February Came in Like a Lion

Museum Matters:February 2019

Ni hao ma? (How are you?)

At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, we’re doing fine, thanks. Come join us in the next five weeks as we explore the stories of an improbable haven for Jewish people during WWII, located halfway around the globe.

We’re using a panel show developed by the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum as a platform for a series of outstanding lectures and films. Offerings range from poetry to film to first person accounts by Shanghai refugees.

Reserve your seats now as we expect several of these programs to be sold out.


Upcoming programs
All programs take place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland unless otherwise noted. Please contact our Programs Manager at tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org / 443-873-5177 with any questions or for more information.


Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

A Little Vienna in Shanghai
Speaker: Dr. Meredith Oyen, UMBC
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Sunday, February 10, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Winter Teachers Institute 2019 Part 1
More info here.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00pm

China Through Yiddish Eyes
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein, UPENN
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Sunday, February 17, 2019, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Winter Teachers Institute 2019 Part 2
More info here.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

Maryland Premiere:
Above the Drowning Sea
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Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

Shanghai Remembered
Speaker: Yvonne Daniel
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Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1:00pm

In Their Own Words as Jewish Refugees
Speaker: Sara Halpern, Ohio State University
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Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:30pm

Minyan in Kaifeng
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Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

Kreplach & Dim Sum
Speaker: Cantor Robyn Helzner
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>>View the full JMM calendar of events here.<<

Also of Interest
The JMM is pleased to share our campus with B’nai Israel Congregation. For additional information about B’nai Israel events and services for Shabbat, please visit bnaiisraelcongregation.org.  For more of this month’s events from BIYA, please visit biyabaltimore.org or check out BIYA on Facebook.

Esther’s Place

This February at Esther’s Place, we celebrate themes from new exhibit Jewish Refugees and Shanghai, including family, friendship, resilience, and community. Highlights include Shanghai Sukkah, a story of friendship and new traditions, and our newest custom product: a bilingual memory stone, perfect as a souvenir, personal inspiration, gift, or memorial. We’ll also feature books, Judaica, and homewares that recall home and family.


Exhibits on display include Jewish Refugees and Shanghai, Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore, and The Synagogue Speaks.
Hours and Tour Times

Combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building now home to B’nai Israel are offered: Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

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