April 27, 2014
BEYOND DREIDEL: THE GAMES WE’VE PLAYED
Sunday, April 27th at 1:00pm
Speaker Marvin Pinkert, Museum Director
Included with Museum admission
The die is cast. In preparing to host Project Mah Jongg, museum director and board game enthusiast, Marvin Pinkert has been investigating the bigger picture of Jewish involvement with games across at least four millennia. See some of the surprising facts he has discovered about the Jews who played chess, bridge, and other table games. Learn how Jewish promoters, packagers and salesmen created some of the most popular game trends of the last century. Marvin promises new insights for game mavens and novices alike.
May 18, 2014
From Poverty to Culture: The Refugee Community in Shanghai During World War ll
The eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration
Speaker Rabbi Marvin Tokayer
Sunday May 18th 2pm
Venue: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21208
The Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch lecture is annual program tied to issues of immigration. This year’s program (our eighth Risch lecture) will feature Rabbi Marvin Tokayer (author of the Fugu Plan), speaking on Jewish refugees of Shanghai. The Risch Program is part of a series of events highlighting Jewish-Chinese relationships in conjunction with our Project Mah Jongg exhibit.
June 1, 2014
Sunday, June 1st, 1:00pm
Samuel Boltansky Memorial Keynote Speaker – Dr. Len Saxe, Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Brandeis University.
More details TBD.