Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
Opens October 2019


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At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, we are storytellers.

We’re also storyfinders, storykeepers, and storyprotectors.

Our tales are stored in 12,000 objects, more than 68,000 photographs, 850 oral histories, two historic synagogues, and three exhibit galleries.

We are finding new stories all the time, and the stories we keep will make you question, make you laugh, make you think and feel deeply—no matter who you are—because it is stories that make us human.

From poignant to whimsical, comfortably familiar to downright bizarre, we find, tell, and protect the stories of Maryland’s Jewish communities.

News & Closures:

Please note the Museum will be closed on Sunday, April 21st and Monday, April 22nd, 2019.

Upcoming Events:

After Auschwitz

Maryland Premiere
Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Get Tickets Now (JMM Members, Reserve Your Seats!)

“You’re free. Go home.” Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. But After Auschwitz is not a typical “Holocaust” film. It begins with these words, inviting audiences to experience what happened next. In watching the struggles of survival, the audience feels a searing connection to our current political climate, as history teaches us the vital role humanity plays in our hopes for greater understanding and compassion.

Between Germans and Czechs: The Dilemma of Jews in Bohemia and Moravia, 1848-1938

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Marsha Rozenblit, University of Maryland
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German? Czech? Jewish. Join Marsha Rozenblit as she explores the fraught concepts of nationalism, language, and identity faced by the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia.

Suiting Everyone: The Needle Trades in Baltimore

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 1pm
Speaker: Jack Burkert, Baltimore Museum of Industry
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Join us as Jack Burkert shares the story of a dynamic industry that unfolded in Baltimore in the second half of the 19th century, one which continued until its gradual disappearance more than one hundred years later.


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Due to limited seating and popularity, we strongly encourage all our visitors, including Members, to purchase/reserve tickets for events in advance.

On the Blog:

Students as Storytellers: Stitching History & Fashion Statement

At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, we are stories tellers. We are also storyfinders, storykeepers, and storyprotectors. We are thrilled to share the poignant story found in Stitching History from the Holocaust on loan to us from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. This exhibit brings to life the dress designs by Hedy Strnad, who perished in the Holocaust. In doing so, the exhibit aims for visitors to see that each victim of the Holocaust has their own story that deserves to be remembered. When students from John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School visited this week, they did not just hear the story of Hedy Strnad but took a behind-the-scenes look at how this story came to be. Read more.