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.


Summer internship announcements are up! Check them out HERE.

JMM is proud to announce our selection for the DeVos Institute’s Building Capacity: Baltimore program! Read about the program here.


Upcoming Events:

Matzah Madness: 3 Ways!

Matzah Madness for preschoolPreschool Matzah Madness
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00am
Program included with museum admission

Join us for a hands-on morning of making matzah! Connect with the story of Passover in a fun way that’s perfect for little hands.


Matzah Madness for SeniorsSenior Matzah Madness
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:30pm
Program included with museum admission

Join us for a hands-on afternoon making matzah! Connect with the story of Passover in a fun and visceral way.


Rectangle adLate Night on Lloyd Street: Matzah Madness and Wine Tasting!
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

Join us as we learn about the significance of matzah with Rabbi Levi Druk of Chabad Downtown and sample a variety of mevushal wines from Canton Crossing Wine & Spirits. Finally, have the chance to make your own matzah to share with friends and family for the holiday!

View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

Aliens Under the Influence


Leonard_Nimoy_William_Shatner_Star_Trek_1968Regular readers of my blog posts have already figured out that I am something of a geek – board games, Presidential trivia, 19th century letters and Japanese Studies, but my ultimate geek credential is my passion for science fiction. So it won’t surprise you to learn that I spent some time this last weekend sifting through dozens of final tributes to the actor Leonard Nimoy.  I was trying to answer the question – what made me feel such a profound sense of loss at this actors passing….continue reading!