JMM Insights: Creating Meaning This Passover

Outdoor Installation on View March 25, 2021

We open this edition of JMM Insights with an invitation to join us at the virtual table. While our Passover seders continue to adapt and reflect on the changes our lives have taken over the past year, the core values of this holiday remain – to celebrate freedom from bondage, to welcome the stranger into our homes, and to fully appreciate the blessings in our lives.

This Passover we are coming together for a moment of reflection. On April 1st we welcome artist Tal Beery to share his inspiration and process in creating our newest installation, in the absence of a proper mourning. We hope you will join us for this meaningful program. 

Below you will find a list of programs from organizations both near and far to help us create meaningful experiences and learning opportunities this Passover. 

  • Learn more about Dwelling in a Time of Plagues here.
  • Learn more about in the absence of a proper mourning installation at JMM here.
  • Learn more about the process of creating in the absence of a proper mourning here.

Object Talk: Passover for Today
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Jewish Museum of London hosts the International Slavery Museum as they share an object from their collection on the theme of slavery. More info.

From Passover to Passover:
Our Stories of Hope from the Last Year

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Join the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for a virtual Passover event celebrating a year of hope and impact in Ukraine, Poland, Israel, and beyond. More info.

Jewish Street Art Festival Passover 2021:
Contemporary Plagues

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Artists Maya Ciarrocchi, Bareket Kwezerm Hillel Smith, and Mike Wirth share their work and the plague theme behind the five murals created as part of Dwelling in a Time of Plagues. More info.

Virtual Opening:
in the absence of a proper mourning

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hear from the artist, Tal Beery, on his inspiration and process in creating the piece. The event will offer a unique opportunity to hear the voices of all participants of the project. More info.

Taking Over the Crown: Camille Eskell’s “The Fez as Storyteller”
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Join the Vilna and Hadassah-Brandeis Institute for a riveting discussion and behind-the-scenes look at artist Camille Eskell’s new online exhibit “The Fez as Storyteller.” More info.

Viva Latino: Own Voices Writers in Conversation
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hear from writers Julia Alvarez, Angie Cruz, Reyna Grande, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Lupita Aquino as they discuss the importance of own voices narratives. This program is part of Maryland Libraries Together. More info.

Virtual Tour of Tucson’s Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

 Join the Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center for a virtual tour of their exhibits ASYLUM/ASILO and CLAMOR IN THE DESERT/CLAMOR EN EL DESIERTO. More info.

“Hadassah: An American Story” featuring Hadassah Lieberman
Monday, April 12, 2021

Hadassah Lieberman joins The Vilna, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Jewish Women’s Archive, The Holocaust Center LA, and the Illinois Holocaust Center and Museum for a virtual talk about her new book Hadassah: An American Story, moderated by Professor Sylvia Neil. More info.


Radioplay: Dead Man Dreaming by Sholem Asch
April 25, 2021

Sholem Asch’s haunting WWI drama, “The Dead Man,” takes place in the rubble of a decimated synagogue in Poland directly after the war. Hear this play as a radio drama in its first ever complete English translation by Caraid O’Brien.

Presented by the Yiddish Book Center as part of the Carnegie Hall Voices of Hope Festival. Learn More.


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