Museum Matters: A Day at the Beach

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by

 

It’s truly summer.  For some of you, this means a looong ride down I-50 to the ocean.  But for those of us looking to relax right here in the city, there couldn’t be a better choice for OUTDOOR fun than JMM.  Yes, JMM is taking to the streets again this month – this time with sketch pad and brushes in hand.  Art instructor, Matthew Adelberg leads a special workshop on plein air art centered on exterior views of the Lloyd Street Synagogue.  This is your opportunity to release your inner Rembrandt or Picasso.  When your neighbors ask what you did last summer, you can say “I made a drawing that went on display at the Museum.”  (And if you want to draw the Synagogue with a beach in the background, who are we to interfere with your natural creativity?)

Our “beach” comes with lifeguards… er, well, at least people who guard your life!  As July turns to August we’ll be featuring a series of Sunday programs dedicated to those who serve in public health.  We are delighted to be able to kick off this series with a presentation by Baltimore’s own City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen on August 7.  From fire trucks to the front lines, details on all the August programs can be found below.

So avoid the traffic on the bridge and make a turn onto Lloyd Street for an ocean of fun.

You’ve Got Our Number

We’re updating our phone system here at the JMM – don’t worry, our main number (410-732-6400) is staying the same, but we’re all getting direct dial numbers to make reaching the right member of staff even easier. Here’s how you can find the following staff members:

Trillion Attwood (Programs)                                               443.873.5177
Deborah Cardin (Deputy Director)                                    443.873.5165
Joanna Church (Collections)                                               443.873.5176
Ilene Dackman-Alon (Education)                                      443.873.5169
Karen Falk (Curator)                                                             443.873.5164
Sue Foard (Membership/Volunteers)                               443.873.5162
Tracie Guy-Decker (Projects, Planning, Finance)           443.873.5161
Graham Humphrey (Visitor Services/Public Safety)      443.873.5167
Rachel Kassman (Development/Marketing)                    443.873.5163
Marvin Pinkert (Executive Director)                                  443.873.5160
Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-8735177with any questions or for more information.

July

 

Paint With the JMM: Invite Your Inner Artist Outside

Sunday, July 17th from 10:30 am

Instructor Matthew Adelberg

Included with admission

Inspired by the beautiful Lloyd Street Synagogue, and the energy of Artscape, this series of artist-led workshops will introduce you to a new way of looking at the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s campus and collections. Our first session will be a plein air (i.e. outside) focusing upon the exterior of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. All skill levels are welcome, so please bring your entire family for a day or relaxation and creation. No experience necessary! Read More

 

 Intern Night at the JMM

Wednesday, July 20th from 4pm

Free

We invite interns throughout Baltimore to join us for an evening of networking, socializing and discovery. Enjoy all the JMM has to offer plus meet interns from institutions and businesses throughout the city. Read More

 

Kosher USA

How Kosher became Safer, Cleaner and Better

Sunday, July 24th at 1:00 pm

Speaker: Author Roger Horowitz

Included with Admission

How did Coca-Cola become kosher? Why was Manischewitz the first kosher product to win-over non-Jewish consumers? Learn the answers to these questions and more with Roger Horowitz, joining us fresh from the Smithsonian to share the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system, as told in his new book Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food.

 

Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project

An Invitation to Holocaust survivors, their Descendants and Family Members

Sunday, July 31, 10:00am-1:00pm

Free

 Join us for a workshop dedicated to creating a visual story through the art of collage. Participants bring family mementoes including photographs and documents from before, during and after the Holocaust that highlight their experiences. Photocopies of these materials are then arranged into a beautiful collage that will become part of an art installation at the JMM in Spring 2017.

For more information and to register, contact Deborah Cardin, 4443-873-5165 / dcardin@jewishmuseummd.org

Space is limited – registration is required.

 

August

Summer Teachers Institute 2016: Holocaust Remembrance Through the Arts

Presented by the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Maryland State Department of Education

Monday, August 1st to Wednesday August 3rd

Download Registration Form

For more information and to register, please contact Ilene Dackman-Alon at 443.873.5169 / STI@jewishmuseummd.org.

 

In the Service of Health:

A Celebration of Public Health Care Providers

This August, in conjunction with Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America, JMM salutes the men and women who are government health care professionals at the city, state and federal levels.  On three Sundays in August our programs highlight the work of public health professionals, fire department first responders and medical officers in the uniformed services.  We are delighted to offer free admission to these health care heroes on Sundays during the month of August.

 

Dr. Wen 011215 Official1Medicine’s Next Frontier: The Power of Public Health

Sunday, August 7, 11:00am

Speaker Dr. Leana Wen

Included with Admission

Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health in Baltimore City, will be speaking about the importance of addressing the social determinants of health because the well-being of a community is critical to its ability to thrive. Read More

 

Fire Museum logoFirst Responders Day

Sunday, August 14 from 11:00am

Included with Admission

We have something for everyone as we honor our first responders. From 11am to 1pm we welcome to the JMM both a modern and vintage firetruck for you to explore. Then at 1pm William Roulett, Education Director at The Fire Museum of Maryland joins us for his presentation The History of the American Fire Service as Seen through the Eyes of the Collection of the Fire Museum of Maryland.

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Uniformed Services Day

Sunday, August 28, 1:00 pm

Included with Admission

In partnership with the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America we welcome to the JMM Dr. Martin Victor, author of Doctor in Blue. Dr. Victor will discuss his time as an air force doctor, and how his faith impacted that time. Following his presentation Dr. Victor will be joined by other armed service medical professionals for a discussion of their shared experiences.

 

Esther’s Place: the JMM Store

If you haven’t been in lately, you don’t know what you’re missing! In support of Beyond Chicken Soup, Esther’s Place has some really fun and STEM-related toys and games for kids. People are really enjoying the vintage feel of our science and medicine inspired kitchen and home goods, including vases and decanters that look like lab beakers and coasters and plates adorned with vintage anatomy diagrams.

 

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.

 

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland March Meeting

Sunday, July 24, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)

Speaker: Israel Pickholtz, “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: What We Know vs. What We Can Prove”

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Go to www.jgsmd.org for more information.

 

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Museum Matters: Annual Meeting Edition

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 by

This month we are highlighting one of the year’s biggest programs:  the JMM Annual Meeting.  Not only is this a time to recap the Museum’s progress towards our long-term vision, but our very special speaker, Dr. Jay Perman will be reviewing the Baltimore’s progress towards a vision of health care access for all.  Dr. Perman’s interview this February on the PBS News Hour inspired us to invite him to speak about an issue in which we are all stakeholders.

After the lecture we will stay open one extra hour, so that anyone who hasn’t yet seen Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America has the opportunity to visit. 

 

Time Off for Receiving Torah and Winning Independence 

The coming month brings two holidays on which the Museum is CLOSED

Shavuot – Sunday, June 12 and Monday, June 13

Independence Day – Monday, July 4

We will be open, however, on Sunday, July 3

 

Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215 with any questions or for more information.

June

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A Clue Card

Book, Bell and Candle – The Final Tours

Sunday, June 5, Sunday, June 19 and Sunday, July 3,  3:00 pm

 Museum director, Marvin Pinkert leads the last three tours in our series dedicated to the manufacture and design of our “All-American Synagogue”.  As part of the experience, visitors not only have access to recent research on the Lloyd Street Synagogue but also participate in helping us solve mysteries regarding the Torah scrolls, the church bells and the candelabras.

 

2016 Annual Meeting

The Greatest Gap: Health Inequity in Baltimore

Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker Dr. Jay Perman, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm

Free

Dr. Perman

Dr. Perman

Join us for the JMM’s Annual Meeting as we elect members to our Board of Trustees and express appreciation to our retiring members. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jay Perman, will address the social determinants of health—education, economic stability, personal and public safety, housing and transportation, social supports and cohesion—and how anchor institutions can help remediate the disparities we see in the health of populations. Read More

 

Holocaust Memory Reconstruction Project: A Sacred Culture Rebuilt

With Artist: Lori Shocket

Sunday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 28

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Created collages

Holocaust survivors and their families are invited to participate in a series of workshops led by California-based artist, Lori Shocket, that will culminate in an art installation that will be on display at the JMM beginning in March 2017 in conjunction with our Remembering Auschwitz exhibits.

Please note that space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Deborah Cardin at (410) 732-6400 x236

Read More and see all dates

 

A Glimpse into the World of a Sofer (Torah scribe)

Sunday, June 26, 1:00pm

Speaker Rabbi Englander

Image courtesy of Chizuk Amuno website

Image courtesy of Chizuk Amuno website

Join us for this exciting program in connection with The All American Synagogue. Part lecture, part workshop:  Learn the basic steps of creating a Torah scroll, including how the letters are written and the rules governing the making of a Torah. Read More.

 

How Kosher became Safer, Cleaner and Better

Sunday, July 24, 1:00pm

Speaker: Author Roger Horowitz

Kosher USA

Kosher USA

How did Coca-Cola become Kosher? Why was Manischewitz the first kosher product to win-over non-Jewish consumers? Learn the answers to these questions and more with Roger Horowitz, joining us fresh from the Smithsonian to share the fascinating journey of kosher food through the modern industrial food system, as told in his new book Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food.

 

Esther’s Place: the JMM Store

If you haven’t been in lately, you’re missing out! We’ve got great new stuff in every area of the store, from a Play-Doh “Drill and Fill” playset for the budding dentist in your life to striking Judaica fashioned of Jerusalem stone—the limestone quarried and used in buildings in and around Jerusalem, inlcuding the Western Wall.

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.

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland March Meeting

Sunday, June 26, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)

Speaker: Mindie Kaplan, “Relatives, Cold Calls and Emails, & DNA Testing”

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Go to www.jgsmd.org for more information.

 

Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits currently on display include Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America (through January 16, 2017), 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.  Our new specialty tour, “Book, Bell and Candle Mystery” is offered on Sundays 3:00pm.

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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Museum Matters: May Flowers Edition

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by

“Stoke” detail, from JMM 1993.73.1

“Stoke” detail, from JMM 1993.73.1

It seems like the cool rainy days will never end, but here at JMM everything’s in bloom.  We have a spectacular month of movies, lectures and even a “welcome to the neighborhood” party.

The seed of the month ahead was Sunday’s launch of the “Book, Bell and Candle Mystery,” a new experience of Maryland’s oldest synagogue, where visitors are invited to help us track down questions about who designed and manufactured key components of this historic site – from the nails to the Torah scrolls.  Our “whodunit” (i.e. who built it) is open to sleuths of all ages, every Sunday at 3 through July 4th weekend.

And if your taste runs to wildflowers, you won’t want to miss the true story of Solomon Carvalho’s journey to the Wild West.  Hear the tale of Baltimore’s most improbable pioneer photographer and painter – a real life version of the Frisco Kid.

Speaking of movies, we’re offering a classic comedy double feature about Jewish doctors on May 22.  Hosted by our most-beloved media maven and zombie analyst Dr. Arnold Blumberg (see, even our doctors are blooming this May).

By May 29th there will be blossoms everywhere as we join the cultural institutions of Jonestown in welcoming our newest neighbors – the National Aquarium, Ronald McDonald House and Living Classrooms.

Don’t be a wallflower, join in the fun at JMM this May!

Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215 with any questions or for more information.
May

CARVALHO_sunrise Carvalho’s Journey: A documentary film by Steve Rivo
Sunday, May 15, 1:00pm
Movie Screening and Talk with Director Steve Rivo
Included with Admission

A real-life 19th century American western adventure story, Carvalho’s Journey tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897) … Read More
Get your tickets

Copies available at signing.

Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin
Book Talk & Signing with Author Marlene Trestman
Thursday, May 19th from 6:30 pm
Included with Museum Admission

Come hear Marlene Trestman discuss her mentor and friend, Bessie Margolin. Margolin, who grew up in New Orleans Jewish orphanage, championed the wage and hour rights of millions of Americans. Margolin also helped to found the National Organization for Women and opened courtroom doors for countless women lawyers…. Read More
Get your tickets

may-PC-1A Day at the Races, A Night at Frankenstein’s Castle
Sunday, May 22, 11am
Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg
Included with Admission
A Day at the Races and Young Frankenstein: Two films released 37 years apart but united by remarkably similar senses of humor fueled by a uniquely Jewish perspective on mad doctors and mad love. Join Arnold T. Blumberg in his exploration of these two classics. Read More.

Schedule for the Day:
11:00am – Screening of Day at the Races
1:00pm – Lecture with Dr. Blumberg
2:00pm – Screening of Young Frankenstein

Get your tickets
Jonestown horizontal 4CWelcome to Jonestown
Sunday, May 29, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Free

You’re invited to JMM’s block party welcoming our new neighbors, The National Aquarium, Living Classrooms and Ronald McDonald House! Yes, there will be cake! Read More

June

DrPerman_HiRes2016 Annual Meeting
The Greatest Gap: Health Inequity in Baltimore
Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker Dr. Jay Perman, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Tuesday, June 14, 6:30pm
Free

Join us for the JMM’s Annual Meeting as we elect members to our Board of Trustees and express appreciation to our retiring members. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jay Perman, will address the social determinants of health—education, economic stability, personal and public safety, housing and transportation, social supports and cohesion—and how anchor institutions can help remediate the disparities we see in the health of populations. Read More


Couple collage smallHolocaust Memory Reconstruction Project: A Sacred Culture Rebuilt

With Artist: Lori Shocket
Sunday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 28

Holocaust survivors and their families are invited to participate in a series of workshops led by California-based artist, Lori Shocket, that will culminate in an art installation that will be on display at the JMM beginning in March 2017 in conjunction with our Remembering Auschwitz exhibits.
Please note that space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, please contact Deborah Cardin at (410) 732-6400 x236
Read More and see all dates

 

sofer imageA Glimpse into the World of a Sofer (Torah scribe)
Sunday, June 26th, 1:00pm
Speaker Rabbi Englander

Join us for this exciting program in connection with The All American Synagogue. Part lecture, part workshop:  Learn the basic steps of creating a Torah scroll, including how the letters are written and the rules governing the making of a Torah. Read More.

Esther’s Place: the JMM Store

new in shop JAdlerAt Esther’s Place we’re excited to show off some new merchandise, including from renowned designer, Jonathan Adler. If you haven’t been in lately, we have lots to show you!

We’re also still looking for a new manager for Esther’s Place. Learn more about the position and apply 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.
Jewish American Heritage Lecture: We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, A Documentary History
Tuesday, May 31, 7:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Gary P. Zola
At the National Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater
Constitution Avenue & 7th Street, NW, Special Events Entrance
Washington, D.C. — Directions

Free general admission — register online via the National Archives Foundation
Premium reserved seats for $10/person. Limited availability.  Online | rsvp@jhsgw.org | 202-789-0900
Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland March Meeting
Sunday, May 22, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)
Speaker: Jim Bartlett, “Steps to Success with atDNA and Triangulation
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Go to www.jgsmd.org for more information.

Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits currently on display include Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America (through January 16, 2017), Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks!

The Sanctity of Others will be on display in the JMM lobby through May 19.

Hours and Tour Times
magnifying-glass-detective-9875_0dc4603c0e0b7dfe4515c58822eb8ccaCombination 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.  Our new specialty tour, “Book, Bell and Candle Mystery” is offered on Sundays 3:00pm.

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