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A Love Note To Our Members

Posted on January 17th, 2020 by

JMM Insights: January 2020

We’ve talked before about how much Membership Matters, but we believe there’s never a bad time to share our love for some of the most important people who come through our doors – our members.  From exhibit openings and book signings to concerts and family days, we always get a thrill seeing the familiar faces of our JMM family here at the Museum.

We want to say thank you. And we love your support, your enthusiasm, and YOUR love for us. To show our love, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day present for all our members. Hitting your mailbox soon is a special Valentine from us to you. Bring your Valentine into the Museum during the month of February and we’ll give you a present – wrapped up with ribbons and bows. But this isn’t just any ordinary present – it’s a surprise.

Large and small, heavy and light, brightly colored and elegant and out-of-season – these presents are a mystery. We’re wrapping them up and letting you choose!

Like Valentine’s Day chocolate, we don’t want these gifts to get stale, so you’ll need to pick them up by the end of February. However, this isn’t the only way we show appreciation for our members! If you haven’t been to one of our special, members-only exhibit events, you’ve been missing out. From lion dancers in Lloyd Street Synagogue for Jewish Refugees in Shanghai to a night of magical memories for Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini to songs and stories in celebration of Scrap Yard, our members-only events are a seasonal highlight. Members should mark their calendars for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 as we enjoy the out-of-this-world opening of Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit this Spring.

Just a few of our stellar members-only events!

Did you know that JMM members at the Lombard Street Club, Living History Circle, Lloyd Street League, and 1845 Society get FREE ADMISSION to not just our Museum, but to multiple other Museums in the Baltimore area, including the Baltimore Museum of Industry, our Jonestown neighbor The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and the B&O Railroad Museum? Plus, if you’re a traveler, members at these premium levels ($150+) also receive free admission to Jewish museums across the country, including the Skirball in California, the Jewish Museum in New York, the Maltz Museum in Ohio, the Yiddish Book Center in Massachusetts and the Jewish Museum Milwaukee in Wisconsin!

We are thrilled that so many of our visitors support our mission and choose to become members of the Museum. You make us feel loved every day. We hope you’ll be our Valentine.

Yours Truly,

The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Be Our Valentine and Become a Member Today

Join JMM as a member between now and February 14, 2020 and you too will receive a free gift when you stop in to the Museum during the month of February. Let us show you the love!


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#ColorOurCollections: Valentine Edition

Posted on February 5th, 2016 by

Happy Friday! We thought you might like this sketch by Jacob Glushakow as an option for your Valentine’s Day cards!

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JMM 2004.116.003

Download as a PDF here: JMM Valentine PDF

Here’s some samples JMM friends & family produced to show our love!


Aren’t they beautiful?

and here’s the original:

JMM 2004.116.003

JMM 2004.116.003





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Why Resist a Good Story?

Posted on February 13th, 2014 by

I am such a sucker for a good story – and with Valentine’s Day looming ever so close, I wanted to share a little story that I heard yesterday while speaking to Lillian Reyes, a teacher who brought her 7th graders from Har Sinai Congregation to the JMM to learn about the life in Baltimore during the Civil War and the connection between Rabbi David Einhorn, Har Sinai Congregation and slavery.

I asked Lillian how the morning was going and she mentioned that she loved the Jewish Museum of Maryland and was very excited about bringing her class to the Museum- as the JMM was where she met her future husband.

Lillian, a recent transplant to Baltimore was single and was looking for fun things to do and places to meet other Jews.  She had previously been to “Late Night on Lloyd Street” events at the JMM and a friend suggested attending a B’nai Israel young adult program “Pizza in the Hut” during Sukkot (September) 2013. Lillian met Marc Soloweszyk in the crowded room, hit it off right away and spent the entire night talking!

The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple

After a beautiful courtship during which they both realized how perfect they were for each other, Marc wanted to propose, but hadn’t figured out just the right place to do it. On December 27, Marc took Lillian for a surprise evening in downtown Baltimore and while walking down Lloyd Street, reminisced about the night they had met.  Suddenly, he was on one knee with a ring in his hand, asking Lillian to marry him. After briefly hyperventilating and a random “Congratulations!” shouted from a passing car, Lillian said “Yes!”. Marc put the ring on her finger and they stood in front of the entrance to the Jewish Museum/Bnai Israel and all of the sudden fireworks over the Inner Harbor, lit up the sky.

Lillian says, “It was a magical night and we both feel so blessed to have met each other. We already loved the exhibits and events at the JMM and now the museum has a whole new meaning for us! The wedding will be April 30, 2014, G-d willing, in Pikesville, MD.”

ilene A blog posy by Education Director Ilene Dackman-Alon.


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