Purim-pouri!

Posted on March 8th, 2019 by

Museum Matters:March 2019


March is the time of year when our programming becomes truly eclectic. In the next 30 days we will feature both a mid-week film and a multi-media performance for the final weekend of the Jewish refugees and Shanghai exhibit, the great student projects at our annual My Family Story presentation, a rhyming workshop based on a children’s book, Sephardi musical traditions plus films about Israeli baseball players and a Jewish strongman. Talk about a big Megillah!

No matter how you roll the dice to select your day(s) to visit, you are bound to find an exciting new experience at JMM this March. And remember – museum membership includes free admission to our programs. Now is the perfect time to become a member (if you aren’t yet part of the family). We can’t wait to see you here.

~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.

MARCH

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

Kreplach & Dim Sum
Speaker: Cantor Robyn Helzner
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Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 1pm

And There Was Evening And There Was Morning
Presenters: Harriet Helfand, author & Ellen Kahan Zager, author and illustrator
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Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

Sephardic Art Song: A Musical Legacy of the Sephardic Diaspora
Presenters: Lori Şen and Jeremy Lyons
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 6:30pm

Maryland Premiere
Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel
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Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00pm

Baltimore Premiere
The Mighty Atom
Speaker: Steven Greenstein, filmmaker
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April

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1:00pm

Behind the Seams: Weaving a Story of Loss and Discovery
Speaker: Molly Dubin, Jewish Museum Milwaukee
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

Connected Threads
Members-Only Reception*
Speaker: Joanna Church, Fashion Statement curator
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!*


>>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

This March at Esther’s Place we’re all about identity, stories, and fun! Find your perfect Purim noisemaker, costume idea or accessory, or gift basket inspiration from among our selection of toys, books, and Purim-themed items. March is also National Reading Month and National Craft Month so don’t forget to celebrate by exploring our children and adult books, and craft items such as “decorate your own” mezuzahs and tzedakah boxes.

 

 

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February Came in Like a Lion

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by

Museum Matters:February 2019

Ni hao ma? (How are you?)

At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, we’re doing fine, thanks. Come join us in the next five weeks as we explore the stories of an improbable haven for Jewish people during WWII, located halfway around the globe.

We’re using a panel show developed by the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum as a platform for a series of outstanding lectures and films. Offerings range from poetry to film to first person accounts by Shanghai refugees.

Reserve your seats now as we expect several of these programs to be sold out.

~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

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

A Little Vienna in Shanghai
Speaker: Dr. Meredith Oyen, UMBC
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Sunday, February 10, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Winter Teachers Institute 2019 Part 1
More info here.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

China Through Yiddish Eyes
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein, UPENN
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Sunday, February 17, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Winter Teachers Institute 2019 Part 2
More info here.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

Maryland Premiere:
Above the Drowning Sea
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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

Shanghai Remembered
Speaker: Yvonne Daniel
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MARCH

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:00pm

In Their Own Words as Jewish Refugees
Speaker: Sara Halpern, Ohio State University
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Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

Minyan in Kaifeng
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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

Kreplach & Dim Sum
Speaker: Cantor Robyn Helzner
Buy 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

This February at Esther’s Place, we celebrate themes from new exhibit Jewish Refugees and Shanghai, including family, friendship, resilience, and community. Highlights include Shanghai Sukkah, a story of friendship and new traditions, and our newest custom product: a bilingual memory stone, perfect as a souvenir, personal inspiration, gift, or memorial. We’ll also feature books, Judaica, and homewares that recall home and family.


Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Jewish Refugees and Shanghai, 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.

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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A Great Escape

Posted on January 4th, 2019 by

Museum Matters: January 2019

As I write this on New Year’s eve it looks like we are in for a rainy finish to Baltimore’s rainiest year (to those of you reading this in Florida, let me just say “you don’t know what you’re missing”). But if the mid-winter blues have got you down and the walls seem to be closing in, let me suggest an escape. This is a great season to visit the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

First of all there are less than three weeks to go before we pack up the Houdini exhibit and send it on to the Breman Museum in Atlanta (it seems like everyone is headed south this winter). You can catch our magical curtain call on Jan. 20 or even come on the 21st (we’ll be open on MLK Day if you’ve got restless children or grandchildren who need one more taste of the magic)!

And before the next Museum Matters reaches your e-mailbox, we’ll be opening our next project – Jewish Refugees and Shanghai. Check out my blog post to learn more.

While the weather outside may be dismal, inside the JMM we forecast “enlightenment” all month long.


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.

JANUARY

Sunday, January 13th at 1:00pm

Baltimore Premiere: The Mighty Atom
Speaker: Steven Greenstein, filmmaker
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Janury 20th at 1:00pm

A Fantastical Farewell to Houdini
Performer: Brian Curry, magician
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Sunday, January 27th at 1:00pm

Refugees and America: Past, Present, and Future
Speakers: Mark Hetfield and Anne Richard
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Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30pm

Where the Birds Never Sing
Speaker: Jack Sacco, author
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FEBRUARY/MARCH PREVIEW

>VIP/Members Opening: Jewish Refugees and Shanghai

>Public Opening: Jewish Refugees and Shanghai

>A Little Vienna in Shanghai

>China Through Yiddish Eyes

>Maryland Premiere: Above the Drowning Sea

>Shanghai Remembered

>In Their Own Words as Jewish Refugees

>Minyan in Kaifeng

>Kreplach & Dim Sum


Esther’s Place

At Esther’s Place, 2019 brings new stories to be passed on and new connections to be shared among loved ones. From Baltimore’s own author/illustrator Ellen Kahan Zager comes a descriptive, accessible story where pictures emerge from Hebrew letters. Another new display celebrates Jewish athletes and includes our custom postcard set of Athletes from the JMM Collection and the story of mysterious, indomitable baseball player (and spy) Moe Berg. And new among our art supplies is L’Dor Vador (from generation to generation), offering calming art pieces that celebrate Jewish spirituality and are ready to be colored in the medium of your choice.


Exhibits

Exhibits on display include Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini(closing January 21st!), 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.

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.

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