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. 

Upcoming Event:

The Electrified Pickle: FLY THIS!

PrintSunday, July 27th, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Members get in free!

Have you got what it takes to get off the ground? Future Makers will be at the JMM to test your flight credentials!

Learn about how the science of wind resistance and flight through cool hands-on experiments. No one leaves empty handed.


Hear from Paul Glenshaw about Arthur “Al” Welsh the first Jewish-American pilot, and one of the first pilots, period. He was the second student of Orville Wright himself!

Remember, members get in for free!


Introducing Flat Mendes!

Mendes PassportCheck out our favorite traveling companion, Mendes Cohen and get your very own Flat Mendes.

Details here!



On the Blog:

AZO: The Pharmaceutical Fraternity

azo2My role as an Exhibition Intern at the JMM has largely involved researching and reviewing subjects related to the upcoming Jews, Health, and Healing. My internship thus far has been incredibly rewarding, as I have investigated topics which I have never studied before, namely pharmaceutical history. I’ve read sixteenth century medicinal guide books, studied the changing corner drugstore, and cataloged countless prescriptions. Gradually, I began to gain a greater appreciation of the field, and saw the pharmacy as the true medical marketplace, where doctors, patients, and prescriptions come together. continue reading.