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.


We are thrilled to announce the Museum has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities​ in support of our “Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America” exhibit!

Upcoming Events:

The 9th Annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration


Maryland Premiere of “Stateless” at the Baltimore Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, April 26th, 3:00 P.M.

Tickets available here.

Showing at The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

In the late 1980’s, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that their final destination, America, no longer welcomed them with open arms. In 1988, American policy suddenly changed and thousands of Soviet Jews were stranded in Italy.

Includes a special panel discussion with:

Michael Drob, Director of Stateless

Lev Golinkin, Author of A Backpack, A Bear and Eight Cases of Vodka: A Memoir

Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS

View more upcoming events HERE!


On the Blog:

JMM Insights: Dear Abby


May postcard frontDear Abby,

I have a fixed lunch date on Sunday afternoons at 1pm with my machatonim (in-laws). As much as we—or at least I—would much rather come to the JMM for one of your many, fabulous lectures and programs at that time, skipping these lunches is just not a negotiable matter. Sadly, it seems that all of your programs are at 1pm on Sundays. It’s very frustrating! Can’t you ever have them at a different time or day?


Filial Obligations…..continue reading for Abby’s response!