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. 


Holiday Closures: The Museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 24th  and at 4pm on Thursday, December 25th.

The Museum will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 31st and be closed on Thursday, January 1st in observances of New Year’s Day.


Synagogue Tours Update! Starting October 5, 2014 we will offer combination tours of the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue and the 1876 Synagogue Building (now home to B’nai Israel Congregation), Sunday through Thursday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  We will offer tours focused on the Lloyd Street Synagogue, Sunday through Thursday at 3:00pm and on Sunday at 4:00pm.

Our new Lloyd Street Synagogue tour, 1845: Technology and the Temple, is now available every Sunday and Monday at 3 until the A-Mazing Mendes Cohen exhibit closes in June 2015.


Upcoming Events:

Jewish Maryland Book Festival

books imageSunday, December 14th, 11am to 4pm

Included with museum admission

Still looking for the perfect Chanukah gift? You are certain to find something here among some of the region’s best Jewish authors as they talk about and sign their books. We have something for the whole family, including children book author Deborah da Costa, a PJ Library story time and crafts for the younger members of the family. Plus – get a 25% off discount on all things Chanukah in the shop, from candles to menorahs!


11:00am: Wicked Baltimore: Charm City Sin and Scandel with author Lauren Silberman 

12:00pm: Interview on Measure of a Life with author LeRoy Hoffberger

1:00pm: To Save a Life: Jewish Humanitarian Resistance in France during the Shoah with author Nancy Lefenfeld

1:00 p.m.  PJ Library Story Time

2:00pm Hanukah Moon with author Deborah da Costa (children’s book)

3:00pm 500 Years in the Jewish Caribbean: The Spanish & Portuguese Jews in the West Indies with author Harry A. Ezratty

Let us know you’re coming - RSVP on FACEBOOK!



On the Blog:

Volunteer Spotlight!

Gloria, hard at work!

Gloria Savadow has been volunteering at the JMM for over 6 years.  She volunteers as a Front Desk Receptionist.  Visitors to the JMM might assume that all of our volunteers are Baltimore natives and while in the strictest sense of the word, Gloria is, she hasn’t always lived in town...continue reading!