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.
Holiday Closures: The Museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday, November 26th and be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th in observance of Thanksgiving.
The Museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 24th and at 4pm on Thursday, December 25th.
The Museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 31st.
Synagogue Tours Update! Starting October 5, 2014 we will offer combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building (now home to B’nai Israel Congregation), Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm. We will offer tours focused on the Lloyd Street Synagogue, Sunday through Thursday at 3:00pm and on Sunday at 4:00pm.
Our new Lloyd Street Synagogue tour, 1845: Technology and the Temple, is now available every Sunday and Monday at 3 until the A-Mazing Mendes Cohen exhibit closes in June 2015.
Sunday, December 7th, 2:30pm
$1 admission for Downtown Dollar Days!
Set the Chanukah mood with a rocking family Chanukah concert with Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights! Bring home a piece of the festivities with Chanukah themed crafts.
Everyone is welcome!
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On the Blog:
Today we have two pieces from a larger set of porcelain dinnerware, owned by the Hutzler family of Baltimore. We have a sauce boat, with molded (attached) underplate, 9 inches long; and a dessert plate, 8.5 inches in diameter. The decoration manages to be both elaborate and – at least compared to some other examples of late 19th century French porcelain – fairly restrained: the pink is bright and the morning glories are plentiful, but the gilding is kept to a minimum, and the entwined initials (off to the side on the plate, and on one end of the boat) are relatively subtle...continue reading!