Welcome Winterns 2012!

Welcome Winterns (and New Staff!)

This week we welcomed a wealth of new faces to the Museum! (How do you like that alliteration, huh?) That’s right, it’s WINTERN SEASON! Winterns are those lucky interns who participate in our shorter-than-summer but no less intense winter internship program. And, as a bonus, we also have a brand new staff member who got to tag along with our winterns for a full blown orientation.

Jobi explicates the phone, back door, and package policies.

Orientation saw our newbies getting the full run down on museum procedures, training in handling collections items, a workshop on museum photography (with accompanying photo scavenger hunt), and, of course, a top-to-bottom tour of the museum. Now that they’ve “met the museum,” we thought we’d let you meet them!


Hi! My name is Ginevra Shay. I’m a junior at the University of Vermont studying Studio Art and Art History. I’m currently taking a leave of absence to live and work in Baltimoreas an artist. I’m setting up a community darkroom at the Current Gallery on North Howard St.and co-curating a photography exhibition there to open March 2nd. I’ve always wanted to work in a museum’s photo special collection so my internship at the JMM is really a dream come true!

Meeting one of our fabulous museum volunteers

Hi! My name is Kierra Foley and I’m currently a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Near Eastern Studies with a minor in Jewish Studies. I hope to pursue a PhD in Egyptology with a focus on Dynasty XVIII and the development of monotheism. I love painting, rock climbing, and have a very serious penchant for all things purple.

P.S. I’m the winter term Collections intern, a fact by which I’m very excited! (Don’t blame Kierra for the picture, she was so focused on Jobi’s workshop she didn’t even know it was being taken!)

Touring the education department, affectionately known as The West Wing.

Hi, my name is Mia White and I’m the winter program and education intern. I just moved back toBaltimoreand am very excited to be getting involved in the JMM, as well as the Baltimore Community. Can’t wait to meet everyone at our upcoming programs!


Practicing proper object handling.

And our new staff member:

Hi, my name is Rachel Cylus, and I am excited to begin work as the Program Manager of the JMM. I am a native of Owings Mills, Maryland, and after spending the last four years working at Jewish historic sites in Boston and Germany, I am happy to be back in Maryland learning about and working with Maryland Jewish history.

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