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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.

JMM connects everyone to Jewish experiences and the Jewish community to its roots. Help us navigate this uncertain time with a monthly donation we can rely on. We’ll get through this, together.

News & Closures:

>Please note: The Jewish Museum of Maryland campus is closed through at least May 15, 2020.

>Esther’s Place has gone digital! Check out our online shop for all your Passover needs.

On the Blog:

JMM Insights: What’s A Wondernaut?

The Jewish Museum of Maryland invites you on a grand adventure: Wondernauts 2020!

Wondernauts 2020 explores the Wonders of Space. Inspired by Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit exhibit, we will dive into challenges about everything from ancient star patterns to famous firsts in space science, to the imaginings of writers and artists picturing a distant future. We’ll even be observing our own skies!

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Rediscovering the Iraqi Jewish Archives

In 2017 the JMM opened Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage. The exhibit was originally developed by the National Archives and told the story of the recovery and preservation of a collection of 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents from the flooded basement of the Iraqi Intelligence headquarters. While the exhibit was on display at JMM we were able to host a fabulous family day where we jumped into Jewish life in Iraq. We invite you to relive a piece of this experience. . . Read more.