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SPICE: 20th Century Baltimore

Thursday, June 3, 2021 23 Sivan 5781

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Register by Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Class sessions: Thursday, June 3, 10, 17, & 24, 10:30 am–Noon
Fee: $48 temple members/$60 non-members

Each week that we meet we will focus on a different time during the 1900 in Baltimore. In the first session we will learn about the time that spans the earliest days of the century through and including the Roaring 20s. In the second session we will learn about The Golden Age of Radio and a take a quick survey of the 1930s during The Great Depression. In the third session we will discuss Baltimore during the War Years. In the fourth and final session we will learn about Baltimore during the mid-century.

Facilitator: Jack Burkert is a Baltimore native who, in retirement, has used his energy and interest in all things Baltimore to create a number of educational programs. Jack also works part time as an educator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. A 1969 graduate of the University of Maryland, Jack graduated with honors with a degree in history and education. His working life, some 40+ years, was spent in various educator roles, beginning with five years in the Baltimore City School system, later at the Pennsylvania State University, through private employers in Washington and New York City, and until his retirement a few years ago, in his own consulting firm. Returning to his home town, Jack’s interest in history led to a number of programs and information about Baltimore that inform and entertain both adults and young people. Jack has made a specialty of adding content and background to his work through research into the history of Baltimore, its port, businesses, people and immigration.

Registration: Reservations may be made via email to or by phone to Sherri Bell, SPICE Chair at 410-833-2409. If you are a temple member, payment may be made by requesting to have your account billed. Other accepted methods of payment include credit card, cash paid in person at class or a check made out to HSOSC, with SPICE and the course name in the check memo, mailed to 1 Clifton Court, Pikesville, MD 21208.

Registration Policies:
All SPICE courses must be registered for and paid for in their entirety by the first session. Due to a new MD sales tax regulation, we are now required to charge 6% sales tax on all courses delivered electronically.
All SPICE courses for January-June 2021 will be presented on Zoom.
SPICE fees are per head, not per household, with a 50% off fee for second registrants within the same household.
A minimum of 15 enrollees per class is required. 

Thank you in advance for your ongoing support of our SPICE courses and programs.

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