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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. 


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.

On November 9 we will introduce a new Lloyd Street “1845: Technology and the Temple” tour at 3:00pm and the tour will be available every Sunday and Monday at 3 until the A-Mazing Mendes Cohen exhibit closes in June 2015.

Upcoming Events:

School’s Out: Make Your Voice Count

1988113001-2Citizenship Day at the JMM

Tuesday, November 4th, 11am – 2pm

Admission: $5/family

Discover what it means to be a citizen on Election Day! Join us for interactive tours and hands-on activities that inspire a deeper understanding of citizenship.

* Meet Ida Rehr, a Ukrainian immigrant to Baltimore in the 20th century, through our Leo V. Berger Immigrant’s Trunk Living History Performance at 11 am

* Explore our newest exhibition The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen and discover the Cohen family’s public service contributions

* Make an American Flag and More!

Let us know you’re coming – RSVP on FACEBOOK or contact Trillion Attwood (410) 732-6400 x215  or by email: tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org.

On the Blog:

Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

We’ve collected the questions our visitors have submitted to the question box at the end ofThe A-Mazing Mendes Cohen exhibit. We hope these answers satisfy your curiosity!

1) Mendes’ father was born in Germany, yet his family founded a Sephardic congregation in Baltimore. Was Mendes’ mother Sephardic? Is that the explanation, or is there another reason? ...continue reading for the answer to this and more!