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The Maryland Curiosity Bureau

What’s the story of Jewish migration & segregation in Baltimore?

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Lombard Street was the epicenter of Jewish life in Baltimore before the population's migration north and west (uncredited historical photo c/o Pinterest)

Starting in the early 1800s, waves of Jewish immigrants started to settle in downtown Baltimore. Since then, the population has slowly but steadily moved northwest to neighborhoods like Pikesville and Owings Mills. How & why did that happen?

In this episode, we hear from:

Deborah Weiner, author of On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore

Daniel Burg, Rabbi at Beth Am Synagogue

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This episode, we hear from Deborah Weiner, co-author of "On Middle Ground: A History of the Jews of Baltimore"
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Rabbi Daniel Burg talks about Beth Am Synagogue and its surrounding neighborhood of Reservoir Hill (photo credit: Aaron Henkin / WYPR)

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.