Upcoming Exhibitions


Jewish Refugees and Shangai
February 3 – March 17, 2019

Stitching History from the Holocaust
April 7 – August 4, 2019

Fashion Statement
April 7 – September 15, 2019


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 is closing at 3:00pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018 due to inclement weather. We will reopen for our regular hours on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Upcoming Events:

The History of the Jews and Chocolate

Sunday, November 18th at 1:00pm

Includes chocolate tasting!

Speaker: Sheilah Kaufman, food writer and cookbook author

Buy Tickets Now (JMM Members – Reserve Your Seats)*

Sheilah Kaufman, award-winning cookbook author, teacher, and lecturer, has never met a chocolate she didn’t like – and she’s certainly not alone! Chocolate is the most craved food in the United States and a truly global history. In this presentation Shelia explores the history of Jews and chocolate while also imparting her expert knowledge of using chocolate in the kitchen. Sheila will also lead a chocolate tasting as part of this program.

The Great Jewish Bake Off!

Sunday, December 2nd at 1:00pm

Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now

JMM Members – Let us know you’re coming!

Competitors – Register Here!

The JMM brings you another exciting culinary championship! This year we take inspiration from both the seasons and Jewish culinary tradition.  As the days grow shorter and the weather becomes colder, no food is more comforting than a great bake. From mandelbrot to bagels, and challah to rye we all have a favorite, almost all of which are improved with a generous schmeer of cream cheese or butter. This year we celebrate those bakes that are often, but not always, improved with a schmeer of something delicious or as we have named them schmeerables.

View more upcoming events HERE!

Museum Members: If you have not already, please take a moment to create an online account to improve your ticket reservation experience.

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:

New at Esther’s Place: Snapshots of Jewish Baltimore Life from the Collections

One of my favorite things about working at Esther’s Place, the JMM Gift Shop, is that our products share the real and tangible stories of people from the region. I frequently speak with Gift Shop visitors who excitedly point out photographs from our books and exhibit catalogs that feature their families, businesses, and important life moments. We at JMM are enormously privileged to share in these connections and help tell these stories. . . read more.