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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Museum Matters: We’re Moving!

Posted on April 1st, 2016 by

No, we’re not moving JMM (April Fool’s).  We’re moving the day when e-newsletters go out.  Starting in the middle of this month, our e-mail newsletters will reach mailboxes on Thursday rather than Friday. The early start will make it easier for you to plan to attend one of our great Sunday programs, like this Sunday’s visit with time traveler Dr. John de Sequeyra, visiting JMM from his home in 18th century Williamsburg or next Sunday’s program at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation with writer/performer Stephanie Satie presenting her solo play, Silent Witnesses (this year’s Risch Memorial Program).

Your next Museum Matters newsletter will be delivered on May 5, so I want to use this April edition to draw your attention to a very special event we’re planning for May 1.  Later this month (April 23) Jonestown’s own Carroll Mansion will open its doors as the All American House – a showcase for American manufacture and design.  If you look at the website you’ll see we were among the first to sign on as a partner with the Mansion. We’ve declared our 1845 building to be the “All American Synagogue” and on Sunday May 1 we begin our celebration with activities for the whole family and the launch of our new “Book, Bell and Candle Mystery” experience at the Lloyd Street Synagogue at 3pm.  More details in the upcoming JMM Insights newsletter.

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.

April

A Sephardic Jewish Doctor in Colonial America
Sunday, April 3, 1:00pm
Performer: Doug Cohen
Included with Admission

We take a step back in time and welcome Dr. John de Sequeyra, a Sephardic Jew of Portuguese extraction, who was born in London in 1712. Dr. de Sequeyra moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1745 where he resided until his death in 1795. During his lifetime he was known for being the first visiting physician at the earliest institution in America dedicated to treating individuals with mental illnesses. He was also credited (by President Thomas Jefferson!) with introducing the tomato as a culinary staple to Virginia.

Network and Explore “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” 
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00pm 
Admission: $10 per person

The Maimonides Society invites all health professional to explore ethical, social, and scientific issues central to modern American Jewish identity through this unique museum exhibit; in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Howard County and The Associated’s Maimonides Society.

For reservations or more information please contact Juliya Sheynman at jsheynman@associated.org


The 10th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration:
Silent Witnesses
Sunday, April 10, 3:30pm
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, 21208
FreeWe are pleased to celebrate the 10th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration. Stephanie Satie will perform her one-woman play Silent Witnesses, based upon interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust.Following the performance join us for a talk back session with performer Stephanie Satie and Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS.


American Jews and the Early Birth Control Movement
Sunday, April 17, 1:00pm
Speaker Melissa Klapper, Rowan University
Included with admissionThe American Jewish community showed deep interest in the birth control movement of the first few decades of the twentieth century.  Jewish women were “early adopters” of contraception and notable activists for the cause, and also played significant roles as doctors and nurses.  Despite an internal debate over the religious, ethical, social, and medical ramifications, for the most part, American Jewish culture supported the early birth control movement as a tool for empowering Jewish women and the conversation influenced Jewish family life for generations to follow.

Redlining Series – Opportunity: Inclusive Development and Wealth Creation Inside the Redline
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm
Free On April 27th, 2015, Baltimore experienced its worst civil unrest in over forty years. Though images of fire and destruction often punctuated national media coverage, the unrest raised issues of persistent inequality and racial discrimination to the forefront of local and national discourse. A year later, the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University seeks to host a series of community conversations to reflect on the historical and contextual origins of this unrest. This is “Redlining,” a place to reflect and act on the geographies of exclusion in Baltimore City.The “Redlining” series aims to expose and interrogate the institutional past and present of segregation in Baltimore City. It will launch a future-focused conversation about systems of inequality reproduced by segregation, and the ways American cities might disrupt these systems. It will provide a platform for an intellectual conversation about timely social issues, and put forth a call for better research about the real and metaphoric exclusion of Redlining. The series will bring together academics, civil servants, community organizations, and local artists and musicians to start a conversation about what exclusions means to Baltimore, and what we as a community can do to address it.

May 

All American Synagogue
Sunday, May 1
Included with admission 

Join us as we mark the start of our All American Synagogue celebrations, in association with the MADE: In America and Carroll Mansion, this years’ All American Home. At 3pm become a JMM history detective, explore the material culture of Maryland’s oldest synagogue including some unanswered questions about its most important ritual objects.

Plus throughout the day enjoy hands-on activities and exploration examining the skills and techniques used in the construction of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. Activities will be suitable for the whole family.


Vilna to New York, Jewishkayt and Yiddishness, Abraham of Ur and Avrom Sutzkever Meet in One Baltimorean
Sunday, May 1, 4:00pm
Speaker: Zackary Sholem Berger, author of One Nation Taken Out of Another 
Included with admissionAs the author of two books of poetry which combine English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, written from the point of view of the poet himself; Biblical characters; dead literary titans; and [batting cleanup] The Almighty, Berger presents a one-of-a-kind monologue-cum-performance, a polylingual ventriloquy bringing the past and present together for a dance to the music of language.
On the way, many questions will be asked – and some of them even answered. How does a non-ultra-Orthodox guy from a Conservative Jewish background come to be a Yiddish poet and translator? Is he a complete fluke, or a harbinger of some baffling microtrend? How did Baltimore become an unlikely mini-capital of secular Yiddish culture? And is it true what they say about Old Bay?This program is presented in conjunction with a lobby exhibit, The Sanctity of Others, that will be on display April 17-May 19.


Carvalho’s Journay: A documentary film by Steve Rivo

Sunday, May 15, 1:00pm
Movie Screening and Talk with Director Steve Rivo
Included with AdmissionA real life 19th century American western adventure story, Carvalho’s Journey tells the extraordinary story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking photographer, artist and pioneer in American history.

A Day at the Races, A Night at Frankenstein’s Castle
Sunday, May 22, from 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. The central characters of both movies blend predictable feelings of persecution with a healthy irreverence for convention and a disregard for stuffy authority. Join another Jewish Doctor named Arnold T. Blumberg as he fills you in on some of the fun behind-the-scenes anecdotes that make the Marx Bros.’ A Day at the Races and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein two of his all-time favorites in the annals of Jewish movie medicine.Schedule for the Day:
11:00am – Screening of Day at the Races
1:00pm – Lecture with Dr. Blumberg
2:00pm – Screening of Young Frankenstein


Jonestown Heritage Day 
Sunday, May 29, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Free Join us as we celebrate Jonestown, Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood and home to numerous businesses and cultural institutions, including the JMM. The community will come together as we celebrate our shared heritage.

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
FreeIn 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued a report with this essential line: “Scientists have found that the conditions in which we live and work have an enormous impact on our health—long before we ever see a doctor.”“The conditions in which we live and work …” In Baltimore, these conditions are often bleak—often deplorable. These are the conditions that perpetuate yawning gaps in health care access and efficacy and in large-scale community health outcomes.

In this talk, Dr. Perman will address the social determinants of health—education, economic stability, personal and public safety, housing and transportation, social supports and cohesion. He’ll discuss how anchor institutions—like the University of Maryland, Baltimore—can help remediate the grave disparities we see in the health of populations.

More Programs

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, April 17, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)
Practical Tips for Genealogical Research in and near Present-Day Poland
Speaker: Mary Ann Evan

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

Esther’s Place: the JMM Store

Are you ready for Pesach? Passover begins on Friday April 22. Esther’s Place has you covered with everything you need to celebrate, including beautiful seder plates, matzah plates and covers, and lots cups: for Kiddush, Elijah, and Miriam. We also have, for the kids, plenty of Passover-themed toys, including “matzoh balls” and even a plush plague (or ten).

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Museum Matters: March 2016

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by

 

Surprising, provocative, informative… I am clearly not describing a presidential campaign, I am talking about Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.  More than a catalogue of community achievements, our new exhibit takes a closer look at the places where “who we are” meets “how we feel”, the intersections of culture and science.

Our family-friendly immersive experience, incorporates hands-on activities, multimedia effects, and more 200 artifacts, documents, and images – ranging from rare historic manuscripts collected by Dr. Harry Friedenwald here in Baltimore to rules for personal hygiene from the Hebrew Industrial School (pledge to take a bath once a week!).   When you visit the exhibit you’ll see our everyday experiences of health and healthcare through a very different lens.

If you just can’t wait for next weekend to come visit, you’ll find a preview at our special website: www.chickensoupexhibit.org.

But nothing beats seeing it in person.  If you are a JMM member your first opportunity will be Saturday night, March 12.  In addition to being among the first to see the exhibit, you’ll get to enjoy our special guest, doctor and stand-up comedian Bill Miller.

For more details on opening events take a close look at the programs below.

In addition to Beyond Chicken Soup programs we have several very special events lined up in the next sixty days.  Be sure to mark your calendars for April 10.  This year’s Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration (held at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation) features a live performance by Stephanie Satie in her one-woman play, “Silent Witness.”  This is Stephanie’s second performance in the Risch-sponsored series.  Her first show attracted a huge crowd.

 

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.
Humor is the Best Medicine with comedian Dr. Bill Miller

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America – Members’ Opening  

Saturday, March 12, 8:00pm

Free for JMM Members 

Join us for an evening of bedside humor with physician/comedian Dr. Bill Miller as we mark the opening of Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America.  The good news:  Injuries due to prolonged laughter lasting more than forty minutes are treatable!  We assure you there will be a “doctor in the house.”  This program will be held in the Lloyd Street Synagogue.

If you tour the exhibit after the program, the curator and other members of the exhibit team will be on hand to answer questions in the exhibit.  If you prefer to get a head start, the Museum doors will open at 7pm that evening for exhibition viewing prior to the program.

 

Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America – Public Opening  

Caring for Foreign Bodies: Healthcare’s Role in Immigrant Assimilation, 1890-1945
Speaker: Dr. Alan Kraut, American University

Sunday, March 13, 1:00pm

Included with Museum Admission

In 1914, during a peak era of immigration to the United States, E.A. Ross, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin insisted that the “foreign blood being injected into the blood of ‘our people’ is ‘subcommon.’ He scoffed at the unassimilable foreigners, taking aim at Southern Italians, Slavs, and Eastern European Jews. Others targeted Latinos and Asians. Newcomers and their advocates disagreed. Foreign bodies became contested terrain in the battle over whether newcomers’ bodies were fit for America. Because migration has been and continues to be so central to the America’s peopling, the subsequent process of integrating newcomers into American society has been an essential and recurring aspect of the American narrative. However, in every era there have been those who doubt that foreign bodies can be assimilated. This presentation demonstrates how in the period from 1890 to 1945 physicians, many of them immigrants themselves, became cultural mediators in the assimilation negotiation, encouraging newcomers to forge robust bodies even as their respective ethnic or religious groups organized and supported healthcare institutions responsive to both newcomers’ medical requirements and cultural preferences, a pattern that remains a dimension of the current dialogue over assimilation of the foreign-born.

 

The Rise and Fall of the American Jewish Hospital 

Speaker: Dr. Edward Halperin, New York Medical College 

Sunday, March 20, 1:00 pm 

Included with Museum admission 

From the mid-19th century to the latter third of the 20th century, there were more than 110 Jewish hospitals which played an important role in the American health care system. Most are no longer still in existence. Dr. Halperin will discuss how these hospitals came into existence, what role they filled, and why they have largely disappeared.

 

Author Talk and Signing –

The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France by Seth Meyerowitz

Sunday, March 27, 1:00pm

Included with Admission

Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second mission when he was shot down in Nazi occupied France in 1943. After fleeing the wreck, Arthur knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance. Meyerowitz will join us to talk about his grandfather’s fascinating experience, including his eventual return to America, that is told in more detail in his recently published book The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France.

Following the presentation Meyerowitz will be signing copies of his book.

 

April

A Sephardic Jewish Doctor in Colonial America

Sunday, April 3, 1:00pm

Performer: Doug Cohen

Included with Admission

We take a step back in time and welcome Dr. John de Sequeyra, a Sephardic Jew of Portuguese extraction, who was born in London in 1712. Dr. de Sequeyra moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1745 where he resided until his death in 1795. During his lifetime he was known for being the first visiting physician to the first institution in America for those that were mentally ill, plus President Thomas Jefferson credited him with introducing the eating of the tomato to Virginia.

 

Network and Explore “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” 

Wednesday, April 6, 7:00pm 

Admission $10 per person

The Maimonides Society invites all health professional to explore ethical, social, and scientific issues central to modern American Jewish identity through this unique museum exhibit; in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Howard County and The Associated’s Maimonides Society.

For reservations or more information please contact Juliya Sheynman at jsheynman@associated.org

 

The 10th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration:

Silent Witness

Sunday, April 10, 3:30pm

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, 21208

Free

We are pleased to celebrate the 10th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration. Stephanie Satie will perform her one-woman play Silent Witness, based upon interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust.

 

Redlining Series – Opportunity: Inclusive Development and Wealth Creation Inside the Redline

Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm

Free

On April 27th, 2015, Baltimore experienced its worst civil unrest in over forty years. Though images of fire and destruction often punctuated national media coverage, the unrest raised issues of persistent inequality and racial discrimination to the forefront of local and national discourse. A year later, the 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University seeks to host a series of community conversations to reflect on the historical and contextual origins of this unrest. This is “Redlining,” a place to reflect and act on the geographies of exclusion in Baltimore City.

The “Redlining” series aims to expose and interrogate the institutional past and present of segregation in Baltimore City. It will launch a future-focused conversation about systems of inequality reproduced by segregation, and the ways American cities might disrupt these systems. It will provide a platform for an intellectual conversation about timely social issues, and put forth a call for better research about the real and metaphoric exclusion of Redlining. The series will bring together academics, civil servants, community organizations, and local artists and musicians to start a conversation about what exclusions means to Baltimore, and what we as a community can do to address it.

 

 

More Programs

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. www.facebook.com/groups/biyabaltimore

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland March Meeting

Sunday, March 27, 1:30pm, Hadassah meeting room (3723 Old Court Road, Dumbarton Offices Entrance)

Movement Between Towns in Eastern Europe (a.k.a Ancestral Towns May Not Have Been So Ancestral)

Speaker: Lara Diamond

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

 

Exhibits

Exhibits currently on display include Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks!

Mark your calendars for our next exhibition opening. We are pleased to announce the opening of a major original landmark exhibit, Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America on Sunday, March 13. Our Members’ Opening will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 8:00pm. (See above for more details.)

 

Hours and Tour Times

The JMM is open Sunday-Thursday, 10am – 5pm.

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.  We offer tours focused on the Lloyd Street Synagogue (our current specialty tour is Sounds of the Synagogue), Sunday through Thursday at 3:00pm and on Sunday at 4:00pm.

 

Get Involved

The JMM is looking for volunteers to help staff our front desk, work in the gift shop, and lead tours as docents. No prior knowledge or training is required. All that is needed is an interest in learning about the JMM, our historic sites, exhibits, and programs and a desire to share this knowledge with the public. All volunteers are provided with thorough training. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer program, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Ilene Cohen at 410.732.6400 x217 or icohen@jewishmuseummd.org.

 

Membership

Revamped and revitalized, membership at the JMM is now better than ever – with new categories, benefits, and discounts to enrich every visit to the Museum for you and your friends and families.

All members receive our monthly e-newsletter, along with a 10% discount at the Museum store, free general admission to the Museum, free admission to all regular programs, attendance at exclusive member opening events and discounted weekday parking at the City-owned garage at 1001 E. Fayette Street.

Your membership provides much needed funding for the many programs that we offer and we hope we can count on you for your continued support. Memberships can be purchased online! http://jewishmuseummd.org/get-involved/museum-membership/ For more information about our membership program, please contact Sue Foard at (410) 732-6400 x220 or sfoard@jewishmuseummd.org.

 

Esther’s Place: the JMM Store

In support of Beyond Chicken Soup, Esther’s Place has some really fun and funky medical- and lab-themed housewares, including stainless steel water bottles adorned with skeletons, apothecary-style glass canisters for the kitchen, “chemistry lab” notebooks, bud vases shaped like laboratory equipment, and much more. Also, just in time for the opening, the original exhibition catalog will be available for sale. If you attend the opening day lecture, you can have your copy signed by one of the authors, Alan Kraut.

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