Welcome to the Jewish Museum of Maryland!

Welcome to The Jewish Museum of Maryland, America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community, located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from the Inner Harbor. Here at the JMM, visitors can uncover the roots of Jewish history in our landmark historic sites – the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845, now the nation’s third oldest surviving synagogue and B’nai Israel Synagogue, built in 1876 and still home to a vibrant congregation. Our Museum Campus includes three exhibition galleries featuring fascinating and diverse exhibitions that explore in depth, the Jewish American experience. The Museum offers a wide range of programs and special events for children, adults, and families as well as a research library and family history center.  We invite students of all ages to experience the rich vitality of Jewish culture and heritage on and off-site through our education programs.

News & Closures:

crop StoopTickets now available for Stoop Storytelling Presents: Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland, the Live Show! Click here for details and to get your tickets.


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Register Now for THE GREAT KUGEL COOK OFF on October 8, 2017!


1992. Szold’s Baltimore from 1860-1902

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has developed an innovative and interactive mobile tour on the early life of one of Baltimore’s leading Jewish women, Henrietta Szold, the future founder of Hadassah. Download the free izi.travel mobile app and follow the JMM’s audio tour that will lead you through the progression of Henrietta’s early life, which also tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrants to Baltimore and the Russian Jews that followed decades later.

The Museum will close at 3:30pm on Wednesday, September 20th and remain closed on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd in observance of the holiday.

Upcoming Events:

Sephardic Weddings: Traditions of Yesterday and Today

800px-Jewish_Yemenite_bride croppedSunday, August 20th at 1pm

Speaker Dr. Adriana Brodsky, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Included with Museum Admission – Buy Tickets Now!

 Sephardim (Jews of Spanish or Arabic descent) lived in numerous diverse environments and developed practices that were infused with local flare and distinct from those of the Ashkenazim (Jews of European descent). This talk will discuss wedding traditions followed by different groups of Sephardim in the past, as well as those still practiced today by some communities.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

“Originalism” Run Amuck

03455vThis week’s remarks by White House policy advisor Steven Miller seeking to disassociate the Statue of Liberty from the poem by Emma Lazarus at its base has touched a nerve for many people.  On the extreme right it has led to a spate of anti-Semitic tweets and posts directed at the historic figure of Emma in specific, and at Jewish support for immigration more generally.  In the media it has resulted in a number of clever lampoons, perhaps none more pointed than the recent “rewriting” of the Lazarus poem by Stephen Colbert...continue reading.