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.

Holiday Closures:

The Museum will be closed Friday, April 3rd through Sunday April 5th as well as Friday April 10th in observance of Passover.


We are thrilled to announce the Museum has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities​ in support of our “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” exhibit!

Upcoming Events:

A 19th-Century American Jew Visits the Holy Land: Mendes Cohen in Jerusalem


Panel 14.Biblical JourneySpeaker: Dr. Deb Weiner

Sunday, April 19th, 1:00 P.M.

Included with Museum Admission

Travel to the Holy Land with Mendes Cohen, early 19th century adventurer and proud citizen of the young American republic. Cohen’s account of his Middle Eastern journey, entertainingly recorded in his letters home, paints a fascinating portrait of the Jewish community of Palestine and offers a remarkable glimpse into one man’s evolving American Jewish identity.

View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

Just Discovered:  The Plotnick Diamond

You Don't Have to be JewishYes, this is an April Fool’s Day headline.  But it’s also true.  At a recent JMM staff meeting the conversation turned to classic Jewish comedy sketches.  I learned that morning that many of the younger members of the team were unfamiliar with the Plotnick Diamond and the Grammy-nominated comedy album “You Don’t Have to Be Jewish” which is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year…..continue reading!