About the Exhibit
Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America is currently being prepared for travel. We will update this page when its next stop has been announced!
As patients, practitioners, and the subjects of both legitimate science and attempts to validate bias through scientific means, communities’ and individuals’ understanding of themselves are shaped by the field of medicine. This is particularly true for Jewish people in America.
This fascinating story about the intersection of science, history, culture and identity is what drives Beyond Chicken Soup. Through hands-on interactives, state-of-the-art multi-media components and more than 400 historic documents, images and artifacts, this groundbreaking exhibition developed by the award-winning Jewish Museum of Maryland challenges viewers to think deeply about medicine’s role acculturation, discrimination and self-identity.
Using a Jewish lens, the exhibition focuses on archetypal experiences that will resonate with a variety of ethnic groups. Parallels exist with any group that has found themselves a minority within a broader culture, whether through immigration, demography or unequal power distribution.
Beyond Chicken Soup:
Jews and Medicine in America
was made possible by our generous donors:
The Herbert Bearman Foundation
With Additional Generous Support From:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Institute for Museum and Library Services
Peter and Georgia Angelos Foundation
Exhibit Supported By:
Sue and Dr. David Liebman
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Sheldon and Saralynn Glass
Lowell and Harriet Glazer Family Foundation
Benno and Elayne Hurwitz Family Foundation
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
Carol and Robert Keehn Family Philanthropic Fund
Mercy Health Services
PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Inc.
The University of Maryland Medical System Foundation & The University of Maryland School of Medicine
Carroll and Charlotte Weinberg Charitable Foundation
The Harry L. Gladding Foundation and Neal and Winifred Borden
Dr. Ira and Leslie Papel
In Memory of Hugo Dalsheimer from his Family
Nurses’ Alumnae Association of Sinai, Myra Framm, and Phyllis Neuman
The Taylor Foundation