Federation Hosts Mission Trip to Baltimore

Sunday, March 19 – Monday, March 20, 2023 



Are you ready for a break? Join us for a specially ‘curated’ adventure for you to connect and explore the history and culture of Jewish Baltimore. 

Baltimore, Maryland has a rich tapestry of Jewish stories and a growing and thriving Jewish community that has taken shape over the years. As Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore is home to one of the United States’ oldest and largest Jewish communities. As an immigrant port of entry, a gateway to the nation’s interior and a manufacturing center, Baltimore is a great reflection of Jewish life. Through the years, while the Baltimore Jewish community has maintained its own distinctive character, it has also embodied Baltimore’s distinct personality.

Baltimore attracted its first wave of immigrants from Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. By 2013, Baltimore was home to more than 95,000 Jews in the surrounding and metropolitan area, nearly 60 synagogues and about a dozen day schools. 

This rich Jewish history and the legacy of the Cone Sisters Collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art made Baltimore the ideal choice for crafting a unique and exclusive get-away experience for our very own Greensboro Jewish community. No waiting in line, no worrying about transportation, getting to locations or planning meals. Experience private, curated tours designed exclusively for our group, dine and unwind on Baltimore’s beautiful waterfront. Be treated like royalty. 


  • Tour the famed Cone Collection of modern art at the centerpiece of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s holdings. You will get to witness the deep passion and dedication of the sisters, who spent a lifetime acquiring some of the most significant works of art of their time including Matisse and Picasso, personal friends of the Cone sisters. The Collection has particular significance to our own community as Tom Cone is Caribel and Etta Cone’s great, great nephew. The BMA is exclusively opening the museum (which is normally closed on Mondays) for a private tour with our group. The tour will be led by the curator of the Cone Collection, Katy Rothkopf (The Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Director of the Ruth R. Marder Center for Matisse Studies, Senior Curator of European Painting and Sculpture). To learn more about the history of the exhibit and a years-long friendship with Henry Matisse, enjoy this article from the Forward. 
  • Tour two onsite historic synagogues, learning about their stories and history.  Take a deep dive into the history of the oldest synagogue in Maryland, including the three unique congregations that worshiped there. This experience will also include a docent led tour through the permanent exhibit, Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore with highlights catered to our interests.
  • Experience the historic Peabody Library, Johns Hopkins University
    Along with learning about the architectural wonder of the library itself, we will take a Curator-led tour of the history of printing, science, and literature from the Renaissance to 19th Century Baltimore. Highlights include: Books of Hours, first editions of Copernicus and Galileo, 16th Century Herbals, Diderot’s Encyclopédie, early editions of Don Quixote, children’s books, and many other beautiful imprints from the collection.

  • Spend time with a fellow Federation, the Associated Federation of Baltimore as they host a special Lunch & Learn. Janna Hindman & Team will provide a guided talk and tour of the Associated including their initiatives, the Baltimore Jewish Community, topics around food insecurity, mental health and more. Plus, enjoy a kosher Chinese lunch courtesy of our hosts.

We’d love for you to join us in this specially curated cultural experience for our Greensboro Jewish community. Come join us for a get-away to connect with your Jewish heritage at the BALTIMORE MISSION TRIP Sunday, March 19 – Monday, March 20, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you!

(Lehitraot) לְהִתְרָאוֹת

 P.S. Only 55 spots available. CLICK HERE to sign up.