe. Come this December to meet our latke-making best gal, Esther Weiner. She’ll be cooking, chatting, and keeping you laughing all night. Believe us, you don’t want to [...]

Civil War Photography Family Day


Civil War Photography Family Day   Sunday December 1st, 11:00am to 3:00 pm   Family activities 11:00am to 2:00pm   Ross Kelbaugh speaking at 2:00pm   The American Civil War brought photography into homes like never before. Continue the holiday togetherness with a day of engaging activities for the whole family to learn about photography before [...]

“The Crowd Was Hushed to Silence:” Lincoln, Gettysburg and the Power of Presidential Address


Late Night on Lloyd Street: “The Crowd Was Hushed to Silence:”  Lincoln, Gettysburg and the Power of Presidential Address Tuesday November 19, 6 – 9pm   Don your best stove pipe hat and trim your chin curtain beard! Come and play Lincoln with us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address. Participate in [...]

PJ Pals: Gobbles, Gelt & Gratitude


November 18, 2013 Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Phone: 410-735-5015 Email: lnicolson@cjebaltimore.org Website: http://www.cjebaltimore.org/pjpals Join your PJ Pals for Gobbles, Gelt and Grattitude at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, co-sponsored by the Downtown Baltimore JCC and PJ library. Enjoy storytime, crafts and snacks for Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Meet and make new friends. Explore the Jewish Museum of Maryland. [...]

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield


Special Living History Performance Sunday, November 17th at 1:00pm   Join us at the JMM for a special performance by Living History Character Clara Barton. Hold your breath as the “Angel of the Battlefield” trods amidst the most dangerous and violent conflicts of the war to provide solace and hope to boys wounded in the [...]

Kosher Southern Belles and Yankee Bubbies Confront America’s Greatest Crisis: Jewish Women and the Civil War


Kosher Southern Belles and Yankee Bubbies Confront America’s Greatest Crisis: Jewish Women and the Civil War Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 1:00pm   At the end of the Civil War, Jewish community leaders and historians rushed to document the bloody sacrifices made by “men of the Hebrew faith” to the nation’s greatest struggle.  However, the contributions [...]

It All Started with a Deli: the Attmans of Lombard Street with author M. Hirsh Goldberg

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It All Started with a Deli: the Attmans of Lombard Street with author M. Hirsh Goldberg Sunday, October 27th at 4:00pm Program included with Museum admission   Join us at the museum to hear from M. Hirsh Goldberg, author of It All Started with a Deli, about this remarkable story of business and family success. [...]

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage

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Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage Sunday, October 27th at 1pm Program included with Museum admission Free for Members    On Sunday, October 27th, the Jewish Museum of Maryland will host National Archives Director of Preservation Programs Doris Hamburg  who will speak about NARA’s latest exhibition, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage.” The [...]

The Story of Alan Schafer: Complicating the Jewish Southerner

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Late Night on Lloyd Street: The Story of Alan Schafer: Complicating the Jewish Southerner Author Nicole King, Ph.D. Department of American Studies, UMBC Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00pm FREE   At this months late night on Lloyd Street learn some of the story of Alan Schafer: this Baltimore born Jew led a fascinating life and [...]



Standing By Their Flags:  The Two Sided Jewish American Experience During the Civil War Sunday, October 20th at 1pm   No war in American history has divided the Jewish people as did the Civil War. It caused brother to fight brother and put fathers against sons.  There were civilian and military Jewish leaders on both [...]

PUBLIC OPENING – Passages Through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War


Passages Through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War Sunday, October 13, 10am-5pm Public Opening – Entrance with Museum Admission Special Guest Speaker Jonathan Karp at 1:00pm   Join us as for the grand opening of Passages Through the Fire. Special appearances by Civil War reenactors.  Featured guest speaker Jonathan Karp of the American Jewish [...]

Passages Through The Fire: Jews and the Civil War


There are many dividing lines in this nation’s most bitter struggle – at Gettysburg, Manassas, Antietam… and Baltimore Street?  The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a sesquicentennial exhibition and tour marking the war that not only divided the nation but split our community.   A Groundbreaking Exhibition   The exhibition, Passages through the Fire: Jews [...]

EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS PREVIEW – Passages Through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War


Saturday, October 12, 7:30 – 10:00pm Exclusive Members Only Preview  – FREE for all current JMM members   Featuring live performances of Civil War music, special Curator Tours of the exhibit and debuting our new “1861 Tour” of the Lloyd Street Synagogue.  Come get the first look at our brand new exhibit!   This exhibit, [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Sukkot at the JMM

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Have you ever wondered what a sukkah is?  Do you wonder why people sleep outside and see the stars? This is your chance to learn about all things Sukkot.  You will have the opportunity to design your own sukkah, learn a cheeky recipe for what to do with your leftover etrog, and of course have [...]

Up, Up and Away!

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Sunday August 18th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm   It’s your last chance to see Zap! Pow! Bam! before it flies off forever!   Come and bid a fond farewell to this super exhibit – we will celebrate with a day of superhero activities, including crafts to help chill out  in the summer sun. And if [...]

Late Night on Lloyd Street – A Taste of Jewish and Israeli Art

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Wednesday August 14th, at 6:00 pm   Sarah Edelsburg returns to the JMM to share the history and development of visual art in both Jewish and Israeli contexts.  Sarah will challenge us to answer the question: what is Jewish art? She will use a variety of entertaining examples to illustrate the development of this genre. [...]

Salon Series: Bus Trip to the Newseum in Washington, DC


Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – 9:00am Buses will depart from the Myerberg Senior Center at 9am. Spend the day at one of Washington DC’s newest top attractions.  Explore seven levels of galleries, exhibits and theater space showing the behind the scenes of how and why news is made as well as five centuries of the [...]

The Most Fun Hebrew Workshop Ever!


The Jewish Museum of Maryland Presents Late Night on Lloyd Street! The first workshop for Late Night on Lloyd Street, “The Most Fun Hebrew Workshop Ever!” will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30 pm at the Jewish Museum of Maryland (15 Lloyd Street) and will be led by Sarah Edelsburg, a fluent Hebrew [...]


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Sunday, July 21, 2013 – 1pm Local artists and long-time friends Tom Chalkey and Craig Hankin discuss COMICS as an art form and medium for storytelling. They’ll discuss and share work from their current project, “Novelty Record” (working title), a memoir in graphic novel form.

How to Create Your Own Superhero with Children’s Book Artist and writer K. Michael Crawford


How to Create Your Own Superhero with Children’s Book Artist and writer K. Michael Crawford Learn step-by-step skills in creating a Super Hero complete with super powers that bring the character to life. Bring your imagination and learn how to draw like a comic book artist. All ages accepted.   Cost included in admission to [...]

Clark Kent’s Bar Mitzvah Party

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A super boy will become Superman, and all of Baltimore is invited to join in the festivities at the Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM). In honor of our current exhibit, ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938 – 1950, the JMM is throwing a party to celebrate an American icon, Superman.

ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950

photo courtesy of The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

With the American economy in deep Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe, a group of young, largely Jewish, artists began to create illustrated stories of superheroes and provided the nation with an optimistic antidote to a growing sense of despair and helplessness. Featuring superhero memorabilia, original comic book art, and video interviews with the creators of superheroes, offers visitors an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Golden Age of comic books.

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