Join Baltimore Heritage and the Jewish Museum of Maryland in a celebration of rich Jewish heritage and grand buildings with a city-wide Jewish landmarks photo competition. Take a shot of your favorite synagogue, a historic Jewish neighborhood, or a building like Baltimore’s Hebrew Orphan Asylum, then submit your photo online and you may win prizes like free historic tour tickets or lunch at Attman’s Deli.
Join us for an upcoming Jewish heritage program!
Bring your camera and join us for the Jewish Museum of Maryland’s’s new First Thursday program series, as Baltimore Heritage and the Jewish Museum of Maryland launch the 2012 Jewish Landmarks Photo Competition. Free walking tours of the historic Jonestown neighborhood at 6:30pm and 7:30 pm. Admission to the Jewish Museum of Maryland and their new exhibit – Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity – is free on the first Thursday of every month.
Baltimore by Bike: Jewish Landmarks in Northwest Baltimore
Sunday, October 14, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at Beth Am Synagogue - 2501 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217.
In the decades after the Civil War, Baltimore’s economy boomed, countless immigrants arrived from around the world and many – including the city’s growing Jewish community – moved northwest into the rapidly expanding Baltimore suburbs around what is now Bolton Hill. Join Baltimore Heritage on a fun two-hour bike tour past historic synagogues and other Jewish landmarks from from Eutaw Place to Park Heights. As northwest Baltimore continued to grow and change, these landmarks remain well-preserved neighborhood landmarks thanks to African American churches and civic organizations that care for them through the present.
Photo Walk and Tour of Jewish Landmarks on the West side of Downtown
Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meet at the east entrance to Lexington Market – Eutaw and Lexington Streets.
Baltimore residents of all backgrounds remember the bustling shops of Howard and Lexington Street but a handful of Jewish-owned businesses – Hutzler’s, Hecht’s, and Read’s Drug Store just to name a few – stand out in stories and memories from the history of Downtown’s west side. Bring your camera and join Baltimore Heritage for a free photo walk and tour exploring the history of Jewish entrepreneurs and workers – making clothes, selling furniture, and more – who made Howard and Lexington a place to remember. This tour is presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland for the Jewish Landmarks Photo Competition.
Thanks to Free Fall Baltimore for their support for this program series!