AVAM Gala Honors ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’ Author, Astronaut

Famed author Diane Ackerman says her gift is to be surprised all the time and to pay keen attention to her surroundings. “I wake up startled most days just to be alive on the planet that has golden doodles, parakeets, iguanas, prom dresses and everything else,” she said. “So it’s typical for me to get… Read More

What Is a Jew? Good Question

Around 230 people gathered in the American Visionary Art Museum Sunday to hear Yehuda Kurtzer and Marc Steiner discuss Jewish identity in contemporary America and answer the program’s titular question: “What is a Jew?” The program featured a presentation — with study materials — by Shalom Hartman Institute president Kurtzer and an audience question-and-answer session… Read More

Cookbook ‘Rockstar’ Joan Nathan Sets Jewish Table at AVAM

Bestselling Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan stopped by the American Visionary Art Museum April 30 to talk about and sign copies of her newest release, “King Solomon’s Table.” The event was put on by the Center for Jewish Education, along with The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Nathan was introduced by Associated chair Linda… Read More