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:

Marrying Maryland with Frieda
We want your Jewish wedding photos and invitiations! Check out our Marrying Maryland page for more details.


Online Ticketing Now Available! 

Upcoming Events:

Our Home, Jonestown

Jonestown stack 4CSaturday, April 29th from 12:00 – 4:00pm


Location: The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Join us for the second Annual Jonestown Festival. The neighborhood’s museums (including the National Aquarium!) and historic buildings come together for an afternoon of fun, perfect for the whole family. We will have tours of the neighborhood, arts and crafts and more. Come explore Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood and its newest attraction: Jonestown.

Auschwitz, 70 Years Later and the Interpretation of Memory

150126102625-01-auschwitz-liberation-0126-super-169Sunday, April, 30th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Dr. Anna Sommer Schneider, Georgetown University

Included with Admission – Get Your Tickets Now!

Members – Reserve Your Seats

How do we understand the many different interpretations and symbolism(s) that Auschwitz assumed? Since its liberation in January 1945 and the creation of the Museum the following year, the memory of this notorious Nazi death camp has often been twisted, distorted or even abused. What remains clear, however, is that the policy of the communist government in Poland regarding Auschwitz, and the narrative created after the war, exerted tremendous impact on the awareness of the post-war generations in Poland and Polish-Jewish relations.

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On the Blog:

The JEA Building Today: Or, A Building in Disguise

JEA today squareMarvin and I recently had the privilege of touring the old JEA Building, now owned by our neighbors Helping Up Mission. There’s not much that physically remains from the Jewish Educational Alliance, but Tom Stone, Director of Facilities and Operations at Helping Up, was able to point out a few areas where clues to the building’s original use can still be seen….continue reading.