Around the World in 21 Days: Museums Across the Seas - USA (Zoom)

23 August 2020
Sunday 12pm
Zoom

Around the World in 21 Days: Museums Across the Seas 

Travel the world via Zoom this August as we tour Jewish museums in Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom and United States of America.

Trace the movements of Jews across the seas – uncovering the communities created, celebrating unique traditions and histories. Experience a taste of the world-class exhibits that bring to life the stories of Jewish people from across the globe.

This multi-part series will feature programs from the Jewish Museum of Australia, Jewish Museum of LondonJewish Museum of Maryland and South African Jewish Museum.

Don’t miss the (virtual) boat – register now!

American Jewish History Through a Baltimore Lens

Baltimore’s Locust Point was once America’s second largest immigration port, only surpassed by Ellis Island. Discover the importance of Baltimore, Maryland in the story of America’s Jewish community, from waves of arrival, to fights for recognition and religious freedom, and eventual Americanisation.

Maryland reflects the broader history of America’s Jewish community, and today is home to an important symbol of that history, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, the third oldest synagogue in the country.

Presenter Profile

Tracie Guy-Decker started at the Museum as the Associate Director for Projects, Planning and Finance in April 2015. In that role, she assists the Museum operations through administrative and infrastructure support, including project management, oversight of facilities maintenance and planning, and budgets and finance. Because most of her career has been spent in the marketing departments of non-profit organisations, Ms. Guy-Decker also oversees JMM’s marketing activities.

Prior to joining the JMM, Tracie led marketing departments at Johns Hopkins University and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (in Virginia Beach, VA). She has a BA in English and Religion from Oberlin College and an M.A. in Religious Studies (concentration: History of Judaism) from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

About the Jewish Museum of Maryland

Located in downtown Baltimore, the Jewish Museum of Maryland is America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. The Museum was founded in 1960 to rescue and restore the historic Lloyd Street Synagogue, and has become a cultural centre for the Jewish community and those interested in Jewish history and traditions.

Today it includes the historic Lloyd Street and B’nai Israel Synagogues and a modern museum building with changing exhibition galleries, program areas, a research library and museum shop. Through its collections, exhibitions, sites and programs, the Museum encourages discourse about Jewish life in Maryland and beyond.

Please be advised that bookings for this event will close at 11am Sunday 23 August 2020, with the Zoom link emailed thereafter.

This event will be repeated 3am Friday 14 August 2020, learn more here.

Program Partners

Cost

We are proud to work with our counterparts across the seas to provide this special program during this unprecedented time. Your donation will help keep us illuminating Jewish life, but is not required.