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:

1992. Szold’s Baltimore from 1860-1902

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has developed an innovative and interactive mobile tour on the early life of one of Baltimore’s leading Jewish women, Henrietta Szold, the future founder of Hadassah. Download the free izi.travel mobile app and follow the JMM’s audio tour that will lead you through the progression of Henrietta’s early life, which also tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrants to Baltimore and the Russian Jews that followed decades later.

The Museum will close at 3:30pm on Wednesday, September 20th and remain closed on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd in observance of the holiday.

Upcoming Events:

The Great Kugel Cook Off

Kugel Postcard cropSunday, October 8th at 1:00 pm

Included with Museum Admission – Get Your Tickets Now!

Inspired by the success of our Great Chicken Soup Cook Off the JMM couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage another culinary championship! This year’s star is everyone’s favorite Jewish side dish – Kugel! Once again we invite Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search: The Great Kugel Cook Off of 2017! Join us at the JMM for a day dedicated to kugel with tastings, activities for the whole family, tips from professionals and the announcement of Maryland’s greatest kugel.

Looking to compete? Register Here!


View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

A “Just Married!” Extra – The Bridesmaid Gown; Or, You’ll Wear It and Like It

2004108009Though we have many wonderful wedding gowns in our collections, we do not, alas, have any dresses worn by bridesmaids or attendants. The closest we get is an adorable little flower girl dress from 1928. Thankfully, through photos and documents we can still get at what some of our wedding couples’ friends and family wore to the festivities … and what society (or Society) thought was appropriate.continue reading.