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:


L2017009002-4The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series will present “Just Married! Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show!” on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. We’re seeking 7 storytellers to share a story about their wedding – be they funny, sad, serious – as long as they’re true. More info here.

Online Ticketing Now Available! 

Upcoming Events:

Honeymooning in the Borscht Belt, America’s Jewish Vacationland

borscht belt book cover smallSunday, June 25th at 1:00 pm

Speaker Marisa Scheinfeld, author of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland

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The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a book talk by photographer Marisa Scheinfeld. Scheinfeld’s new book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland, presents a contemporary view of dozens of Borscht Belt hotels and bungalow colonies, taking the viewer deep into the heart of the lost world of the beloved region.


View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

A Naturalization Ceremony To Remember

oath sqareToday, June 20th 2017, the Jewish Museum of Maryland was lucky and honored to host a Naturalization ceremony especially in light of the fact that today is also World Refugee Day. Twenty-eight new Americans were welcomed and embraced by their families and our community…continue reading.