Diving Into History: The Historic Mikva’ot of the Lloyd Street Synagogue
Speaker: Wendy Davis, Volunteer Coordinator, Jewish Museum of Maryland
Program recorded on Sunday, January 31, 2021
This event is part of a year-long celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Lloyd Street Synagogue.
- You can watch the recording of the kickoff event here: https://jewishmuseummd.org/events/the-many-lives-of-lloyd-street-a-synagogue-celebrates-175-years/
- You can watch a recording of Illoway vs. Einhorn, a dramatic retelling of the arguments of two Baltimore rabbis on the conflict over slavery here: https://jewishmuseummd.org/events/illoway-vs-einhorn/
- You can check out the blog series, “Ask Our Docents,” where JMM volunteers answer frequently asked questions about the Lloyd Street Synagogue here: https://jewishmuseummd.org/tag/ask-our-docents/
Take a dip into what we know about the historic mikva’ot (ritual baths) of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. Since 1845 Lloyd Street has been home to a mikvah(ritual bath) for use by the community. As the synagogue evolved, so did the mikvah complex.
In this presentation, discover how the historic mikva’ot worked, how they fulfilled Jewish law, and the many phases of their history. This virtual event, delivered by Wendy Davis, the JMM volunteer coordinator, is inspired by the questions asked by our visitors about this important part of the synagogue.