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Descendants' Day Project Past Events

Stories of the Old Neighborhood

featuring Eli W. Schlossberg and Rabbi Herbert Mandl, PhD

Moderated by Rabbi Etan Mintz, B'nai Israel Congregation

   

Tuesday, 19 January 2021
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
(Online session)

This event was recorded. To watch the unedited recording
click here or the image below.

   

Eli W. Schlossberg, author of My Shtetl Baltimore,
and
Rabbi Herbert Mandl, Ph.D
Rabbi Emeritus, Kehilath Israel Synagogue, Kansas City, Missouri,
a native Baltimorean who attended B’nai Israel as a youth

explored tales of life in old Jewish Baltimore

B’nai Israel - Going on 150:
What is the secret to our longevity?

 

Fred Shoken, Baltimore historian
Wednesday, 2 September 2020,
7 - 8:30 pm (Online session)

This event was recorded. To watch the unedited recording click here or the image below.

B'nai Israel is not only one of the oldest Jewish congregations in Baltimore, but one of the few active congregations in the country holding regular services in a synagogue built before 1880.

As both our congregation and synagogue building approach 150 years this decade, how did we achieve this feat? What lessons can be learned from our unique history?

Why History Matters: Even Especially the Difficult Parts
 

Wednesday, 22 July 2020
7 - 8:30 pm
(Online session)

This event was recorded. To watch the unedited recording click here or the image below.

Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director
The Jewish Museum of Maryland
Tracie Guy-Decker, Deputy Director
The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Tracie Guy-Decker and Marvin Pinkert engaged in a conversation about two pivotal moments, a century apart, in the history of race and racism in American.

They addressed myths and deepened the conversation about Jewish roles in both the Civil War and the civil rights movement. Marvin talked about Rabbi Illoway who preached in favor of slavery in the Lloyd Street Synagogue. Tracie talked about the desegregation of Gwynn Oak Park in 1963.

Together they illuminated the ways understanding those precedents can help us navigate this "unprecedented" time.

This program is generously supported
by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Fund of The Associated

 

 

Ann Shinnar
Marc & Debbie Attman
Steve Attman
Michael Stein
Ellen Kahan Zager,
The B'nai Israel Historical Preservation Society,
Dr. Bruce Coopersmith, Chair
and an anonymous donor

Thu, December 2 2021 28 Kislev 5782