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Sunday, January 26, 2014
Gramercy Trio

Gramercy Trio’s performances are known to be “distinctive and memorable . . . beautifully wrought and sensitively balanced” and having “kinesthetic energy and zest.” Join violinist Sharan Leventhal, cellist Jonathan Miller, and pianist Randall Hodgkinson for a relaxed, intimate afternoon of music with performances of works by Beethoven, Schuller, and Ravel. Free and open to the public.

Monday, January 27, 2014
National Marionette Theatre in Pinocchio (all ages)

National Marionette Theatre in Pinocchio (all ages)

Sunday, January 26, 2014; 3:00 pm

Monday, January 27, 2014; 10:00am

$10/person in advance

$12/person at the door



Watch one of the longest running, touring marionette theaters in the United States perform Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio. Follow the most well-known wooden boy as he struggles with becoming human. Founded in 1967, this award-winning company specializes in adaptations of popular stories using marionettes as the performance medium. As the sons of artistic director David Syrotiak, puppeteers David and Peter Syrotiak have been building and performing with the company since they were teenagers. Dedicated to keeping the tradition of professional puppetry alive, the two brothers are sure to enthrall an audience of all ages.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Update on the Mid East Peace Process


Presents Arthur C. Abramson, Ph.D. for an 


The Israelis, the Palestinians and the United States are engaged again in a peace process.  President Obama is just the latest American President seeking to help solve a seemingly intractable problem. What are the chances for success and what would an agreement look like?

Art Abramson is the longtime Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council. His areas of expertise include international relations and politics of the Middle East, American foreign policy and American government. A native of New York City, he attended Queens College of the City University of New York where he received his B.A. degree. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at UCLA in the field of political science. Previously, he taught political science at the University of California at Los Angeles and the California State University at Northridge.

WHEN:       Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE:     Beth El, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208

(Kolker Room)

HOW:         Please R.S.V.P. to simonesobeloff@gmail.com by January 21, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 1-2 p.m.

Jay Schlossberg Cohen

Artist and former director of the Maryland Film Commission, he will discuss his career and his much admired community art projects.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Late Night on Lloyd Street: The Best Yiddish Workshop Ever!

Why Yiddish? Why not?!
This thousand-year old Jewish language traveled all the way from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the New World.  For one fun evening, the mameloshn (mothertongue)will be making a stop at the JMM!  Join us as we celebrate the chutzpah, the herring, and the zaftik humor of this extraordinary language with music, film, and interactive games. For one freylikh evening we will explore tsuzamen (together) the ways Yiddish can make us each become a better mentsh.

Adi Mahalel is a visiting Instructor of Yiddish Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Adi earned a joint degree in Hebrew Literature and in Humanities through the Ofakim honor’s degree program at Haifa University. Adi’s other areas of interest include Yiddish poetry, Jewish American theater and Israeli Yiddish literature. He has taught courses in Yiddish language and culture. Adi is also a regular contributor to the Yiddish Daily Forward and other Yiddish publications.
As with all Late Night on Lloyd Street programs, there will be plenty of snacks and drinks!

This program is generously supported by the Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund.


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