Upcoming Exhibitions

The Book of Joseph
April 22 – June 3, 2018

Inescapable: The Life
and Legacy of Harry Houdini
June 24, 2018 – January 21, 2019

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:

Due to limited seating and popularity, we strongly encourage all our visitors, including Members, to purchase/reserve tickets for events in advance.

Upcoming Events:

Americans and the Holocaust: What Did Marylanders Know?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00pm
Location: Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Speakers: Joanna Wasserman and Deborah Weiner; Jeff Salkin (moderator)
FREE – Reserve Your Seat Here!

While magazines and newspapers around the country provided frequent and vivid accounts of rising Nazi brutality in Europe, Americans focused inward in the 1930–40s. Still in the grip of the Great Depression, national confidence was eroding under the weight of record unemployment and the looming threat of Hitler’s authoritarian regime. Step back in time with Museum experts to explore headlines, sentiments, and artifacts from our local community.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

An Efficiency of Seal Presses

There are arguments to be made in favor of collecting multiple iterations of an artifact.  Our focus here is history, not decorative arts, thus manufacturing techniques, stylistic development, and change over time are not as much our concern as is the story each individual artifact can tell about its creation, owners, and uses. But the opportunity to compare similar items can be useful to a history museum, allowing us to look at them across a broader spectrum, and to combine those individual elements into a larger context. . . read more.