JMM Insights: Get To Know Mark, Noah and Naomi

In October the Jewish Museum of Maryland welcomed three new employees, Mark Gunnery, Noah Mitchel, and Naomi Rose Weintraub. We wanted to give them a chance to introduce themselves to visitors and fans of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Mark Gunnery, Director of Communications and Content (he/him)

“As a fourth generation Baltimorean with deep ties to the city’s arts, music, and media scenes, I am thrilled to join the JMM as its first Director of Communications and Content. For the past decade I’ve worked as a public radio producer, most recently at WYPR and before that at WAMU (The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour) and WEAA (The Marc Steiner Show). I’m a musician and have played in folk, punk, electronic, klezmer, and marching bands. I’m very interested in Jewish history and am currently working on a project about the 17th century messiah claimant Sabbatai Tsevi and the movement he sparked, Sabbateanism.”

Noah Mitchel, Visitor Experiences Coordinator (he/him)

“Originally from the DC area, I moved to Baltimore in 2015, which was the best decision I ever made. My background is in theater, and in recent years I’ve been performing Yiddish theater and music. I’ve also studied Yiddish language at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. As someone who loves Jewish arts, culture, and history, I’m so pleased to be joining JMM. I’m excited to explore the role JMM plays in sharing and celebrating the cultural content of Jewish diaspora communities, in lifting up voices of those who are often marginalized, and in deepening relationships with our neighbors in Jonestown and throughout Baltimore. I can’t wait to welcome you to our exhibits and programs—in-person and virtually—and to share in these cultural experiences with you.”

Naomi Rose Weintraub, Artist-in-Residence (they/them)

“I am a Jewish multimedia artist and educator from Silver Spring, Maryland. As the Artist-in-Residence at JMM, over the next year I will develop community art projects and assist in all things art! I’ve been working as a teaching-artist and Jewish educator for many years and am very excited to join the JMM team. I received a B.A. in Studio Art and Community, Youth, Education Studies in 2019 from Clark University. I love learning about Jewish folk art such as papercuts, Mezuzah scribing, and Yiddish puppetry.”

Join us on October 27th to kick off a new series about expressions of identity with a virtual book talk from Dr. Jodi Eichler-Levine, author of Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis: How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community. To register click here.

The focus of this conversation with Rabbi Ariana Katz will be policing and security. It’s on October 27, 2021 between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM eastern. To register click here.

Doors Open Baltimore
October 2021

Doors Open Baltimore is a citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods, hosted by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. The 2021 schedule includes a mix of in-person and virtual programs throughout October.

View the full schedule of events here. 


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