Bus Trip to the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Baltimore, MD

Dates: Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Join our day trip to The Jewish Museum of Maryland, one of America’s leading museums of regional Jewish history, culture and community. We will travel by chartered bus to visit the museum’s new exhibit, opening this Spring: “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America”. Our group will also enjoy a curator-led tour of the museum’s permanent exhibit and the Lloyd Street Synagogue, and hear a private lecture from the museum director.

There will be a break for lunch, and a 30-minute walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood to learn about its past and its Jewish connections. PLEASE NOTE: in addition to the walking tour, the synagogues that are connected to the museum each have 8-20 steps, which are necessary to walk in order to see the full building.

The new exhibit examines how medicine has shaped the way Jews are viewed, and how they see themselves. Focusing on the Jewish experience in the U.S., "Jews and Medicine in America" will show how the field of medicine has been a vehicle for discrimination, acculturation, and strengthening of Jewish identity.

Topics include: What are the issues in the contemporary debate over circumcision? Why is kosher food thought (often erroneously) to be healthful? How are Jewish religious laws about the body applied to new technologies, such as organ donation? And, of course, does chicken soup relieve the common cold? These questions serve as intriguing entry points for deeper engagement with the subject.

This program is being co-sponsored with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. (JHSGW)

Lunch is available to order for $10 (see below), or you can bring your own. Sandwiches come with chips and soda.

Pricing:

$75 for Friends of the Foundation and Members of the JHSGW
$85 for General Public

Bus leaves at 9 AM from:

Ohr Kodesh Congregation
8300 Meadowbrook Lane
Chevy Chase, MD 20815




Registration Form

Number of Participants*

Friends of the Foundation or members of JHSGW - $75

General Public - $85

Tuna Salad Sandwich - $10

Tuna Salad Wrap - $10

Egg Salad Sandwich - $10

Egg Salad Wrap - $10

Falafel Platter (pita not chips) - $10

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