Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland

Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland


Jun 18 2017 - Sep 17 2017
, 10AM- 5PM

JMM Original Exhibit on view  June 18th, 2017 – September 17th, 2017.

So there’s going to be a wedding – mazel tov!  It turns out that getting engaged is the easy part; now there’s actually a wedding to plan.

More often than not, weddings involve more people than just the happy couple. Those planning a wedding have to make a variety of decisions about the ceremony, from the major to the minor, and take into account the needs and expectations of their family and community.

Explore how Jewish Marylanders have navigated the multitude of options to create a meaningful ceremony, from what they wear to who officiates to whether and what they use for a chuppah. Even if they choose to keep it simple, or to simply elope, that itself makes a statement.

From the demands of family, heritage and culture to the businesses that rely on weddings to the family mementos they create, Just Married shows how Maryland Jews have negotiated the distinct demands of their particular religious and secular identities when planning and enjoying the wedding day.

Regardless of their choices, a couple’s decisions and actions will be parsed and discussed by their family and peers, now and for years to come.  After all, it seems, no one is ever Just Married!Marrying Maryland twitter 2A

Make sure to check out our companion digital exhibit, Marrying Maryland, which will update throughout the Just Married! exhibit!

Photos of Exhibit (By Will Kirk)

Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland is made possible, in part, by the generous support of:

Carroll A. Weinberg, M.D. and Charlotte Cohen Weinberg
The Gottesman Fund
Bank of America Foundation
Alvin and Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Wendy Jachman
Milton and Trudy Magarill
Greif Family Fund
Pechter Family Foundation
Gift in loving memory of my grandparents, Robert & Rose Hyman Blacher and my great uncle and aunt, Abe & Rose Blacher Kirstein by Steven Blacher
Gift in memory of Sheila S. Pakula by the Pakula Family
Davis Family Philanthropic Fund
Ellen L. Patz Philanthropic Fund
Miriam Winder Kelly, in memory of Patrick J. Kelly Jr.
The Membership of the Jewish Museum of Maryland

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