Upcoming Exhibitions


Jewish Refugees and Shangai
February 3 – March 17, 2019

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:

Reminder: The High Holiday season is upon us!

The Museum will be closed on Monday, Sept. 24th and Tuesday, Sept. 25th for Sukkot.

The Museum will also be closed on Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd for Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret.

Museum Members: Special Members-Only tickets are now available for the Official Houdini Séance – seating is LIMITED so don’t delay on getting your tickets!


Museum Members: If you have not already, please take a moment to create an online account to improve your ticket reservation experience.

Due to limited seating and popularity, we strongly encourage all our visitors, including Members, to purchase/reserve tickets for events in advance.

Upcoming Events:

Street Show, Sideshow, Stage Show

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 1:00pm

Speaker: James Taylor

Get Tickets Now/Reserve Your Seats Here

Throughout the ages, novelty & variety entertainment has been humanity’s mainstay, predating all our modern forms of organized amusement and entertainment. Magicians and other variety talent have filled that role as street performers, dime museum attractions, and as the stars of circus and carnival sideshows. Harry Houdini’s career straddled the golden age of such entertainment and helped define much…. but not all of it. James Taylor overviews that era and its attractions, putting the oldest form of human entertainment into its proper place in show biz history.

Magic and Monotheism

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00pm

Speaker: Jonathan Dauber, Yeshiva University

Get Tickets Now/Reserve Your Seats Here

Magic is more than illusions and sleight of hand.  Historically in Judaism, there has been belief in the power of magic spells and rituals to help them achieve health and success. This lecture traces the controversial role that “real” magic has had in Jewish history and culture.

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

Measuring Memories, Nurturing Upstanders

Back in December of 2017, this newsletter talked about how we measure the Museum. In that edition of Performance Counts, I let you know that we had begun a memorability study of the Museum. To refresh your memory, one of the measures of quality of a museum is its memorability. . . . read more.