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 3:00pm on Monday, April 14th for Erev Passover. The last tour of Lloyd Street Synagogue will be at 2pm. The Museum will be closed on Tuesday, April 15th and Wednesday, April 16th in observance of the Passover holiday. The Museum will also be closed on Monday, April 21st and Tuesday, April 22nd.

JMM On National Television:

Check out CBS SUNDAY MORNING’s “Mah Jongg Madness” Segment 

  And keep your eyes peeled at 01:56 for our appearance!

Mark Your Calendars:

From Poverty to Culture: The Refugee Community in Shanghai During World War ll

2004.043.002The eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration

Sunday May 18th 2pm

Venue: Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21208

The Risch memorial program is our largest and most important annual event in our calendar year.  Each year we focus on a different aspect of the topic of immigration.  This year, as JMM looks at cultural ties between the Chinese and the Jewish communities through its Project Mah Jongg exhibit, we have invited a very special expert on the Jews of East Asia to be our featured speaker.  Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, former rabbi of the Jewish community of Japan and author of the Fugu Plan, will deliver the keynote presentation

On the Blog:

Of Mah Jongg, Passover and Cultural Adaptation

Marvin Pinkert

We are just a few days away from the opening of Project Mah Jongg.   Throughout the last month the team has busily been preparing.  Ilene has been developing activities for kids, Trillion has been working on program concepts and Rachel has been applying her creativity to ways to let people know the exhibit is here. As for me, I’ve been using my weekends to research a little bit about the history of Jews and board games.  …. continue reading.