Museum Matters: June 2019

Posted on June 7th, 2019 by

We Get the Job Done!

This month we celebrate the contribution of immigrants from around the globe to the American story. We kick things off on June 20, by welcoming the latest group of Americans as they take their oaths of citizenship at the JMM.

The following Sunday, Hamiltunes will help us sing the praises of Alexander Hamilton, who fans of the Broadway show will know was a Jewish-educated, Caribbean immigrant. Hamiltunes, where we the people have a chance to rap the iconic musical, is the centerpiece of this year’s Jonestown Festival. This year the festival is being held at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, just a short walk from JMM. It’s a great way to share your pride in America’s immigrant roots with your whole family.

We finish the month with stories of refugees – both those of the Holocaust period, and those who are coming to America today.

Don’t throw away your shot. Come join us in June.

~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.

JUNE

2019 Jonestown Festival

Hamilton Comes to Jonestown
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Free!

Speakers

Creating Our American Story
Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:30pm
Speakers: Senai Abella Obang and Hari Maya Dhamala
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Talk & Screening

Stories of Survival: Schindler’s List
Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Lola Hahn
Film Screening at 2:45pm
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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.


Esther’s Place

The warm weather is here and at Esther’s Place, we’re ready to celebrate June traditions that bring people together—everything from Shavuot to Father’s Day to Pride Month, HONFest, and JMM summer programming. As you’re planning summer get-togethers and outdoor trips, we hope you’ll visit Esther’s Place Shop to check out our selection of festive tabletop items, great reads, and JMM “fashion statements.”


Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Fashion Statement, Stitching History from the Holocaust, 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, 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

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Membership

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Get Involved

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Museum Matters: May 2019

Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by

Where It’s Always May

Thirteen years ago, Congress and the President established May as National Jewish Heritage Month. The concept paralleled the established months to honor African-American, Hispanic American and other cultures in our diverse national quilt. This month we will indeed feature several programs addressing the Jewish immigrant experience and the intersection between the Holocaust and American life.

But, of course, the same can be said for June, July, and August. Jews have lived in North America for more than 350 years – way too much story to cover in just 31 days. So next winter when it is 5 below zero in February, just say “I’m going to the JMM, because there it’s always May!”

~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.

MAY

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1pm
Speaker: Jack Burkert, Baltimore Museum of Industry
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7pm
Speaker: Michael Dobbs, author
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Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Recovery & Renewal: The Immigration Experience Series

Different Horrors/Same Hell: Jewish Women Experience the Holocaust
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1pm
Speaker: Dr. Myrna Goldenberg
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>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<


 

Esther’s Place

Make a fashion statement that supports local artists including silk painter Diane Tuckman and jewelry designers Barbie Levy and Carolyn Buckman. Plus, prep for and celebrate upcoming Mother’s and Father’s Day holidays with fondly-remembered Baltimore family stories, mug inspiration, and more.

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Museum Matters: April 2019

Posted on April 5th, 2019 by

Remnant 
/ˈremnənt/

1. A piece of cloth at the end of a bolt. Usually not enough to make a complete project.

2. A surviving trace

As April turns our thoughts to Passover and Yom HaShoah, we are reminded of the fact that today’s Jewish community is indeed a remnant — the part that survived the Pharaohs, the Inquisition, the pogroms, the Holocaust, and dozens of other persecutions large and small. We are the remnant as well of the millions who lost their identity through assimilation, both forced and voluntary.

Yet the pair of exhibits that opens this weekend demonstrates that there is still enough cloth on our bolt to make a few projects. In Stitching History from the Holocaust, creativity lost is found again. In Fashion Statement, we explore the diversity of the Jewish experience in Maryland through the language of clothing. We invite you to join us as we celebrate what has survived.

~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.

April

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum Milwaukee
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Connected Threads: Members-Only Reception*

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
Reserve Your Seats

Mark the openings of our newest exhibits, Stitching History from the Holocaust and Fashion Statement with an interactive wine and cheese reception. (dietary laws observed)

*Not yet a member? Join now!*

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1pm
Speaker: Joanna Church, Fashion Statement curator
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Together We Remember: The Future of Baltimore’s Past

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 5:30pm
Free – Register Now

Maryland Premiere: After Auschwitz

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1pm
Speaker: Marsha L. Rozenblit
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>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<


Esther’s Place

This April at Esther’s Place, our shelves are bursting with color, creativity, and memory. Our Passover merchandise includes meaningful and whimsical Haggadot, beautiful children’s books, unique Judaica and Seder table items, adorable toys, and more. On April 7, we’ll introduce books, wearables, DIY projects, and important stories of creative talent in connection with exhibits Fashion Statement and Stitching History from the Holocaust. In particular, we are honored to offer catalogs and notecard sets from Jewish Museum Milwaukee exploring the designs of Hedy Strnad, the inspiration for Stitching History from the Holocaust.

 

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