Intern Thoughts: A Weekly Response

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by

Every week we’re asking our summer interns to share some thoughts and responses to various experiences and readings. This week we asked them to read and respond to a variety of exhibition catalogs developed by the Jewish Museum of Maryland.


Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees, 1933-1945

Public officials calling for tighter borders, refugee turmoil in Europe, and few that are willing to help them. This is not a description of the contemporary Syrian refugee crisis, although it has many similarities. This is the refugee crisis caused by the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany that would up to and exacerbate the toll of the Holocaust, and the story of some German Jews, with the help of their American counterparts, came to live in Baltimore. And although there are differences between that refugee crisis and the one we face now, there are countless lessons to be learned from the former that could help us cure the latter.

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Lives Lost, Lives Found. Exhibit was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from March 14, 2004 to December 29, 2005.

When the Nazi’s gained power in Germany in 1933, it was only the beginning of trouble for European Jewry. The looming threat of the Holocaust was yet unforseen, and only the Jews of Germany had any real warning, culminating in kirstalnacht later in the decade. And of those Jews who desired to leave, sometimes only the wealthiest were actually capable. Many countries barred Jews from entering, with the reasons being that it was not their responsibility, xenophobic sentiment, or antisemitism. This made emigration even more difficult, and undoubtably resulted in countless deaths of those who failed to escape. In Baltimore, the Jewish community successfully petitioned the city to accept Jewish refugees, and in doing so saved many lives. The brave actions of a few saved many.

Although there were hiccups, the new immigrants successfully integrated into their new culture, and the Baltimore Jewish community continues to thrive. The xenophobic and antisemitic reasoning that contributed to so many deaths and so much suffering was, after all, completely unfounded.

So what does this tell us about the modern Syrian refugee crisis? I think there are several major lessons: failure to accept refugees will cost countless lives and increase the suffering of many who are already destitute, and should be avoided at all costs, fear of new groups ruining the cultural ethos of a nation is entirely baseless, and immigrants pose no real threat, and by working with other groups in the cities they immigrate to, and working with their kin and fellow immigrants, they may grow to be extremely successful and valuable to the society that adopts them.

Just something to think about.

~ David Agronin


Familiar Content; Different Layout: Response to “Chosen Food” Exhibit Catalog

Museum exhibit catalogs provide additional information about the topic displayed allowing for more in-depth research into the topic. Through my studies I have used them as research tools and generally found them as a way to interact with exhibits I might not be able to see in person. When reading the exhibit catalog for “Chosen Food” if found it an enjoyable and insightful read. I would never have thought that gifilte fish was ever not a staple of the Jewish diet. I particularly enjoyed the article “Passover Bunny Cakes” about the growing trend of trying to reconcile Jewish and Christian traditions as more families become multi-faith. This is something that I have been trying to reconcile in my own life as my family is Jewish and yet we celebrate Christian holidays such as Christmas. There weren’t too many references specific to Baltimore, but there was one in the article about dinning out where they mention “Corned Beef” row on Lombard St. and the sandwiches you can get there. They ended one description of a typical sandwich from one of the delis with “often washed down with an Almond Smash soda.” That made me nostalgic for a moment as I remembered fondly, drinking the now hard to find soda as a kid.

Chosen Food: Jews and Medicine in America was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from October 23, 2011 to Dec 31, 2012.

Chosen Food: Jews and Medicine in America was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from October 23, 2011 to Dec 31, 2012.

There were a few aspects to this catalog that were different from exhibit catalogs I’ve read in the past. The way particular objects and images were highlighted and explained was not what I would have expected. Often in exhibit catalogs, after the article I see a section that looks a bit like a mini exhibit all its own with images of objects and their description as you might see on an exhibit card. Here the description of objects was tied into the articles and anecdotes. In general there didn’t seem to be any references to the exhibit, which I thought was a bit odd.  The way anecdotes were interspersed between the articles was a nice personal touch to something that is very familiar to a lot of people. They made the catalog come to life and more of an experience than just reading a collection of scholarly articles.

~ Tamara Schlossenberg


Department Store Identity Crisis

My research at the JMM as of late has consisted of a lot of interesting reading on Jewish identity politics, which has led to my realization that there was a lot I had never critically considered about being Jewish. The big question we are facing with the development of our new core exhibit is, “Who is a Jew?” or, rephrased, “What makes someone Jewish?” But another question that has begun to spring up is, how do Jews fit into the white-black racial dichotomy, specifically in the United States? The answers to all of these questions have varied over history and upon a great number of variables. And I’d be terribly presumptuous in claiming I have a real answer! But reading the exhibition catalogue for the JMM’s 2001 exhibit “Enterprising Emporiums: The Jewish Department Stores of Downtown Baltimore” has added a few more pieces of the story to consider.

Enterprising Emporiums: The Jewish Department Stores of Downtown Baltimore. was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from October 7, 2001 to February 2, 2003.

Enterprising Emporiums: The Jewish Department Stores of Downtown Baltimore. was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from October 7, 2001 to February 2, 2003.

The two essays that struck me most were “White Sales” by Paul A. Kramer, and “Expressions of Jewish Identity in Baltimore’s Downtown Department Stores” by Melissa J. Martens. The first describes the segregating practices of many Jewish department store owners, and the eventual desegregation of department stores, while the second describes how the stores helped shape and express Jewish identity. But the implication of putting these two essays back to back is, of course, not that expressing a Jewish identity has ever meant inherently being prejudiced, but instead that both essays are two sides of a many-sided die, adding building blocks of identity that have shaped Baltimore Jews.

Hochschild Kohn was the first department store to integrate in Baltimore.

Hochschild Kohn was the first department store to integrate in Baltimore.

Both essays show the challenges of forging a Jewish American identity: the first tackles a formerly common anxiety about being white (as opposed to black or an “ethnic white”) and the second describes the anxiety of being American (but also Jewish). Such complex ideas are not uncommon to scholarly essays, but now I only wish I could see how the physical exhibited tried to convey them. Regardless of how the efforts were manifested, I’m glad they were made at all.

~Emilia Halvorsen


Keeping It Kosher

For this blog post, I was asked to read an exhibition catalog from before my time here at the JMM for the exhibit Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity.  Before reading this, my knowledge of Jewish food was extremely limited, basically to knowing that kosher meant Jewish food.  But reading this catalog helped me learn all sorts of new things about types and attitudes towards Jewish cuisine.  One of the coolest things I learned is about the New Jewish Food Movement, a modern trend towards making Jewish eating more ethically sourced and prepared.  Part of the NJFM is the eco-kosher movement, which tries to focus specifically on the sustainability of food and the way it’s eaten.

Entrance to the Chosen Food exhibition.

Entrance to the Chosen Food exhibition.

The foundation of the New Jewish Food Movement is in the core values of Jewish eating that originally led to kosher food practices.  However, those in the movement argue that these kosher values do not simply apply to the death of animals, but rather to the treatment of the animal during its life span as well as the treatment of those working to produce the food, such as employees at kosher food plants.  For some, this even means going vegetarian or vegan.  Learning about the New Jewish Food movement really opened my eyes about Jewish food practices and eating culture in contemporary America.  There’s a lot of food trends right now in America that are focusing on eating in a way that is both healthy and ethical; the exponential rise of organic groceries is just one example.  But the NJFM uses Jewish eating culture and history to drive the movement, making it a uniquely Jewish force in a field that’s growing every day—which is pretty awesome if you ask me.

~ Gina Crosby


Cornerstones of Community: The Historic Synagogues of Maryland

This exhibit was presented at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from May 16, 1999 to July 15, 2001. It analyzed the growth and change in the Baltimore and Maryland Jewish communities through their building of synagogues. These religious spaces changed to fit the community’s needs. One obvious characteristic is documented by the gradual moving of sacred spaces first uptown and then out of the city as the German Baltimore Jewish population increased their status. Not only did the exhibit look at the spaces in their Jewish context when they were built, but it also looked at what the spaces eventually became when congregations moved on. The German Jewish population may have moved to the outskirts and then eventually out of Baltimore, but the newly arrived Eastern European Jewish population took over some of the city shuls formerly occupied by the German Jewish. Many others have become African-American churches and masonic lodges. The buildings remain “Cornerstones of Community,” even if they are no longer Jewish houses of worship. This exhibition was about more than the buildings, although it did look at architecture as a way of expression. It focused on the communities they contained and how the buildings fit their communities needs.

Lloyd Street Synagogue , JMM 2003.047.031

Lloyd Street Synagogue , JMM 2003.047.031

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has two historic synagogues on our campus. The oldest synagogue in Maryland, the Lloyd Street Synagogue has been occupied by both the German and Eastern European Jewish congregations and was briefly a Catholic church in between. The other synagogue on campus, now occupied by B’nai Israel, was originally built by the Chizuk Amuno congregation that broke away from the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and built the original Lloyd Street Synagogue. Both buildings tell their own stories of adaption and community and their presence on campus is a continuation of the “Cornerstones of Community” exhibit.

B’nai Israel, JMM 1984.045.001

B’nai Israel, JMM 1984.045.001

~ Rebecca Miller


Establishing Identity: German Jews in America

For this week’s blogpost I read a book called Lives Lost, Lives Found:  Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees 1933 – 1945 produced by the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The center theme of Jewish immigrants finding identity in America has been prevalent through the history of Baltimore and the United States as a whole. While Jewish families experienced the pogroms (organized mobs meant to kill and harm Jewish people) for years in Eastern Europe and Russia many Europeans living in Germany, France and Belgium had experienced less of this violence, what could be called a relative degree of calm. This all changed after the First World War, Adolf Hitler a young soldier from the first world war quickly rose to power in the National Socialist German Worker’s Party later referred to as the Nazi party. As early as 1919 his publications such as (Mein Kampf or “My Country”) began to ride on the anger caused by the recession and poor resolutions established in the post war treaty of Versace, one particular outlet of his rage was Jewish Germans whom he accused of being corrupters and undermining Germany as a country.

Many German Juden (Jews) quickly noticed the trends of violence and hate seeing the foreshadowed consequences firsthand as their stores were blockaded and eventually destroyed. Those with the means fled abroad, many to local countries in Europe (France, Belgium, and Austria before it was annexed) Many were only able to send their children abroad to countries such as the United States, at the time Maryland was an established port city with a large immigrant population, some of which were Jews which had come over generations earlier and established themselves. With their eyes set to the United States a wave of German Jews began an exodus to the land of opportunity.

Nazis close Jewish businesses in Germany

Nazis close Jewish businesses in Germany

Things became complicated, the United States had been lenient on immigrants for years but the 1920’s saw an unprecedented amount of quotas, the response was legislation such as The Quota Act of 1921 which limited the number of immigrants allowed in the US.  A few families managed to make their way over only to find themselves isolated and with limited family. It was tough putting together the means to survive, the United States had just come out of a depression and previous immigrants had firmly established themselves in the community. Many arrived as mere children working to survive without the help of family. Discrimination was not unheard of in the United States as well, while less immediately dangerous it gave an incentive to try and establish a local identity to this new generation of immigrants. Throughout the years the Jewish families from the Deutschland (Germany) eventually garnered respect as they created their place in the local community while maintaining their faith, as generations moved on they assimilated to American culture, the city of Baltimore was truly shaped by their experiences and participation.

Jewish immigrants on Ellis Island, the main processing center for immigrants entering the United States.

Jewish immigrants on Ellis Island, the main processing center for immigrants entering the United States.

~O. Cade Simon


Chosen Food and Shabbat

Chosen Food by the Jewish Museum of Maryland does a fantastic job discussing the impact that cuisine has had on the Jewish culture in America.

Matzah Ball soup, challah and brisket are a few family favorites that my grandmother prepared for Shabbat dinner on Friday night. It is a common stereotype, that Jewish mothers and grandmothers love to put a large amount of food on the table, while insisting that their guests are “too thin” or “need bulking!”. Generalizations are rarely a good thing, though upon reading Chosen Food, I see that this seems to compliment the Jewish family. Jewish immigrants struggled to provide enough food for their family which has resulted in an inherent instinct to keep children well fed. Today a large and colorful dinner table can be seen as the mark of a financially stable family.

Jewish food is often mixed with a variety of different cultures. In addition to the classic Chinese food accompanied by a movie, I have had Shabbat dinners with sushi, Mexican food, pasta and Mediterranean food. Most of these occurred with Towson Hillel or on a BBYO trip, and I continue to be impressed with how so many types of food can be incorporated into a Jewish meal. It speaks volumes about the nature of Jewish people who are willing to mix their culture with another, rather than stubbornly maintain the authenticity.

Lastly, the article discusses the importance of Shabbat and how it can provide a feeling of home to anyone, wherever they are. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement. Whether I am in Baltimore, Jerusalem, or Philadelphia, I always feel home at a Shabbat Dinner. Shabbat at college allowed me to stay connected to the Friday night tradition I grew so accustomed to. Similarly, when I was in Israel for the March of The Living, our Shabbat meals were possibly the best parts of the weekend. The mood is lighter, there is an air of relaxation and of course, food is fantastic. Shabbat, to me, always acts as a time to relax and recharge for the week ahead. This is much better accomplished with a warm meal and some great company.

~Ben Snyder


Tallits and Big Business

Jewish lawyers, Jewish doctors, Jewish deli owners, Jewish merchants. Mention any of these words together and Jews and non-Jews alike nod their heads in acceptance. But Jewish department store owners? Even after attending a Jewish school for many years, this combination never occurred to me. The “Enterprising Emporiums” catalog brought this connection to my attention, and in the “Expressing Jewish Identity” essay, it spoke about how Jewish businesses combined their Jewish customs and knowledge with their American image and business needs. I found it especially interesting that one radio show that included an episode regarding a bar-mitzvah, using terms such as “Shul” and “Tallits” which assumes that the general public understands these references. However, it left out whether or not the public did or didn’t understand everything in the episode. After working with different school groups during my internship, I know that many students and teachers in Baltimore rarely have any real exposure to Judaism and wouldn’t be able to define a “synagogue” much less the Yiddish “shul.” I wonder how that compares to Baltimore one hundred, or two hundred, years ago.

 

Going off this, I wonder how Jews and non-Jews felt about the occasional display of Jewish items in a store alongside the secular or Christian items. These days, I still consider it a small victory to see a menorah alongside a Christmas tree, but I’m disappointed that this feels victorious and notice the discrepancy between huge tree and the small Chanukah objects. Did the Jewish storeowners wish they didn’t need to cater to the Christian American majority for the sake of their business? Did they feel happy to be able to emote their Jewishness at all? Equally interesting, how did the shoppers feel about Jewish displays, objects, or events? Did they notice? Did it bother them? Did they know what the objects were? Did it ever spark any dialogue? I always wonder about the ‘human’ element, each side’s thoughts in relation to every action. This catalog and essay made me feel even more connected to Baltimore, and one day, maybe I’ll be able to find some related interviews and get to see inside people’s heads from this time and place even more!

~Anna Balfanz


The Other Promised Land

As I have come to understand it, being Jewish is not as much about the religion as it about having a consistent community of people around you. In The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity and the Jewish American Dream, the article titled Baltimore’s Backyard: Jewish Vacations in Maryland speaks about this idea of vacation as a means of spending time with your surrounding community.

The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity and the Jewish American Dream was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from July 11, 2006 to April 9, 2007.

The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity and the Jewish American Dream was on view at the Jewish Museum of Maryland from July 11, 2006 to April 9, 2007.

Deborah R. Weiner writes about 1910s “when Progressive Era values met Jewish traditions of tzedekah and mutual aid, Jewish philanthropies began to sponsor vacations for working-class women and girls who spent their days bent over sewing machines or raising large families in dark and cramped tenements” (Weiner 34). There are many members in a community and some are less represented than others, namely women, but when women band together to help each other that only makes the community grow stronger. What I found interesting is that The Daughters in Israel, a women’s charity, opened the Vacation Camp for Jewish Working Girls which then became what we know today as Camp Louise. The tradition of women helping women carries on today which means the efforts of the 1910s have not gone to waste.

In the article mentioned above discusses popular vacation sites and patterns that Jewish Baltimoreans created for themselves.  These places have shaped the Jewish community of Baltimore. These spaces helped shape traditions and culture, community and identity and I think that was my biggest takeaway. If there were no spaces to relax and understand that leisure time is a necessity, there would be no Camp Louise today for young girls to enrich their lives, there would be no Ocean City or Pen-Mar to create new memories and feel the nostalgia of the old, there would not be a sense of closeness that can only happen in a relaxed state surrounded by the people who really matter. If there is one thing that being Jewish is really about (for me anyway) it is the company of those people in times of trouble and in times of leisure.

~ Rachel Morin


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CATALOGS: Exhibitions from the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Posted on November 4th, 2012 by

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America

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Table of Contents:

Foreword by Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland

Strangers And Healers: The Jewish Immigrant Body and Healthcare’s Role in the American Assimilation Experience by Alan M. Kraut

“The Profession of Medicine has a Great Call Upon the Jews:” American Physicians & the Jewish Contribution to Medicine by Mitchell B. Hart

Chicken Soup: Women and the Making of the Modern Jewish Home and Nation by Cara Rock-Singer

My Son (or Daughter) the Doctor: Jewish Physicians in American Popular Culture by Ted Merwin

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America is presented by The Herbert Bearman Foundation with additional generous support from National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Peter and Georgia Angelos Foundation, and LifeBridge Health.

Additional support is provided by Sue and Dr. David Liebman, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, GBMC HealthCare, Sheldon and Saralynn Glass, Lowell and Harriet Glazer Family Foundation, Benno and Elayne Hurwitz Family Foundation, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, Carol and Robert Keehn Family Philanthropic Fund, MedStar Health, Mercy Health Services, PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation & The University of Maryland School of Medicine, Carroll and Charlotte Weinberg Charitable Foundation, The Harry L. Gladding Foundation and Neal and Winifred Borden, Dr. Ira and Leslie Papel, In Memory of Hugo Dalsheimer from his Family, Arnold and Susie Davidov, Dr. Howard and Maureen Davidov, Michael and Eleanor Pinkert, Kelly and Associates, Nurses’ Alumnae Association of Sinai, Myra Framm, and Phyllis Neuman,Kelly and Associates, and The Taylor Foundation.

Cost: $35


Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Avi Y. Decter and Juliana Ochs Dweck
Contemporary Voices: Cholent Traditions from Around the Globe by Elizabeth Alpern
“Our Parents Were Hungry and We Are Sated”: The Immigrant World of American Jewish Food by Hasia R. Diner
Contemporary Voices: Expanding the Definition of Jewish Food by Ruth Abusch-Magder
Cuisine and Companionship: Eating Out Jewish in America by Ted Merwin
Contemporary Voices: Giving New Meaning to “Less is More” by Dorothy Lipovenko
From Beef a la Mode to Guacamole Latkes: A Genealogy of American Jewish Cookbooks by Lara Rabinovitch
Contemporary Voices: What Belongs on the Plate at a Sustainable Jewish Wedding? by Elisheva Margulies
“Who Can Cater a Bris in Queens?”: Circumcision Meals in Contemporary America by Juliana Ochs Dweck
Contemporary Voices: Shabbat Meals: At Home, Away from the War by Molly Birnbaum
Passover Bunny Cakes: Negotiating Jewish and Gentile Identities in the Passover Season by Carol Harris-Shapiro
Contemporary Voices: Eco-Glatt by Yael Greenberg
Ethical Eating: The New Jewish Food Movement by Mary L. Zamore
Contemporary Voices: A Grandmother’s Chicken Paprikash by Shulamit Seidler-Feller
Beyond Kashrut: Six Jewish Food Rules by Vanessa L. Ochs
Contemporary Voices: Kasha Recipes Get a Modern Makeover by Louisa Shafia
Jewish Foodways:  Choosing Food, Making Meaning by Carole M. Counihan
Reflecting on Chosen Food by Stephen J. Whitfield

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

National Endowment for the Humanities
The Herbert Bearman Foundation, Inc.
Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.
Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Maryland State Arts Council
Betsey and Philip Kahn Publications Endowment
Louis and Frances B. Booke Research Endowment

Cost: $20.00


Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore

Table of Contents:

Foreward by Deborah R. Weiner, Anita Kassof, and Avi Y. Decter
The Local and the Global: Lombard Street and the Modern Jewish Diaspora by Hasia Diner
A Different Kind of Neighborhood: Central European Jews and the Origins of Jewish East Baltimore  by Eric L. Goldstein
“We Were Poor and We Didn’t Know It”: Growing Up in Old East Baltimore by Anita Kassof
“Keeping Peace in the Family”: The Jewish Court of Arbitration, 1912-1945 by Melanie Shell-WEiss
“Tutto il Mondo e Paese”: Baltimore’s Little Italy as Immigrant Hometown by Melissa Martens
Public Notions, Private Lives: The Meanings of Place in an Inner City Neighborhood by Deborah R. Weiner
See Change: A Visual Journey through the Urban Landscape by Dean Krimmel

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Maryland Historical Trust

Cost: $20.00


Enterprising Emporiums: The Jewish Department Stores of Downtown Baltimore

Table of Contents:

Forward by Mark Neumann
Memory and Meaning in Baltimore’s Jewish-Owned Department Stores by Avi Y. Decter
Merchant Princes and Their Palaces: The Emergence of Department Stores in Baltimore by Dean Krimmel
White Sales: The Racial Politics of Baltimore’s Jewish-Owned Department Stores, 1935-1965 by Paul A. Kramer, Johns Hopkins University
Expressions of Jewish Identity in Baltimore’s Downtown Department Stores by Melissa J. Martens

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland State Arts Council

Cost: $15.00


Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees, 1933-1945

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Avi Y. Decter
The Third Wave: German Jewish Refugees Come to Baltimore by Deborah R. Weiner
To Leave a World Behind?: German Jews Confront the Onset of Nazism by Sonat Hart, Baltimore Hebrew University
Knocking at the Door: The German Jewish Refugees and U.S. Immigration Policy by Anita Kassof
Matters of Public Knowledge: The Baltimore Jewish Times and Nazi Germany’s War Against the Jews, 1933-1942 by Dirk Bonker, University of North Florida
Germany’s Loss is Baltimore’s Gain: Jewish Youth from the Third Reich Remake Their Lives in Baltimore by Chana R. Kotzin
In Their Own Words: The Experiences of Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees by Robin Z. Waldman

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

The Ingber Family RAM Foundation
In honor of Erich Oppenheim, our father, grandfather, and great grandfather
The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation

Cost: $18.00


We Call This Place Home: Jewish Life in Maryland’s Small Towns


Table of Contents:

Forward by Mark Neumann
Introduction by Avi Y. Decter
The Jewish History of Small-Town America by Lee Shai Weissbach, University of Louisville
Beyond Lombard Street: Jewish Life in Maryland’s Small Towns by Eric L. Goldstein, Emory University
In the Belly of the Whale: Staying Jewish in Maryland’s Small Towns Today by Karen Falk

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
Henry and Elizabeth Lehmann Philanthropic Fund
National Endowment for the Humanities
Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland State Arts Council

Cost: $15.00


The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity, and the Jewish American Dream

Table of Contents:

Forward by Avi Y. Decter
Vacation Days: Jews in the American Landscape by Judith E. Endelman
Baltimore’s Backyard: Jewish Vacations in Maryland by Deborah R. Weiner
A Place in the Sun: Jewish Vacationers in Atlantic City, 1890-1945 by Melissa Martens
A Movable Community in the Catskills by Phil Brown
Miami Beach: Like Strawberries in Winter by Deborah Dash Moore
Visiting Vanished Worlds: Reflections on Jewish Heritage Tourism by Rebecca Kobrin

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
Maryland Hostircal Trust
Maryland State Arts Council
Willard and Lillian Hackerman
 Cost: $15.00

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