Jewish Museum of Maryland Launches New Weekly Podcast – JMORE

Date: May 23, 2022 Source: Jmore URL: Mark Gunnery of the Jewish Museum of Maryland: “We’re trying to take existing content and give it new life –taking things that are in our archives or collections or in [an] exhibit and finding different ways to present them using technology.” (Provided) When the COVID-19 pandemic closed public and private institutions in … Read More

The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians – JMORE

Date: May 22, 2022 Source: Jmore URL: Historian David K. Johnson joins us to tell the story of how, during the Cold War, LGBTQ people were forced out of state and federal government jobs and were accused of being national security threats. Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were havens for LGBTQ employees, sparking what … Read More

JCC to Hold Second Annual Queer Jewish Arts Festival in June – JMORE

Date: May 12, 2022 Source: Jmore URL: JCC to Hold Second Annual Queer Jewish Arts Festival in June – JMORE The documentary “‘Transkids,” following the lives of four Israeli teenagers, will be presented at the Queer Jewish Arts Festival next month. (Provided photo) For the second year in a row, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore will host … Read More

Jmore Juniors: KSDS Graduate Writes Book Loosely Based on Transgender Experiences – JMORE

Date: April 6, 2022 Source: Jmore URL: Author Agnes Borinsky (Photo by Molly Hagan) By Micah L., Eighth Grade Student, Krieger Schechter Day School of Chizuk Amuno Congregation Agnes Borinsky — a graduate of the Krieger Schechter Day School of Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s class of 2000 and a published author who lives in California — recently released a book … Read More

Jewish Museum of Maryland Exhibit Explores Themes of Security – JMORE

Date: December 16, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: Among the items exhibited in “A Fence Around the Torah” are “The Book of Life” ceramic by Val Schlosberg and the “A Rose Among Thorns: Herem” woodblock print by Judith Joseph. (Provided by Jewish Museum of Maryland) More than three years after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the deadliest attack on a Jewish … Read More

Synagogues and Summer Camps Receive Help to Support LGBTQ Youth – JMORE

Date: June 23, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: Keshet staff are shown conducting an LGBTQ sensitivity and inclusion training session in a New York synagogue. (Keshet, via JTA) This story was sponsored by and produced in partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, which cares for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, responds to crises close to home and … Read More

JCC of Greater Baltimore to Host Inaugural Queer Jewish Arts Festival – JMORE

Date: May 17, 2021 Source: Jmore URL: A scene from “Indecent,” starring Susan Lynskey and Emily Shackelford, when the Paula Vogel play was presented at Baltimore Center Stage in 2019. (Photo by Stanley Photography) For the first time ever, Baltimore’s Jewish community will present a festival celebrating LGBTQIA+ stories and experiences through film, theater, music, literature and dance. From … 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