Super Sundays at the JMM

zpb 004By Rachel Cylus
Program Manager
Jewish Museum of Maryland

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has been super busy since our new exhibit, ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950, opened at the end of January. On President’s Day weekend, over 200 people visited the Museum for tours, rides in the batmobile and Superhero Costume-Making. On Sunday our younger visitors designed their own capes, masks and shields – the results were a whole new crew of costumed crime-fighters, powerful enough to scare away any villain.
If you still haven’t seen the new exhibit, never fear!  It runs through August 18th, and with it we have a full schedule of programs and activities. Join us for three SUPER SUNDAYS in March.

On Sunday, March 10th we’ll have a special screening of The New Adventures of Wonder Woman at 2 p.m. including the feature film-length pilot of the hit 1970s TV show starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman and her alter ego Diana Prince. 

On Sunday, March 17th at 2 p.m. meet the author of Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture, and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero. Rabbi Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known speaker and best-selling author who has appeared on CNN and NPR and has been profiled in the New York Times, Miami Herald, and London Guardian. He writes for the Jerusalem Post, JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), the Royal Shakespeare Company, Condé Nast, and many other agencies. Rabbi Weinstein chairs the Religious Affairs Committee at Pratt Institute, the renowned New York art school. He was recently voted “New York’s Hippest Rabbi” by PBS affiliate Channel 13.

We’ll be holding a family day on Sunday, March 31st.  Sign up the kids for the Create Your Own Comic Book Workshop from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Illustrator Lisa Perrin will lead participants through the process of writing and illustrating their own comic book and superhero.

At 2 p.m., children’s book author Marc Tyler Nobleman will give a talk entitled, Jewish Superhero Creators, Jaw-Dropping Backstories. Nobleman is the author of Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. He will reveal the startling bombshells he uncovered during his research, including one that may change pop culture history. The talk will address everything from the Superman/Moses parallel to the Hebrew meaning of Superman’s Kryptonian name. 

Head down to 15 Lloyd Street and be a part of our Super Sundays this spring.  Check out to find out more about the JMM and out upcoming programs or contact /410-732-6400 ext. 215.



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