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 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 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 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 *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 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 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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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: 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! 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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 410-732-6400 x215.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
November 18, 2013 Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am Phone: 410-735-5015 Email: email@example.com 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. [...]
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 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 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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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.
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.