Upcoming Exhibitions

Jewish Refugees and Shangai
February 3 – March 10, 2019

My Family Story
March 17 – 24, 2019

Stitching History from the Holocaust
April 7 – August 4, 2019

Fashion Statement
April 7 – September 15, 2019


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:

Summer Internship Opportunities Now Available!

Upcoming Events:

China Through Yiddish Eyes

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania
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Join Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein as she explores the poems and travel writings of Melech Ravitch from his visit to China in 1935. Ravitch was one of Warsaw’s most influential literary figures in the interwar period. His vivid, sometimes disturbing writings helps readers experience his own wonder at the novelty of traveling to these fabled places while drawing connections and a sense of familiarity between his Yiddish readers and der vayter mizrakh (the Far East).

Maryland Premiere: Above the Drowning Sea

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30pm
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Above the Drowning Sea recounts the courageous intervention of Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul in Vienna who defied his own government and braved the Gestapo to issue visas to Jewish refugees. In this film Jewish refugees and the Chinese residents of Shanghai who helped them survive in China recount their experiences, terrors and deprivations as well as the remarkable friendships forged across cultures, friendships that survive to this day.

Shanghai Remembered

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Yvonne Daniel
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Hear from Yvonne Daniel, the child of Jewish German parents who fled to Shanghai following Nazi persecution. Yvonne was born in Shanghai, far from her ancestral home, and as an adult went on a journey of rediscovery to try and fully understand her past. Join us as Yvonne imparts her story, one of many shared by the children of Shanghai.

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On the Blog:

Traveling With Grace: Welcome to our new Tuesday series!

On JMM’s social media, we’ve been sharing #TravelTuesday posts for the last couple of years, starting out with general photographs from the collections of people on vacation, visiting relatives, and sightseeing, then branching out to postcards from lands far and near. For 2018, we decided to do something a little different – (almost) every week we shared a passport from our archives. Where possible we shared additional collection materials related to the owner of the passport (and sometimes other related tidbits or facts). But as the year (and my list of passports) began to wind down, it was time to make a decision: How should the Museum celebrate travel in 2019? Read more.