JMM Publications

The JMM is proud to produce a number of publications, from our Generations magazines to a variety of books.  For more information about ordering these publications, contact  Prices do not include shipping/handling costs.


Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America 


The Synagogue Speaks

The Lloyd Street Synagogue rose, brick by brick, stone by stone, in 1845.  For many years, families gathered there to pray and sing, listen and learn, and the elegant little building on Lloyd Street was filled with happiness.  But one by one, the families moved away, until the building sat silent and empty.  What would happen to the Lloyd Street Synagogue?

Jonathan Scott Fuqua’s vivid watercolors enliven this tale of hope and change.  Told from the building’s perspective, The Synagogue Speaks traces the true history of the Lloyd Street Synagogue’s remarkable transformation from synagogue to church back to synagogue again.

Price $18

We thank our sponsors for their generous support of this publication.

David and Barbara Hirschhorn Foundation

Paul and Mark Sandler, Esq., Leslie Sandler, and Gilbert Sandler

Ruth Marder

In Loving Memory of Fay and Nathan Holzman and Esther Brown Adler

The Maryland Historical Trust


The JMM’s magazine, Generations, explores Maryland (and American) Jewish history through lively, well-illustrated articles that both entertain and inform.

Our writers include respected local authors and nationally-known scholars as well as JMM staff. We also feature first-hand accounts drawn from our archives—from ordinary Marylanders to community leaders such as Henrietta Szold and Shoshana Cardin. Images from our unparalleled photo collection accompany the articles and bring them to life.

In recent years, we have produced special “theme” issues on topics such as entertainment, family life, storytelling, Israel, and social justice. Our latest offering is on the theme of Maryland Jewish foodways.

For more information on issues of Generations and ordering costs, please click here!


 18 Stones

18 Stones imagines the story of a Jewish family living in Holland before the Holocaust. Inspired by a collection of family photographs, Nancy Patz’s rich portraits and Susan L.  Roth’s thought provoking prose poems portray a family’s everyday experiences, long ago in a peaceful time.

There is “little man,” posed on a sheepskin, and Cousin Aaron, “the intellectual.” Uncle Jonas is celebrating his fiftieth birthday, and Greitje cooks the perfect apple cake. Only “Letter to Rebecca,” the final poem in the series, foreshadows events to come.

In 2007, artist Nancy Patz and author Susan L. Roth decided to collaborate on a project about Jewish life in Holland before World War II. At Holocaust Museum Houston Patz asked to see photographic collections that might serve as visual references. She was introduced to Chaja Verveer, who had loaned her family photographs to the Museum. Verveer sent Patz and Roth copies of the photographs without any background information.

Made possible by an anonymous donation

With additional support from the Morris Schapiro and Family Foundation

Barbara and Jay Katz

Price: $18

Light & Shadows

Arnold Fleischmann was a schoolboy in Bayreuth, Germany, when Hitler came to power in 1933. Bayreuth, the hometown of Hitler’s beloved composer Richard Wagner, is in Bavaria, the birthplace of National Socialism. For nearly seven years, Arnold’s family endured the cruelties of Nazism before fleeing to the United States and resettling in Baltimore. At eighteen, Arnold returned to Europe with the U.S. Army, determined to help defeat the regime that had destroyed life for Jewish families like his own. He saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge and served an interpreter, and was the deputy security officer of the U.S. occupation forces in Berlin, positions that allowed him to witness and actively participate in the postwar transition of power.

Lights & Shadows is an intergenerational collaboration between Arnold and his younger son, Alan. It is inspired by Arnold’s remarkable experiences and nurtured by Alan’s dedication to preserving and telling the family’s story.

Price: $36


Through our exhibition catalogs, the JMM’s exhibitions “live on” long after their run is over. With insightful essays and lavish illustrations, the catalogs expand on the themes presented in our exhibitions and enable us to explore each topic in more depth. More information about these catalogs, including prices, can be found here.


Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore

The area surrounding the Jewish Museum of Maryland was the center of immigrant Jewish life in Baltimore in the early 1900s, but today only a few remnants of its Jewish past survive. Voices of Lombard Street tells the story of this historic neighborhood from then until now.

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

      • Henry & Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
      • Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
      • Institute of Museum and Library Services
      • Maryland Historical Trust

Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity

Companion to the exhibition Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity, on display at the Jewish Museum of Maryland through December 30, 2012.

This volume of engaging essays on the meaning of food in the American Jewish experience invites readers to consider the processes of culinary adaptation, grapple with Jewish history, and examine the ways in which food constructs and sustains individual and community identities. As historian Stephen J. Whitfield writes in his “Afterword,” “When the historian of American Jewry considers the shaping of collective memory and retraces the quest for communal cohesion, the essays in Chosen Food deserve to be appreciated as a validation of the importance of the kitchen.”

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • The Herbert Bearman Foundation, Inc.
  • Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.
  • Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  •  Maryland State Arts Council
  • Betsey and Philip Kahn Publications Endowment
  • Louis and Frances B. Booke Research Endowment

Price: $20.00

Enterprising Emporiums: The Jewish Department Stores of Downtown Baltimore

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

  • The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • Maryland Historical Trust
  • Maryland State Arts Council



Lives Lost, Lives Found: Baltimore’s German Jewish Refugees, 1933-1945

Between 1933 and 1945, 3,000 Jews in flight from Nazi persecution arrived in Baltimore.  Here, they built new lives and forged new identities.  Lives Lost: Lives Found documents their stories.

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

  • The Ingber Family RAM Foundation
  • In honor of Erich Oppenheim, our father, grandfather, and great grandfather
  • The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation

We Call This Place Home: Jewish Life in Maryland’s Small Towns

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

  •  The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • Henry and Elizabeth Lehmann Philanthropic Fund
  • National Endowment for the HumanitiesMaryland Historical Trust
  • Maryland State Arts Council


The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity, and the Jewish American Dream

Publication of this catalog was made possible with generous support from:

  •  The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation
  • The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Maryland Hostircal Trust
  • Maryland State Arts Council
  • Willard and Lillian Hackerman