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

December 25, 2013

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 you and your family to spend a part of the day giving back to our community.  Our focus this year is inspired by our new exhibit Passages Through the Fire: Jews and The Civil War. The exhibit tells the story of how the Jewish community joined in the national effort to meet the needs of soldiers and veterans in time of war.  Throughout the morning you can help us create gift packages for veterans in Baltimore’s VA Medical Center, that we will deliver that afternoon. We will be collecting donations through December 25 for gift package items.  Here’s the list of  items we are seeking:  Long distance phone cards, playing cards, word search books, new socks, and knitted hats and gloves.


At 1pm our focus turns to the “monuments men”, the extraordinary story of a WWII platoon assigned the task of rescuing the world’s art treasures stolen by the Nazis (soon to be a major motion picture with George Clooney and Matt Damon).  To offer insights you will never hear in the movie theater, we’ve invited Dr. Michael Kurtz of the University of Maryland to talk about his book Against the Odds: America, the Monuments Men and Saving Jewish and European Cultural Heritage.


Come for a day of service given and service remembered.


This program is in partnership with B’nai Israel Congregation, Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, the Baltimore VA Medical Center and Jewish Volunteer Connection.


For more information contact Trillion Attwood tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or call (410)732-6400 ex.215.


December 25, 2013