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.


Don’t miss out on this year’s Summer Teachers Institute, August 3-5, 2015! 

Admission Change: Please note that the new Museum admission rates are now in effect.  New admission fees can be viewed HERE.

Upcoming Events:

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator:” Fighting Fascism with a Movie

The_Great_DictatorSunday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Dr. David Ward, University of Pittsburgh

Charlie Chaplin was the most important film maker in Hollywood, when he decided to parody Adolph Hitler in The Great Dictator.  Little did he know that he was entering into the most controversial chapter of his life, a controversy that would eventually drive him from the United States.

At 8pm Join us for a FREE outdoor screening of The Great Dictator! BYOC (bring your own chair).

View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

Remembering Lives Touched:

Theodore Bikel, 1924-2015

Theodore Bikel performing at the St. Louis Jewish Books Festival, November 2, 2014.

 There are many contexts for remembering Theodore Bikel, the multi-talented entertainer and activist who passed away yesterday.  Many of the tributes I’ve seen on-line, speak to his many performances on stage and screen in roles as ranging from a regimented Austrian navy officer (in Broadway’s The Sound of Music) to a compassionate rabbi in outer space (on TV’s Babylon 5).  But for the last six weeks, the context in which I have been thinking about Theodore Bikel involves Paul Simon – and that requires more than a little explanation…..continue reading.