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The Jewish Museum of Maryland is America's leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. The JMM interprets the Jewish experience in America, with special attention to Jewish life in the state of Maryland. Admission: Members - Free Adult – $10 Senior (65+) – $8 Student (13 and over) -$6 Child (4 to 12) – $4 Non-public school (as part of school group) – $2 Public school (as part of school group) – FREE Children under 4 – FREE With guest pass – FREE

Reminder: JMM will be closed Sunday, June 9th and Monday, June 10th in observance of the holiday! We re-open at 10am on ...
06/07/2019

Reminder: JMM will be closed Sunday, June 9th and Monday, June 10th in observance of the holiday! We re-open at 10am on Tuesday. Hag Sameach!

Museum Matters June 2019: We Get The Job DoneThis month we celebrate the contribution of immigrants from around the glob...
06/07/2019
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Museum Matters June 2019: We Get The Job Done

This month we celebrate the contribution of immigrants from around the globe to the American story.

This month we celebrate the contribution of immigrants from around the globe to the American story. We kick things off on June 20, by welcoming the latest group of Americans as they take their oaths of citizenship at the JMM.

JMM Summer Interns had an absolutely AMAZING time yesterday with Dr. Lynley Herbert of the Manuscripts and Rare Books De...
06/07/2019

JMM Summer Interns had an absolutely AMAZING time yesterday with Dr. Lynley Herbert of the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department at The Walters Art Museum.

Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us!

Father’s Day (June 16th): At Esther’s Place Shop, the JMM’s Fashion Statement exhibit has us extra prepared for Father’s...
06/07/2019

Father’s Day (June 16th): At Esther’s Place Shop, the JMM’s Fashion Statement exhibit has us extra prepared for Father’s Day. We have many stylish wearables and accessories (including painted silk handkerchiefs) as well as Judaica, tailor-made mugs, and great reads. #JMMFashion

Welcome 2019 Summer Interns! Head to the JMM blog for their introductions - in their own words. #Museums #Interns
06/06/2019
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Welcome 2019 Summer Interns! Head to the JMM blog for their introductions - in their own words. #Museums #Interns

#ThrowbackThursday from the JMM Collections: Grace Hecht (seated, left) with an unidentified group, France, June 6, 1954...
06/06/2019

#ThrowbackThursday from the JMM Collections: Grace Hecht (seated, left) with an unidentified group, France, June 6, 1954. JMM 1985.154.2.12. #TBT

For your #LunchTimeListen: "The Conversion Episode, 2019: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago...
06/06/2019
The Conversion Episode, 2019 - Tablet Magazine

For your #LunchTimeListen: "The Conversion Episode, 2019: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago to Alabama and beyond."

Unorthodox Episode 184: In honor of Shavuot, stories of Jewish conversion from Chicago to Alabama and beyond

Without amazing teachers, field trips would not be possible. We love hearing from teachers about their experiences at th...
06/06/2019

Without amazing teachers, field trips would not be possible. We love hearing from teachers about their experiences at the JMM. Here are what teachers from John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School said about their visit to the JMM this spring:

“Students enjoyed the hands-on displays in the museum”
“Opportunities to collaborate together on activities”

Planning your school visits for the fall? Consider the JMM as a resource for your students’ learning! Contact Paige Woodhouse, School Program Coordinator, at [email protected] to learn more about our experiential programs.

From the JMM Collections: Martin Weinberg and dog, June 1908. Gift of Jan L. Weinberg, JMM 1996.127.23.61a. #WetNoseWedn...
06/05/2019

From the JMM Collections: Martin Weinberg and dog, June 1908. Gift of Jan L. Weinberg, JMM 1996.127.23.61a. #WetNoseWednesday

Unidentified collections photo - do you know any of the staff members from the Jewish Information Service, 1983? JMM 199...
06/05/2019
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Unidentified collections photo - do you know any of the staff members from the Jewish Information Service, 1983? JMM 1997.134.33

#DYK: The first Wednesday in June is #NationalRunningDay?From the JMM Collections: 103rd Baltimore JCC Maccabi torch run...
06/05/2019

#DYK: The first Wednesday in June is #NationalRunningDay?

From the JMM Collections: 103rd Baltimore JCC Maccabi torch run, June 1985. JMM 2006.13.617.

#DYK: June 4th is #NationalCheeseDay? From the JMM collections: 1930s vintage enamel cheese cutter used at the Atlantic ...
06/04/2019

#DYK: June 4th is #NationalCheeseDay? From the JMM collections: 1930s vintage enamel cheese cutter used at the Atlantic Imports Dry Good Grocery Store on Lombard Street. JMM 2007.37.1

7th grade students from Maree G Farring Elementary visited the JMM to support their learning about the Holocaust. Studen...
06/04/2019

7th grade students from Maree G Farring Elementary visited the JMM to support their learning about the Holocaust. Students learned about the story of Hedy and Paul Stnard who in attempt to flee the Holocaust sent their cousin Hedy’s dress designs. Students learned what clothing meant to Hedy and then considered what clothing meant to them.

Students shared that:
“When I wear colorful clothing I am mostly joyful and happy. When I wear dark clothing I am mostly bored and tired.”
“My clothes show that I’m a fan of anime. It’ll also express that I love jeans. On special occasions I love to dress fancy like.”
“I wear bright clothes to make me stand out.”

Thanks Maree G. Farring for visiting the JMM!

For your #LunchTimeListen: "On May 8, 1945, the Allied powers declared victory in Europe, putting an end to the Nazi reg...
06/04/2019
The Giftschrank - 99% Invisible

For your #LunchTimeListen: "On May 8, 1945, the Allied powers declared victory in Europe, putting an end to the Nazi regime. There was much to be done, and figuring out what to do with Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”), Adolf Hitler’s fictionalized autobiography, was prominently on the list. In the years leading up to and through the war, one in five Germans had read the book. Clearly, there was no place for it in postwar Germany."

On May 8, 1945, the Allied powers declared victory in Europe, putting an end to the Nazi regime. There was much to be done, and figuring out what to do with Mein Kampf (“My Struggle”), Adolf Hitler’s fictionalized autobiography, was prominently on the list. In the years leading up to and thr...

For today's #TravelTuesday post, we continue following along with Grace Hecht's trip through Italy in the summer of 1929...
06/04/2019
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For today's #TravelTuesday post, we continue following along with Grace Hecht's trip through Italy in the summer of 1929!

Welcome to this week’s segment of our 2019 #TravelTuesday series: Traveling with Grace. Today we continue through Italy and into Switzerland.

#DYK: June 3rd is #NationalEggDay? This vintage metal egg slicer was used in the Severna Park summer house of Janet and ...
06/03/2019

#DYK: June 3rd is #NationalEggDay?

This vintage metal egg slicer was used in the Severna Park summer house of Janet and Paul Kramer. JMM 2009.47.5.

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Hankus Netsky joins us to share the finds that he and Yiddish Book Center staff unearthed as...
06/03/2019
Inside "Hankus's Closet" | Yiddish Book Center

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Hankus Netsky joins us to share the finds that he and Yiddish Book Center staff unearthed as they cleared out a closet at the Yiddish Book Center. Known to staff as "Hankus's Closet," the closest has served as an archive for Yiddish sheet music, Yiddish records, and other music-related treasures."

Hankus Netsky joins us to share the finds that he and Yiddish Book Center staff unearthed as they cleared out a closet at the Yiddish Book Center.

From Lithuania to Baltimore: Part 2 of “Saul Bernstein: Baltimore Artist,” written by Jobi Okin Zink, former JMM collect...
06/03/2019
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From Lithuania to Baltimore: Part 2 of “Saul Bernstein: Baltimore Artist,” written by Jobi Okin Zink, former JMM collections manager. Originally published in Generations – Winter 2001.

Image: Saul Bernstein as a peddler in West Virginia, c. 1891. Gift of Jastrow and Alexandra Lee Levin, JMM 1986.10.6.

Part 2 of “Saul Bernstein: Baltimore Artist,” written by Jobi Okin Zink, former JMM collections manager. Originally published in Generations – Winter 2001.

#DYK: May 31st is #NationalUtahDay? From the JMM collections: Friends of Jacob Beser hiking near Wendover, Utah during W...
05/31/2019

#DYK: May 31st is #NationalUtahDay? From the JMM collections: Friends of Jacob Beser hiking near Wendover, Utah during WWII. JMM 1993.173.127.

For your #LunchTimeListen: "The Book of Schmutz: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Austr...
05/31/2019
The Book of Schmutz - Tablet Magazine

For your #LunchTimeListen: "The Book of Schmutz: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser."

Unorthodox Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof's Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser

"Mapping Constellations" - JMM deputy director Tracie Guy-Decker shares her observations from New Orleans and the recent...
05/31/2019
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"Mapping Constellations" - JMM deputy director Tracie Guy-Decker shares her observations from New Orleans and the recent American Alliance of Museums conference.

One of the many things at which Marvin excels is finding connections others might miss. You might say that he sees constellations where others see a jumble of stars. With a confession that I am not as skilled at constellation-spotting as he, I thought I’d share some connections I noticed while I w...

#DYK: May 30th is #NationalCreativityDay? We love how different artists have been inspired by the historic Lloyd Street ...
05/30/2019

#DYK: May 30th is #NationalCreativityDay? We love how different artists have been inspired by the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue!

Pen-and-ink wash drawing of the Lloyd Street Synagogue by Jacob Glushakow, 1963. JMM 1984.142.1.

Pencil drawing of the Lloyd Street Synagogue by Louis Rix. JMM 1988.26.1.

Oil painting of Lloyd Street Synagogue and B'nai Israel Synagogue by Manfred Goldschmidt, 1989. JMM 2000.105.1.

Hand-drawn blueprint of the Lloyd Street Synagogue by Donald Kann, 1962. JMM 1963.55.1.

On the blog: "Object-Based Learning at the JMM" from school program coordinator Paige Woodhouse!
05/30/2019
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On the blog: "Object-Based Learning at the JMM" from school program coordinator Paige Woodhouse!

With students growing up in an ever-increasing digital world, museums offer object-based learning that powerfully engages them in an authentic experience.

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel ...
05/30/2019
A Conversation with Daniel Kahn | Yiddish Book Center

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn joins us on The Shmooze for an expansive conversation about his work as a songwriter, Yiddish culture, klezmer, and Yidstock."

Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn joins us on The Shmooze for an expansive conversation about his work as a songwriter, Yiddish culture, klezmer, and Yidstock.

Unidentified collections photo – do you recognize the couple in this c. 1930 photo? They may be relatives or friends of ...
05/29/2019
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Unidentified collections photo – do you recognize the couple in this c. 1930 photo? They may be relatives or friends of the Carliner family. JMM 1996.80.23.

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Joanna Church by email at [email protected]

From the JMM Collections: Irv Luckman with dog, May 27, 1929. JMM 1992.231.292. #WetNoseWednesday
05/29/2019

From the JMM Collections: Irv Luckman with dog, May 27, 1929. JMM 1992.231.292. #WetNoseWednesday

For your #LunchTimeListen: “Eboo Patel insists that it is not enough for young people to unlearn the hatreds of previous...
05/29/2019
Eboo Patel — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

For your #LunchTimeListen: “Eboo Patel insists that it is not enough for young people to unlearn the hatreds of previous generations. In bringing them together to serve their communities, Patel hopes that they will become the architects of greater religious understanding.” #VoicesOnAntisemitism

#DYK: May 29th is #SeniorHealthFitnessDay? From the JMM collections: Dancing is a great way to stay healthy and fit, as ...
05/29/2019

#DYK: May 29th is #SeniorHealthFitnessDay?

From the JMM collections: Dancing is a great way to stay healthy and fit, as demonstrated by these lively seniors at Milldale in 1973! JMM 2006.13.2885.

For the upcoming holiday of #Shavuot, Esther’s Place staff and volunteers felt inspired to highlight our fantastic trays...
05/28/2019

For the upcoming holiday of #Shavuot, Esther’s Place staff and volunteers felt inspired to highlight our fantastic trays, baskets, and mah-jongg cheese spreaders—perfect for serving blintzes, bagels, and other creamy treats.

Thank you to Shop volunteer Stephany for putting together the display. Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah and begins Sundown on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

For today's #TravelTuesday post, we continue following along with Grace Hecht's 1929 travel diary - this week she explor...
05/28/2019
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For today's #TravelTuesday post, we continue following along with Grace Hecht's 1929 travel diary - this week she explores Trieste, Milan, and more!

Welcome to this week’s segment of our 2019 #TravelTuesday series: Traveling with Grace. Today Grace shares her travel through Naples, Venice, and Milan!

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Explore the idea of the “immigrant monolith” and uncover the diversity that exists within tw...
05/28/2019
Podcast Episode 5 - Tenement Museum

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Explore the idea of the “immigrant monolith” and uncover the diversity that exists within two distinct immigrant communities, the Lower East Side’s “Little Germany” and Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean.” Then take a walking tour with Shelley Worrell, a cultural advocate who is preserving and celebrating Caribbean culture in Brooklyn."

In this EpisodeExplore the idea of the “immigrant monolith” and uncover the diversity that exists within two distinct immigrant communities, the Lower East Side’s “Little Germany” and Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean.” Then take a walking tour with Shelley Worrell, a cultural advocate wh...

On the Blog: Part one of "Saul Bernstein, Baltimore Artist," originally published in Generations Magazine, Winter 2001.
05/28/2019
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On the Blog: Part one of "Saul Bernstein, Baltimore Artist," originally published in Generations Magazine, Winter 2001.

Visitors to Framing the Collections [on view May 6, 2001 – July 31, 2002], an exhibition that highlights the diverse holdings of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, might not immediately notice the self-portrait of artist Saul Bernstein (1872 – 1905). It is a small painting in a simple frame nestled ...

#DYK: May 27th is #SunScreenDay? Whether you’re enjoying the beach or just basking in the warm sunshine at home, keep th...
05/27/2019

#DYK: May 27th is #SunScreenDay? Whether you’re enjoying the beach or just basking in the warm sunshine at home, keep that skin protected!

From the JMM collections: Julia Friedenwald relaxing in the shallows, c. 1911. JMM 1984.23.782.

We were lucky to welcome a group from CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., through The Associated: Jewish Commu...
05/24/2019

We were lucky to welcome a group from CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., through The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.

We loved being able to share Jewish history and stories from the neighborhood with such a thoughtful group. We hope to see these folks at the Museum again in the future!

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Road Tripping: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef ...
05/24/2019
Road Tripping - Tablet Magazine

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Road Tripping: Children’s book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville-based chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America."

Unorthodox Ep. 182: Children's book author Judith Viorst on nearing 90 and Louisville chef Edward Lee on eating his way across America

#DYK: May 24th is #BrothersDay? If you’ve got a brother (by blood or chosen!) today is the perfect time to enjoy each ot...
05/24/2019

#DYK: May 24th is #BrothersDay? If you’ve got a brother (by blood or chosen!) today is the perfect time to enjoy each other’s company!

From the JMM collections: The Rosenfeld brothers. Front row(l-r): Michael, Goody. Back row (l-r): Joseph, Henry, and Israel. They were heads of the New York Clothing House located on Baltimore Street which manufactured and sold menswear and uniforms for police, firemen, and transit workers. (They also had a sister named Hannah.) JMM 1968.22.1.

#DYK: May 23rd is #WorldTurtleDay? From the JMM collections: Unnamed camper at Camp Milldale hanging out with a turtle. ...
05/23/2019

#DYK: May 23rd is #WorldTurtleDay? From the JMM collections: Unnamed camper at Camp Milldale hanging out with a turtle. JMM 1997.134.98.

Check out the JMM blog for a fun book review from Visitor Services Coordinator Talia!
05/23/2019
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Check out the JMM blog for a fun book review from Visitor Services Coordinator Talia!

Our Visitor Services Coordinator, Talia Makowsky, is highlighting books currently available in our shop, Esther’s Place. Today’s featured book is Looking for Me in this Great Big Family by Betsy R. Rosenthal. To read more posts from Talia, click here.

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Explore the idea of the “immigrant monolith” and uncover the diversity that exists within tw...
05/23/2019
Podcast Episode 5 - Tenement Museum

For your #LunchTimeListen: "Explore the idea of the “immigrant monolith” and uncover the diversity that exists within two distinct immigrant communities, the Lower East Side’s “Little Germany” and Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean.” Then take a walking tour with Shelley Worrell, a cultural advocate who is preserving and celebrating Caribbean culture in Brooklyn."

In this EpisodeExplore the idea of the “immigrant monolith” and uncover the diversity that exists within two distinct immigrant communities, the Lower East Side’s “Little Germany” and Brooklyn’s “Little Caribbean.” Then take a walking tour with Shelley Worrell, a cultural advocate wh...

Throwback Thursday from the Collections: "Portrait of M. Rothschild from Baltimore by Louis Kronberg, New York, May 23rd...
05/23/2019

Throwback Thursday from the Collections: "Portrait of M. Rothschild from Baltimore by Louis Kronberg, New York, May 23rd, 1935." Handwritten note by artist at bottom: "To the sitter of this picture with best wishes. Louis Kronberg May 23rd 1935." Gift of David E. Weinberg, JMM 1988.12.3. #TBT

From the JMM Collections: Victor Hershcovitz and his daughter Isabelle cuddle an adorable pup. Gift of the Herman and Fa...
05/22/2019

From the JMM Collections: Victor Hershcovitz and his daughter Isabelle cuddle an adorable pup. Gift of the Herman and Fay Zeller Family, JMM 2006.4.89. #WetNoseWednesday

Peeking at our comment book for "Stitching History from the Holocaust," visitors have left thoughtful comments from thei...
05/22/2019

Peeking at our comment book for "Stitching History from the Holocaust," visitors have left thoughtful comments from their experience:

“Thank you so much for giving the profound understanding of how much talent was lost. Hedy is incredible.”

“Gorgeous exhibit! So sad, so much talent lost … too much lost.”

“So inspiring and awesome.”

See what other visitors are talking about by coming to see Stitching History from the Holocaust on display until August 4th!

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