Helmsley Trust Gives Another $11.3 Million to Israeli Causes

Helmsley Trust Gives Another $11.3 Million to Israeli CausesThe U.S.-based Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announced that it was donating $11.3 million to three Israeli institutions and to eight organizations that arrange trips to Israel. The grants, which were announced Dec. 11, will be directed to a range of causes, including agricultural… Read More

Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage and Fatherhood By Keren McGinity
Indiana University Press, 290 pages

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After releasing her first book, “Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America,” in 2009, Keren McGinity, a research affiliate at the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, realized she needed to study men to truly understand the meaning and experience of Jewish intermarriage. Her second book,… Read More

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Courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 1996.026.366

Featured speakers at Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, circa 1975. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..

Thousands of Albert Einstein’s writings available online

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Thousands of documents, including the scientific research and personal writings of Albert Einstein, have been put online as a free searchable database. Five thousand documents from the first 44 years of the scientist’s life opened online last week via Princeton University Press. The database, called the DigitalEinstein Papers, is part of the Einstein Papers Project…. Read More

Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel
By Anita Shapira ; Yale University Press, 288 pages

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“David Ben-Gurion’s greatest years were between 1942 and 1953,” said Anita Shapira, author of the latest in Yale’s “Jewish Lives” series of short biographies. “It seems that his whole life was but a prelude to this period, when he manifested his extraordinary ability to foresee political developments, formulate the tools for responding to them and… Read More

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Members of Associated Women take a break during a 1970 campaign drive.

Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..

What do you love about Baltimore?

Jacqui Mayo: I like that you can get great food here like when I grew up in New York — and the neighborhoods. Mark Rosenfeld: Born and bred here. No city is better; best area in the country. Robert Schapiro: I know we have our problems, but I love our traditions and sporting events. Want… Read More

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Courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 1993.037.022

Bais Yaakov School students and teachers, circa 1985. Can you identify anyone in this photo? Contact Joanna Church, 410-732-6400, ext. 226 or jchurch@jewish museummd.org. To see more of the Jewish Museum’s extensive collection and find out who has been identified in past photos, visit http://ow.ly/2QOgZ..