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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
School’s Out: Make Your Voice Count

Discover what it means to be a citizen on Election Day! Join us for interactive tours and hands-on activities that inspire a deeper understanding of citizenship.

* Meet Ida Rehr, a Ukrainian immigrant to Baltimore in the 20th century, through our Leo V. Berger Immigrant’s Trunk Living History Performance at 11 am

* Explore our newest exhibition The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen and discover the Cohen family’s public service contributions

* Make an American Flag and More!

RSVPs welcome, but not essential

Admission: $5/family

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Dubin Lecture ft. Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Richard and Elizabeth Dubin Lecture. We are honored that our distinguished guest this year will be Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s closest political advisor.

Ron Dermer was appointed as Israel’s Ambassador to the United States in July 2013. In 2004, he co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book, “The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror,” which has been translated into ten languages. Having previously served in various diplomatic and governmental posts, Ambassador Dermer will speak on the nature of the Israel-US relationship and Israel’s strategic role in a rapidly changing Middle East.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Pikesville Library Guest Speaker Series

Michael Olesker

Nov 5 – Join us as newspaper columnist and JHU Press author discusses his latest book, “Front Stoops in the Fifties:  Baltimore Legends Come of Age.”

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Documentary Tells Story of Muslim Heroine in Nazi-Occupied Paris

The University of Baltimore will host the area premiere of Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story, a film about a Muslim woman’s fight against the Nazi occupation of France. Directed by Emmy Award winner Robert Gardner and filmed in Baltimore, Enemy of the Reich brings to life the remarkable story of a Muslim woman’s extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Paris during World War II. The event will be followed by a panel discussion and reception.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Last Dance

Australia 2012; Drama; Director: David Pulbrook

Language: English, 90 min.

When Holocaust survivor Ulah Lippmann (Julia Blake) hears of a terrorist attack in her Melbourne neighborhood, she has no idea she’ll soon find herself held hostage by a Muslim radical on the run after the bombing. Desperately wounded, Sadiq Mohammed sees Ulah’s flat as a place to hide while he plans his next move. And so begins a terrifying ordeal that will force Ulah and Sadiq to confront their own pasts – at times driven by mutual need; at times by unexpected revelations; at times by events outside the apartment.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Klezmer: American Music

Klezmer, which literally means “tool of song” in Hebrew, is the
secular folk music of the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe.
This course will trace the history and evolution of this music,
from the Old World to the New, up until the present day and the
modern klezmer revival. Live demonstrations from the instructor
and recorded music will make these lectures as exciting as the
music itself. Led by Seth Kibel.

Friday, November 7, 2014
JA Jams: An Evening with Kenny Loggins

Everybody cut loose, Footloose with Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist, Kenny Loggins at this special benefit concert for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JA). With more than four decades of success in the music business, Loggins has had smash hits on Hollywood’s favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages and found his way into children’s hearts while bringing his soulful voice to platinum albums of a variety of genres.

The evening kicks off with a VIP reception and silent auction featuring a variety of theme packages related to Loggins’ music and the movies with his soundtrack songs. Additionally, JA will honor Frank Bonsal (a highly regarded Maryland venture capitalist and Director of Entrepreneurship at Towson University) and recognize event supporters, including presenting sponsor, OneMain Financial.

Local students will greet concert goers, providing musical entertainment in the lobby and serving as ushers. Following a brief program with students and JA alumni, Loggins will take the stage. Immediately after the show, he will participate in a meet-and-greet with a select group of guests.

Event proceeds will support JA in its efforts to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. General admission tickets, at $37, $52, $70 and $110 per person, can be purchased at or by calling the Meyerhoff at 410-783-8000.  Sponsorships and VIP ticket packages, which include premium seating and entrance to the pre-concert reception, are available by calling JA at 410-753-3288 or emailing Kim Denis at

Through a dedicated volunteer network of more than 3,000 Marylanders, JA connects the classroom to the real world by providing hands-on in-school and after-school programs for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Programs focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization served more than 42,000 students this past year. For more information, visit

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Dr. Linda Bacon, Bestselling Author of “Health at Every Size,” to Speak at Sheppard Pratt on Nov. 8

Dr. Linda Bacon, bestselling author of “Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight” and “Body Respect” will speak at The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

During Bacon’s presentation, she will expose popular weight myths and ease concerns that dieting or controlling eating are a necessary or valuable part of attaining a healthy or desirable body.

The event is free to the public. For more information, visit or call (410) 427-3886.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
B&O’s Veteran Swing Dance


Tickets on-sale for the B&O’s Veteran Swing Dance
beginning Tuesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Event Date: One evening only!! Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
It was the era of a toe-stomping Chattanooga Choo Choo — a time when today’s World War II veterans were young soldiers fighting a major way. To honor these brave men and women, the B&O Railroad Museum is hosting a Swing Dance inside its 1884 Roundhouse. Bumper Jacksons, recognized as the region’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the Washington Area Music Awards last year, performs live jazzy, rowdy American street music of pleasure and celebration, freedom, and a good old-fashioned dance party. Amateurs receive a 30-minute dance lesson beginning at 7pm. A portion of the proceeds benefit A Taste of Home, apolitical and non-partisan organization that provides acts of kindness for Maryland’s sons and daughters in harm’s way. Light food & beverage including beer and wine concessions provided by Crown Foods Service. Costume or period dress encouraged but not required.
In-advance: $20 for B&O Members, $25 for the General Public, $45 for Couples
At-the-door: $30 for B&O Members, $35 for the General Public, $60 for Couples
For more information or to purchase tickets,  visit

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Lloyd Street Synagogue Anniversary

Help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of the rededication of the Lloyd Street Synagogue with a day that will reveal  the building’s unexplored sides. We have developed a new tour of the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue entitled Technology in the Temple.

Inspired by our latest exhibit, The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen, the tour will delve into how the technological revelations of Mendes’ lifetime led to the development of this historic landmark. The tour will take place at 3:00pm. If you are unable to attend the tour that day, it will be our Sunday and Monday 3pm tour for the duration of The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen.

Our anniversary coincides with the anniversary of Kristallnacht. We are honored to welcome Martin Levin Artistic Creations to the museum for a display of his Kristallnacht Synagogues series. Levin has meticulously recreated the facades of these once wonderful buildings in miniature format. Come and view his beautiful handmade synagogues, plus see his two local latest additions, the Lloyd Street Synagogue and B’nai Israel.

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