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:

Celebrate Schools-Out Day this Friday, October 19th – we’re opening up specially so come on in and visit! 

All Tickets are now available for the Official Houdini Séance

Wednesday, October 31st, doors at 6:30pm

Tickets: $50 ($25 for Museum Members) – BUY NOW

More info here.

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:

Capturing Houdini

Free Fall Baltimore

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:00pm

Speaker: Ken Trombly

Free – But be sure to reserve your seat!

Ken Trombly is a passionate collector of memorabilia about the life of the most famous magician of all time, Harry Houdini. He will share some of his unique collection with us and tell fascinating stories about the “handcuff king and jailbreaker.”

Houdini’s Magical Halloween Family Day!

Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Join us for a special Halloween weekend family day at the JMM inspired by our current exhibit Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. We will learn a little magic, conjure up some delicious treats and enjoy some marvelous crafts. Plus we have special performance and workshops throughout the day! Get the full schedule now. 

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

On Religious Liberty

I recently had a conversation about the separation of church and state with an acquaintance.

 I was telling him about the voter pledge cards that we’re using at the Museum and at my congregation, Baltimore Hebrew, and several other synagogues, churches, and now a mosque, throughout the region. This acquaintance of mine was surprised at the use of the cards. He wondered aloud if we should be engaging in such activities. . . read more.