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 & Closures:

The JMM will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of the holiday.


L2017009002-4The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series will present “Just Married! Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show!” on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. We’re seeking 7 storytellers to share a story about their wedding – be they funny, sad, serious – as long as they’re true. More info here.

Online Ticketing Now Available! 

Upcoming Events:

From Iconic Ship to Mythic Image: The Warfield/Exodus Peace Tapestry

1999.030.0001Speaker Dr. Barry Lever

Sunday, July 9th at 1:00 pm

Included with Admission – Buy Your Tickets Now

The Exodus 1947 carried Jewish immigrants, largely Holocaust survivors, from France to Palestine in July, 1947. Sadly, the ship was seized and all of its passengers deported back to Europe. Russian artist Alex Gelfenboim created (and 36 women of the Pomegranate Guild, led by Rita Lenkin Hawkins crafted) a unique needlepoint tapestry, of over one and a half-million stitches. This artwork depicts the story of courage, hope and optimism for a world at peace.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

A Naturalization Ceremony To Remember

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