Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Purim Pandemonium was Awesome!

Thanks to everyone who came to Purim Pandemonium on Thursday, March 5. We had a great time. Below are some photos from the event: (Additional images can be found on the JMM Facebook page )

JT Waldman in Gallery
Artist JT Waldman spinning one of his works in the new exhibit, Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther.

Lisa Appel
Professional contortionist Lisa Appel delights the crowd during the carnival themed party.

Mitzvah wheel
Playing the Mitzvah Wheel. Proceeds went to support the Helping Up Mission, located across from the Museum.

fortune teller
Receiving a fortune during the party.

Tagging an image in gallery
Visitors to the gallery can "tag" selected images.

bellydancer
Bellydancer entertains attendees.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Program Spotlight: Kesher Kit: The Maryland - Israel Connection!

Are you an educator whose class is studying Israel? The Kesher Kit may be perfect for you!

Tal and MoranInspired by the 60th anniversary celebration of the founding of Israel and along with the previous exhibition Dateline Israel: New Photography and Video Art, the JMM created Kesher Kit: The Maryland-Israel Connection, an educational resource that explores connections that Jewish Marylanders have with Israel, past and present.

Each kit includes innovative lesson plans, biographical sketches, timelines, glossaries, and reproductions of archival documents historical photographs, and images from the Dateline: Israel exhibition. (Dateline: Israel was curated by the Jewish Museum in New York.)

The main objective of the kit is to provide engaging and innovative lessons so students can understand the lives of Maryland Zionists during the early years of the establishment of the Jewish state. The lessons enable students to develop critical thinking skills as they examine and analyze contemporary photographs documenting current life in Israel. The lessons are also designed to strengthen the student's own connection to the State of Israel.

Five Marylanders have been included in the resource kit because of their contributions to the establishment of the State of Israel. Included are Henrietta Szold (this lesson is intended for elementary school students but can be modified for high-school students), Rudolf Sonneborn, Dr. Herman Seidel, Mendes I. Cohen and Jacob Blaustein. All of these colorful figures have wonderful stories and each has made a significant contribution to the development of the State of Israel.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Joanie Leeds Rocked the JMM!

Last Monday, over 100 pre-schoolers and their parents enjoyed a great concert by Joanie Leeds at the JMM as part of our annual school's-out program. Check out this video of Joanie playing "Hinei Ma Tov" to the tune of "In the Jungle."


video

School Spotlight: Baltimore City Public Schools

Teaching American History Workshops at the JMM!

The JMM is committed to partnering with school districts to provide valuable professional development opportunities on a variety of topics. In February, we hosted two workshops in collaboration with Baltimore City and the Irish Railroad Workers Museum sponsored by a Teaching American History grant on the topic of immigration history. As part of the program, teachers listened to UMBC professor Kriste Lindenmeyer provide an overview of immigration history; toured both the JMM and Irish Railroad Workers Museum; received an abundance of teacher resources for classroom use; and learned the value of working with history museums to develop lesson plans. We enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with social studies teachers and to learn from them how we can effectively meet their needs.

Want to see your school spotlighted? Contact Lauren Silberman at lsilberman@jewishmuseummd.org.


Photo of teachers at a teacher training session at the Museum.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Once Upon a Time Photos: 3.13.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 3/13/09

PastPerfect Accession #: 1985.155.005.013

Status: unidentified woman and girl related to the Hecht family. Taken in New York. N.D.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Once Upon a Time Photos: 3.06.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 3/06/09

PastPerfect Accession #: 1999.040.007

Status: unidentified.

Once Upon a Time Photos: 2.27.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 2/27/09

PastPerfect Accession #: 1997.122.020

Status: Partially Identified. Portrait of Mrs. Abraham Mandelberg or Sophie Cohen taken by S. S. Udelewitz, Baltimore, n.d.

Identified by Rabbi Moshe Shualsky and Bernice Posner.

Once Upon a Time Photos: 2.20.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 2/20/09

PastPerfect Accession #: 1996.141.119

Status: unidentified.

Once Upon a Time Photos: 2.13.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 2/13/09

PastPerfect Accession #: 1996.068.016

Status: Unidentified. Five unidentified women eating and socializing at a Resisto Ties company event, n.d.




Once Upon a Time Photos: 2.06.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 2/06/09

PastPerfect Accession #: 1996.026.290

Status: Partially identified. Back row: Morton ‘Doc” Feldman is second from left; one of the Baron twins (Wilbur or William) might be the fourth from the left; Bottom row ? Isaacs is on the left, Sally Krome seated in the center, Judge Albert Sklar seated on right


Thanks to Sadie Fein, Ira Wexler, Harvey Jerome, Judy Chernak, Jackie Feldman Sachs, Will Mazur, Beth Shavitz, Renee Feldman, Barbara Goldman, Steve Sklar, Esther Drager and Shelley Berman.

Once Upon a Time Photos: 1.30.09

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or jzink@jewishmuseummd.org.

Date(s) run in Baltimore Jewish Times: 1/30/00

PastPerfect Accession #: 1995.128.030.002

Status: unidentified. Three men inside restaurant.