The Many Lives of Lloyd Street: A Synagogue Celebrates 175 Years
Originally recorded on Thursday, October 1, 2020
Hosted Live by WYPR’s Sheilah Kast
From synagogue to church and back again, the Lloyd Street Synagogue has welcomed many through its doors over the past 175 years. Join JMM as we celebrate this momentous anniversary with a night of stories and celebrations. The Synagogue has witnessed moments of joy, from weddings to bar mitzvahs; national upheavals from the Civil War to civil rights; and so much more.
This special online event will feature memories, stories, and statements from a host of characters with a connection to Maryland’s oldest synagogue. From its inception to its near eradication to its rebirth as a site of learning, by turns contentious, mundane, or spiritual, the stories of the Lloyd Street Synagogue will fascinate and inspire you. Be a part of the celebration honoring this one-of-a-kind landmark.
About Our Host:
As host of On the Record, her daily show on WYPR 88.1 FM public radio in Baltimore MD, Sheilah Kast asks community leaders, authors, artists, politicians and other interesting people why they do what they do, and what it means for her listeners.
Her entire career has been asking people questions—first as a reporter at The Washington Star, and then at ABC News, where she covered the White House, the Congress and the economy. She was the ABC News correspondent on the ground in Moscow in August 1991 in the first hours of the coup that signaled the end of the Soviet empire. She has also reported for NPR and CNN.
Ms. Kast has launched and hosted two interview shows on public television–one in association with BusinessWeek, one with AARP.