Space Programs Available for your Viewing Pleasure

Over the past year, our exhibit “Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit” underwent the transformative process of a virtual world. We held more programs online and in doing so, recorded the events for posterity. Now, if you want to look back at some of the past programs, it is easier than ever!

If you are interested in exploring what being Jewish in space is like, check out the programs:

Are We Alone and Does It Matter? With Rabbi Dr. Eli Yoggev

How to Be Jewish in Space discussion with Rabbi Dr. Eli Yoggev

Head in the Stars

As Above, So Below: Astrology in Jewish Cultural History with author and astrologer Lorelai Kude

Image created by JMM

Maybe you’re interested in the Jews in Space exhibit and how it was designed. Don’t worry because we have you covered for that as well. The programs below discuss the Jews in Space exhibit and how it came to JMM:

Jews In Space: A Sneak Peek

Jews in Space: Curators’ Talk with Melanie Meyers and Eddy Portnoy

Current Voices: Marylanders Feel the Wonder of Space highlighting speakers Dr. Nancy Levenson and Karen Yaffe Lottes

The entrance to the Jews in Space exhibit. Image by JMM staff

Let’s be honest, when you first saw the title “Jews in Space” your mind went to Mel Brooks and Star Trek. Well fear not, we covered those too. Explore the Jewish side of Science Fiction movies through these brilliant programs below. 

Creating Klingon with linguist Marc Okrand, creator of Klingon

The Schwartz is With Us featuring Dr. Arnold Blumberg

A Child of Two Worlds: Nimoy, Spock, and the Jewishness of Star Trek starring podcasters Hava Friedman and Josh Zel

Exploring the Science in Science Fiction with Dr. A. Bowdin Van Riper and Dr. Charles Adler

Check out this past program! Image by JMM Staff.

Not everyone is enthusiastic about the cinematic universe though. For those who instead prefer cozying up with a good science fiction book, check out our programs covering Jewish literature.

Writing Ourselves into the Narrative: Maryland Sci-Fi Writers  with Sarah Pinsker, A.T. Greenblatt, and Jason Harris all in conversation.

An Afternoon of Asimov hosted by the Enoch Pratt Library and guest starring writer Alex Nevala-Lee

People of the (Futuristic) Book

Check out our program! Image by JMM staff.

While we are sad to see our exhibit go, we look forward to our future exhibits and rest easy knowing such great programs have been recorded for everyone’s enjoyment.

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