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:

1992. Szold’s Baltimore from 1860-1902

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has developed an innovative and interactive mobile tour on the early life of one of Baltimore’s leading Jewish women, Henrietta Szold, the future founder of Hadassah. Download the free izi.travel mobile app and follow the JMM’s audio tour that will lead you through the progression of Henrietta’s early life, which also tells the story of the German-Jewish immigrants to Baltimore and the Russian Jews that followed decades later.

Upcoming Events:

 Abraham to Ezra: Israel’s Earliest Encounters with Ancient Iraq

0238b-black-obelisk-jehuSunday, October 22nd at 1pm

Speaker Dr. Barry M. Gittlen, Towson University

Included with Admission – Get Tickets Now!

Biblical narratives locate Iraq as the origin of the first patriarch, Abraham.  As history unfolds, Iraq (then known as Assyria and Babylonia) plays a major role, sometimes friendly but mostly not. This illustrated presentation explores the impact ancient Iraq had on the development of ancient Israel and Judaism.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Like Persimmon Sauce, But Better

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