Finding the Light

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 by

Museum Matters: November 2018

It has been a very dark week for the Jewish community all across America.  We join all our colleagues in the Associated system in mourning the horrendous loss of lives in Pittsburgh. We condemn the vile hatred that instigated this act and we are inspired by the empathy of our neighbors (the first two people to reach out to me with condolences to our community were Zubair Ansari of the Islamic Society of Baltimore and Dwight Warren of the McKim Center).

As individuals and organizations, all of us are struggling with how we respond to these events.  JMM made the determination that we would not let madmen or thugs deter us from fulfilling our mission. Last Sunday, we went ahead with our plans for Houdini family day… because we felt that people needed a feeling of connection more than ever. 144 attendees came. We are donating all of the admission fees for that day to HIAS, as a small gesture that murder does not produce rewards.  Last night we held the 91st official Houdini séance and the room was filled to capacity.

At the same time, we know that your safety is paramount. We are working with the Associated and the Baltimore Police Department to enhance our security. I want to publicly thank the BPD for being so responsive to our request for additional coverage at public events after hours.

We are counting on your willingness to join us in our outstanding programs in the month to come, as together we seek to find the light that will bind our wounds and help us fight back the darkness.

~Marvin


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact our Programs Manager at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.


NOVEMBER

Talk and Film!

Houdini in Hollywood and The Grim Game
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 1:00pm
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JMM 1998.35.12.13 (crop)

Veteran’s Day: The Jewish Legion
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:00pm
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Now a New York Times best seller!

We Were the Lucky Ones
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm
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Part of the 2018 Festival of Jewish Literature!

The Eddie Cantor Story
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00pm
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Includes chocolate tasting and book signing!

History of the Jews and Chocolate
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00pm
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>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<


Esther’s Place

Join us at Esther’s Place as we celebrate the joys of the upcoming holiday of Chanukah. Discover Macubby our featured Macca Bean, dreidels perfect for play or display, Chanukah candles in numerous colors and styles, menorahs as unique as your holiday celebrations, and new products that make special gifts. From November 8 to November 11, visit us at the Strathmore Museum Shop Holiday Market for these items and more.


Also of Interest
The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit bnaiisraelcongregation.org.  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit biyabaltimore.org or check out BIYA on Facebook.

#ShowUpForShabbat
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Services begin at 9:30am

B’nai Israel: The Downtown Synagogue invites all for services this coming Saturday morning as part of a national effort to #ShowUpForShabbat as an act defiance against anti-Semitism and of solidarity with Pittsburgh. More info.

Bluegrass on the Bimah:

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 4:30pm
More info and tickets here.

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From Purim to Pesach

Posted on March 2nd, 2018 by

Museum Matters, March 2018

Purim Party at the Isaac Davidson School, 1948. JMM 1993.37.29

This year the month of March is perfectly bookended by commemorations of two great escapes – from the gallows of Persia and from the slavery of Egypt. At JMM we have a full month of great escapes for you to enjoy focused on music, drama, and storytelling as we enter the second half of JMM Live! Check out the details below.

And if you are really just trying to escape the feeling that the world is in a dark place, I especially encourage you to come to one of our special programs dedicated to the work of young people who are engaging with their personal histories.

Later this month we feature the art/history/genealogy projects of more than 80 youth participating in Beit Hatfutsot’s annual international competition on exploring Jewish roots. On the evening of March 22, we see family history through a different lens, with the student participants in Morrell Park: PROJECTED. Both events promise to inspire us by sharing the passion for history in the next generation.

(And speaking of escapes – watch this space in June, we’ll be sharing more details about this summer’s exhibit:  Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini!)

~Marvin


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact our Programs Manager at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.

MARCH

03.04.2018

Hava Nashira: Songs and Stories
March 4 at 10 am – perfect for ages 5 and under!
March 4 at 11am – perfect for ages 8 and under!
Performer: Daveed Korup, musician and storyteller
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03.04.2018 

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk
March 4 at 3 pm
Speaker: Michael Croland, author
Performer: Na Nach Oi! (featuring Yishai Romanoff)
Get Tickets Now

04.11.2018

A Night of Musical Theatre:
How Jewish composers impacted Broadway
March 11 at 5 pm
Performer: Sarah Baumgarten
Get Tickets Now

04.15.2018

Gertrude Stein and a Companion at the JMM
March 15 at 7 pm
In partnership with Fells Point Corner Theatre
Get Tickets Now

03.18.2018

Living History Performance: Henrietta Szold
March 18 at 1 pm
Performer: Natalie Pilcher
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03.18.2018

Musical Performance: Occasional Symphony
March 18 at 3 pm
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03.21.2018

Stories from the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed!
March 21 at 7:30 pm
Presented by The Global Theatre Project
Get Tickets Now

03.22.2018

Morrell Park: PROJECTED
March 22 at 5:30 pm
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03.25.2018

Passover Music Concert
March 25 at 10 am and 11:30 am
Performer: SPICE
Get Tickets Now (10am) (11:30am)

03.25.2018

Sephardic Celebration: Of Purim, Passover, Life, and Love
March 25 at 1 pm
Performers: Trio Sefardi
Get Tickets Now


>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<


Also of Interest

The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit bnaiisraelcongregation.org.  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit biyabaltimore.org or check out BIYA on Facebook.


Passover at Esther’s Place

We know it’s hard to believe, but Passover is right around the corner! First Passover Seder is Friday, March 30. Are you ready? Are you hosting your own seder? Want to be your host(ess)’s favorite guest?

We have everything you need, from Seder plates and Kiddush cups to afikomen presents and hostess gifts. And members always receive 10% off!


Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks.

Hours and Tour Times

Combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel are offered: Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Click Here for complete hours and tour times

Membership

Make it official! Become a Member of the JMM.
Learn More about membership.
Already ready? Join Here.

Get Involved

The JMM is always looking for volunteers!
Click Here to learn more.

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Groundhog Predicts Seven More Weeks of Programs!

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 by

Museum Matters: February 2018

February 11 – March 25, 2018

Rumor has it that Punxsutawney Phil is expanding his repertoire beyond weather forecasting. Perhaps he’ll come out of the shadows to say something tomorrow about “edutainment” opportunities ahead. If he does, we feel certain that he’ll mention JMM Live! – a sure cure for your winter blues, no matter how long we are stuck in the cold.

Our programs of music, theater, film (with live director conversations) and author talks kicks off on Feb. 11th with Cantor Geller’s Yiddish Sing-A-Long and continues through March 25. It includes encounters with Jewish punk rock, Gertrude Stein and Henrietta Szold. Sorry Phil, no groundhogs, but we do have a “monkey,” a new documentary about the Jewish refugee couple who created Curious George.

We developed the concept for JMM Live! last summer when we “knew” that our Feldman Gallery would be dark in February and March as we transitioned between exhibits. But at the last minute, the Embassy of Israel offered us Beyond Duty, a panel exhibit on the diplomats from around the globe who struggled to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust. So if you’re looking for something new to do on a dreary day in February come see the light and the lively at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

~Marvin


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact our Programs Manager at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.

FEBRUARY & MARCH

Kicks Off February 11th!

Over the course of six weeks, our lobby will be transformed into a theatre as we host staged readings, living history dramatic shows, musical performances, movies and author talks that explore a variety of topics and genres – from Yiddish Theatre to punk – and are designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

You can view all the programs in the JMM Live! series HERE.

FEBRUARY

02.11.2018

“Lomer Alle Zingen” Let’s Sing:
An Afternoon of Yiddish Song
Sunday, February 11th, 3:00pm
Presenter: Hazzan Sara Geller, B’nai Shalom of Olney
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02.15.2018

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Thursday, February 15th, 7:00pm
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02.18.2018

Phoebe and Eubie: The Odd Couple
Sunday, February 18th, 1:00pm
Speaker: Hugh Wyatt, author
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02.25.2018

Ida Rehr
February 25 at 1 pm
Performer: Katherine Lyons
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02.25.2018

Maryland Premiere
Monkey Business:
The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators!

February 25 at 5 pm
Get Tickets Now


MARCH

03.04.2018

Hava Nashira: Songs and Stories
March 4 at 10 am – perfect for ages 5 and under!
March 4 at 11am – perfect for ages 8 and under!
Performer: Daveed Korup, musician and storyteller
Get Tickets Now

03.04.2018

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk
March 4 at 3 pm
Speaker: Michael Croland, author
Performer: Na Nach Oi! (featuring Yishai Romanoff)
Get Tickets Now

04.11.2018

A Night of Musical Theatre:
How Jewish composers impacted Broadway
March 11 at 5 pm
Performer: Sarah Baumgarten
Get Tickets Now

04.15.2018

Gertrude Stein and a Companion at the JMM
March 15 at 7 pm
In partnership with Fells Point Corner Theatre
Get Tickets Now

>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<

Also of Interest
The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit bnaiisraelcongregation.org.  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit biyabaltimore.org or check out BIYA on Facebook.

Esther’s Place

It’s Super “Bowl” weekend and we’ve got the perfect bowl for every home! From kitschy to elegant to avant-garde, stop in to Esther’s Place and find your favorite.

Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations (opening Sunday, Feb. 4th), Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks.

Hours and Tour Times

Combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel are offered: Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.

Click Here for complete hours and tour times

Membership

Make it official! Become a Member of the JMM.
Learn More about membership.
Already ready? Join Here.

Get Involved

The JMM is always looking for volunteers!
Click Here to learn more.

 

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