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.


The Museum will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


Catalog Cover photoJMM Members – Don’t forget to reserve your space for our special Paul Simon: Words and Music members opening! Email reservations@jewishmuseummd.org to save your spot today! More info here.

Upcoming Events:

Jonestown Brand Launch

Thursday, October 1st, 6:00 p.m.

In front of Lenny’s Delicatessen, 1150 E Lombard St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


With support from the France Merrick Foundation and the Goldseker Foundation, the Jewish Museum of Maryland has worked with the Jonestown Planning Council and Historic Jonestown, Inc. to build a coalition including the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the McKim Community Center, the Carroll Museums, the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, Helping Up Mission, St. Vincent DePaul’s Church, and local residents and businesses, to reimagine the Jonestown neighborhood—what it’s been, what it is, what it can be.

We invite you to join us for an exploration of the results of this two-year visioning process, including an unveiling of the neighborhood’s new brand, a brief walking tour of key development sites, and a short presentation.

Discover Jonestown, where proudly we hail.

View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

Summer Teachers Institute 2015: In Review

Summer Teachers Institute Flyer 2015This year’s Summer Teachers Institute focused on a seminal event that recently took place, the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. For an excellent summary of the program, please see intern, Eden Cho’s recent blog post: Three Days Later…. Having recently had the opportunity to review teacher evaluations from the workshop, I thought I’d take the opportunity to report on the impact that our annual program has on participants and how it shapes what and how they teach their students…….continue reading.