Museum Matters: What’s Cooking at the JMM?

Posted on September 9th, 2016 by

Well you are, we hope!

The most important news in this month’s bulletin is the announcement for entries in the Great Chicken Soup Cook Off on October 9th.  It is not too late to sign up in one of our three competitive categories and this event will be more fun as a participant than a spectator.  If you think you are a spectacular cook, or an “unusual” cook, or if you can just boil water this is the event for you.  Chicken Soup – it may not be the cure for every disease, but as they say in the old gag “it couldn’t hurt”.  Show us your brand of “Jewish penicillin” and sign up here:  www.chickensoupexhibit.org.

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.

 

September

National Library of Medicine

National Library of Medicine

They’ve got WHAT? Historical Collections at the National Library of Medicine

Sunday, September 11, 11:00am

Speaker Dr. Stephen Greenberg, National Library of Medicine

Included with Admission

Take a fascinating journey through the collection of the National Library of Medicine—one of the richest biomedical library collections in the world! Through this illustrated journey, you’ll learn about the NLM collection, what’s included, and how they helped with the research and formation of Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.

They say Laughter is the Best Medicine

They say Laughter is the Best Medicine

Is There a ‘Doctuh’ in the House? Jewish Physicians in American Comedy

Sunday, September 18, 1:00pm

Speaker Dr. Ted Merwin

Included with Admission

From the early 21st century Matt Groening creation Futurama and its crustacean alien Dr. Zoidberg all the way back to the “Doctor Kronkheit” of 1920s’ vaudeville fame, the Jewish doctor has been a staple of American humor. Learn and laugh in this multimedia exploration of some fascinating examples, some of which are featured in Beyond Chicken Soup.

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The Many Faces of Henrietta

Henrietta Szold Living History Character: World Premiere
September 22, 6:30pm
Included with Museum Admission

Travel through time with the Jewish Museum of Maryland and be the first in the 21st century to meet Henrietta Szold (1860-1945).  Before “community organizing” had a name, there was Henrietta Szold – the rabbi’s daughter who broke with the traditional role of women to become a champion of Jewish engagement. Her tenacity and courage played a vital role in the expansion of social services, medical services and the founding of the state of Israel.

Hear her story in her own words.

The Henrietta Szold: Living History Character was made possible through the generous support of the Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation, Inc., a supporting foundation of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

Educational opportunities were made possible by the Jacob & Hilda Blaustein Fund of The Associated.

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Doodlers, Dabblers and Artists: Art-Making Workshops at the JMM

Sketching the Collection: Selections from the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Sunday, September 25, 6:30pm

Instructor Matthew Adelberg

Included with admission

Inspired by the beautiful Lloyd Street Synagogue, 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. All skill levels are welcome, and our instructor is experienced in teaching all age ranges so please bring your entire family for a day or relaxation and creation.

No experience necessary! Spots are limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. Email tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or call 443-873-5177 to reserve your spot today.

 

October 

The Great Chicken Soup Cook Off

Sunday, October 9, 1:00pm

Included with Admission

Inspired by our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage our first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! You already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now help us find the best chicken soup in Maryland.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies are invited to participate in this important statewide search.

Bullet: Dr. Edward Curtis dislodged this lead bullet from President Lincoln’s brain during autopsy. It was fired by John Wilkes Booth with a .44 caliber Deringer pistol. M-981.00322 (Disclosure: This image has been cropped, and portions of this image have been masked to emphasize the subject.) (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo illustration by Matthew Breitbart/ Released)

Bullet: Dr. Edward Curtis dislodged this lead bullet from President Lincoln’s brain during autopsy. It was fired by John Wilkes Booth with a .44 caliber Deringer pistol. M-981.00322 (Disclosure: This image has been cropped, and portions of this image have been masked to emphasize the subject.) (National Museum of Health and Medicine photo illustration by Matthew Breitbart/ Released)

Free Fall Baltimore

Collecting, Preserving and Exhibiting: Exploring the Collections of the Nation’s Medical Museum

Sunday, October 30th, 1:00 pm

Speaker Andrea Schierkolk, National Museum of Health and Medicine

Free

In the first year of the Civil War, on May 21, 1862, Surgeon General William Hammond established a “Military Medical Museum” to collect and study specimens of morbid anatomy, both medical and surgical. Since that time, military needs and the effects of war have continued to push the limits of medicine. Today, over 150 years since its founding, the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) continues to collect, preserve and exhibit both historical and contemporary collections related to anatomy and pathology.

Inspired by JMM’s current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America we are excited to welcome NMHM staff to Baltimore for an exploration of their collections. We will discover how NMHM transformed from a “cabinet of curiosities” into a vital resource, contributing to scientific collaborations and public appreciation of the value of military medicine to the nation.

 

Esther’s Place: The Shop at JMM can help make your new year even sweeter!

Available at Esther's Place!

Available at Esther’s Place!

Rosh Hashanah is less than a month away now, and Esther’s Place is stocked up on new and interesting items to help you celebrate! From a Michael Aram gift set of an apple shaped honey dish that comes with a jar of artisanal Italian honey to a sweet, family-friendly melamine dish to a variety of interesting and unusual shofars, we can help you bring in year 5777 in style! Remember, JMM Members get a discount EVERY DAY at Esther’s Place.

 

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.

 

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.

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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In the Service of Health: A Celebration of Public Health Care Providers

Posted on August 5th, 2016 by

Museum Matters: August 2016

This August, in conjunction with Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America, JMM salutes government health care professionals at the city, state and federal levels.  The story of health care in America would be incomplete without acknowledging the work that these men and women perform in the realms of public policy, emergency management and serving wounding warriors both in the field and at home.  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 members of these professions, our health care heroes, on all Sundays during the month of August.

Please note the Museum will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.


 

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.

August:

Medicine’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, believes the well-being of a community is critical to its ability to thrive. She discusses the need to address communities’ social and physical environments to improve public health.  Read More

Doodlers, Dabblers and Artists: Art-Making Workshops at the JMM
Sketching inside the Lloyd Street Synagogue
Wednesday, August 10th from 10:30 am
Instructor Matthew Adelberg
Included with admission

Inspired by the beautiful Lloyd Street Synagogue, 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. All skill levels are welcome, and our instructor is experienced in teaching all age ranges so please bring your entire family for a day or relaxation and creation.

No experience necessary! Spots are limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. Email tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or call 443-873-5177 to reserve your spot today.

First Responders Day
Sunday, August 14 from 11:00am
Included with Admission

Join us as we honor our first responders! Both a modern and vintage firetruck will serve as backdrop for a great presentation from the Fire Museum of Maryland on the history of the American fire service.
11am to 1pm explore the firetrucks
1pm The History of the American Fire Service as Seen through the Eyes of the Collection of the Fire Museum of Maryland by William Roulett, Education Director at The Fire Museum of Maryland.

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.

They’ve got WHAT? Historical Collections at the National Library of Medicine
Sunday, September 11th at 11:00am
Speaker Dr. Stephen Greenberg, National Library of Medicine
Included with Admission

Take a fascinating journey through the collection of the National Library of Medicine—one of the richest biomedical library collections in the world! Through this illustrated journey, you’ll learn about the NLM collection, what’s included, and how they helped with the research and formation of Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.

Is There a ‘Doctuh’ in the House? Jewish Physicians in American Comedy
Sunday, September 18th at 1:00pm
Speaker Dr. Ted Merwin
Included with Admission

From the early 21st century Matt Groening creation Futurama and its crustacean alien Dr. Zoidberg all the way back to the “Doctor Kronkheit” of 1920s’ vaudeville fame, the Jewish doctor has been a staple of American humor. Learn and laugh in this multimedia exploration of some fascinating examples, some of which are featured in Beyond Chicken Soup.

Doodlers, Dabblers and Artists: Art-Making Workshops at the JMM
Sketching the Collection: Selections from the Jewish Museum of Maryland
Sunday, September 25th from 6:30pm
Instructor Matthew Adelberg
Included with admission

Inspired by the beautiful Lloyd Street Synagogue, 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. All skill levels are welcome, and our instructor is experienced in teaching all age ranges so please bring your entire family for a day or relaxation and creation.

No experience necessary! Spots are limited, and registration is strongly encouraged. Email tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or call 443-873-5177 to reserve your spot today.

The Great Chicken Soup Cook Off
Sunday, October 9th from 1:00pm
Included with Admission

Inspired by our current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage our first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! You already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now help us find the best chicken soup in Maryland.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies are invited to participate in this important statewide search.

Esther’s Place: the JMM Store

Summer is the perfect time to cool off and peruse what’s new at Esther’s Place! With decorative accessories inspired by Beyond Chicken Soup, home décor from top designers like Nambé and Jonathan Adler, and books and toys for kids that inspire learning through fun, you’re sure to find something for everyone.


Also of Interest

A Deaf Survivor Shares His Story
Speaker: Dr. Eugene Berman
Sponsored by: Our Way and JADE
Wednesday, August 10, 7:00-9:00pm, Weinberg Jewish Community Center (5800 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore 21215)

RSVP or for ADA Accommodations, please contact Rabbi David Kastor at kastor2@juno.com, 443-471-8049

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 August Meeting
Sunday, August 28, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)
Speaker: Marian Smith, “Thinking Over Time: Researching USCIS Records”

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.

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: 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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