Great Talks


Check out these captivating speakers in Baltimore this winter, including an award-winning writer and director, a discussion that looks back at Baltimore history and a managing editor who discusses Israeli media bias.

Curator Talk: Behind the Scenes of Scrap Yard
January 19, 1:00 p.m., Jewish Museum of Maryland Herbert Bearman Campus
Join exhibit curator Zachary Levine for an exploration behind-the-scenes of Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling. Discover a story of transformation of scrap itself and the individuals who worked within the industry. Levine will also share some of the stories, objects and images that didn’t fit in to the gallery.

Fighting Anti Israel Media Bias: Time For Some Honest Reporting
January 23, 6:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation
Join the Baltimore Jewish Council and the BJC Israel Committee for a discussion on Fighting Anti Israel Media Bias: Time for Some Honest Reporting, led by Simon Plosker, Managing Editor for Honest Reporting. Plosker has published in a number of publications including the Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel and appeared on such outlets as the BBC World Service and Sky News.

On Screen and In Real Life: Shtisel and The New Haredim
January 30, 7:00 p.m., Gordon Center for Performing Arts 
A conversation with Shtisel creator and award-winning writer and director Yehonatan Indursky and Pnina Pfeuffer, prominent Haredi social activist, self-described feminist and advocate for Jewish-Arab shared society, as they reach beyond boundaries to lay the groundwork for a genuine partnership for change.

Cash for Your Trash
Sunday February 23, 1:00 p.m., Jewish Museum of Maryland Herbert Bearman Campus
Carl Zimring, environmental historian and professor of Sustainability Studies at Pratt Institute, will discuss how waste management shape society, culture institutions and inequalities. Zimring is the author of numerous books including Cash for Your Trash: Scrap Recycling in America and Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States.

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