Happy Pre-Valentine’s Day from the JMM!

Posted on February 10th, 2014 by

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Lucky Mendes

Mendes Defender

Mendes stamp 1

Nile Flag

 

You can download a sheet of these awesome Mendes Cohen themed valentines HERE: Mendes Valentines.

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Thanksgivukkah

Posted on November 24th, 2013 by

Last Thursday evening, people all over the United States gave thanks and celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends.  In addition to the Thanksgiving celebrationJews also lit a candle for the celebration of Hanukkah.  Thanksgivukkah is a pop-culture name given to the convergence of the American holiday of Thanksgiving and the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on Thursday, November 28, 2013.

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This week Time Magazine mentions five (5) things that Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have in common.

  1. 1.      Both holidays are a great excuse to stuff yourself silly. 
  2. 2.      Both are rooted in religion.
  3. 3.      Both were started by groups who found refuge in America.
  4. 4.      Both are all about being thankful
  5. 5.      Both are a reason to go home.

 

Read more: Thanksgivukkah: Five Things Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Have in Common | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/11/25/happy-thanksgivukkah-five-things-thanksgiving-and-hanukkah-have-in-common/#ixzz2lmcroWYh;

 

So, as you gather around your holiday dinner table with family and friends, reflect on all of our blessings and even get a little silly with this little ditty… (tune to My Little Dreidel)

Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah,
Come light the menurkey
Let’s have a party
With latkes and turkey.
Maccabbees and Pilgrims
Americans and Jews
Thankfulness and freedom—
The lessons we choose.

Chorus:
So come spin the dreidel,
And lighting the candles we gloat.
Hearts skip a beat
For we know soon we’ll eat
Pumpkin pie and some sufganiot!
Hearts skip a beat
For we know soon we’ll eat
Pumpkin pie and some sufganiot!

Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah,
A joyous occasion
Everyone join in
This rare celebration
Lift up high your voices
With songs and with cheers.
The next one won’t be coming
For 79 thousand years. (Chorus)

Thanksgivukkah, Thanksgivukkah,
A marvelous yuntiff
Bringing together
The rebbe and pontiff.
Blending our traditions
Can give quite a shock:
Nays gadol hayah sham

At Plymouth Rock (Chorus)

 

Hag Sameach!  Happy Holidays!

How did you celebrate Thanksgivukkah? Send us your stories and photos!

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Happy Halloween from the Jewish Museum of Maryland!

Posted on October 31st, 2013 by

Enjoy these spooky images from our collections!

Bureau of Recreation's Halloween Winners, taken at the Latrobe House on October 31, 1956. Jacob Fisher is presenting the awards to the winners.

Bureau of Recreation’s Halloween Winners, taken at the Latrobe House on October 31, 1956. Jacob Fisher is presenting the awards to the winners.

Rose Kornblatt w/ 11 students dressed in Halloween costumes.

Rose Kornblatt with students dressed in Halloween costumes. Don’t you just love those little skeletons?

Halloween 1920 - 1732 E. Baltimore Street, the "Autrie" Club.

Halloween 1920 – 1732 E. Baltimore Street, the “Autrie” Club.

A National Council of Jewish Women member helps out at a Halloween party at Sinai Hospital.

A National Council of Jewish Women member helps out at a Halloween party at Sinai Hospital.

A National Council of Jewish Women member helps out at a Halloween party at Sinai Hospital.

National Council of Jewish Women members help with pumpkin carving at a Halloween party at Sinai Hospital, 1970.

Costumes behind the counter at Caplan's Delly!

Staff behind the counter get into the Halloween spirit at Caplan’s Delly, c. 1988!

 

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