Groundhog Predicts Seven More Weeks of Programs!

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 by

Museum Matters: February 2018

February 11 – March 25, 2018

Rumor has it that Punxsutawney Phil is expanding his repertoire beyond weather forecasting. Perhaps he’ll come out of the shadows to say something tomorrow about “edutainment” opportunities ahead. If he does, we feel certain that he’ll mention JMM Live! – a sure cure for your winter blues, no matter how long we are stuck in the cold.

Our programs of music, theater, film (with live director conversations) and author talks kicks off on Feb. 11th with Cantor Geller’s Yiddish Sing-A-Long and continues through March 25. It includes encounters with Jewish punk rock, Gertrude Stein and Henrietta Szold. Sorry Phil, no groundhogs, but we do have a “monkey,” a new documentary about the Jewish refugee couple who created Curious George.

We developed the concept for JMM Live! last summer when we “knew” that our Feldman Gallery would be dark in February and March as we transitioned between exhibits. But at the last minute, the Embassy of Israel offered us Beyond Duty, a panel exhibit on the diplomats from around the globe who struggled to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust. So if you’re looking for something new to do on a dreary day in February come see the light and the lively at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

~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.

FEBRUARY & MARCH

Kicks Off February 11th!

Over the course of six weeks, our lobby will be transformed into a theatre as we host staged readings, living history dramatic shows, musical performances, movies and author talks that explore a variety of topics and genres – from Yiddish Theatre to punk – and are designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

You can view all the programs in the JMM Live! series HERE.

FEBRUARY

02.11.2018

“Lomer Alle Zingen” Let’s Sing:
An Afternoon of Yiddish Song
Sunday, February 11th, 3:00pm
Presenter: Hazzan Sara Geller, B’nai Shalom of Olney
Get Tickets Now

02.15.2018

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Thursday, February 15th, 7:00pm
Get Tickets Now

02.18.2018

Phoebe and Eubie: The Odd Couple
Sunday, February 18th, 1:00pm
Speaker: Hugh Wyatt, author
Get Tickets Now

02.25.2018

Ida Rehr
February 25 at 1 pm
Performer: Katherine Lyons
Get Tickets Now

02.25.2018

Maryland Premiere
Monkey Business:
The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators!

February 25 at 5 pm
Get Tickets Now


MARCH

03.04.2018

Hava Nashira: Songs and Stories
March 4 at 10 am – perfect for ages 5 and under!
March 4 at 11am – perfect for ages 8 and under!
Performer: Daveed Korup, musician and storyteller
Get Tickets Now

03.04.2018

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk
March 4 at 3 pm
Speaker: Michael Croland, author
Performer: Na Nach Oi! (featuring Yishai Romanoff)
Get Tickets Now

04.11.2018

A Night of Musical Theatre:
How Jewish composers impacted Broadway
March 11 at 5 pm
Performer: Sarah Baumgarten
Get Tickets Now

04.15.2018

Gertrude Stein and a Companion at the JMM
March 15 at 7 pm
In partnership with Fells Point Corner Theatre
Get Tickets Now

>>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

It’s Super “Bowl” weekend and we’ve got the perfect bowl for every home! From kitschy to elegant to avant-garde, stop in to Esther’s Place and find your favorite.

Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations (opening Sunday, Feb. 4th), 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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What’s Hot at JMM?: Museum Matters, January 2018

Posted on January 5th, 2018 by

Image of Ready for Winter

Helen, Ruth, and Martin Weinberg bundle up – they won’t let winter keep them in the house, and neither should you! JMM 1996.127.23.55a

The dropping temperature and bitter winds closed JMM on Thursday, but we’ll be open to visitors again on Sunday.  So don’t give in to the temptation to hibernate! The next 30 days are a great time to make your first visit of 2018.

>Hot tickets

You have just 10 more days to see Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage here in Baltimore (on display through Martin Luther King Day, January 15). Don’t miss our January 14 program with Dr. Henry Green as he describes his efforts to create a permanent record of the last generation of Jews to live in the lands of the Middle East (outside Israel) and North Africa.

>Hot topics

Iraq isn’t the only place where a trove of records of the Jewish community was recently discovered. You read the news stories in October about the Yivo Institute’s new finds in Lithuania. Now you can hear directly from the Institute’s director about the context for understanding this legacy.

>Hot off the presses

We’ve had a last minute addition to our exhibit schedule. At the invitation of the Israeli Embassy we will be presenting Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, a panel show on the diplomats recognized as “Among the Righteous of the Nations” by Yad Vashem. The exhibit will open to the public at JMM on February 4, just days after its American premiere on Capitol Hill.

Getting warmer? Details below!

~Marvin


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.

JANUARY

Iraqi Jewish Voices

Iraqi Jewish Voices: Narratives of Memory and Identity
Sadie B. Feldman Family Lecture
Sunday, January 14th, 1pm
Speaker: Dr. Henry Green
Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now

Iraqi Jewish Voices tells the story of the last generation of Iraqi Jews displaced in the wake of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel through dramatic contemporary and historical photography, film, and personal narrative.

Digitized by Smooth Solutions at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.

YIVO and the Lost Jewish Library of Vilna
Sunday, January 21st, 1pm
Speaker: Jonathan Brent, YIVO Executive Director
Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now

Learn about a collection of 170,000 pages saved from the Nazis and recently found in the basement of a LIthuanian church. The collection includes works by Yiddish novelist Chaim Grande, Sholem Aleichem, and Marc Chagall

Members Only

I Missed My Train
Sunday, January 28th, 3:30pm
Film Screening and Talk with Filmmakers
MEMBERS ONLY – Reserve Your Seats

A special preview screening and behind-the-scenes discussion of the documentary film, I Missed My Train featuring Dutch Holocaust survivor Ernst Van Gelderen on a journey to revisit his experiences as a hidden child during the war.


Over the course of six weeks, our lobby will be transformed into a theatre as we host staged readings, living history dramatic shows, musical performances, movies and author talks that explore a variety of topics and genres – from Yiddish Theatre to punk – and are designed to appeal to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

FEBRUARY & MARCH

You can view all the programs in the JMM Live! series HERE.


>>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.

Soul to Soul
Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Tickets: $26 in advance, $31 at the door
Location: The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Zalmen Mlotek, an internationally recognized Yiddish folk music expert and Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, teams up with Broadway veterans and a klezmer jazz band for this memorable evening. More info.


Esther’s Place

We are constantly getting new and interesting merchandise at Esther’s Place!

This month, our newest arrivals include a series of products featuring our bespoke image of the Lloyd Street Synagogue and new work from acclaimed designer Michael Aram. Stop by and check it out!


Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage (don’t delay, exhibit closes January 15th!), 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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Esther’s Place Goes to Strathmore!

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by

Museum Matters: November 2017

Just a few of the fantastic items we'll have on sale!

Just a few of the fantastic items we’ll have on sale!

For every visit to any museum, the Museum Gift Shop is a quintessential stop, and for good reason–museum stores have a disproportionate share of surprise and pizazz per square foot compared to other retail establishments.  In fact, a well-appointed museum store becomes a part of the learning experience that is a museum visit.

As we did last November, Esther’s Place: The Shop at the Jewish Museum of Maryland will be taking part in the Strathmore Mansion’s Museum Shop Holiday Market. This 4-day market features the wares of 18 area museum shops. It’s a savvy holiday shopper’s great-gift HQ!

Come see us!

Come see us!

From Thursday Nov 9 through Sun Nov 12, Esther’s Place will have a second location in an upstairs room in the Strathmore Mansion. We will be featuring some great finds for everyone on your list, including some of my favorite items in the shop right now:

>“beanie baby” style stuffies with uniquely Jewish names, like Mooses the moose and Gefilte the fish

>architectural Judaica rendered in chrome and steel

>“fidget-spinner” dreidels

>colorful soup bowls labeled “Jewish Penicillin”

>amazing jewelry from Israeli and American Jewish designers. We have selections from simple and elegant to wow!

Believe me, it will be worth the drive to North Bethesda. I hope to see you there!

–Tracie Guy-Decker
Associate Director


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.

NOVEMBER

Sunday at 12pm!

Sunday at 12pm!

Being Jewish in Baghdad
Sunday, November 5th at 12:00pm
Speaker: Maurice Shamash
Get TIckets Now!
JMM Member – Reserve Your Seat

Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Maurice Shamash has fond memories of growing up in Iraq—until everything changed. Join us as we hear Mr. Shamash’s fascinating story that took him from Iraq to America, via Israel and Britain. This powerful personal testimony will offer unique insight into a once thriving Jewish community that is now virtually extinct.

Free community event

Free community event

Childhood Memories of the Holocaust: A Cantanta
Community Kristallnacht Commemoration
Sunday, November 5 at 2pm
FREE
Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 21208

Co-sponsors: Baltimore Jewish Council; Beth El Congregation; Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, Inc.; Toby’s, Columbia

Baltimore's Storyteller

Baltimore’s Storyteller

Glimpses of Gil Sandler
Thursday, November 9th at 6:30 pm
Free – Let us know you’re coming!

A tribute to Baltimore’s preeminent storyteller for his role in supporting the work of the Jewish Museum of Maryland and preserving Baltimore’s Jewish heritage. Following the presentation please join us for a light reception, dietary laws observed, plus a book signing with Gil Sandler.

Immigrants from Iraq leaving Lod airport on their way to ma'abara, 1951. Via.

Immigrants from Iraq leaving Lod airport on their way to ma’abara, 1951. Via.

Sacred Legacy: The Amazing Rescue of Iraq’s Jews
Sunday, November 12th at 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Neil Rubin
Get Tickets Now!
JMM Members – Reserve Your Seat

Join Dr. Neil Rubin as we explore Operation Ezra and Nechemiah. In that stunning 1951-1952 rescue operation, the State of Israel spirited more than 130,000 endangered Iraqi Jews out of their native land to the Jewish state.

DECEMBER

Dancing, music, crafts, and food!

Dancing, music, crafts, and food!

Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day
Sunday, December 3, All Day
Featuring: Silk Road Dance Company and Sephardic Heritage D.C.
Included with Museum Admission – Get Your Tickets Now!
JMM Members – Let us know you’re coming!

Experience a multi-sensory exploration of a fascinating culture with a long and often unknown history. Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day promises to engage and delight the whole family.  Celebrate Iraqi Jewish Heritage through fun activities, hands-on crafts, dancing, music, and, of course, food.

This story and more!

This story and more!

Downtown Dollar Day
A Very Sephardic Hanukkah
Sunday, December 10, All Day
Admission just $1 – Get your discount tickets now!
JMM Members – let us know you’re coming!

Perfect for families, this special day will feature kids’ activties throughout the day, including multiple story times and storytellers who will share Sephardic Hanukkah stories. More details coming soon!
>>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.

The following two programs are presented by the Creative Alliance in partnership with B’Nai Israel Congregation and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Andy Statman

Andy Statman

The Andy Statman Trio
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30pm
27 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
More Info and Tickets

Beloved as a Klezmer and bluegrass musician, Andy is a virtuosic clarinetist and mandolin player who leads an ace trio.

Judith Berkson

Judith Berkson

Judith Berkson with Frank London and Michael Winograd
Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm
27 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
More Info and Tickets

Along with trumpeter Frank London and clarinetist Michael Winograd, Berkson’s inventive take on cantorial music is haunting and mesmerizing.

Free program

Free program

My Life as a Nazi-Hunter: Successes, Failures and Insights
Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Efraim Zuroff
Location: Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s Mintzes Theatre
3300 Old Court Road, Pikesville, MD
FREE – Reserve a seat by contacting Mercaz at 410-413-2321 or mercaz@btfiloh.org

For nearly 40 years, Dr. Efraim Zuroff, chief Nazi-hunter of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and director of its Israel Office and Eastern European Affairs, has hunted down Nazis and brought them to justice, unveiling the truth of the Holocaust’s horrors and keeping its victims’ memories alive.


Esther’s Place

Host gifts and more!

Host gifts and more!

Whether or not you can visit us at the Strathmore Museum Shop Holiday Market, please come see us as you make your holiday gift lists! We have merchandise from the whimsical to the sublime. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list.


Ongoing at the JMM

Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage, 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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