Current Exhibitions

Beyond Duty
Feb. 4 – March 25, 2018

My Family Story
March 11 – 25, 2018

Voices of Lombard Street

The Synagogue Speaks

Upcoming Exhibitions


Amending America:
The Bill of Rights
April 8 – 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:

The Museum offices will be closed on Friday, March 30th, and to the public on Sunday, April 1st in observance of Passover.


Summer Internship Opportunities are posted! More info here.


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.

Gertrude Stein and a Companion

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 7:00pm
Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now

Presented in partnership with Fells Point Corner Theatre (FPCT), join us for the performance of one scene from FPCT’s current production of Gertrude Stein and a Companion followed by a talk-back with the cast and director.


Performance: Henrietta Szold

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 1:00pm
Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets Now

Join us for this special performance of one of the JMM’s living history characters: Henrietta Szold. Before “community organizing” had a name, there was Henrietta Szold – the rabbi’s daughter who broke with the traditional role of women to become a champion of Jewish engagement.

Occasional Symphony

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 3:00pm
Included with Museum Admission – Get Tickets N0w

The Occasional Symphony brings a thought-provoking afternoon of inspiring music to the JMM. The program features the Occasional Symphony string quartet performing meditative music from Jewish and non-Jewish composers as well as Jewish-inspired works.

Desperate Hours

Honoring Turkish Diplomats Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust
Special Film Screening: “Desperate Hours”
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 5:30pm
This event is FREE but due to limited seating, Reservations are Required: Please RSVP to this event HERE.

More info here.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

The Power of Museums

I was recently reminded of the power of museums. On February 26 and 27, several colleagues and I travelled the 40 miles south to Washington DC for the convening of the annual conference of the Council of American Jewish Museums. On Monday morning, the keynote address was from Kinshasha Holman Conwill, Deputy Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ms. Conwill’s address was at the same time casual and compelling. . continue reading.