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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:

The Museum is hiring a Shop Manager (FTE) and an Administrative Assistant (PTE): More info here.


The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in observance of the holiday. 


Don’t forget to register to compete in the 2019 Great Jewish Bake Off!: Holiday Cookie Edition on December 15th! Info and tickets here.


Upcoming Events:

From Cairo to the Cloud: The World of the Cairo Geniza

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 6:30pm
Film Screening
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From Cairo to the Cloud – The World of the Cairo Geniza tells the story of an astonishing collection of ancient manuscripts hidden for centuries in a Cairo synagogue, and their remarkable odyssey to the modern world.


The Ritchie Boys

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Bernie Lubran
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It was the perfect revenge. They fled Nazi persecution and came to America, where they entered the U.S. Army during World War II. Because they knew the language and culture of the enemy better than anyone, they were sent to a Maryland military intelligence training center called Camp Ritchie (now Fort Ritchie) and taught to interrogate or wage psychological warfare against the Nazis. History knows them as the Ritchie Boys.

First Generation: Trailblazing a New Life in America

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:00pm
Speakers: Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace
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In this family-friendly presentation, award-winning authors Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace honor the trailblazing new Americans elevating the country today and over the past century in their timely book, First Generation: Trailblazing a New Life in America.

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Museum Members:

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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:

Let’s Learn about Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling

“At first, I thought it was a dirty job that doesn’t pay much, but now I think it’s a good paying job that requires good business/economic skills.” -7th grade student expressing how their view of the scrap industry has changed after seeing Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling.

23 students from Hamilton Elementary/Middle School gathered around a motorbike as we introduced them to scrap – junk, discarded material that has the potential to be recycled or reused. With JMM’s educators they considered what materials the motorbike could be scrapped for – its steel engine, plastic panels, alloy wheels, rubber tires. This was the beginning of their journey into the scrap industry. . . Read more.

Reminder: Our new Monday hours are now in effect! The Museum will open at 11am on Mondays from here on out. Why? Head here to find out.