Current Exhibitions

Stitching History from the Holocaust
*Extended* On View Through September 15, 2019

Fashion Statement
On View Through September 15, 2019

Voices of Lombard Street

The Synagogue Speaks

Upcoming Exhibitions

Baltimore’s Local Grocer:
Celebrating 75 Years of Eddie’s of Roland Park
On view September 16 – October 24, 2019

Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling
On View October 27, 2019 – April 26, 2020

Jews in Space:
Members of the Tribe in Orbit
Opens May 31, 2020

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:

Check out our new Upstanders Initiative in partnership with Jewish Volunteer Connection!

Reminder: JMM will be closed on Monday, September 30, 2019 and Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in observance of the holiday.

*The Museum is hiring for two positions: Shop Manager (FTE) and Administrative Assistant (PTE). More info here.*

Mark Your Calendars – Celebrate Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at JMM on Sunday, September 22, 2109!

To participate and receive free admission (including an excellent program) be sure to register in advance here.

2019 JMM Education Brochure Now Available!

Immerse your students in an interactive learning experience igniting their curiosity and fostering personal connections. Check out our new education brochure to see how JMM can support your students this year. Education programs at the JMM are developed in connection with Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards. We are delighted to offer complimentary admission and one complimentary bus to Maryland Public Schools. More info here.


Upcoming Events:

Eddie’s Latke Showdown

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
Get Tickets Now (JMM Members – Reserve Your Seats!)

Help us to celebrate the opening of the Baltimore’s Local Grocer: Celebrating 75 Years of Eddies of Roland Park pop-up exhibit during this one-night-only chef skirmish featuring Eddie’s top talent as they flip, fry, and faceoff with expert riffs on this holiday favorite.

Art, Ritual, Community: Our Journey with A Wandering Sukkah

Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speakers: Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank
Buy Tickets Now (JMM Members – Reserve Your Seats) 

In 2015, artists Danielle Durchslag and Ryan Frank created A Wandering Sukkah, a colorful, skyscraper-inspired sukkah for all New Yorkers, installed on the back of a pickup truck that toured the five boroughs of New York City during Sukkot. Join the artists as they discuss what lead them to create this singular installation, and share photos and video from their Wandering Sukkah journey.

Maryland Synagogue Architecture: Baltimore City to Montgomery County

Free Fall Baltimore
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Clare Lise Kelly
FREE – Reserve Your Seats Now!

The depth of Maryland’s Jewish heritage is reflected in its wide range of synagogue architecture. With a history extending from the early settlement of German Jews to the influx of Russian Jews, to a post-war suburban population, this presentation explores the evolution from traditional revivalist styles to modern functional design, drawing on examples in Baltimore City and Montgomery County.


*Please note that the DIY Sukkah program at 2:30pm on Sunday, September 22nd has been canceled.*

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:

Hanging Out in Philadelphia

I spent the last week in August in Philly. It wasn’t exactly a summer vacation, more of a busman’s holiday. I had been invited to attend a feedback session on the Community Catalyst Initiative being developed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This was followed, two days later by the annual meeting of the American Association for State and Local History. . . What did I learn from my sojourn to the city of brotherly love? Read more to find out.