Generations 2007-2008: Bridges to Zion: Maryland and Israel

Posted on November 9th, 2016 by

Generations 2007-2008: Bridges to Zion: Maryland and Israel

Table of Contents

Introduction by Avi Y. Decter and Deborah R. Weiner – download as pdf

An American in Palestine: Mendes I. Cohen Tours the Holy Land by Deborah R. Weiner – download as pdf

The American Delegate(s)* at the First Zionist Conference by Avi Y. Decter – download as pdf

Revolutionizing Experiences: Henrietta Szold’s First Visit to the Holy Land by Henrietta Szold – download as pdf

Why I was a Zionist and Why I Now Am Not by Rabbi Morris S. Lazaron

“Israel” by Karl Schapiro

Mahal Days by Raphael Ben-Yosef

Photo Gallery: Maryland Philanthropy and Israel by Rachel Kassman

The Blaustein-Ben-Gurion Agreement: A Milestone in Israel-Diaspora Relations by Mark K. Bauman

The Comeback Kid: Leon Uris Returns to City College, 1995 by Rona Hirsch

“Who is a Jew” by Shoshana S. Cardin

Book Review: A Dream of Zion: American Jews Reflect on Why Israel Matters to Them by Melvin I. Urofsky

Field Notes: The Jewish Journey: The Jewish Museum in New York by Fred Wasserman

Chronology: Maryland and Israel

Cost: $10

To order a print copy of Generations 2007-2008, please contact Esther’s Place, the JMM Museum Shop at 443-873-5179 or email Devan Southerland, Museum Shop Assistant at

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Once Upon a Time…02.19.2016

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Joanna Church by email at


1994051006Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times:  February 19, 2016


PastPerfect Accession #:  1994.051.006


Status: Unidentified! Who are these participants in the 1980 Walk for Israel?


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A Good and Meaningful World

Posted on April 18th, 2012 by

A blog post by Development Coordinator Amy Smith

This week staff members met with Executive Director Avi Decter and Assistant Director Deborah Cardin for our 2012 staff evaluations.  These evaluations provided a useful opportunity to reflect upon our accomplishments over the past year as well as our contributions to the Museum and the community.

As I think about my goals for 2012, both professional and personal, one recent change comes to mind.   Last week, I joined a Baltimore based non-profit organization called A Good and Meaningful World.  The goal of this Jewish outreach initiative is for members to serve the community by performing an act of goodness each day for four weeks.  Members of A Good and Meaningful World post their random act of kindness on a Facebook group, which serves to inspire other members to continue doing good.  And, through the use of social media, the group is able to reach members all around the world.

Every member is provided with an blue bracelet that reminds us to do an Act of Goodness each day.

For more information, please visit A Good and Meaningful World website at http:/// or email

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