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Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland

June 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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Exhibit Opens June 18th, 2017and will be on view through September 17th, 2017.






A Wonderful Weddings Extra!
September 11 – 17th


For one week only we will have additional wedding dresses and wedding shoes on display in the JMM’s Anne Adalman Goodwin Memorial Library. Already seen Just Married!? We can guarantee you haven’t seen these!





So there’s going to be a wedding – mazel tov!  It turns out that getting engaged is the easy part; now there’s actually a wedding to plan.


More often than not, weddings involve more people than just the happy couple. Those planning a wedding have to make a variety of decisions about the ceremony, from the major to the minor, and take into account the needs and expectations of their family and community.


Explore how Jewish Marylanders have navigated the multitude of options to create a meaningful ceremony, from what they wear to who officiates to whether and what they use for a chuppah. Even if they choose to keep it simple, or to simply elope, that itself makes a statement.


From the demands of family, heritage and culture to the businesses that rely on weddings to the family mementos they create, Just Married shows how Maryland Jews have negotiated the distinct demands of their particular religious and secular identities when planning and enjoying the wedding day.


Regardless of their choices, a couple’s decisions and actions will be parsed and discussed by their family and peers, now and for years to come.  After all, it seems, no one is ever Just Married!


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Make sure to check out our companion digital exhibit, Marrying Maryland, which will update throughout the Just Married! exhibit!


Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland is made possible, in part, by the generous support of:


Carroll A. Weinberg, M.D. and Charlotte Cohen Weinberg


The Gottesman Fund

Bank of America Foundation

Alvin and Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Wendy Jachman


Milton and Trudy Magarill

Greif Family Fund

Pechter Family Foundation


Gift in loving memory of my grandparents, Robert & Rose Hyman Blacher and my great uncle and aunt, Abe & Rose Blacher Kirstein by Steven Blacher


Gift in memory of Sheila S. Pakula by the Pakula Family

Davis Family Philanthropic Fund

Ellen L. Patz Philanthropic Fund

Miriam Winder Kelly, in memory of Patrick J. Kelly Jr.

The Membership of the Jewish Museum of Maryland


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June 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am
September 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm