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:

JMM Members – Don’t forget to reserve your space for our special Paul Simon: Words and Music members opening! Email reservations@jewishmuseummd.org to save your spot today! More info here.

Upcoming Events:

Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience, 1939-1971

Jewish Mad Men book coverSunday, August 31st at 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Kerri Steinberg, Otis College of Art and Design

Included with Museum Admission

Dr. Kerri Steinberg, author of the recently published book, Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience, will focus on advertising aimed at a Jewish audience between 1939-1971 to demonstrate how it both packaged and sold the American dream while reinforcing a unique sense of Jewish pride and purpose.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Recognizing and Responding to Injustice: Using the Lessons of the Holocaust as a Tool for Combating Contemporary Intolerance in Our Communities Today

Falicia stands in front of the lobby display she created.During my summer internship at the JMM, I had the opportunity to work on a pop-up exhibit in connection with the JMM’s Annual Summer Teachers Institute that focuses on best practices in Holocaust Education. After I learned how to use the museum software Past Perfect and learned about the JMM’s extensive collections, I was inspired to develop an exhibit.  The exhibit focuses on recognizing and responding to injustices in our community. It relates to the 2015 Summer Teachers Institute’s theme:Auschwitz 70 Years Later, What have we Learned? I wanted to put some of the JMM’s collections on display and give teachers an opportunity to see what objects and materials we have in the collections that relate to topics they are teaching about the Holocaust in their classrooms…...continue reading.