Upcoming Events

Mar 13th

From Maimonides to Modern Medicine: An Introduction to the History of Western Medicine

Speaker: Mary Ellen Leuver, Yale University

Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 pm

Included with Museum Admission


Western medicine has transformed during the past two and a half millennia, yet some principles of healing have remained with us through religion, culture, and daily practice. In this brief history of Western medicine, witness the major medical transformations since the writing of the Torah and the beginnings of the medical profession in Greek antiquity.


Mary Ellen Leuver is a doctoral candidate completing her Ph.D. in the history of science and medicine at Yale University. Her work focuses on infectious diseases in the nineteenth century and medical bioethics. Leuver has given talks internationally on living conditions and health, tuberculosis, and the development of western medicine. In addition to completing her dissertation, Leuver is an award-winning college instructor, writer of a quarterly column on the history of medicine for the University of Maryland’s Medical Bulletin, and a medical school instructor of bioethics.

Mar 20th

The Rise and Fall of the American Jewish Hospital

Speaker: Dr. Edward Halperin, New York Medical College

Sunday, March 20, 1:00pm

Included with Museum admission


From the mid-19th century to the latter third of the 20th century, there were more than 110 Jewish hospitals which played an important role in the American health care system. Most are no longer still in existence. Dr. Halperin will discuss how these hospitals came into existence, what role they filled, and why they have largely disappeared.


Edward C. Halperin received a BS degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, MD from Yale University, and MA from Duke University. He was a resident at Stanford University Medical Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Halperin was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University, Vice Dean of Duke Medical School, and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He is currently Chancellor/CEO of the New York Medical College of the Touro College System. He is the author of >210 articles and several textbooks concerning pediatric cancer, adult brain tumors, the history of medicine, medical ethics, and higher education.

Apr 6th

Network and Explore “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” 

The Maimonides Society Hosts

Wednesday, April 6, 7:00 p.m. 

Admission $10 per person


The Maimonides Society invites all health professional to explore ethical, social, and scientific issues central to modern American Jewish identity through this unique museum exhibit; in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Howard County and The Associated’s Maimonides Society.

 Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in AMerica logo, shades of green with a stethoscope as the ampersand.

For reservations or more information please contact Juliya Sheynman at jsheynman@associated.org