Calendar of Events


March 27, 2014

Late Night on Lloyd Street: Game On!

Thursday March 27th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm




Joins us for a night of game playing. Get ready for our new exhibit and learn how to play Mah Jongg or join in one of a selection of other games, including Sid Sackson’s No Game. As with all Late Night on Lloyd Streets there will be plenty of snacks and drinks.


Late Night on Lloyd Street programs are FREE thanks to generous support from the Grandchildren of Harvey M. and Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund.

Start: March 27, 2014 6:00 pm
End: March 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Purim pic

March 15, 2014 – March 16, 2014

Purim Pandemonium 2014: Art Comes Alive!

Let’s paint the town as Purim Pandemonium 2014 sees Art Come to Life!


Saturday, March 15th at 9:00 p.m.


Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members, click HERE to purchase!


This is your chance to release your inner artist t the sky is the limit. Turn yourself into a Pollock or a Warhol! Style yourself after Dali or Kahlo! Take a turn as Mr. Van Gogh (though please, don’t go too method on this one)!


Once you’ve started getting creative you won’t want to stop  - so help us fill out empty canvases at the Museum! You will be surrounded by inspiration and by the end of the night we’ll have created an art show no one will forget!


Party-goers over age 21 (I.D required) can enjoy DJ Matt Statler, an open bar (essential for any struggling artist?) and refreshments.



Did you know the Charm City Circulator has a Jewish Museum of Maryland stop (it’s on the orange line)? It’s a great, free way to get down to the Museum for Purim Pandemonium! Then, just grab a cab home at the end of the night.


Here are the numbers for a few Baltimore Cab Companies:

  • Baltimore Taxi Company (Baltimore City) – 410-327-7777
  • Checker Cab – 410-685-1212
  • Yellow Transportation Cab Co. (Baltimore City) – 410-685-1212


There is also plenty of free street parking around the Museum – but remember to drink responsibly if you’ll be driving yourself home!

Many thanks to our event partners:






B'nai Young Adult, photo on white

Start: March 15, 2014 9:00 pm
End: March 16, 2014 1:00 am

March 9, 2014

Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age with author Michael Olesker

Book Talk: Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age with author Michael Olesker

March 9, 2014 1:00pm

Program included with Museum admission


Join us as author Michael Olesker discusses his newest book, “Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age,” which takes us back to America’s post-war years, a time of relative innocence, when people gathered all night long at the Hilltop Diner, and left their front doors unlocked, and filled their cars with gas at 29 cents a gallon.


Mr. Olesker will explore the tumultuous period in Baltimore as the 1950s comes to an end through Nov. 22, 1963, the day John Kennedy is murdered in Dallas. He will speak about specific people in Baltimore, and how they reacted that day, and how the country changed: the 1950s are recalled as a relatively innocent time, while the 1960s was all about convulsions – assassinations, wars, riots, great social change, good and bad.


But much of that change was simmering just below the surface in the 1950s, and some of the people who would go on to profoundly change the country were coming of age in Baltimore. Among them were Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, whose father was mayor of Baltimore in the ’50s; Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Mitchell Jr., who both came out of west Baltimore and changed the course of racism in America; Jerry Leiber, one of the legendary song writing pioneers of the brand new music called rock and roll; and Barry Levinson, who would go on to direct Academy Award winning movies, including one Vanity Fair called “the most influential movie of the last 40 years – “Diner,” about the old Hilltop Diner in Baltimore.


Michael Olesker is a graduate of Baltimore City College and the University of Maryland. Later he wrote columns for Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore’s Jewish Times. “Front Stoops in the Fifties” is his sixth book and comes out of meticulous reporting and interviewing, and the experience of several decades a daily newspaper columnist for both the News American and the Baltimore Sun, and nightly TV news commentator for WJZ-TV’s Eyewitness News.



Contact Trillion Attwood, for more information!




Start: March 9, 2014 1:00 pm
End: March 9, 2014 2:30 pm