Posted on November 9th, 2016 by Rachel
Hello, my name is Alex Malischostak, I am a new part-time educator at JMM. I have lived in Baltimore for a year now and am originally from Detroit, Michigan. I love American Jewish history and am honored to be able to share some Baltimore Jewish history with visitors to the museum.
I also love how connected and intertwined the Jewish community is not just in Baltimore but across the country. Whenever I meet someone new from another city, I can’t resist playing “Jewish geography” to see if we know any of the same people. Sometimes, really special connections can form when we meet someone who knows the same people that we do.
This week, I led a synagogue tour for three gentlemen from Miami Beach. When I found out where they were from, I casually mentioned that I have family in that area and my great-uncle was a well-known Rabbi in North Miami Beach. Well of course, not only did they all know my great-uncle Max, one of the gentlemen, Mr. Glazier, told me that Rabbi Max was the Rabbi who Bar-Mitzvahed him in the 1960s! At the end of the tour, he showed me pictures on his phone from his Bar-mitzvah and there was my great-uncle! Thanks to this serendipitous meeting, I have some very special photos that I am able to share with my family in Detroit, and Miami. I am so fortunate to have made this special personal connection at the museum in my new hometown!
My great-uncle, Rabbi Max Lipschitz (Z”l), with his hands around Mr. Glazier at Mr. Glazier’s brother’s Bar-Mitzvah. Beth Torah, Miami, FL
Posted on January 20th, 2013 by Rachel
The Jewish Museum of Maryland has part-time Museum Educator positions available! The Museum Educator will be expected to give a variety of tours to a wide range of school audiences. This spring, the galleries will house the Voices of Lombard Street exhibit, Zap, Pow, Bam and The Synagogue Speaks. Museum Educators will also help facilitate education programs in our exhibition galleries. In addition to facilitating school groups, the Museum Educator will help with the creation of developmentally appropriate activities that are relevant to our exhibits and our historic sites. Museum Educators will also have opportunities to lead general public tours. Museum Educators will be paid at the rate of $15.00 per hour.
Please email Education Director Ilene Dackman-Alon at email@example.com to apply. Include the subject line: Museum Educator Positions and attach a resume, cover letter, and three references.