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 Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th in observance of Thanksgiving. The Museum will reopen at 10am on Sunday, November 26th.

Upcoming Events:

The Fascinating Escape of the Iraqi Jewish Archives

Wednesday, November 29th, 6:30 pm

Speaker: Harold Rhode 

Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now!

JMM Members – Reserve Your Seats

There can be no better way to hear a story of discovery than directly from those involved. Join us as we welcome Harold Rhode, who will share how a tip from an informant led to him and his team entering the basement of a flooded building, filled with looters and an active bomb, to eventually discover the Iraqi Jewish Archives. This fascinating story is one that is not to be missed.

Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day

Sunday, December 3rd

Featuring: Silk Road Dance Company and Sephardic Heritage D.C.

Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now!

JMM Members – Let us know you’re coming! 

Experience a multi-sensory exploration of a fascinating culture with a long and often unknown history. Talmud to Tik: Iraqi Jewish Heritage Day promises to engage and delight the whole family.  Celebrate Iraqi Jewish Heritage through fun activities, hands-on crafts, dancing, music, and, of course, food.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Museum Musings from Poland

I was privileged to spend ten days in Poland on a trip sponsored by the Council of American Jewish Museums with five colleagues from Jewish museums from across the country. During our trip we visited many museums where we explored the different ways that Poles interpret their complex (and often tragic) history. We also had ample opportunity to meet with staff at these museums and to discuss their interpretive strategies as well as to engage in conversation about the difficult task they face in commemorating the history of Polish Jews in a broader context than just the Holocaust….continue reading.