Current Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions


My Family Story
March 11 – 25, 2018

Amending America:
The Bill of Rights
April 9 – May 28, 2018

The Book of Joseph
April 22 – June 3, 2018

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:

Summer Internship Opportunities are posted! More info here.


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story

Thursday, March 1st at 7:00pm
Included with Museum Admission – Buy Tickets Now

We have added a special second screening of this documentary. Again, seating is limited so please buy your tickets (Museum Members – reserve your seats) ASAP.


Upcoming Events:

JMM Live!

February 11 – March 25, 2018

From music to film to theatre, Jewish Americans have made their mark on the performing arts. This winter the Jewish Museum of Maryland celebrates these contributions through a series of live events in a variety of media that tackle wide ranging issues that are central to Jewish American life and culture. See the full line-up here.

Phoebe and Eubie: The Odd Couple

Sunday, February 18th, 2018 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Hugh Wyatt
Included with Museum Admission – Buy Tickets Now

Phoebe Jacobs saved the careers of almost all early African American jazz pioneers, including Baltimorean Eubie Blake. Throughout her career, Jacobs was the publicist, manager, producer and ‘fixer for such trailblazers as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Wynton Marsalis.

Performance: Ida Rehr

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 1:00pm
Included with Museum Admission – Buy Tickets Now

Join us for this special performance of one of the JMM’s living history characters: Ida Rehr. Ida was a Ukranian immigrant and garment industry worker in the bustling metropolis of Baltimore, Maryland and she is portrayed by actress Katherine Lyons.

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators!

Sunday, February 25th, 2018 at 5:00pm
Included with Museum Admission – Seating is limited, Get Tickets Now

This documentary film explores the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books. Following the screening, join us for a live (via Skype) Q and A with documentary-maker Ema Ryan Yamazaki.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Performance Counts: Timing is Everything

Seven weeks ago, we were planning to have a darkened gallery right now. Six weeks ago, Marvin got a call from the Assistant Director of International Affairs in Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of Statethat changed that plan...continue reading.