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. 


Final entry to the general public will be at 4:00pm on Sunday, September 14th as the Museum prepares for a special members-only event.

The Museum will be closed on September 25th and 26th, October 9th and 10th, and October 16th and 17th in observance of the Jewish holidays.

Upcoming Events:

Opening of The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen!

MC_Exhibit Assets_v2Sunday, September 14th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Join us on the opening day of our latest exhibit, explore the story of Mendes Cohen through this great new exhibit developed in partnership with the Maryland Historical Society. There will be plenty of family-friendly, hands-on activities. You’ll even get a chance to take a little piece of Mendes home with you!




On the Blog:

Performance Counts August 2014

JMMYou don’t have to be a media mogul to come to our aid this August as we prepare for the launch of Mendes Cohen. Here are six practical things you can do to help us grow our visitor population this fall.

Top Six Ways YOU Can Help Market the Jewish Museum of Maryland

1. Write a review in trip advisor – Many of you know that tripadvisor.com is one of the most frequently use travel sites on the web. People consult this site in deciding on their trip itinerary. As of this morning we ranked #28 among 158 attractions in Baltimore on trip advisor, not too bad, but we can do better. We have overwhelmingly positive reviews, but to move up the ranks we need to increase the quantity of our reviews. That’s where you come in. A quick description of a recent visit is all that’s needed. Our short-term target is to push up to position #14…one step above the Basilica…we can do it!... continue reading.