First national Shabbaton conference for Jews of color, organized by Baltimorean, to mark yahrzeit for George Floyd – Baltimore Jewish Times

Date: May 12, 2021 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: By Esther D. Kustanowitz and Asaf Shalev Across America, people whose lives changed when George Floyd was killed are planning to mark the one-year anniversary of his death this month. Floyd’s family is working to rebrand the date, May 25, as “Day of Enlightenment” because of how many people were … Read More

Rabbinic Letter in Support of JMM Drag Queen Story Hour

Date: May 3, 2021 Source: URL: Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th, we welcome the drag performer Pariah Sinclair for our Drag Queen Story Hour program. If you’re interested in attending the program, visit our events page. As the JMM planned this program, Jewish community members have reached out about the event and we want to share the support we’ve received. … Read More

Baltimore’s Annual LGBTQ Community Seder to Take Place Virtually this Year

Date: March 19, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: Marc Wernick is one of the organizers of this year’s LGBTQ seder in Baltimore: “We’ve opened our tent wider, and it’s made it easier for more people to attend.” (Provided photo) Last Passover, organizers of Baltimore’s LGBTQ Community Seder were forced to cancel the annual gathering due to the COVID-19 virus. But … Read More

Community seders provide alternative holiday experience

Date: March 16, 2021 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: LGBTQ Seder, 2019 (Courtesy of Marc Wernick) !×1536.jpg If a traditional family seder is not in the cards for this Pesach, an alternative community seder might be an unconventional way to cap off the last 12 unconventional months. One alternative option is Baltimore’s Annual LGBTQ Seder. “It’s an opportunity for … Read More

You Should Know … Rabbi Eric Abbott 

Date: February 9, 2021 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Rabbi Eric Abbott (Courtesy of Abbott) !×1152.jpg When he was young, Rabbi Eric Abbott grew up in a “Christmas-Chanukah-type household” in Rhode Island, where his family lit Chanukah candles and had a Christmas tree, he said. His mother was Jewish, and his father wasn’t. They didn’t really go to either … Read More

You Should Know … Justin B. Terry Smith 

Date: January 25, 2021 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Justin B. Terry Smith (Don Harris) ! By Leonard Robinson Justin B. Terry Smith, a resident of Severn, is a writer, professor, veteran and longtime activist with a special interest in LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues. Smith grew up in a nominally Christian household, but was always reminded of his family’s … Read More

Baltimore’s Jewish Community Explores LGBTQ Culture Through Film and Art – JMORE

Date: January 14, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: The 2001 film “Kissing Jessica Stein,” starring Jennifer Westfeld (left) and Heather Juergensen, will be presented during the LGBTQ film series. As Baltimore’s Jewish community grapples with the need for greater diversity and inclusion among its organizations, congregations and schools, leaders and institutions are presenting programming geared toward the LGBTQ Jewish community. … Read More

LGBTQ film series highlights diversity within Jewish life – Baltimore Jewish Times

Date: December 21, 2020 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Beth Am Synagogue is partnering with the JCC of Greater Baltimore to bring its Jewish LGBT Film Series to the community. Scheduled to run from December to March, the online series will feature “I Was Not Born A Mistake” on Dec. 27; “Aimée & Jaguar” on Jan. 17; “Kissing Jessica … Read More

When Bubbe Met Amy: Millennial Jewish Comedians: Jonathan Branfman

Date: December 1, 2020 Source: URL: With Jonathan Branfman December 1, 8, 15, 22 Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00pm ESTIn Partnership with the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia & Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Innovation and NextGen teams Love Barbra Streisand and Fran Drescher? Then come learn about the next generation of Jewish women comedians: Amy Schumer (of Inside Amy Schumer), Tiffany … Read More

Jewish Museum hires Arizona ‘Pied Piper’ as new executive director 

Date: November 24, 2020 Source: Baltimore Jewish Times URL: Jewish Museum hires Arizona ‘Pied Piper’ as new executive director Bryan Solomon “Sol” Davis (Courtesy of the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center) !×1365.jpg Marvin Pinkert’s announcement in January that he would be retiring from his post as executive director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland set off a … Read More