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.

 Weather Update:

The Museum will open at NOON today, Thursday, February 26, 2015.


Summer internship announcements are up! Check them out HERE.

JMM is proud to announce our selection for the DeVos Institute’s Building Capacity: Baltimore program! Read about the program here.


Upcoming Events:

Pardon our dust! We’re making some website improvements to our “Events” section and things might get a little messy. You can keep up with all our upcoming events on Facebook and our BLOG.

“The Girl’s Photography Project” Reception


CHAI Photog exhibit Sept 3, 2014-1041Sunday, March 1, 1:00pm

Program included with museum admission

 In 2014, 15 African American and Orthodox Jewish girls ages 10-14 participated in a series of workshops that enabled them to learn about each other’s perspectives living in their northwest Baltimore City community. They learned to use a camera, take quality photos and most importantly, got to know one another while gaining an understanding of each other’s life experiences. The photos in this exhibit feature their view points and are truly one of a kind.

View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

Semitic Cinematics: An Intern’s Discoveries at the JMM

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Hello! Ben Israel here. This winter, I am the Collections intern at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, but I have another responsibility as well… I am conducting research on a new exhibit coming to the museum this summer called “Cinema Judaica.”

“Cinema Judaica” is a traveling exhibit that sheds light on how public perceptions of Jewish issues, from American isolationism in World War II to the State of Israel, were impacted by Hollywood movies. So, you might ask, why are you conducting research if the exhibit is already put together? Good question. ….continue reading!