Upcoming Events

Nov 27th

National Day Of Listening with Story Corp

Triple Play Family Program


Friday, November 27th, 11am to 3pm


Included with Museum Admission 


Join us at the JMM as we participate in the National Day of Listening with StoryCorps. We invite you to bring your friends and family to the museum to participate in this national project that records, shares and preserves the stories of our lives.


All stories will be uploaded to the American Folk life Center at the Library of Congress and saved in the JMM archives. We will also ensure that all participating groups receive their own copy of their story. Stories can be on any subject, but we would especially like to hear your memories of Jewish Baltimore or Folk Music and Paul Simon.


We will provide all of the necessary technology for your interviews, however space is limited so registration is essential. To reserve a session please contact Trillion Attwood at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.


This program is part of our new “Triple Play Pass” for families. For more information on the Triple Play pass, please contact Trillion Attwood, tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 410-732-6400 x215.

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For more info on #TheGreatListen, check out Story Corp’s website: https://storycorps.me/

Dec 2nd

The Bagelman Sisters and Beyond: Moe Asch’s Sound Encyclopedia

Wednesday, December 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

Speaker: Jeff Place, senior archivist and curator for the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Included with admission

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A young New York radio engineer Moses Asch (1905-1986) ran a small radio repair shop in New York in the 1930s. His family had fled Poland and settled there. He found that his customers were asking for Jewish recordings that none of the existing labels could provide. He soon found himself in the record business recording two sisters, the Bagelman (later Barry) Sisters singing in Yiddish. About the same time he went with his father, the novelist Sholem Asch, to see the elder Asch’s friend, Albert Einstein in Princeton. When Einstein asked Moe, what he wanted to do with his life, he replied he wanted to document all the world’s sounds in a sonic encyclopedia. Einstein told him “you’re just the guy to do it” That started his journey into Folkways Records and over 2000 titles in the next 40 years.


This very special lecture coincides with Moe Asch’s 110th birthday!


Jeff Place is the senior archivist and curator for the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. He has been at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage since January 1988. He has been a collector of traditional music for over 45 years.

Dec 6th

A Family Chanukah Celebration with Joanie Leeds

 Downtown Dollar Day
Sunday, December 6th, 2:00pm
Admission $1
We are very excited to welcome back to the JMM Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights, help us to set the Chanukah mood with a rocking family concert!
A versatile artist, Joanie Leeds is a gifted musician with a soulful voice that ranges from low and bluesy to high, light, and breezy.  In addition to her secular popularity, Joanie tours the country playing synagogues, Jewish day schools and Jewish museums. Her Jewish music can be found on the PJ Library’s compilation.
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For more information please contact Trillion Attwood 410.732.6400x215/tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org or visit jewishmuseummd.org.