Falling Back to Move Forward

Posted on October 4th, 2019 by

Museum Matters: October 2019

It may have escaped your attention, but October is the last month of daylight savings time. On November 3 we will push the clocks back and thereby gain an hour. You don’t have to be Einstein to know that changes in the space-time continuum are all relative, but it helps (You can learn more about Jewish perspectives on time in our Jews in Space exhibit coming next May).

I am actually focused on temporal matters today, not because of what happens on November 3 but rather the JMM change of hours that begins November 4. Starting that Monday, we will be open as usual from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday… but on Mondays we will be open to the public from 11 to 5. Our purpose in instituting the one hour delayed opening is not to save daylight (and certainly not to sleep in!), but instead, to give staff and volunteers one hour each week when every member of our team is available for meetings and training. So, we don’t look at this as losing an hour, but as gaining a stronger and even more professional team. As I said, “loss” and “gain” are all relative.

And speaking of relatives, you’ll find several of mine in the exhibit Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling (opening October 27, 2019). If you are a member in good standing, your invited to our member/VIP opening on October 26. If you’ve let your membership lapse, there is still time to renew to be eligible to attend. But tempus fugit, so don’t delay your renewal.

~Marvin

Images: G.E. electric wall clock from Rogers Avenue Synagogue, JMM 1993.52.77; New Year’s postcard, c. 1904, JMM 1990.18.5b; Clock with Hebrew letters, c. 1875-1895, JMM 1997.33.1.


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.

OCTOBER

Free Fall Baltimore
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Clare Lise Kelly
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:00pm
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Zachary Paul Levine
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NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Z.S. Pollack
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2019 Festival of Jewish Literature
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Pam Nadell
FREE – Reserve Your Seats Now


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


Thursday, November 7, 2019
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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 www.jewishdowntown.org or check out their facebook page.


Esther’s Place

Surprises in the sukkah! Why not spruce up your holiday decorating with some beautiful pieces from Esther’s Place? Hamsas, blessings, decorative prints and so much more – come in and we’ll help you find your perfect piece!


 

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Wearing White After Labor Day/ Making Latkes Before Rosh Hashanah

Posted on September 6th, 2019 by

Museum Matters: September 2019

Some conventions are just made to be broken. The late start of the Jewish holiday season allows us to do more in September than you might typically expect. We were able to extend Stitching History from the Holocaust until September 15 and squeeze in three additional fashion-related programs on September 8, 12, and 15.

And even as we leave our fashion summer behind, we’ll be featuring a “pop-up” exhibit and program on a Baltimore institution, celebrating 75 years of Eddie’s of Roland Park.

To complete our month of holiday convention breaking, we’re doing a DIY Sukkah program a month in advance of that holiday – to give you plenty of time to use your new Sukkah building skills at home. Come visit us in September…and feel free to wear white.


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.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Jenna Weissman Joselit
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Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00pm
Instructors: Erin Dowd, Sari Holt, and Brittni Moore
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Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019 at 3:00pm
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Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
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Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speakers: Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank
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Sunday, Sep. 22, 2019 at 2:30pm
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>>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 www.jewishdowntown.org or check out their facebook page.

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:30am
More Info Here.


Esther’s Place

September at Esther’s Place brings holiday joy and opportunities for reflection, storytelling, and time with loved ones. We’re eager to share our beautiful selection of honey pots, candles, challah trays and covers, Judaica, shofars, and holiday crafts. We’ve also got new family reads to inspire and spark conversations for the coming year.


 

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Museum Matters: August 2019

Posted on August 2nd, 2019 by

Last Six Weeks

First, the good news – in negotiations with the Jewish Museum Milwaukee we’ve been able to extend the tour of Stitching History from the Holocaust until September 15. It will now close the same day as Fashion Statement.

And now the other news – six weeks will fly by before you know it. Don’t procrastinate. As added incentive for your visit, we’ve saved some of our best related programs – including virtual tours of the Anne Frank House as well as lectures by Dr. Vanessa Ochs and Jenna Joselit for these final weeks of the exhibit (see details below).

~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.

AUGUST

Virtual Tours

Anne Frank House Virtual Tour
>Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11am – 3pm
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>Sunday, August 11, 2019, 11am – 3pm
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Restrictions and additional charge apply.

Sold Out!

2019 Summer Teachers Institute
Monday, August 5 – Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Dressing for God

Dressing for God: Expanding the Sacred Wardrobe
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Vanessa Ochs
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SEPTEMBER

Fashion!

Keeping Up Appearances: American Jews & Fashion
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Jenna Weissman Joselit
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Hands-On

Beginner Crochet Workshop
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:00pm
Instructors: Erin Dowd, Sari Holt, and Brittni Moore
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>>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.

Descendants Day!

Secrets of a Neighborhood
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 9:30am
More Info Here.


Esther’s Place

Kick off a playful August at Esther’s Place with new and returning Mah Jongg merchandise including Mah Jongg dinner plates, crystal dreidels, paperweights, and more. Embrace Family Fun Month with vintage games and back-to-school supplies. And explore and experience stories honoring the Summer Teachers Institute theme Women in the Holocaust.

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