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


Hi! Nice to meet you.

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 will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in observance of the holiday. The offices will also be closed on Friday, November 23, 2018. We will reopen for our regular hours on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Upcoming Events:

Houdini Comes Alive!

Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm

Included with Museum Admission – Downtown Dollar Day: Get Your $1 Tickets Now!

JMM Members – Reserve Your Seats!

Harry Houdini wasn’t born – he was invented. The world’s most famous magician began life as Erik Weisz, the son of a Hungarian rabbi. In 1878 immigration to the U.S. transformed Erik Weisz into Erich Weiss. It was the first of many transformations for the man who would become the first international superstar.

This engaging and entertaining living history performance tells the story of how Erich Weiss became Harry Houdini and investigates the technologies, marketing prowess and entertainment trends that transformed him into a superstar.

Charting the Course for Environmental Change in Maryland

Thursday, December 13th at 6:00pm

Moderator: Delegate Dana Stein; Speaker: Delegate Brooke Lierman

Free – Registration Required

Join your peers, learn from trusted environmental advocates and plot your course for advocating in Maryland’s upcoming legislative session. You will leave this event with an expanded network of environmental peers and the tools you’ll need for navigating the pathways of Maryland’s political landscape.

From Beer Halls to the Palace: The Rise and Demise of American Vaudeville

Sunday, December 16th at 1:00pm

Speaker: Dr. Alan Kreizenbeck, UMBC

Get Tickets Now (JMM Members, Reserve Your Seats)

Dr. Alan Kreizenbeck is a theatre practitioner with a love for popular entertainments. Come learn about the history of vaudeville, famous Jewish vaudevillians (in both Yiddish and “mainstream” theatres), Harry Houdini’s vaudeville career, and vaudeville in Baltimore. Corny old jokes will be re-told, songs presented, and many photographs shared.

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:

Our Great Jewish Bake Off Champion!

The World’s Best Babka

By Dinah Winnick: Bake Off Champion

Get the recipe!