October 26, 2014
Free Fall Baltimore
October 26th 10am to 5pm
Enjoy a day of FREE admission to the Jewish Museum of Maryland, fun for the whole family. Visit our latest exhibit The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen which tells the story of the most fascinating Baltimorean you have never heard of, part Indiana Jones and part Forrest Gump, 100% real! Then explore our two historic synagogues through a docent led tour.
Stick around for our presentation The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay at 1pm or just enjoy some spooky crafts, including making your own Golem.
Registration is available here but is not necessary.
Link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jewish-museum-of-maryland-free-general-admission-tickets-12480554675?ref=ebapi
Sunday, October 26th, 1pm
Speaker Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg
Free Fall Baltimore Program!
These days, you don’t have to wait for Halloween to find horror – and especially the living dead – in every corner of pop culture. But where are the Jewish zombies? The mythical golem is an artificially constructed, supernaturally animated liminal being caught between life and death, neither and both at the same time. Jewish folklore often features these creatures in stories of injustice and vengeance. The automaton is impelled by belief in God, but a possible danger to its creator as much as its intended victims. Tales of the golem provide a vital link between the more familiar global legends of the living dead and a Jewish tradition that mingles horror with heroism; it’s time for the golem to get a little respect.
DR. ARNOLD T. BLUMBERG is the “Doctor of the Dead,” world-renowned zombie and horror expert, and co-author of Zombiemania (one of the first exhaustive guides to zombie cinema; updated edition Zombiemania Rises forthcoming). Blumberg appears in the documentary Doc of the Dead, on TV, radio, online, and teaches the UB course “Media Genres: Zombies” that garnered worldwide coverage. He contributed to multiple essay collections on zombies, The Walking Dead, and horror. He has presented his “Zombies: Monsters with Meaning” lecture at conventions and symposia, and his podcast Doctor of the Dead (doctorofthedead.com) is on iTunes, YouTube, and other podcast apps. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead.
Image: “Prague-golem-reproduction” by user Thander. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.
November 4, 2014
November 4, 11 am – 2 pm
Discover what it means to be a citizen on Election Day! Join us for interactive tours and hands-on activities that inspire a deeper understanding of citizenship.
* Meet Ida Rehr, a Ukrainian immigrant to Baltimore in the 20th century, through our Leo V. Berger Immigrant’s Trunk Living History Performance at 11 am
* Explore our newest exhibition The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen and discover the Cohen family’s public service contributions
* Make an American Flag and More!
RSVPs welcome, but not essential
For more information or to RSVP contact Trillion Attwood (410) 732-6400 x215 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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