Posted on August 1st, 2016 by Rachel
Bev Rosen has been a volunteer docent at the JMM for two years. She decided to become a volunteer because she loves history, giving presentations and helping people learn new things. She is also very outgoing and people oriented and thought that she would be a good fit for the docent position.
Bev came to the Baltimore area, twenty-seven years ago from North Carolina. She is trained as a licensed clinical social worker and has an MBA from Johns Hopkins in marketing. She has served as an executive coach and workshop leader for WorkWonders. Bev believes in living a diversified life. She hates sitting still and likes to create and be a part of new projects. She is now semi-retired, but still remains very active as an “Urban Ranger” tour guide for Baltimore Heritage in Fells Point, organizing tours from the Senior Box Office to visit the JMM and traveling to places like Provence, France and Cuba.
Bev poses in our beautiful courtyard.
Bev enjoys bringing to life the history and culture of the Baltimore Jewish experience through daily tours of our two historic synagogues, introducing to our exhibits, outreach activities and Jewish themed walking tours of Jonestown. She appreciates hearing participants tell their stories about their experiences down at Lloyd Street or related to the synagogues’ histories.
I can always rely on Bev to be very punctual, organized and energetic as well as to give constructive feedback about the volunteer program and museum operations. She may also be taking on some additional projects such as helping with our marketing efforts and helping to expand on our neighborhood walking tour.
If you would like to join Bev as a docent (or any other volunteer position), please visit our website to find out how you can get involved.
Post by Visitor Services Coordinator Graham Humphrey. Every month we highlight one of our fantastic JMM volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with the JMM, send an email to Sue Foard at email@example.com or call 410-732-6402 x220! You can also get more information about volunteering at the Museum here.
Posted on July 20th, 2016 by Rachel
Throughout this internship, I’ve spent many fond hours at the front desk talking with Betsy, one of the museum’s volunteers. Betsy is well travelled, wise, and open minded, and I love talking to her about the news and politics. Although she is an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, and I of Bernie Sanders, our differences of opinion only make our conversations more interesting, and lead to excellent discussion. Betsy has a very different point of view from myself, which helps me to see issues in different ways than I would normally look at them, and I can’t help but to trust the wisdom of her experiences.
If you’ve been to the Museum, you’ve probably met Betsey at the Welcome Desk!
We’ve also conversed thoroughly about food and travel. Betsy and I have both been to China and find other cultures fascinating, and have discussed our favorite restaurants in the Baltimore. We both seem to share a passion for ethnic foods and exploring the city. Since the start of my internship, I think I have learned the most about the world and how to have a good life. She just turned 90 last week, so here’s wishing her a happy Birthday!
Post by Education and Programs Intern David Agronin. To read more posts by and about interns click HERE.
Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Rachel
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 at 410.732.6400 x236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times: November 20, 2015
PastPerfect Accession #: 2011.029.249
Status: Identified! Mary Huffman, a Levindale gift shop volunteer, enjoying her work, circa 1970s.
Special Thanks To: Robin Lightman (Mary Huffman’s great-niece)