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:

The Museum is hiring for multiple positions including: Development Director, Interim Programs Manager, and Museum Educator! More info here.


Upcoming Events:

Mitzvah Day at the JMM

Monday, December 25th, 10:00am – 12:00pm 


Spend this Mitzvah Day at the JMM helping less fortunate members of our community. This year we are pleased to partner with Asylee Women Enterprises, to create care parcels for women and their children currently seeking asylum in the Baltimore area.  To make the day a success we need your help! Please join us to pack and decorate parcels throughout the morning.


Lemon Juice, Hair Dryers and the National Treasure: Talk and Film Screening

Monday, December 25th, 1:00pm

Speaker: Marvin Pinkert, JMM Executive Director

Included with Museum Admission: Get Tickets Now!

JMM Members – Let us know you’re coming!

Before the film, get the inside scoop on the real story behind Disney’s National Treasure and the official Declaration of Independence with our very own expert, JMM executive director Marvin Pinkert!

View more upcoming events HERE!

On the Blog:

A Family’s Menorah

This week, my college alumni Facebook group has been running a “show us your menorah” thread. Even better than the fun photos submitted are the short stories about each menorah’s origins and meaning, from heirloom antiques to kids’ craft projects and everything in between. Naturally enough, this got me thinking about the JMM’s collection of hanukiahs.  Each one has a story to tell, whether through information shared by the donor, or physical evidence of use and love…continue reading.