JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen September 10, 2006 bus trip to Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore #general

Jeff Miller

On Sunday, September 10, 2006, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater
Washington (JGSGW) is sponsoring a
bus trip to Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore.

Have you ever vacationed in the Catskills, Miami, or Atlantic City or gone
to summer camp? If so, relive those wonderful memories; if not, come see
what you’ve missed when we travel to Baltimore, Maryland for our first
meeting of the 2006-2007 year. On Sunday, September 10, we will be going on
a field trip to the Jewish Museum of Maryland. We have arranged for a
docent led tour of two exciting new exhibits:

The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity and the Jewish-American Dream
This exhibit evokes the experiences and meanings in Jewish vacationing from
the 1880s to the present, and shows how vacations represented the excitement
and promise of America while shaping notions of Jewish and American

Cabin Fever: Jewish Camping and Jewish Commitment

This interactive and atmospheric exhibit focuses on summer camps attended by
Jewish Marylanders, and explores the impact of camp experiences on identity
formation, and, particularly, on the development of Jewish identity on young

Our trip also includes a tour of two historic synagogues, which are part of
the Museum, and an opportunity to peruse documents in the Museum library and
archives. The Lloyd Street Synagogue (1845) and B’nai Israel (1876) tell
the stories of two great waves of Jewish immigrants to Baltimore. In the
library you will find a cemetery database and files, Baltimore Jewish
obituaries, the Jack Levin collection (funeral home records), as well as
passenger records. The Museum gift shop and other exhibits will be open for
us to visit also.

Lunch at a nearby deli (not Kosher) following our trip to the Museum. Lunch
is not included in the cost of the trip.

Bus transportation will be provided >from the Pike Center in Rockville in
front of Bagel City. Bagel City is located at 12119 Rockville Pike. The
bus will leave promptly at 8:45 AM so please be on time (not Jewish time).
The bus will leave >from Baltimore at 2:30 PM and arrive back in Rockville by
3:30 PM. Interested parties should contact Rochelle Gershenow at
Also, please go to
where you will find a form to print and instructions for payment to JGSGW
and mailing to Rochelle Gershenow.
Directions to the bus departure location, cost options, and other details
are on the website.

Submitted by Jeff Miller
VP for Publicity, JGSGW

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